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I Moved to Another Country

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    I moved to Qatar 4 months ago

    and I have to say it's an amazing place . There are more Indians than any other nationality . All the good is really sugary and a lot of Qataris have diabetes . The money they have is unreal , my business partner is a powerful billionaire , everytime we speak I did out he has...
    astinio astinio 18-21, M 15 Responses Feb 25, 2014

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    Hope For The Best

    I'm 16 and I was born and raised New York, US. 2 years ago my parents told me we were going on a "vacation" to Paraguay (where my parents are from) but turns out they lied to me and we ended up living here. At first it was good because I was like a tourist but then reality kicked...
    Dreeambig Dreeambig 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 1, 2013

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    Today i moved to Holland,

    it's wierd to suddenly be living in a different country but i've been here before so i know my way around fairly well. I am going to miss seeing my friends, though
    Daner3 Daner3 22-25, F Oct 16, 2014

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    I was born in the Philippines,

    but I moved to America when I was six years old because my mom got a job here. I have only my mom and dad with me, but they've divorced since our move. I don't really remember when my mom told me, or what my reaction was to moving here. I was six and I guess I didn't think much...
    minjjangxx minjjangxx 16-17, F Mar 8

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    Sssooooo when I was 14 I moved to a country in

    which I didn't know the language. I took the plane on a Friday and was enrolled in an all American English high school by Monday. For the first six months I sat down in class and smiled a lot. When people approach me I would attempt to understand them, I would ask for...
    iAMgina90 iAMgina90 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 3, 2014

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    Not Too Far

    I used to live in Wales - I was born there and it'll always be my home. I moved to England when I got married - and now my marraige is over I'm in two minds about where to go. I feel like sticking a pin blindly into a map and just go where ever! I don't want to go home but I don...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 2, 2008

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    England To Canada

    At the age of 21 I graduated University got offered a job in Canada and moved....  and I dont regret it...and it was probably one of the bravest things I have ever done.... but sometimes I get really lonely....and sometimes it's hard and nobody really knows me...and all that...
    Lostmk Lostmk 22-25, F Nov 13, 2010

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    Take a Chance

    I moved from the UK to the States a year ago next month to follow My heart and be with the love of My life.  I had the choice of risk everything I had known and follow My heart, or follow through with ending My life.. I have never regretted the choice I made even though...
    alabastardragon alabastardragon 36-40, M 3 Responses May 31, 2007

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    Japan to Us!

    I was born and raised in Chibaaaa (^∇^)... and later went to school in Tokyo..! I majored in International Business / Econ, minored in English, in college and after I graduated I had an offer with a company in America! So I move here to work and live...
    AyaPanda AyaPanda 18-21, F Mar 14, 2008

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    I shifted from India to Australia about 2 years

    ago.. initially it was fun and parties and what not.. when the dust settled i started looking for a job.. part time.. full time.. any time.. even tried volunteering but i guess i am not good enough for the place itself.. I failed in everything i took.. i guess losing confidence...
    sunnsood sunnsood 31-35, M 2 Responses Jun 28, 2014

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    First we moved from Germany to Iraq.

    Then from Iraq to France. France to Germany. Germany to England.
    QueenLemurMomo QueenLemurMomo 18-21, F Apr 27, 2014

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    I moved to Warsaw 4 days ago,

    work related. I'm supposed to stay here for a few months, but things are not as I expected. It's kind of weird. I'm staying at the hotel, I don't understand the language and I have no friends here. Sometimes I would go to have a coffee or maybe a beer after work, but I'm all...
    Iulia555 Iulia555 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 1, 2014

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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 here for about two years until I moved to France where I live now, mastering French and improving my English.
    Blizzardpaw Blizzardpaw 16-17, F Aug 12, 2014

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    I moved from France to Sweden

    for two years ago :) now I continue high school and can speak Swedish as second language and English as third language.
    otoumie otoumie 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 15, 2014

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    I moved to Saudi Arabia

    for work and the first time to work overseas. At first it was totally different. Life here is very restricted. You have to respect their culture otherwise you will be put to jail. :) As time goes by and I will be celebrating my 2nd anniversary in this country, i thought life...
    KarlJoseph KarlJoseph 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 26, 2014

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    Making The Right Choice

    I am in the process of leaving SA and going to live in London with my three kids. I know it wont be easy being a single parent but I am looking forward to the challenge. Its a big decision I have to make and sometimes wonder if its the right one? I guess I will never know untill...
    mizztazz mizztazz 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 9, 2010

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    Almost 3 Weeks In.

    I moved to the UK because of my parent's job, after being 13 years in Argentina (I basically grew up there). And I had to leave my big sister, all my friends, my enourmous family, and just everything I know and come to this whole new continent, and not knowing anybody and not...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 17, 2013

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    You'll Always Be The Outsider!

    I still remember the thoughts running through my head as the plane raced down the runway for take-off; it was an endless repetition of : "What have you done? Are you crazy? Am I prepared to live with my decision?" Taking a last glimpse at Table Mountain as the plane banked and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 25, 2012

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    I'm a vietnamese girl

    who moved to australia for 5 years. I loved it there and now that i'm back in my home country, i'm still struggling even though it's been a year. I feel lonely, i don't have any friends here, my best friend is in australia, i don't belong at school. It hurts, and i'm always so...
    hoailinh hoailinh 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 28, 2014

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    I moved to the UK from South Africa

    when I was 9. It's weird, I can't remember what it was like there so much that it feels like a different life. I hate that
    nomegusta nomegusta 16-17, F Jul 3, 2014

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    I Had A Huge-*** Garage Sale And Moved To Sri Lanka

    And as I write this I think to myself 'what the Christ was I thinking?' I'm in some guy's house sleeping on a cheap foam mattress fending off ants and mosquitoes. My idea in coming here was to get out of my comfort zone, shed my security blanket and change my life. 'So, you're...
    sp3gold sp3gold 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 5, 2013

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    I love the feeling of growth

    and development this experience has given me. I'm doing an international study and meeting people from all around the world is really interesting and exciting. However, it also involves some downsides. I miss home from time to time. I have moved before but with the possibility...
    SoftFreudianSlippers SoftFreudianSlippers 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    I moved to Europe for my husband.

    We moved here because he has an apartment here, and a job, and he makes more money than I do (easy now, i make 0 dollars, euros excuse me) so here I am familyless friendless, jobless, I feel very lonely and sad, He is also leaving soon for about 3 months for a gig across the...
    carolina87 carolina87 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 27, 2014

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    Acceptance

    I have lived in Canada ever since I was born. Up until 2 years ago. 4 years ago, my father decided to move to South America to fulfill his and his mother's (my grandmother's) dream of owning a hotel. So, we sold our house and moved into my grandmother's house (I had a deep...
    awkotaco123 awkotaco123 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 16, 2012

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    From a Land of Eternal Summer to the Cold, Cold Land of the Rising Sun

    i'm from indonesia. most people would recognize it by bali.. and NO, indonesia is NOT in bali, bali is IN indonesia. we only have two seasons: dry and rainy. we speak in a language called bahasa indonesia, which simply means indonesian language, and we write using the...
    ururumeru ururumeru 18-21 Jan 19, 2009

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    I moved from the UK to korea,

    then from korea to Australia :)
    Confused848 Confused848 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 8, 2014

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    Australia To Thailand

    I am moving to Thailand for roughly 12 months in only six sleeps, SIX! I am starting to freak out at the idea of moving away from all my friends and my school. I have started Distance Education and I am slowly starting to pack my things, as I am only taking over a large backpack...
    11rambles11 11rambles11 13-15, F Jul 17, 2011

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    I was born in Makati City,

    Philippines. At age 4-5, I moved to Jakarta, Indonesia. 2 years later, I moved back to Manila, Philippines. 6 years later, I moved to Singapore. 6 months later, I moved to New Jersey, USA. It'll be 6 yrs here in 2 months. Let's hope we stay :)
    xxXxSkyxXxx xxXxSkyxXxx 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 19, 2014

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    England To Brazil

    When I first decided to move to Brazil with my (now ex) husband, I don´t think I´d really thought it through all that well. I had assumed it would be just like taking a long holiday and if things went wrong, we´d move back. After four years, a divorce and several house moves...
    lilyofthe lilyofthe 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 9, 2012

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    To Meet My Father

    I grew up in Montana with just my mom. I never really had a father and she would never ever tell me anything about it. Just before she died she gave me his name. I tracked him down online and contacted him. He lives in England, and he wanted me to come out and meet him for a...
    cosmicspeck cosmicspeck 22-25, F Sep 25, 2012

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    Ecuador To Faeroe!

    Torsàvn. Beautiful town. Beautiful place. Wonderful friendly lovely people. Capital of Faeroe Islands. Contrast this to the Galapagos. A beautiful,wonderful place where I spent twenty four years, my first years, my homeland. A place where sea lions and fur seals came up to see...
    MummaToAZoo MummaToAZoo 36-40, F Mar 14, 2013

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    South African Oz Princess

    Well, basically the group name gives this away. I moved from South Africa 2 months ago to Australia. I have lived in South Africa my whole life and thats where my memories and friends are. I grew alot there, I learnt who I was and I had a great support group of friends. I was...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 26, 2009

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    As a kid (and currently) my dad was in the Air

    Force so when I was really young, from the ages of 3-6, I lived in Hochspeyer, Germany. I got to travel all around Europe and have since moved back to the US. I have been lucky to go visit Europe again and go to see my old house and town in Germany.
    HappyHart5 HappyHart5 16-17, F Jul 17, 2014

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    Home Is Where The Heart Is

    I'm 16 and I moved from Canada to Germany 2 years ago. At first I was excited because my life is Canada was filled with pain. But when I arrived here and realised I'd be alone in a foreign country with an abusive father everything changed. I was going to an international school...
    AwkwardnessCentral AwkwardnessCentral 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 20, 2013

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    Glad I'm Back

    ...and high-tailed it right back here! Loved the adventure, but Dorothy got it straight...there is no place like home.
    aftermath aftermath 61-65, F 4 Responses Jul 26, 2008

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    From Germany To Switzerland...

    I moved from Germany to Switzerland coz I got a good job. Am living here for 4 months now and I never regret anything. The place is beautiful, the people friendly, my flat perfect =) I think that I am very lucky to live here. There is no part of my body, that wants to go back...
    blumenmeer blumenmeer 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 1, 2011

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    I Moved to Another Country

    To encapsulate five years of experience into a short paragraph: I met a Swedish man, fell in love, jumped through bureaucratic hoops, sold nearly all my possessions, moved to Sweden, learned Swedish, got a job, got a better job, got citizenship, broke up with the boyfriend...
    galestorm galestorm 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 10, 2006

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    Moving Away

    Im 16 and about 6 months ago i moved to america from england with family because of my dads job. Im at school out here and im not enjoying it. I miss my friends alot and havent made many new friends. Im going back to england at christmas for 2 weeks and i am thinking...
    brooke100 brooke100 16-17 1 Response Dec 13, 2008

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    USA To Holland!

    I was tired of living in the US, met a guy over the internet, fell in love and packed my bags. It was a bumpy ride but made new friends and adopted new pets. I look back and saw Wow sometimes. I know this was meant to be.
    NorthWind NorthWind 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 18, 2006

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    Hi my name is kimberley I moved to Kenya from

    the UK 4 years ago, And still haven't found any friends. I have been feeling really alone, isolated, and depressed. My husband doesn't understand and tells me im moaning to much, Its getting so bad now that im thinking on going home. My husband is a kenyan so this is he's home...
    Moonshadowrising Moonshadowrising 41-45, F Apr 7, 2014

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    ImVeryHot ImVeryHot 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 24, 2014

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    I moved to Hungary about a year ago

    for my fathers job. Im still learning the lagnuage :( I really want a friend though and maybe a lover :)? Im in Budapest. I dont really know my surrounding but maybe someone can help :)
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 2, 2014

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    America To Germany

    I moved to Frankfurt 4 years ago to marry the love of my life. I took a accelerated language course at a university for 3 months and had a broad enough command of the language to speak it on a daily basis and learn from conversing. I loved Germany and Europe, it had it's low...
    GlowFrog GlowFrog 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 28, 2013

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    I was born in Ukraine and lived there till I was 10, then I moved to USA. I love America but I still miss my home country.
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    When I still lived in Oman, we rarely experienced rain. My family and I went out and drove to the mountains. The higher we went, the colder it became. It was nearing December and...
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    I love it how when you are in Europe you can get around by walking from one interesting place to another and it is relaxing not rushing around or driving from one place to another
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