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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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    Start to second guess myself about the decision

    to actually settle down here permanently. Came here with my ex GF, the city become quite lonely place when there's only a handful of people you know.
    ZeTruth ZeTruth 26-30, M Sep 6

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Australia,Russia,China or maybe even England. I love traveling and one day i hope that i could live in one of these places. I've been to Australia. Once. I've never been to England...
    StellaFlower StellaFlower 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    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've always wanted to live in England, haha.
    Ellyhi Ellyhi 13-15, F a week ago

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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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    1. If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but not for being in the country illegally, you live in a country run by idiots. 2. If you have to get your...
    Brooke01 Brooke01 18-21, F 2 Responses a week 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 Aug 31

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    Accents are hot. Foreigners or people from foreign families seem attracted to me? I wish I could meet more foreigners right now. I work on Black Friday weekend at the this one...
    strawberryletter22 strawberryletter22 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 3

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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 Sep 2

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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 6 Responses Sep 2

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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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    Obama says it can wait,but We The People are tired of waiting. 'Armed patriots': the private citizens out to secure the U.S. border Armed Patriots: Members of the "Patriots...
    The1960texan The1960texan 51-55, M 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    Well I now currently live in Myanmar (Or Burma), which is probably the most amazing country iv ever lived in.
    SophieSeal SophieSeal 26-30, T 5 days ago

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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 2 Responses Sep 1

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    For some reason i really like foreign romance films. Weird..
    Fitguy1984 Fitguy1984 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    I lived in a nearly sexless relationship for almost a decade. At first, of course, it was great, but it faded so very quickly, and became routine and VERY infrequent, like, four...
    incorporealist incorporealist 36-40, M 4 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    If you desire to to combine a enthusiasm for #travel that has a #occupation then our “Travel Agent” package deal could be for you:  We've now put A few of these minor...
    Augustina97sy Augustina97sy 31-35, M 1 Response 25 mins ago

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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 22 Responses Aug 27

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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 Aug 31

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    I like knowing how other people live and do things. So fadcinating
    itsmenhiceee itsmenhiceee 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 4

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    I came home from a business trip yesterday. She picked me up from the airport. I knew she'd prepared to see me but when I started to tell her about my trip she began to get annoyed...
    slime82 slime82 31-35, M 18 Responses 3 days ago

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    I've been putting off this update for a while. I cannot do so any longer. It's long and winding, so if you choose to dive in, prepare yourself. Curious things are happening in...
    Catonapillow Catonapillow 31-35, F 19 Responses 1 day ago

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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 Aug 27

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    I live for road trips and any sort of thing that has me in the car..junk food..loud music and good company...So am planning on going to all parts of my country before the year...
    CurvyandChic CurvyandChic 22-25, F 2 days ago

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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 Aug 28

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    When I originally posted in April of 2011, I was living in a sexless marriage. I was confused, heartbroken and angry... What happened in the 3 years following has nearly destroyed...
    malms malms 51-55, F 1 Response Sep 8

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    I love old school classic country music from the 1970s to 1980s. My favourite country songs are Southern Nights & Rhinestone Cowboy" by the legendary Glen Campbell. Dolly Parton...
    DiscoNight1970s DiscoNight1970s 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 26

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    For those of you Americans that disrespect your country, complain about what the government does yet make no effort to change it, and bash/blaspheme what the country stands for...
    HeyIThappens HeyIThappens 18-21 Aug 28

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    I hate Russia. I'm ethnically Ukrainian, but I have been living in Russia since the age of 8. And now when Russia has attacked my beloved motherland Ukraine, I don't know what to...
    Freiheit Freiheit 22-25, M 4 Responses Sep 1

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    I have seen this posted online numerous times and I thoroughly disagree.What I have seen are numerous soup kitchens and food pantries, in my area I can go to a different...
    bigmoe47 bigmoe47 46-50, M Sep 4

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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 Aug 20

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    CHINA INVADING AUSTRALIA....... The new Tasmania senator, Jackie Lambie who is a member of Clive Palmer's alliance group has, in her support of Clive Palmer, claimed that China...
    jiaberg jiaberg 51-55, M Aug 21