Where have you lived abroad?
How I miss being an expat.
I have since lived (in this order) in the US, UK, Thailand, Sweden, Philippines and now I have been living in New Zealand for the last five years.
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I'm not at my best when I moralize or philosophize. Logic is elusive, especially to one who so rarely uses it.
We first went to Japan when my husband's father was transferred there by his company; we were in college at the time. We visited several times, then moved there between university and graduate school. (Yes, we taught English.)
Later, my father-in-law was sent to the Netherlands for work. We enjoyed visiting there too, but never lived there.
Lagos de Montebellos/ / Chiapas
Spain 8 months
Lago de Atitlan, Guatemala
I am currently considering moving to Peru at the first opportunity. I do love Peru.
We will also be heading back to live in France within the next 18 months.
In 2005 I spent 2 months working for room/board and a little money in Jinja, Uganda. One of the funnest times of my life between a free bar tab, free rafting, and just hanging out in that awesome small town. Hope to go back one day.
Now I have been in Bamako, Mali for the last 9 months (damn it feels like yesterday I got here!) and loving it. There's not a lot to do really here, its just a sprawling metropolis. But it's pretty, the weather is interesting (if there is a word for it), and the food and nightlife is great. I am working in a small hotel, but am in the process of changing jobs to manage another small hotel. Of course I am making "local" wages so I am not living like a king, just in a 200 squarefoot apartment with my husband, but it works for us and we aren't desperate for anything. We plan on staying here until May 2011 when we head back to Denver for 3-15 months depending on what kind of visa we can get for my husband. I am hoping to do Americorps in Alaska, but you never know - things could always change before then! Eventually I want to do a year long Master's program at the University of Ghana too. And we own a piece of land in Lome, Togo so that is the future place for us when we plan to "settle down."
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