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I Moved to Another Country

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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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    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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    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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    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 21-25, F Mar 14, 2008

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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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    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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    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 Feb 9, 2012

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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 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 26

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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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    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 9 Responses Feb 25

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    Hi its been nearly 4 years ago I moved to Kenya

    from the UK. And I still haven't found a good close friend. I have been feeling really alone. Im married to a Goan kenyan. A Goen kenya is a person that has parents born in Goea which is part of India, but born in kenya. Im looking to find a friend I can chat to online and share...
    Moonshadowrising Moonshadowrising 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 7

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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 2 Responses Feb 3

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 28, 2013

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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

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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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    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 2 Responses Oct 5, 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 3 Responses Jan 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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    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 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 20, 2013

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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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    Related Experiences

    Exploring new country, friends, work, everything is new. Being lonely is also a new feeling when you you realize that you are a stranger/foreigner working away from home! Oh how I...
    jilyan02 jilyan02 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    I want to move from home to a completely new place, anywhere really as long as I would be away from my family and everyone I know. Get to meet new people and learn their language...
    0silence0 0silence0 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    hi , i try to share this story that i felt it like many years ago ,i feel like im weird or idk its just weird ,im asian im 19 years old now study at college ,i always love people...
    bloodyelmo bloodyelmo 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    hi , i try to share this story that i felt it like many years ago ,i feel like im weird or idk its just weird ,im asian im 19 years old now study at college ,i always love people...
    bloodyelmo bloodyelmo 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Is it possible to start a new life alone abroad? It seems to take a lot of courage... And I really envy those people who dares to love overseas alone .... But how to I move all my...
    ooxinjie ooxinjie 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    I live in the country in the state of Virginia and am a country girl at heart. I love to be in the backyard and in my garden too. I have a pool for swimming and an adjacent patio...
    mombusyoncomputer mombusyoncomputer 31-35, F 9 hrs ago

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    what country is this in what the use in looking if its in the usa and where in australia for example
    grouplook grouplook 36-40 11 hrs ago

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    I got married half a year ago to the love of my life, and we decided to live in the country he was living in, which ment i had to leave everything and everyone I knew and loved...
    SweetPotato01 SweetPotato01 18-21, F Apr 4

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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...
    PoeticTorture PoeticTorture 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 13

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    I gave up my job on outer subs of Sydney to move to a "Country" town in Victoria so my husband could get back to the work he loves.... Now I feel like im going nuts with the quiet...
    Treenz Treenz 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    Do you everything about all the foreign places that you've ever wanted to go and how there are people just like you living in walking distance of that attraction and it holds no...
    VerucaRose VerucaRose 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    country to country, continent to continent, ever four years, like clockwork, following dads job aat Pepsi Co, Kenya, SA, Dubai, Uk , the Island of Cyprus !
    natee96 natee96 18-21, F Mar 31

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    I live in the beautiful island of st.lucia and I love it. My country is very rich is fresh fruits growing right from your back yard. You can never be hungry or thirsty, stand pipes...
    mrij mrij 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    So a while ago i created another ep account, because i forgot the password to this one. but i just remembered it. Anyways im never on this account anymore, so friends, just add me...
    UnforgivenLiar UnforgivenLiar 13-15, F 16 hrs ago

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    Why we moved to Macadamia Retirement Village While we worked in Johannesburg, we bought a small farm in the Eastern Transvaal for vacation in the Bush. Had a cottage built...
    WinterPalace WinterPalace 70+, F Apr 8

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    It is something like this... I go to sleep and i wake up in a different body, in a different country, speaking a different language... I am another person, but i remember...
    RussianSoul RussianSoul 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    I live in the country I stay in Tennessee so that's all I really know. I've been to the city a few times and the starts don't shine nearly as bright as they do in the country. They...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 9

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    I moved to a different state last summer and I am now in my second semester as a sophomore. It's been quite hard for me to make friends here and I miss my old friends. I've tried...
    Ginger135 Ginger135 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    While going down the road with my bf had his phone connected to his speakers in the car. We were listening to music on his phone. He played country music, the put it on rock...
    16countrygirl 16countrygirl 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 15

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    I am a country girl and allways will be!! My heart belongs in the country!! I love to fish!! I live in Missouri right by the Missouri River!!!
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 26

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    ah every single guy I've ever been with has been real country. like down home, home grown, small town country. I guess that's just what I'm attracted to
    countryanon countryanon 16-17, F Mar 26

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    People find it weird that I'm black and I love country music. I don't think music should have a specific race assigned to it. Honestly, I sing country better than I can R&B or rap...
    alexis05 alexis05 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    Is it me. Or is there no country/cowgirls left? It seems like every woman I meet wants the city life with the big money. No one wants the country/farm life anymore. I believe it's...
    JrParks JrParks 31-35, M 3 Responses Apr 3

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    Yes I am... I was born in the city and happen to live in the city now but I was raised in the Country and loved it... I remember playing with my siblings hide and seek in the corn...
    xXxsilvermistxXx xXxsilvermistxXx 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    After months of looking for a job, I’ve recently settled for a minimum wage thing in a popular “Family Restaurant” that specializes in pizza and Italian food. I won’t name...
    JennyFilth JennyFilth 22-25, F 5 Responses Apr 12

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    Each and every citizen should be conscious of the people who serve their country selflessly the day they forget doin so it would mean the dooms day countdown for that country has...
    romell romell 36-40, M a week ago

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