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Where have you lived abroad?

Papaya

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I'm an American but have lived in the UK, Hong Kong and Singapore.

How I miss being an expat. ;)

PolyglotTravel

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I have lived in Switzerland for over 5 years (studying at University and doing an internship) and in Spain for 6 months as an exchange student. Both were great experiences and I will very probably become an expat once again in a few years.

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  • Added on: February 14th, 2010
Where are you from Polyglot? I have always wanted to go to Switzerland, I've heard it is beautiful!

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Papaya wrote:Where are you from Polyglot? I have always wanted to go to Switzerland, I've heard it is beautiful!


I'm from Luxembourg.
Yes, Switzerland is beautiful indeed and well worth a visit.

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I am from the US and currently in Switzerland. We plan on being here for 3 years and then who knows?!?

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  • Added on: April 11th, 2010
I am British, but was born in Singapore, so I guess I started life as 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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Zuleika

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Im British but have lived in Australia, NZ and India.
Life is such an adventure, I can't wait to live it some more.

cazster83

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  • Added on: April 13th, 2010
American, but I lived in the Philippines for a number of years.

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American, lived in Ireland, Thailand, the UK, in that order. Am ready to go again. Not sure where.
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American, have lived in Japan.

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.

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I've lived in:
Mexico city
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.
Open your heart, and your dreams will follow

Nickyps

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I'm a New Zealander and I've lived in the UK (5 years), France (1year) and I'm currently living in Australia (3 years).

We will also be heading back to live in France within the next 18 months.

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Location: kaohsiung, taiwan

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i'm living in kaohsiung, taiwan right now and loving it here. way more laid back and easy going compared to taipei, and the love river at night is amazing. JR@http://www.driftersblog.com
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I am from the Philippines and now living in Thailand for 3 years.

Wild Jasmyne

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I am originally from Denver, Colorado and spent the majority of my 25 years there. However I did spend 9 months living in someone's broken down VW Bus on their front lawn in Albuquerque while selling handmade clothes and jewelry. Fun time.

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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