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Joined: 7/20/2005
Msg: 7
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I'm presently living in Dresden, Germany. It's such a beautiful city!! I am teaching in an International School~ retired from teaching in the states and decided I wanted to start doing the things on m y Life ToDo List.
1. Live in a foreign country
2. Live in a city
3. Become fluent in French

( well, ok..I might be learning German instead of French, but 2 out of 3 isn't bad!)
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Joined: 5/5/2008
Msg: 15
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Posted: 7/15/2008 12:08:05 AM
I am from South Africa and moved to America for school.

I have only lived in Johannesburg, San Diego for a year and soon Davis (in north California), but I have been so lucky to travel with my parent twice a year. Almost alway to different country. Is amazing to see contrast of Brasil and Japan and Ireland. How people can be different but the same.
Joined: 12/11/2007
Msg: 16
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Posted: 8/16/2009 11:50:29 PM
I did what everyone here is speaking of. I just packed my bags and left for 18 months and moved to China. I found several websites helpful in making a smooth transition.

Thorntree on Lonely Planet
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Also, criagslist was really helpful in meeting locals in the cities I lived in.

Leaving is a great experience, no matter for how long or where you go. Don't be afraid to do what you know is best for you.
Joined: 6/17/2008
Msg: 17
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Posted: 8/19/2009 11:28:26 AM
I have worked and travelled around the world for the last 15 years. I am fortunate that I have a good job and my company supplies work permits, visas, travel costs, housing, and subsistance.

With that said I have been in the bush, jungles, offshore, etc. Some of the nastiest places and with the locals - not in 5 star hotels. It is extremely interesting to live amongst the natives. Definitely proves that "There is no place like home". I would not trade the experience for anything, but would also not trade being and living in the USA>
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