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I Live In a Foreign Country

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    The tattoo I have on my right forearm I got in a place called Mauritius...going back there soon gone get another one
    DBsw1990 DBsw1990 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    I had lived in the uk since I was 13 and sadly I have been very unlucky and I had encountered lots of racial abuse and hatred I feel that 99% of white people and especially...
    newyear15 newyear15 31-35, F Jan 14

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    I had lived in the uk since I was 13 and sadly I have been very unlucky and I had encountered lots of racial abuse and hatred I feel that 99% of white people and especially...
    lostsouluk lostsouluk 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 14

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    In 2004 I got a job in housekeeping at hotel du vin in Brighton .i was given the job by a lovely looking lady who is from Croatia but she has a positive personality and quite...
    Anonymous79ea Anonymous79ea 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 1

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    You should choose the service which provides maximum edges with minimal transaction time. They need to give a lot of relevance to your own seclusion and rather provide you with an...
    Darronbanksso0 Darronbanksso0 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 15

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    Except for a few visits to Mexico, almost all my foreign travel took place in the late 60's. Courtesy of Uncle Sam, I spent more than a year in South Korea. I was stationed south...
    bcvegas4u2 bcvegas4u2 66-70, M 3 Responses Jan 21

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    Well, actually, I just wanted to let everyone know I returned from vacation. I have been to another country... more than one... most recently, Japan, Barbados, UK (near London...
    Taurusedi Taurusedi 31-35, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    In some measurement across many nations it was said to be the happiest people on earth. Oprah visited and it was all over the media. What an label to get.. I dont know if that was...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 7

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    You are issued a Offshore card after that you can use the Offshorecard to draw cash and also to purchase regular expenses, once your Bank is established. Some facilitators provide...
    Darronbanksso0 Darronbanksso0 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 15

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    The Native American tradition is one of preservation. We are many tribes, many clans, but our stories carry on our history. Some have been nearly lost and forgotten, as the young...
    LaJumelleMauvaise LaJumelleMauvaise 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    I went to school in the late 60s and 70s we heard about Russia and how they lived. We were told of how we liberated Nazi Germany. I was so proud I felt God must love me so much...
    curiosi curiosi 51-55, F 8 Responses Jan 12

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    I lived in the uk for many years .eventhough there are lots of foreigners today in the uk but I'm too unfortunate and I get lots of racism and discrimination I hate going to shops...
    Anonymous79ea Anonymous79ea 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    I lived in the uk since I was 13 but sadly I have encountered lots of racist treatments Which scare me and makes me feel down I'm very sad that there are lots if foreigners who...
    Anonymous79ea Anonymous79ea 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 4

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    I love in the worst county in the world India. It would be dream come true to live in any decent country. Anywhere but here. But Its impossible to immigrate to one. Any first world...
    Satorax Satorax 18-21, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I live in a rural part of UK called Cumbria and always have done. I like it because its rural but find the town where I live quite narrow minded and its very much a conservative...
    EndlessRiver EndlessRiver 41-45, M 4 days ago

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    I guess it's an American started group and as a foreigner I love the idea but then it hits me that I'm from Sweden and our accent may be the most unattractive one on this earth :(
    Njord85 Njord85 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 1

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    I absolutely love any foreign English accents especially British accent I suppose :) I'll just watch any movies just to hear the accent haha! Well I find it really attractive as...
    Likeylalayys Likeylalayys 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 4

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    Foreigner - Say You Will
    Maverick1962 Maverick1962 51-55, M 1 Response Jan 6

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    I am south African, I am 25 and I am planning to join the french foreign legion sometime in 2015. If anyone has any info on this at all please advise. a travel buddy from SA would...
    8Gary9 8Gary9 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 12

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    well it doesn't need to be foreign but i like them all. i mean different ways of speaking is cool in my book
    sharichi sharichi 22-25, M Jan 16

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    It's kinda odd idk I live in NYC and I'm asian but I'm so obssesed with country music and just the lifestyle in general ppl seem super chill. I'm thinking I'll randomly move to...
    shiyinglu shiyinglu 13-15, F Jan 1

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    I did both,so I know how both are,I prefer work to live now. Ten year ago I quit my good job,sold everything and went to an other country to start a new but a lot lesser luxurious...
    kingkyrie kingkyrie 51-55, M 3 Responses Jan 20

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    This motorcycle trip might now be described as a coming-of-age, last-fling-of-youth story or some such thing, but I just saw it as another adventure with a good buddy. I was, and...
    SammySamps SammySamps 51-55, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Canada rules I have pride for my country does any one else have pride in their country?
    HermausMora HermausMora 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    Born and raised in California. Sometimes wish I lived somewhere else. I haven't met anyone on here from California yet. It would be co to talk to someone that's from the same time...
    TimidGrl01 TimidGrl01 18-21, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    A wise woman once said "**** this ****" then I lived happily ever after. The End
    ThePinkPowerRanger ThePinkPowerRanger 31-35, F 4 hrs ago

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    Okay so what happened was last night around 10 pm I was with my friend and we were outside heading to the convenient store to go and get some food to eat while we watch some movies...
    SaarahCarisse SaarahCarisse 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I love to travel. I lke to see how other people live, and enjoy their food, art, culture and experiences. I have been throughout the Caribbean, scuba diving in many places...
    dabc1111 dabc1111 56-60, F 3 Responses Jan 10

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    My experience is probably a bit different than yours, considering it's not that I don't like the state, or the country, or the house, or the town I live in, I don't like this life...
    xCrowSong xCrowSong 13-15, F Jan 19

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    Hi! I've been married for 16 yrs to a man who has suffered chronic pain for 32yrs of his 44yrs of life. We now have 2 children 8 and almost 5. There are days like today I want to...
    mariahswind mariahswind 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    I just want to live in Sweden with no reasons. If it's possible in the country side in a big house with a lake view. I'd like that I can have a chance to do that!
    Puretwilight Puretwilight 26-30, F Jan 3

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    I just recently got into Country Music. but it's more like country rock. my favorite country bands and singers are: Florida Georgia Line Martina Mcbride Tim McGraw Leanna Rimes...
    AiymaSnikies AiymaSnikies 22-25, F Jan 21

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    I live in my home and walled back yard completely naked for about 19 hours of the day. My wife does so on occasion. Our front windows are always uncovered except for a thin see...
    javabule javabule 61-65, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I am sick of this American attitude of living to work, and how we are expected to idolize jobs, and make endless sacrifices for them. Its like a cult the way people worship their...
    ratburn ratburn 18-21 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I, myself, prefer not to talk about my past. I have overcome it on my own and will give a brief statement here and there, but I do not think a history lesson on anyone's life will...
    Stickwithmebabe Stickwithmebabe 36-40, F 18 hrs ago

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    Just today I became a country girl I used to be a city girl but my bf and his family has a farm so I am now a country girl
    Cowgirl1992 Cowgirl1992 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 1

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    I'm a country girl who hates country music. I prefer rock. But I love being around animals and living on a farm
    Sadie0923 Sadie0923 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    I mainly do this when driving. I used to not like country, but over the past year it has really stuck to me. Country music is so calming.
    chialuvgirl chialuvgirl 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    My country is a glorified banana republic with a bloated military that occupies pretty everyone and has killed millions of people. There is an amazing level of racism here and...
    JimmyWormwood22 JimmyWormwood22 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    Just something about a Country Boy just drives me crazy. I don't know why but it is. I love the way they dress walk and talk and have that I don't take crap from nobody attitude...
    ceceleann ceceleann 26-30, F 1 day ago

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