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Do you live in your country of citizenship?

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Originally part of Beggars
Which is your country of citizenship? Which country do you live in now? Which other countries have you lived in? Which country do you prefer to live in and why?
11 years ago, July 11th 2008 No: 1 Msg: #41622  
I am Irish but living in Germany. We are expats/immigrants or blow ins as the locals prefer to call us. :D Reply to this

11 years ago, July 11th 2008 No: 2 Msg: #41624  
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You Europeans...so hard to keep track of. But I guess it's a different situation over there. I'm about to move 2000 miles away and I'll still be in the States. Reply to this

11 years ago, July 11th 2008 No: 3 Msg: #41626  
I thought you are from New Zealand. You look like a guy who used to collect our rent when we lived in London. He was from New Zealand. I think that must have confused me and made me think you said you are from NZ. Reply to this

11 years ago, July 11th 2008 No: 4 Msg: #41627  
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Apologies to anyone who thinks this thread is about beggars. It's actually about Mel and me.

Not from NZ...but I love it there. It's "sweet as". And...there aren't many beggars. Now we're back on topic. Reply to this

11 years ago, July 11th 2008 No: 5 Msg: #41629  

Apologies to anyone who thinks this thread is about beggars. It's actually about Mel and me.



Indeed! I will make us a new thread. :D

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11 years ago, July 11th 2008 No: 6 Msg: #41631  
I am Chinese, born in Hong Kong, living in Southern California. A proud citizen of the U.S. and HK. =D Reply to this

11 years ago, July 11th 2008 No: 7 Msg: #41645  
Hi there, I'm Australian and my husband is English. We met in Canada, lived in England for a bit and then moved to NZ. We're now back in Canada!

I think it's fantastic that there are so many opportunities for travel, and that we can truly choose where we want to live (rather than having it chosen for us at birth). Reply to this

11 years ago, July 12th 2008 No: 8 Msg: #41663  
I'm Spanish and my boyfriend is German; we live in England, where we met. After 6 years, we're leaving the country to go traveling on long term.

Here, there are many opportunities to travel, although it's cheaper to do it abroad that within the country... everything is quite expensive and the English are a bit difficult to approach, but it's a good life as there are plenty of jobs and the pound is a strong currency...the euro is catching up though...

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11 years ago, July 12th 2008 No: 9 Msg: #41670  
I'm irish born in the north so have dual nationality. Now living in the south but after our travels we plan to settle in canada where my family are. we went there on honeymoon and fell in love with it.

I reckon its cool being european cos we have so many different cultures just a couple of hours away from us plus no need to change money lol!! Reply to this

11 years ago, July 12th 2008 No: 10 Msg: #41679  
I also lived in London England, Toronto Canada and New York US, but did not live in any of those places for more than a year.

And to answer one of my own questions above. I like living in a foreign country in some ways and not in others. What I like is that it adds variety to my live and what I dont like is the extra burocratic BS I have to put up with because of being a foreigner.
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11 years ago, July 12th 2008 No: 11 Msg: #41682  
Oh Mell

We loved toronto and want to live there for a while I thought it was lovely so friendly great food and ofcourse like the whole world they love the irish lol!!!

Have to say i preferred it to NY even though i like it too.

whereabouts are you from here? How long have you been away?

I really want to live away from here after our travels as i think people have a pre conceived idea of how you should live your life in ireland, what sort of job you should do, where you should live, where you should socialise. I really want to get away from those social/class boundries and just be myself. Reply to this

11 years ago, July 12th 2008 No: 12 Msg: #41686  
Yeah, they loved my accent in Toronto. I didnt like the city at first because it is very modern with no beautiful old buildings like we have here in Europe, but it really grew on me over the year I was there. I hated leaving. I certainly prefered it to NY to live in. NY is OK for a visit or for a few months like I spent there but I could not live there longer than that. I dont know how to explain why. Basically it feels safer in Toronto than NY and also the people are more toned down than in NY.

I am from a Co. Westmeath. I have been living away from there for 20 years. I have been living in Munich Germany for 4 years. Before that I was living in Hamburg Germany for 2 years. Before that Dublin Ireland for 7 years.

They have very preconceived ideas here in Bavaria Germany about how people should live too. They are very very conservative which can get tedious. I generally ignore it and do what I want. I think traveling is one of the things that makes me able to live in such a rigid society because I get to escape sometimes. And there are always people who are different everyplace even conservative places like here. There are a couple of heavy metal clubs I go to, that also provide welcome break from the conservative folk.

So Claire do you have any country in mind that you would like to live in besides Canada? Can you actually get a work permit for there? I was a student when I lived there and that entitled me to get a work permit for a year. Reply to this

11 years ago, August 2nd 2008 No: 13 Msg: #43980  
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Bron in the US met wife who was bron in the Philippines in Greece . We were both stationed there in the military. Amrried there and lived there for a few years. Currently my wife lives in the US and I am living part time in Iraq. (now this place is different) I work here. All I will say about my job is that I am a civilan and my job does entail weapons and sometimes using them. Thankfuly I get enough time off between cycles to travel with my wife when I am back in the states. Reply to this

11 years ago, August 2nd 2008 No: 14 Msg: #43988  
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I'm an Aussie living in the UK. Only moved here last year, but loving the lifestyle and travel opportunities.
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