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I Live In a Foreign Country

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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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    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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    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

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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 2 days ago

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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 2 days 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 1 day ago

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    My ancestors are from Norway. I would love to move there. Not that Canada isn't great, but their social and education systems are much better.
    jroadice jroadice 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    I wanna move to Denmark but I'm afraid to cross an ocean.
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 16-17, F 2 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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    Most of my travel occurred when I was in the US Navy 1980 to 1984. Diego Garcia was my first foreign country. It was a BIOT, British Indian Ocean Territory. It was a beautiful...
    pfuzylogic pfuzylogic 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 24

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    BCA, Productivity Commission and McKinesey Reports on COMPETITIVENESS and Business friendly policies for Australia...... BCA (Business Council of Australia) along with the...
    jiaberg jiaberg 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 30

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    I'm literally the only member of my family who wasn't born in or near the city of Liverpool. When I was born, my family had moved to a house in the countryside in Herefordshire and...
    ForeverInDarkness22 ForeverInDarkness22 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 29

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    I do believe Obama wasn't the best choice for this country. I absolutely felt that way from day one. But, it's also important to remember that the mess other people leave behind...
    sleepingangel sleepingangel 18-21, F 7 Responses Jul 27

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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 on the Sunshine Coast in QLD Australia and live on a small suburban block. I used to live on acreage for a few years and loved it but the house had drainage problems and we...
    BriGrace BriGrace 13-15, F Jul 26

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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 2 days ago

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    Hi, I am new in EP and I think this website is so cool. I live in Indonesia, which for me, is the country with no imagination. I have lots of big dreams and I share it to other...
    nannaiskandar nannaiskandar 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    not that I don't love my country. I just wanted to know how it feels to live in different environment, different culture and all. Right now i'm in my senior year and I want to...
    gytriajeng gytriajeng 16-17, F Jul 23

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    Would Like to Live In the Country Instead of the City
    michigan11 michigan11 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 23

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    I am an American and proud of it and I will shout it above the roof tops, I will shout it in downtown LA and downtown Bagdad Iraq. We are the greatest country on earth by far and I...
    abbyseaney abbyseaney 16-17, T Jul 24

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    Ghana, West Africa had held my heart since the day i stepped foot on their soil. Its so hard to put into words how much of an impact going to an African country will have on your...
    amandakleveland amandakleveland 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 25

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    Sometimes I feel that things happen quickly. And that they happen for a reason. Two weeks, wow! A lot has been packed into these last two weeks. First of all, my sister is a lot...
    katzlaw katzlaw 36-40, F 12 Responses Jul 28

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    I was born in the north in Illinois but my family is all originally from Mississippi they still live there. I love fishin, bonfires, cowboy boots, country music, trucks ect. I wasn...
    countrygirlISTaylor countrygirlISTaylor 13-15, F Jul 28

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    Just someone that lives in the country and knows the life of a farmer! I feel like a true country guy is different than anyone else because of their values and the way they were...
    tsg96 tsg96 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 28

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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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    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 18-21, 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 1 day 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 26-30, 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 12 Responses 6 days 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 1 day ago

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    WELFARE HEALTHY LIVING CARD and similar strictures on welfare payment uses..... 1) Ziggy Forrest of the Fortescue Metal fan from WA has come up with a report commissioned by Tony...
    jiaberg jiaberg 51-55, M Jul 31

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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'm sitting at my laptop, just chillin when a huge waterbug, aka papa roach, appears and is attempting to crawl up the mirror in front of my desk. Of course, I jump back and almost...
    HerBadHabit HerBadHabit 22-25 Jul 29

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    My Story Part 4 (Final) Then I had some operation, after which I should not have sex for about 2 months... My husband asked when I am allowed to be back on track... I told, he...
    TheFullMoon TheFullMoon 51-55, F 5 Responses Aug 1

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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 a week ago

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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 6 days ago

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    This is the best Country in the world.We have so much more than everyone and we started from nothing.I love my country enough that if I had to I would go into the army. What other...
    GingerSlimSTL GingerSlimSTL 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 22

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    I think Obama is dangerous for this country because how can we support him if his supporters prove themselves continually to be dangerous to themselves due to stupidity. I don't...
    christfukk christfukk 26-30, F 7 Responses Jul 23

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    Not only do I love Southern hospitality, I offer Southern hospitality. My family owns a hunting lodge and vacation resort in the Southeastern United States. My parents got tired of...
    zakkattakk zakkattakk 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 23

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    Not only do I love Southern hospitality, I offer Southern hospitality. My family owns a hunting lodge and vacation resort in the Southeastern United States. My parents got tired of...
    zakkattakk zakkattakk 13-15, M Jul 23

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    I miss my country so much I just can't help it I think I'm gonna start crying!!!! If you are from somewhere and you moved and now you miss your country comment something you like...
    isabel16 isabel16 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 24

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    This is to true ... iv dealt with at lease two of these PA types of people before, iv never thought about it, that it could manifest in a male, lol. All i can add at this point to...
    Batiya Batiya 61-65 Jul 26

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