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    The Parrot´s Death

    Around one month after my arrival to the States a few years ago, the host family I lived with made me leave home apparently because they thought I murdered a parrot. This episode of my life helped me to observe the world in a way I never thought about before. My name is **** and...
    Wordai Wordai 18-21, M May 3, 2009

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    Making Friends Is Tough

    Hi Everyone, I've been living in Italy for the past three and a half years. I moved over here to be with my boyfriend, and I was sure that in no time I'd have created a little circle of friends of my own instead of always relying on him and his friends for company (who, let's...
    Kobolt Kobolt 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 30, 2009

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    I left the US two years ago.

    I was a bit nervous-worried that my wife and children wouldn't be happy or wouldn't find friends. My worries were unfounded. It was one of the best moves I have ever made. I live and work in a little city. We have all made a lot of friends. The kids go to an international school...
    jcm1963 jcm1963 46-50, M Mar 5, 2014

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    Ummm...

    Yeah, I guess I could say I do.  I mean, doesn't everybody live in a foreign country?  Whatever country they live in is never foreign to them because it's where they live...but for everyone who lives in a different country than theirs, it is foreign... I live in the...
    RopinTexan RopinTexan 22-25, M 7 Responses Aug 1, 2009

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    A Year + A Lifetime In Ireland

    I was born and lived for 18 years in a tiny village in the Italian Alps, population 4000. Growin up there was easy: I had a loving and caring family and the support of a strong community, but somehow I felt that that was not my place. I looked at the people my age with a mixture...
    Ellie84 Ellie84 26-30, F Dec 8, 2010

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    Always Have, Always Will (possibly?)

    I have never actually lived in a country which I was a citizen of. I have no idea which country I will live in the future. I am a bit of a nomad, actually, lol.
    righteouschica righteouschica 18-21, F Dec 17, 2012

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    You know that meme that is going around on Facebook and such, that says that shows you a picture of a cabin, in the woods, with water and wood to burn. You have to stay in the...
    wyolatex wyolatex 31-35, M 1 hr ago

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    I am still celebrating my 47th birthday I treated myself to a Spa Day and today a Live Concert VIP ticket with Jodeci , Faith Evans, Jagged Edge, SWV, Total, Black Rob, Jagged Edge...
    MzMecka1969 MzMecka1969 46-50, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I bet it would be so beautiful. I would love to live in a cabin in a beautiful forest. Life would be so great there. Hiking the trails, seeing all the animals, bird watching, and...
    lilykitten1998 lilykitten1998 16-17, F 2 hrs ago

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    i love country living i love the nature i love back roads i like bonfires, i love the creek, i love fishing, i like camo, i like mudding, i like horses. cows, ever been too a...
    autism1011 autism1011 22-25, M 2 hrs ago

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    I've been in this lovely state since 1984. I didn't realize how nice it really is until I moved back in 2011. I lived in Oklahoma for five years and couldn't wait to move back to...
    CaliTexan37 CaliTexan37 36-40, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    im proud too be a country boy i believe you always hold the door open for women i have respect for my elders , i love dirt roads, country music, being out in nature, i like...
    autism1011 autism1011 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    Actually, a few of them - but I'm not a tourist . . . always had some reason to go. Tried to get to know the locals, learn the language when necessary, and find out what it's like...
    wron01 wron01 56-60, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    When I was in college, I studied abroad in Ireland. Unlike most study-abroad programs, this was actually my first semester in college... it was part of some weird "global...
    Tezh Tezh 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm American and my mom is German. Outside the USA, I've lived in Germany and Denmark, and attended Bible schools in England and Austria. I've also visited Ireland, Belgium...
    drmjr drmjr 46-50, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I've traveled to several foreign countries and I think everyone should travel as it shows us, through experience, that people don't view things the same. Not on a cultural basis...
    ImpIosion ImpIosion 70+, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    South Africa is where I live currently. It is a beautiful country but I really feel I should move to Brazil.
    Ivrite Ivrite 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    i live in the greatest country on the face of the earth , and im in the south eastern section. i cant find any groups listing states so ill say it im in sc yea south carolina.
    randall1954 randall1954 56-60 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Was gonna take myself on a date for my bday..Zoolander2 comes out same day this week.. Loved the 1st one, screw it, go see it for ya bday as a treat. Look up nearby cinemas on this...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 days ago

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    We met on an advice site similar to this one 4 years ago this month. We've cared and had serious feelings for one another this whole time but timing has never been on our side. I...
    GuitarGirl19 GuitarGirl19 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I live with autism and it's absolutely garbage. I've just gotten terrible social skills to the point where I feel I can barely function especially since I stay away from people...
    traxter18 traxter18 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    1. How many of you wish you could be a different nationality? I would change my__________ citizenship to_________ because________. 2. Do you believe that if you change citizenship...
    Mickey899 Mickey899 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    i love country music its really good music too
    autism1011 autism1011 22-25, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    What is the BEST STATE in our Country :)
    CODECRACKER2014 CODECRACKER2014 41-45, M 3 Responses Feb 4

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    Only two kinds of music Country and Western. If dancing is a conversation between two people then line dancing must been one hell of an arguement
    richochet96791 richochet96791 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 3

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    I live in America. He lives in the Czech Republic. I am a light gamer. So I was playing WoW. And I am silly. I just randomly started talking to him. And after two or three days, we...
    Abbylynnscott Abbylynnscott 16-17 2 Responses Feb 2

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    I've always said ever since i was little that i would love to live in Canada. Idk why but I'm just fixated on it.
    CookeyV CookeyV 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 2

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    Like most young men of my generation, I visited another country courtesy of the United States military. The fleet I was attached to went to Mexico with a few Canadian vessels. It...
    Solitaireman Solitaireman 56-60, M 5 Responses Feb 2

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    well country girl! im from texas
    reptibelle reptibelle 13-15, F Feb 2

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    I assume in a different country maybe
    TheAvenue TheAvenue 18-21, M Feb 2

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    i love lifted trucks you can have fun in a big truck, you can go mudding you can jam country music you can go too field party i am a redneck ok i own a rebel flag we like big...
    autism1011 autism1011 22-25, M Feb 1

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    So we met online playing a word game. I was instantly hooked, drawn to him. But honestly, it was so intimidating because I'd never been drawn to anyone before. So I fought it for a...
    JustaGirl2016 JustaGirl2016 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    i love country living i love me some back roads
    autism1011 autism1011 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 1

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    From South Africa to Slovenia; My dad's originally from Slovenia. I'm now over 20 years in Slovenia, but I still consider myself South African. Life here is OK. With a little...
    Robberto Robberto 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 31

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    I Love Country Living;Being A City Slicker All My Life I Never Knew How Beautiful and Absolutely Wonderful It Is In The Country.That Was Til I Started Dating Heather(One Of My Ex's...
    BiggBeautifulBri BiggBeautifulBri 46-50, M Jan 29

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    I want to live in Europe somewhere
    Grayman60 Grayman60 16-17, M Jan 28

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    There is not a BETTER country than ours..GOD bless America !
    CODECRACKER2014 CODECRACKER2014 41-45, M 4 Responses Jan 28

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    i love country music i like old country music too
    autism1011 autism1011 22-25, M Jan 27

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    Happy 67th Republic day to all Indians, specially our younger generation, you people have to carry forward the legacy of our ancestors, freedom fighters, defence forces and all...
    snehathakur snehathakur 26-30, F Jan 26

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    Whenever I go abroad I like to try to learn a little of the language. But everybody abroad seems to speak perfect English which makes my efforts at German, Spanish, Italian etc...
    JoeRidley JoeRidley 46-50, M Jan 25

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    I have never left the United States! The farthest I've been from the Southeast is Colorado, on a road trip. My family has never had the expenses to go on one of those vacations to...
    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 24