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I Have Lived In Another Country

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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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    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. ...

    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 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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Hope when you take that jump You don't fear the fall, Hope when the water rises You build a wall Hope when the crowd screams out They're screaming your name Hope if everybody runs...
    Iffy94 Iffy94 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    I was born in the USA, lived in England and Australia, and travel led to France and China. I'd like to travel more, but I don't think I'm going to have the money to do that for a...
    LittleClouds LittleClouds 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 5

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    2010 I took a 2 week trip to China. Was the best trip of my life. I went there to meet a girl I met online 2 years before. We did not work out. But I will always be VERY happy that...
    Ruger45 Ruger45 41-45, M Dec 5

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    2013 I went to the Philippines. I went to meet a girl I met online. A very nice country. VERY HOT! Great food. Very beautiful. I like the province more then Manila. The province I...
    Ruger45 Ruger45 41-45, M 5 Responses Dec 5

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    I have been to: France, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Denmark (for a day!), Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Yugoslavia (when it still was), various places in the States and Canada.
    abscuramma abscuramma 41-45, F 9 Responses Nov 30

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    I have been to London and South Africa
    lilellie415 lilellie415 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 30

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    I have been overseas to several other countries. I have traveled to Australia and New Zealand, Canada, and most of Europe. I love to travel in all four seasons of the years...
    momfromvirginia momfromvirginia 46-50, F 2 Responses Dec 6

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    I have been on 6 of the7 continents. Doubt if I go to the 7th one.
    Ibein Ibein 51-55, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have been in qatar for the past 20 years.. And i love to be a part of the developmental growth happening now
    sreejithu1991 sreejithu1991 22-25, M Dec 12

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    I've been to Turkey, France (several times), Spain several times, Belgium and Germany..
    zxlove63 zxlove63 13-15, F 36 mins ago

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    I had the oportunity to live 1 year in Brazil ! Currently living in Spain. I'm French.... How's thaaaat !
    aksouille aksouille 18-21, M 6 Responses Nov 30

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    I've never been to Spain.....
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 41-45, M 2 Responses Nov 30

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    UK, France, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Japan, Canada and Mexico. Plus 40 US states.
    713j 713j 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 30

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    I'm an American currently living in Shanghai. I've traveled in China, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, South Korea, Britain, France, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Turkey, Israel...
    Bromios73 Bromios73 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 2

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    but now I wanna go to California :)
    vinvicau vinvicau 66-70, M 2 Responses Dec 2

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    but now I want to go to Australia
    lilellie415 lilellie415 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 2

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    I've only been to Canada but I want to go to so many more
    bigbootybittie bigbootybittie 22-25, F 5 Responses Dec 3

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    Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, Australia, Fiji, Greece, Turkey, Nicaragua--not as many as I'd like to visit, but I've had to take a break from travelling lately.
    SnowCrow SnowCrow 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 3

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    Sicily, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Morroco, France, Malta, Greece, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Dubai, Bahrain, Abu dabi, Somalia, Sierra Leon, Mexico, Australia, the Philippines...
    AntonioV AntonioV 46-50, M 6 Responses Dec 5

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    Actually, 18! Aside from the good ol' U.S. of A., where I've resided all my life, I've visited 18 foreign counties...here they are, in the order visited: Canada, Netherlands...
    Everlast82 Everlast82 51-55, M 1 Response Dec 14

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    I live in the UK (ITS BLOODY COLD AT THE MOMENT LOL) I've been to (in order): Hong Kong Vietnam Malaysia Thailand United States of America (Miami, Washington & Montana...
    kimberleyyy kimberleyyy 18-21, F 9 Responses Dec 15

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    Morocco holiday word association:Prayer call bellsSwimming in hidden beachesSaffronMosaicTwo apples shisha tobaccoBurnt holes in bra with new shishaBelly dancing clubsSpecial amber...
    Tinboxdoll Tinboxdoll 36-40, F Dec 15

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    I've been on holidays to other countries, but the best was when I worked/volunteered abroad teaching English. IT was amazing because I actually got a taste of the culture...
    evieas123 evieas123 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I went with a group to the British Isles during the summer of 2013 for 3 weeks. We spent about a week in Ireland. I remember cahersiveen well. The day we went to cahersiveen was...
    abcdeltabob abcdeltabob 16-17, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I've been to Egypt, Paris, Spain, Ibiza, Tenby and America! Can't wait to go to more
    GabrielleJ GabrielleJ 13-15, F 8 Responses 5 days ago

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    Canada, Bahamas, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, United Kingdom, Switzerland and Japan.
    Cowboy011 Cowboy011 51-55, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Greece, Kosovo, Slovakia, Hungary,Austria, Germany
    daydreamer2228 daydreamer2228 22-25, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    USA, Canada, Mexico, Iceland, Dublin (Ireland), Budapest (hungary), Amsterdam, Munich, Berlin, Madrid, Lisbon, Barcelona, Belgium,Japan, Guangzhou(china).
    polkadot377 polkadot377 18-21, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    For the most part, it was great, it really was. I went with my girlfriend to teach English as a second language under a reputable company.We visited most of Chinas wonders (Great...
    Mikfly Mikfly 26-30, M 2 Responses