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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I lived in the US during Clinton's, Bush's and Obama's electoral period. Moved from Canada 20 years and returned,, with a daughter,, a cat and a whole lot wiser. So what do you do...
    ConBr ConBr 46-50, F 5 Responses Aug 27

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    I've lived in another country, and continent!
    MajorBeauty MajorBeauty 13-15, F 4 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    i really wanna live in Great Britain/U.S/Bahrain cause there are lot of job opportunities and save a lot of money by nursing/caring people who needs me so that when i come back...
    etd0718 etd0718 26-30, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Well I was born in England and then I moved to Egypt when I was ten and lived there for two years. Other than that I've just lived in the states.
    laurynnm43 laurynnm43 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 7

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    I lived and worked for a year in Germany. I've visited the US, Cuba, Belgium, just a lit' bit of Netherlands and France, Spain.
    schmetterlingmx schmetterlingmx 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 6

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    Being a bit OCD I thought I should create a list... France, Belgium. Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Italy (lived 6 years), Luxenbourg, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Greece...
    dpc2014 dpc2014 51-55, M 6 Responses Sep 12

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    For the last 8 years I have been studying, working and traveling overseas, but sometimes I feel lonely as my friends is spread around the world, the good thing is whenever I come...
    Jasonaditya Jasonaditya 26-30, M 4 Responses Aug 24

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    The only country I've been to ,other than America, is Canada. Sometimes my family and I will just drive up there, as we love less than an hour away haha.
    Theycallherelly Theycallherelly 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 1

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    I've been some countrys: holland, france, germany, italy, turkey and some others i can't remember anymore
    MonsterEye MonsterEye 13-15, M 4 Responses Sep 1

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    I'm from England and I have been to Scotland, Spain, France, Portugal and Turkey! I would love to visit the USA though!
    Dec200 Dec200 13-15, M 5 Responses Aug 22

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    I've visited several countries over the years, including Texas (jk). I've been to Canada, Mexico, numerous islands in the Caribbean, and nine countries in Western Europe. The...
    gtownguy gtownguy 51-55, M 4 Responses Aug 26

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    I have been to Thailand and I was sad and amazing all at the same time ! Te beaches were lovely !! The night sky was ******* amazing !
    20andinkedxxx 20andinkedxxx 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 27

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    I've loved to travel all my life. I was born in New Zealand. I have been to Australia, Samoa, Tonga and Tokelau Islands. I will never forget it. Oceania is beautiful and I...
    InfiniteSunshine InfiniteSunshine 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 30

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    I have been to Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, China, Hong Kong, Japan and USA and UAE. I would love to travel more, like Europe (maybe next year), UAE for more cities, UK, Japan...
    candy8ar candy8ar 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 30

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    Not that many really. I live in the UK, I went to Spain when I was 4, France when I was 9 and when I was 12 (actually I might have been 11, not sure but it doesn't really make much...
    CupcakeCarnival CupcakeCarnival 13-15, M 1 Response Sep 1

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    I live in the USA. I am originally from ethiopia, people with good culture and value. I have been to Canada new found land- nice place and better life!
    greatmotuma greatmotuma 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 6

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    I have been to Australia, New Zealand, Florida, Antigua, Saint Lucia, Barbados, the SeyChelles, Bermuda, Grenada, The Maldives, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Austria, Germany...
    hermione118 hermione118 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 9

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    A long while back, I went to Mexico to go to one of my closest friends hometown located in Michoacan, La Piedad. I possibly may have been the only Filipino person there when we...
    OdeSlinger OdeSlinger 26-30, M 4 Responses Sep 12

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    I studied abroad with my school this past summer in Spain, France and Italy. It was absolutely the best experience of my life. If I didn't have to go home I would have stayed in...
    jazsag19 jazsag19 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    I have been to Mexico and England!
    AveryWeinstein AveryWeinstein 16-17, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I have been to 27 countries. So true.
    honeyadeen honeyadeen 22-25, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I lived in a tent for a couple months with my ex. We lost everything due to drugs. It really makes you appreciate everything so much more when you have nothing
    brandijade92 brandijade92 18-21, F 18 hrs ago

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    I would love to live in Russia or Ireland.
    WouldyeKindly WouldyeKindly 13-15, F 5 mins ago

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    I'm from Sweden and now I live in the U.S
    nudeforanude nudeforanude 18-21, M 4 Responses Aug 23

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    I was born in South Vietnam. Been to Mexico (Playa Blanca) Club Med in 1983. Best vacation I ever had with my brother & my mom. I would never visit my birthplace South Vietnam.
    DiscoNight1970s DiscoNight1970s 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    I've been to all the garden spots of the world, thanks to my government sponsored tourism program...Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan! In my travels to and from these places, I've also...
    JakeS0097 JakeS0097 36-40, M 5 Responses Aug 23

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    I've been to France and England (home countries), but also Japan, China, Hong Kong, Tibet, Vietnam, Malaysia, Bali, Thailand, Australia, Canada, Alaska, Netherlands, Germany...
    Taup Taup 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 30

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    I plan on traveling the world, slowly, I'll get to it. I don't want to do it all at once. I want a part of it to always be a mystery. Always a piece to a puzzle that I'll someday...
    drstech drstech 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    I live in France and i've been to Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Spain, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and French West Indies I don't know yet where will be my...
    benitodeltoro benitodeltoro 26-30, M 3 Responses Sep 1

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    I've been to us and every one is fat and **** :(
    jameswesley jameswesley 18-21, M 9 Responses Sep 2