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Where have you lived abroad?


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  • Added on: August 17th, 2010
I've lived in Ireland, a few month in Chicago and then Germany. My next destination will be the United States again but first I have to go through the process of green card application for this time I want to stay in America. At least for the next several years.


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Holds PhD in Packing
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  • Added on: August 28th, 2010
I'm from the States. I've also lived in

Sweden (1 year, high school exchange)
Canada (2 years, university)
New Zealand (1 year, university)
South Korea (4 months, teaching English)
Turkey (current, 3 months so far, bartending and working at a hostel)


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  • Added on: September 23rd, 2010
I spent about 6 months in Buenos Aires, Argentina a few years ago.

Most recently, about 6 months in New Zealand.

Those relatively long trips always make me appreciate the USA and my home area of Florida that much more when I come back.


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Lost in Place
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Joined: October 28th, 2010
Location: Erbil, Iraq

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  • Added on: October 29th, 2010
I'm a Canadian, but have been on the road now for nearly 20 years. I have lived (worked or studied) in chronological order, Canada, US, Mexico, Chile, Australia, New Zealand, China, Russia, Croatia, Turkey, Spain, Japan, Cambodia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan, Mexico and now Yemen.

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  • Added on: October 29th, 2010
I am American, but spent nearly three years in Honduras as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Later, I moved to Egypt to teach for a couple years, then on to Ethiopia for seven years, then Taiwan for 2 years, then to Malaysia... I figure I've spent way more of my adult life in other countries than I have in the USA.
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Armchair Traveler
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  • Added on: November 9th, 2010
Originally from Ireland but I have been living in Germany for over a year. I love it here but I think I'll move on somewhere else in the next year.


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World Citizen
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Joined: January 12th, 2008
Location: Traveling for a while away from Playa San Diego SV

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  • Added on: November 16th, 2010
I am Canadian but since I have started traveling find it impossible to return to that country to live. :censored:

If you consider a period of over 2 months living, then I have lived in Cuba 2+ months, 1 mo in Havana & 1+ mo traveling the island from Vinales to Baracoa by bus, Antigua Guatemala 3 mo while studying Spanish + another 3-4 weeks traveling to different areas of Guatemala, 2mo in Bangkok while taking a TEFL course + another month+ traveling Thailand. 8-)

Have recently purchased a house in Playa San Diego El Salvador, where I shall be applying for permanent residency, which I plan to use as a home base for future travels! :D
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Joined: February 15th, 2009

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  • Added on: November 22nd, 2010
I am an American.

I lived in
Dublin, Ireland (4 mo)
Mykonos, Greece (approx. 3 years..8 mo each year)

Been a ride!
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Joined: February 8th, 2011
Location: Columbus, Ohio

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  • Added on: February 9th, 2011
Considering I am still a senior in high school the opportunity to live overseas has been pretty limited. However, when I was in third grade my family spent a year living just outside Hamburg, Germany. I plan on going to college, getting a TEFL certification and adding many more countries on to that list!


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Joined: August 6th, 2007
Location: Asheville, NC

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  • Added on: February 14th, 2011
I'm American, lived briefly in Germany (7 or 8 months, not sure exactly)--I was supposed to stay longer, but my personal life didn't treat me well during that time....Back in the US, but I realized that I really love the experience of LIVING abroad, not just traveling, and I plan to pursue another move abroad as soon as I can--I'm thinking Mexico City, but not sure what I'll do there.


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  • Added on: February 15th, 2011
I'm American.

I lived in the UK for over 4 years as a kid. Now I have lived here in Taiwan for around 10 years total. I don't see myself moving back to the US: my life is here.
"Qian li zhi xing, shi yu zu xia." - Chinese proverb


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Thorn Tree Refugee
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Joined: December 24th, 2010
Location: Stockholm, Sweden

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  • Added on: February 15th, 2011
I'm from California and I live in Sweden now.
I'm planning to stay here for at least a few years and then... who knows? Maybe Spain.


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Joined: September 26th, 2007
Location: San Cristobal Mexico currently

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  • Added on: March 19th, 2011
I'm from the US and have lived in Switzerland and Mexico.
Traveling through Mexico and Central America starting in January '09. Hit me up if you want to meet!


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Thorn Tree Refugee
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  • Added on: March 19th, 2011
I'm from the UK originally (London), have spent a couple of years living in Denmark (Copenhagen) and in Holland (Amsterdam/Haarlem) and have lived in Australia since the late 90s.
Check out the Whitsunday Islands when you visit Queensland, Australia

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  • Added on: March 28th, 2011
I'm American and have lived in Turkey, South Africa, Japan and Tunisia. I was also homeless and in Paris for a couple of months, so I guess I could say I lived there too.
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