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I Have Lived In Another Country

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 13-15, F Nov 12, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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 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

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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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    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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    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 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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    Fun And Foreign Times

    My parents used to have a summer home in Tahiti. We'd go there every summer and spend a couple weeks on the islands, just me and my dad and my mom. No one has gone there in a long while, and I've moved out of my old house with them since then. Just last winter I decided I was...
    BlueMetalChick BlueMetalChick 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 19, 2012

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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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    Related Experiences

    I think it is hard to live in Canada and not go to the USA at least once. So almost every Canadian will say they have been to another country. I just wish I could see more...
    galdran galdran 36-40, M Aug 9

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    I've been to Belgium, Germany (a lot), England, Luxemburg, France, Sweden, Denmark and the United States. Going to another country is fun!
    stjohannes stjohannes 26-30, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I lived in Germany for around 10 years before moving to Australia. This is where I learned much of my English (which now consists of many terms used in Australia). I only lived...
    Blizzardpaw Blizzardpaw 16-17, F Aug 12

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    I was born in Asia lived in Europe in two different countries for ten years before moving to the United States where I currently live. To me seeing open countryside and beautiful...
    sbell08 sbell08 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    My parents took my brother & I to Rio De Janeiro in South America when I was 12. We stayed for 2 weeks. I will never forget that trip! Men with machine guns on top of all the...
    sandybeaches4me sandybeaches4me 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 29

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    Ghana, West Africa had held my heart since the day i stepped foot on their soil. Its so hard to put into words how much of an impact going to an African country will have on your...
    amandakleveland amandakleveland 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 25

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    I have been to France, Italy , Russia , Indonesia , Korea , Japan , Australia , Israel , Egypt , Kuwait , Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Spain, Canada, Panama, Columbia...
    gunnerysailor gunnerysailor 56-60, M 3 Responses Jul 24

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    Most of my travel occurred when I was in the US Navy 1980 to 1984. Diego Garcia was my first foreign country. It was a BIOT, British Indian Ocean Territory. It was a beautiful...
    pfuzylogic pfuzylogic 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 24

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    Last time I was in a different country was France. It was the second time I was there in 2001. I went to Orleans and Nancy to teach a mainframe printer to BNP employees. I was able...
    pfuzylogic pfuzylogic 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 24

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    Yo, how much dirt do you gotta throw in the ocean to make a new country?!?
    projectgwyn101 projectgwyn101 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 28

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    My first real venture out of the country was to Mexico. I was at a Navy "A" school in San Diego, and altho "A" school sailors weren't supposed to do so, I went to visit Tijuna...
    kbbaldwin kbbaldwin 66-70, M 1 Response Jul 30

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    We met at important times in our lives 8-9 years ago. I love him more than any other person I've met. I'm not IN love with him, but if we were in the same country, I would want to...
    WiredCritter WiredCritter 22-25 1 Response Aug 4

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    I've been to South Korea, England, Scotland, Hong Kong, Macau, China (Shenzhen), Japan, and Italy. I love Italy most, always have always will. My one and only dream country and I'd...
    pnsrstw pnsrstw 18-21, F 12 Responses a week ago

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    I've been to almost every country except North Korea.
    jonk23 jonk23 18-21, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have been to France,Spain,Malta,Greece,Bosnia,Turkey, India,Sri Lanka,Burma,Malaysia,Thailand,Japan, USA,Mexico,Brazil,Bolivia,South Africa,Botswana,Swaziland,Egypt,Ghana, DRC...
    Smeeg2911 Smeeg2911 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 24

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    I have been to india and malaysia
    babagaga123 babagaga123 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 25

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    1983 was in Rota Spain with Seabees. Used to go into town to watch the Catholic celebrations. There was a beauty pageant for a holiday celebrating the virginity of Mary. It was...
    pfuzylogic pfuzylogic 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 27

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    I have recently returned from a month long road trip across the states. Well I made it across about 7 of them.
    Kirjamo Kirjamo 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 29

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    I have been to Spain, Jamaica and the Bahamas!!
    mahogony31 mahogony31 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    I have been to France, Italy, Spain and China. All beautiful in their own unique way but France was my favorite
    isitpossible83 isitpossible83 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 4

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    I have been to Australia, China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Russia, Mexico, Honduras, Afghanistan, Japan, The Netherlands, France and Canada. And I really want to visit many other...
    Brandona7x Brandona7x 36-40, M 4 Responses Aug 5

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    About 10 years ago I went to the UK and France. That was one of the most amazing vacations I have been on.
    curiousgirl1214 curiousgirl1214 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 5

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    I have to England, Italy, France, India, and Mexico. Hoping to add Malawi next year.
    erieclover erieclover 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 10

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    so far i have been to spain and italy, and hungary.
    Anth9012 Anth9012 22-25, M 3 Responses Aug 11

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    so far in my life i have been to canada, usa, spain, netherlands & iceland. i've also been to scotland, ireland & wales, but seems as they're part of great britain, i'm not...
    samosborne12 samosborne12 18-21, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Yep turkey never again unless I get free **** or paid to go back lol but my most wanted place to see is America cause gotta see if it's just how people say it I'll know I'll love...
    kerw94 kerw94 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Have been to Italy and US. I wish I could visit Iceland. 😊
    DaniyelHaazik DaniyelHaazik 18-21, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have been to England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Germany, France, Canada and S. Korea. Traveling and seeing the world is always a good time.
    TyLer10e TyLer10e 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    I have been to.... Scotland England France Belgium Germany The Netherlands Spain (+Canary Islands) Italy Austria Switzerland Czech Republic Hungary Slovakia Norway Faroe Islands...
    fullen fullen 22-25, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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