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Have you ever thought about moving to a foreign country? What were your reasons?

My cousin David moved to Argentina.  My uncle-in-law moved to Germany.  They never met each other, but they both moved abroad for same reason.  They both wanted to get away from their mothers.  They actually said that.

Posted - October 1, 2022

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  • 16326
    The second guy is full of it, there are zero similarities between the NY accents (plural) and South London (which is also not an accent per se, almost every street in London has its own dialect - just ask Professor Higgins). If I had to pick a foreign influence, it's more Irish than English.
      November 8, 2022 3:42 PM MST
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  • 13261
    Also Italian. The vast majority of Caucasian New Yorkers are of Italian, Irish, and eastern European (Ashkenazi) Jewish descent.
      November 8, 2022 3:46 PM MST
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  • 2217
    I have tried to get jobs in Canada and Bermuda, in the belief that it might possibly advance my career. 
      October 3, 2022 10:24 AM MDT
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  • 2217
    My cousin moved to the USA as soon she could to get away from her dad. The poor widower did not have a clue about bringing up two daughters. 
      October 3, 2022 10:28 AM MDT
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  • 5453

    That’s the case with my cousin and my uncle-in-law with the sexes reversed.  I’m curious, how did she describe her dad?  In the case with my family members, the moms drove away their sons by being domineering and overbearing.  Was it the same or something else for your cousin?

    The ex-wife of my uncle-in-law who moved to Germany moved to the United States.  They got divorced because he was an American who wanted to be a European and she was a European who wanted to be an American.

    This post was edited by Livvie at May 7, 2023 7:44 PM MDT
      October 3, 2022 11:33 AM MDT
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  • 52993

     

      Some countries do not have very good sub-basements, or due to infrastructure, don’t have very good opportunities for installation of same. I doubt I’d be completely comfortable in any environment that failed to offer the entire range of amenities to which I have grown accustomed, and upon which I’ve become dependent. (Grrrrrrr.)



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      October 3, 2022 12:55 PM MDT
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  • 5453
    I think you should stay put in San Diego.  I just bought a unit in a high-rise condo in Tijuana.  The condo’s right on the border and I’m on the top floor.  My unit faces north.  I also have a high-powered telescope on my balcony.  I have a really great view from up here.

    Hey, you’ve been in and out of your garage twice in the last fifteen minutes.  What’s in that garbage bag?  It looks like it’s kind of heavy.


    This post was edited by Livvie at May 7, 2023 8:46 PM MDT
      October 3, 2022 8:10 PM MDT
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  • 52993

     

      Those are all the rejected sandwiches that were found to have been tainted with Vegemite, guacamole, or mayonnaise. Saboteurs have infiltrated my domain. Grrrrrrr. 

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    This post was edited by Randy D at February 20, 2023 10:04 AM MST
      October 3, 2022 9:53 PM MDT
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  • 5453
    You should really do composting.  It’s better for the environment.  Just burying them in that pit in your backyard’s not going to do any good.
      October 3, 2022 9:55 PM MDT
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  • 52993

     

      Hey! You’re not supposed to be watching me! Grrrrrrrr. 

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      October 4, 2022 12:04 AM MDT
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  • 10614

    During the North American auto crises in the 80's or 90's the wife and I were going to sail with the Valandyhames to New Zealand and start a new life. The reason was because I thought Canada and the US was going to fall into a deep depression and I pointed my finger of blame at the Unions. We were a couple of weeks away from setting sail and I changed my mind for a couple of reasons - I didn't think it right to turn my back on my Country and I got a look at the Valandyhames boat. It was a Tetanus shot waiting to happen because it was so rusty. Cheers!

      October 3, 2022 8:48 PM MDT
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  • 5453
    An ocean adventure sounds like fun, even if it’s on a rusty old boat.  I’ve never been to British Columbia (would like to), but it makes me dream about sailing in the ocean just off the coast while listening to 80s music.  That’s because even though I live in South Dakota, the radio I have on my kitchen counter picked up a radio station from there once.  It was Ocean 98.5 and they played 80s music. This post was edited by Livvie at February 20, 2023 9:26 AM MST
      October 3, 2022 9:10 PM MDT
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  • I never considered it. Patagonia has a secessionist movement. That will never happen. I've thought about what if that would happen. My brother and I would live in a country other than the country of our birth. 
      October 7, 2022 1:10 AM MDT
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  • 23068


    I didn't fully read all of the answers, I admit. They all look interesting and/or fun/interesting/etc.


    As I read and looked, I realize my answer is probably not true for me.
    I don't speak fluent French, so maybe I'd be better off to simply visit Le Mont St. Michel  -- the most beautiful-to-me place I've yet to see.


    Mont-Saint-Michel - Wikipedia

    The Massive and Controversial Attempt to Preserve One of the World's Most  Iconic Islands | Travel| Smithsonian Magazine
    Visit the Mont-Saint-Michel and its Bay in Normandy - Normandy Tourism,  France
    Le Mont-Saint-Michel at sunset print by Editors Choice | Posterlounge




    This post was edited by WelbyQuentin at May 8, 2023 8:41 AM MDT
      February 20, 2023 9:31 AM MST
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  • 5453
    I think it would be cool to visit Martin-de-Viviès which is located on Île Amsterdam.  It’s part of France but it’s not what most people think of as France.  It’s actually an overseas territory in the Indian Ocean.  What makes it interesting is that it’s one of only three places on land that are on the opposite side of the world to the contiguous United States.  Île Amsterdam is opposite of Prowers County, Colorado.  Nearby Île Saint-Paul (uninhabited) is opposite of Cheyenne County, Colorado.
      May 7, 2023 9:03 PM MDT
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  • 23068
    Cool.  :)
      May 11, 2023 8:23 PM MDT
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  • 44332
    No...I am happy where I am.
      February 20, 2023 11:29 AM MST
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  • 23068
    I am, too, I guess.

    (I mean I'm basically happy where I live,  -- didn't mean to say that I, too, am happy that you're living where you are, ha.)
      February 20, 2023 7:24 PM MST
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  • 5453

    That’s okay.  Do you have Tim Hortons where you live?  If you do, all you have to do is stay put.  You’re just going to find yourself living in Canada when you wake up one morning.  Planting Tim Hortons franchises is how the Canadians claim territory.  I just thought you should know that in case you weren’t already aware of it.




     

      May 7, 2023 9:27 PM MDT
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  • 44332
    There are three Tim Horton's within ten minutes from my house. This post was edited by Element 99 at December 22, 2023 8:16 AM MST
      May 8, 2023 8:41 AM MDT
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