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I Have Lived In Another Country

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    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

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    Culture

    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 2 Responses Feb 11, 2010

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    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 28, 2009

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    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

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    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

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    I've Lived In

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

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    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 2, 2013

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    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...
    Ezria96 Ezria96 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 25, 2014

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    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

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    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}.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 8, 2008

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    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

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    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

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    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 46-50 Nov 3, 2010

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    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

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    Vietnam>myanmar>cambodia>singapore

    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 16-17 Dec 13, 2010

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    Ireland

      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.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 1, 2012

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    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

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    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...
    canichangethislater canichangethislater 26-30, M Feb 25, 2014

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    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

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    Related Experiences

    Going out of my own country for the first time was quite an adventure and I was in my 20s before I managed it. I went to Switzerland - about the most expensive place in Europe...
    alanbt alanbt 61-65, M 2 Responses Feb 9

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    I love the feeling of growth and development this experience has given me. I'm doing an international study and meeting people from all around the world is really interesting and...
    SoftFreudianSlippers SoftFreudianSlippers 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    It isn't really a huge deal. But I'm Canadian for one. And I have been to the US, Mexico, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Bahamas, Belize, Barbados, Saint...
    thinisgoodana thinisgoodana 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 11

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    I have been to America, Indonesia, Singapore, New Zealand, Japan and China.
    LadySarahNight LadySarahNight 18-21, F 10 Responses Feb 21

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    I just got back from Turkey a couple weeks ago. It definately tops my list of favorite countries! (Though Belgium was pretty great too.) I n total, I have been to Britain, Italy...
    WillowE WillowE 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 23

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    I was born and raised in England and moved to the USA 21 years ago after I finished my college education at both Cambridge and Oxford. I am degreed in both criminal justice and in...
    britishfemaleinusa britishfemaleinusa 41-45, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    I want to move to America, marry an American and live life there forever
    GauttamRR GauttamRR 18-21, M Feb 20

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    Egypt,Turkey,south africa and some Africa countries
    somuah somuah 22-25, M 4 Responses Feb 22

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    Dubai (2), Singapore (2), South Korea (2), China (3), ,Germany (8), Italy (2), France (2), UK(7), Switzerland (5), Canada (5), Mexico (4), Japan, Venezuela, Tanzania, Ethiopia...
    anythingspossible99 anythingspossible99 56-60, M 8 Responses Feb 22

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    Indonesia, United States, China, Japan (2)
    JUSTME1217 JUSTME1217 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 22

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    Canada. Mind of doesn't count considering I live in NY but I want to visit many other countries in my life
    tankfan96 tankfan96 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 22

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    Spain, Italy, Germany, Iceland, France, Greece, Bulgaria, Russia, Romania, China, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Mongolia, Afghanistan, Syria, Egypt, Oman, Qatar, UAE, Morocco...
    JZMGIBDBJ JZMGIBDBJ 18-21, F 12 Responses Feb 23

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    I've been to many parts of Europe and South America and Asia also little countries like New Zealand Tahiti ect but I'm stinging to go to the USA
    madridista23 madridista23 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 24

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    I'm feeling a new trip coming on. Need to renew my passport. Want to go overseas again.
    been2 been2 36-40, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    I do love Israel. I have family there who have been there since the late 1920's and I have visited the country. G-d willing I will buy an apartment and spend part of each year...
    pdqsailor1 pdqsailor1 51-55, M 4 days ago

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    you knew i fancied you, your friends also knew. we had been getting along great, but i kinda knew we weren't going to go that way, you vaguely cited religion as a reason even...
    spiralvortex spiralvortex 26-30, F Feb 9

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    It is said that people should do things that hey have never done before. Things that give lessons and let them convey the meaning of life, Taking the first step to something and...
    FloatingWithHope FloatingWithHope 16-17, F Feb 16

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    I want to have a girlfriend because I hate to be single and I can't find any I don't care if she was from another country
    mohammedosama200 mohammedosama200 13-15, M 5 days ago

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    I am sick and i am tired but I had to sayYES THIS IS MY GROUP AND MY HEARTH GROUP :D!USUALLY PEOPLE HAVE NOOO IDEA HOW VULNERABLE HOW POROUS AND HOW MALLEABLE MY BOUNDARIES REALLY...
    lunadelobos lunadelobos 41-45 1 Response Feb 11

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    Two to be honest. Irrationality/Lack of common sense. We all do this. I'm guilty when I have too much pride. But people who immediately assume things, stereotype, or do more...
    RationalCutie RationalCutie 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 20

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    I just found out that I have osteosarcoma. A tumor was found on my leg, and just in time too. I probably wouldn't have lived if we hadn't caught it when we did. I'm not worried...
    idontbelong00 idontbelong00 13-15 2 Responses a week ago

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    Majority of the world are still trying to find themselves. Everywhere you go you see people who have lived many years before you, struggle as you do. Even people with a decent job...
    WarzJack WarzJack 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    When you try to be honest about who you are, what you like, what you don't like. You state your opinions and try to be an "open book," people seem to think that there is something...
    angelique422 angelique422 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    There's no way in this life time I will ever have a good relationship with my MiL. This woman is an utterly spoilt brat, age does not improve her. Two weeks after I married her...
    Purplelady2 Purplelady2 61-65, F Feb 11

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