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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 25, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Jun 3

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 vilseck Germany

    for 3 years granted was there only 1 year total due to deployments but loved europe
    Averageguy41011 Averageguy41011 41-45, M Aug 6

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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 Feb 25, 2014

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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 1 Response Feb 11, 2010

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    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 4 Responses Mar 23

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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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    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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    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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    I've lived in Panama City, Panama. It is a beautiful and very progressive city. Full of culture, life, traffic, celebrations, family, amazing food and fun.
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    Anyone here wanna explain why they think French people are hostile and rude to tourists? Cos I've been there and they're very friendly. I don't get it.
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    there are times when i drink that i just want to grab my purse and see how far i can get walking or driving. it isn't that i want to leave anyone behind. i just want to see new...
    LITVET LITVET 41-45, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I just came back from a dinner with my boyfriends family and friends and felt sad coming back. The thoughts I had was I envied my boyfriend for having family stability and wished...
    montgomery1984 montgomery1984 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    Always wanted to go to Australia though. It's just by itself down there with nothing around it ao I guess thats why iv'e never been.
    deleted deleted 26-30 11 Responses 5 days ago

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    We are naturally curious as humans. It's one of our many great qualities which have led to knowledge, innovation, and progress. We want to know things. It's important to us to...
    youzd youzd 36-40, M Aug 25

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    I'd love to live in either Spain or Southern USA. I don't know why to be honest. They just appeal to me.
    newcarsmell newcarsmell 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 24

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    I am English and live in England. Yes it doesn't seem that adventurous but I have recently moved back here from Australia after being there for almost 6 years. Everyday I wish I...
    rywilk98 rywilk98 16-17, M Aug 23

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    amylouexoh amylouexoh 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 23

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    Since I am a little girl I remember that I had difficulty making friends. When I was growing up I always had just one friend that I would not separate of, but that friendships...
    MRX45 MRX45 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 23

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    I went to England last year in the spring - first time I ever flew and went alone...been to Canada several times too...so many more places I'd like to go but budget doesn't allow...
    701TeaseMe 701TeaseMe 31-35, F 5 Responses Aug 22

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    LoveMeNow2002 LoveMeNow2002 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    woot woot. i'm going to hop the pond today!!!
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