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I Live In a Foreign Country

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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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    Related Experiences

    I really wish I could work in a different country for a while, just be in a different culture. I wish I could do that
    Loano Loano 26-30 Aug 18

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    I want to live somewhere cold and where there's nothing but nature around. Hunt for my food and live as Jesus lived.
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F Aug 18

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    I love where I live, but I want an adventure. My wanderlust is kicking in and I'm tired of moving state to state. Any suggestions? Make a case and tell me how I can get a...
    jb1663 jb1663 26-30, F Aug 19

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    I wanna move to Denmark but I'm afraid to cross an ocean.
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    My ancestry is mostly Swedish, and I think living in Sweden would be the coolest thing.
    loveandstuff8 loveandstuff8 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    I want to go to Belize next summer. My biology teacher is taking a community trip and therefore i would be allowed to go. But my family cant pay for it so when i asked i knew it...
    bmsartwell bmsartwell 13-15, F Aug 16

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    I live out in the country.. No I do not like country music.. Yes I can shoot a gun, yes I can fish and I know how to take care of animals.. No.. I do not hate the city.. Yes I...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    LOS ANGELES TALK SHOW HOST & WRITER Here's a black female journalist's opinion of the Obamas. These are her words not ours. Even if you love Obama you might take a few minutes to...
    fitsjustfine fitsjustfine 41-45, M 5 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    After seeing the film Mary and Max I need too find my self a foreign pen pal :)
    BoredintheUK96 BoredintheUK96 16-17, M 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Iqbal's thought to explore Qurana nd real islamic essence. In order to understand the real essence of Islam and to know how Islam deals with the right and responsibilities of...
    sunshines333 sunshines333 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Hi everyone! I have been with him for 7 years. We have known each other through social media. He's from a different country. We meet after a year of knowing each other online then...
    angeli1 angeli1 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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    I live in a small country town, I grew up here and I love the place. Some of the locals though.....well...are not the nicest people, but saying that there are some really nice...
    Dreamprojector Dreamprojector 18-21, F Aug 20

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    Someone please help me to become a country boy. I'm 17 and live in Louisiana. I never cared about country stuff as a kid but I've grown up now and life is catching up up me. I need...
    aple2277 aple2277 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 17

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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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    Yes and yes and yes. I just want to date a foreigner. Reason? Hmm I don't really know why. I just do. xx
    thousandroses thousandroses 18-21, F Aug 23

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    We are not truly free. We live in a world full of restrictions and prohibitions. We pay to exist. How can one be truly happy living this way. Armed with this new found realisation...
    Wildfocus Wildfocus 31-35, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I don't want to live my life in a holding pattern, neither good, nor bad... just existing. Barely holding on until the next trial lays me flat once more. I want to live my life...
    Aurinne Aurinne 36-40, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    I've known this Danish man for a while (know him in the flesh) and since I've split up with my father's son we had rekindled our friendship/relationship. For the past several...
    Northernmoon Northernmoon 22-25, F Aug 5

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    Plenty of history. Without too much mystery. Lots of castles and old houses from times long ago. We have opera and theatre if you're after a show. Gone are the coal mines,the...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Aug 18

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    So, for those of us who have gone the counseling route and are seeing some progress: Is there passion and desire with your sex life? I just don't know if I even want him sexually...
    Candymaker Candymaker 41-45, F 20 Responses 6 days ago

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    My family lived in South America for a couple years when I was just starting school. I was fluent and spoke to all my teachers and friends in Spanish. Came back to the States, and...
    ElleEstJolieLaide ElleEstJolieLaide 18-21, F 2 days ago

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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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    Born and raised in central Indiana. Lived on a farm until I graduated from high school. Thoroughly loved farm life; having animals to care for, land to play on, horses to ride...
    KatieInSoCal KatieInSoCal 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 4

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    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 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 11 Responses Aug 13

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    Like Ireland. I've been there once. It was heavenly! I'm gonna save up and find a house in the country there! :D
    Whoami30 Whoami30 26-30, M Aug 18

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    Bear with me because this may seem off topic, but it isn't. I've been recently thinking about death. Yesterday, my post sexless marriage lover had to put his beloved dog of 14...
    Mettamomma Mettamomma 61-65, F 13 Responses Aug 21

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    i never imagined that there ll be a day when i ll say those words "i hate my country " my country had a great history of peaceful and powerful people , they unified nations and...
    Moonthesolitary Moonthesolitary 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    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 6 days ago

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    Here we can explore what this expression means, how it benefits us and how it might benefit the world. The story I tell here is one I wrote in response to a woman who asked the...
    icDavey icDavey 56-60, M Aug 6

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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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    It's gonna sound crazy, but I met a really cool guy in Paris and we fell in love fast. A month later I left to return to the US. I told myself I'd never do a long-distance...
    InternationalLDR InternationalLDR 26-30, F Aug 13

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    Real country not that "bro country" **** like FGL, Chase Rice and Hunter Hayes, Thats NOT country! Alan Jackson, Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Montgomery Gentry Now THATS Country...
    manandcat manandcat 41-45, M 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    Ever since I was seven years old I would plan out my own suicide and/or suicide attempts. I'm 14 now and when I was younger I'd always tell myself that I'd never live to see the...
    XSimplyXSuicideX XSimplyXSuicideX 13-15, F 4 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    My husband and I have been together ten years, and married for seven. Sex dropped off right after the wedding. Over our married years, we have typically had sex every other month...
    VanillaAlmond1 VanillaAlmond1 31-35, F 16 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    And most people I meet on here live in a different country not fair call this a community
    JonnyBurrows10 JonnyBurrows10 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 7

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    How to create a social state by Saul Alinsky: There are eight levels of control that must be obtained before you are able to create a social state. The first is the most important...
    curiosi curiosi 51-55, F 6 Responses Aug 15

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    I just loooooove listening to country music it's my favorite thing in the world, but everyone I know hates country music! Well guess what!! country music hates u too haters loool
    flawlessgardenia flawlessgardenia 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 15

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    Oh well my secret is out and as much as I hate to say it I live in a sexless marriage. My story does not quite start like a fairytale as when we met we were both recovering from...
    mysteryjourney mysteryjourney 36-40, M 6 Responses Aug 16

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    I wish I could live here with this view! It would be my second home. http://www.zillow.com/digs/country-porches-5267027324/?utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=pinterest&utm_campaign...
    KiannaJ KiannaJ 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    I want to go live in the US when I turn 18 because I'm stuck in Hong Kong in my room I have to share and I cant achieve my dreams of becoming an anthro artist since theres no such...
    Miserablechildhood Miserablechildhood 13-15, M 1 Response