I Have Lived In Another Country

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      I went to escape my life here, and it worked. It was fantastic, a carefree life. But I'm back now, and my problems are still here. :( only bigger now. BUT that's ok, because maybe some that Irish magic came home with me, and I am ready to face the problems, and move forward.
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    1 Response Jun 1, 2012


    I've grown up in an international environment, just like many families who travel abroad and bring their families with them, it's all I've ever known. I was in Vietnam from when I was a year old until about two, I don't remember much except it was and still is a place where...
    wolfs94is wolfs94is
    Dec 13, 2010

    I lived in vilseck Germany

    for 3 years granted was there only 1 year total due to deployments but loved europe
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    Aug 6, 2015

    Papua New Guinea

    I lived in Papua New Guinea for almost 3 years, from 2000 to 2003. I have travelled all over the country, from the highlands to the coastal regions, to the islands, and the swamp lands. I lived on Pere Island off of Manus Island which is north of the mainland of PNG. The people...
    Tohru44 Tohru44
    41-45, F
    Aug 7, 2010


    I count myself so fortunate to have lived in another country and experienced another culture. It was the only way that I was able to appreciate the good and bad of my own culture.
    1blujay 1blujay
    46-50, M
    1 Response Feb 11, 2010

    RAF Military

    Classic military kid, ive been to more schools than I care to remember, I've lived in Scotland, England and Cyprus, but been in houses all over the place. Now my steo dad has become disabled, he's had to leave the RAF although he works in Afghanistan, so we will be moving to...
    Buttercupjade Buttercupjade
    16-17, F
    Nov 12, 2013

    I lived in the United States

    for a couple years while I went to University. I didn't get a chance to really explore the country much, though. Visited Chicago, NYC, Atlanta, Jacksonville, couple different places in the East. Nice country, for the most part. Lots of different places, lots of different ways...
    ThejaMT ThejaMT
    26-30, M
    Feb 25, 2014

    Yes. ...

    Yes. I was born in another country and moved away from that country when I was around 5 years old.
    kaykers kaykers
    16-17, F
    Aug 8, 2008

    Tokyo, Japan

    Lived there for 3 years - it was quite different from North America for sure. Loved some things and didn't like others. I recently went back (last summer) and had a great time - visited the North which I had always wanted to do. Tokyo is still the crazy busy wild place it...
    DeepForest DeepForest
    Nov 3, 2010

    I Have Lived In Singapore, ...

    I have lived in Singapore, {where I was born, as my father was in the R.A.F. and stationed there for 2 years}. I have also lived in England,{where I was bought up}, and Australia, {where my home is now}.
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    1 Response Aug 8, 2008

    South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines

    I love living in South Korea the most because of the weather, language, food, culture, people and technology. I don't like living in the Philippines because the weather is hot and humid all year round, not to mention other bad things in there.
    skyeskyeful skyeskyeful
    36-40, F
    Mar 2, 2013

    I wonder if there are any others

    that can relate to my issue. I have traveled to and lived in other countries over the years. I was stationed in Germany for a couple of years many years ago, and I lived in the Philippines for about a year, again many years ago. Having grown up in the US, I discovered I had a...
    LostDragon LostDragon
    56-60, M
    1 Response Jun 3, 2015

    I Lived In Scandinavia and Loved It!

    I lived in Sweden for a year, an academic year actually. After my first visit to Scandinavia I tried for many years to find a job that had connections there. I continued to visit as often as possible and finally about 6 years after searching for ways to move there I found a...
    SonicReducer75 SonicReducer75
    36-40, M
    4 Responses Feb 3, 2008

    Switzerland :)

    I moved (due to my dads job) to switzerland just after my 9th birthday and eventually moved back when  was 11. My whole experience there  was pretty negative, but the country itself was nice. Unfortunately I think I was too young to appreciate it.
    Katie9300 Katie9300
    16-17, F
    Apr 17, 2009

    Hi (: Question For All Of You Who Lived Abroad

    I'm thinking about moving to China in a year or two, to study or work for few years. I wanted to live in China or Japan for years, and I went to a trip in China two weeks ago and loved it there (: the biggest problem is that I don't want to leave my close friends here behind. Who...
    aplaceforme1 aplaceforme1
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Sep 7, 2012

    I've Lived In

    Guatemala, Romania, the United States and Turkey. So far.
    Anitcha Anitcha
    18-21, F
    Mar 2, 2010

    Scotland, England, Japan, Sweden!

    I have lived in three countries- UK, Sweden, Japan. Sweden for two years. Stockholm for six months (when I first moved), Kiruna in Lapland for a year and Skåne (yeah, it isn't just like Denmark...prejudices follow you everywhere, even Sweden :)). Kiruna was great. Snowy...
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    Mar 2, 2013

    Yes, Briefly When I Was An ...

    Yes, briefly when I was an exchange student I lived in Galicia, Spain. An exhilarating experience for a short while. It would be difficult to start over in a different contry, away from familiar grounds, I suppose, but the place I stayed at became my second home and at this point...
    Boann Boann
    22-25, F
    Aug 8, 2008

    I Lived In Mexico

    I was born in San Antonio Texas along with my 4 sisters and 4 brothers.  My father only allowed all of us to speak english at home and we all spoke english at school and to each other.  So we grew up americanized.  We didn't speak with a latin accent or act like...
    renemain renemain
    31-35, M
    Jun 7, 2010

    I Have...i Do..

    i have lived in another country....im a dual citizen between America and the UK my dad was born in the UK and my mum was born in america for a while they attempted to live long distance for a while and i only really saw my dad wen he was on holiday or wen we would go to him then...
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    Sep 28, 2009

    Growing up, I lived in Germany

    for four and a half years. It was an amazing experience. My family and I were able to travel around Europe and see so many cool things. We met a lot of great people there who we are still friends with today. Also, living there pushed me to study German once we moved back to...
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    1 Response Oct 25, 2014

    My mom and dad own their own business

    and basically can work where ever they want. So we live in the US six months of the year and Costa Rica the other six months.
    y2kgirl y2kgirl
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Mar 23, 2015

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