How Many Here Live In A Different Country Than Your Birth Country?

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  1. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Inspired by the popular "How Many Here Are Hometown Boys/Girls?" thread I am wondering about a completely different situation: who here lives in a different country? What brought you there? How do you like it? Will you stay?

    I was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but I got the traveling bug. (OTOH, I have a brother who's never even owned a passport.) I've lived in NY, then the UK and Australia, where I met a Canadian gal. And so here I am! Before living in BC we lived in Ontario. Today, I feel like I live in God's Country, which is a neat trick for an atheist, but that is to say I ain't budging. I don't want to detour into A Thing We Can't Talk About, but i can't conceive of returning these days.

    Your turn!
     
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    I always say that we spend our lives in search of home....what-ever that may mean to each person. Some, I don't think ever really find it and just spend their lives travelling or dreaming of other places. I lived outside the US (Ireland, Norway, Iceland) for about a year each, but it just never felt like home to me. Wonderful places and I plan to vacation back there often, but it just never felt like it was were I belonged. I think there is just a vibe to a place that makes it home and is probably why so many spend their lives trotting around the globe only to return back to where they started in the same place that they grew up in. I never would have predicted it, but I did just that when I moved back to my home town some 15 years ago. Not certain it is really "home" to me, but it seems to be the closest thus far.
     
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    I have lived in the US more than half my life. I came here to study from Czech Republic. Where did the time go?
     
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    I'm from the Middle East. Have lived in the States for many years now.
     
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    Born in NYC ... living in Tennessee ... Different world ... Same country ... ???
     
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    Hah! I was waiting for someone to write, "livin in Austin but born in a whole other Texas" :p
     
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    Not to stir the pot, but do you distinguish between different nation and different country?
     
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    I am a proud native of Oakland CA - one of the greatest cities in the USA. But I moved out and have been living in the Netherlands (aka Holland) for almost 20 years.

    I moved here because: came here as a roadie on a poorly-planned r'n'r tour in 1980 (or thereabouts). Spent many days wandering around Amsterdam between gigs. Spent many fun-filled evenings at performances all over this tiny country. Made some great friends. Met THE GIRL. Courted, married, etc etc. And here I am!

    How do I like it? Mostly very much. I sometimes complain, but who doesn't? We just returned from a two-week visit to Boise, Idaho. I almost wanted to kiss the ground when I got off that plane. So I guess you could say that I like it.

    Will I stay? well, the place I like even better is Spain. I don't know if I can pull that off - my wife is pretty stuck on being Dutch! But I most certainly will NOT be moving back to the USA at any point in this lifetime.
     
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    For some reason there are lots of Dutch people living here in the Okanagan.

    Just yesterday I was at the farmer's market and bought gouda cheese from a dairy farmer who was Dutch! I guess that isn't too surprising...
     
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    Sure- but I like the polity and the topography.
     
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    NY for 54 years.
     
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    Very much so. But more specifically between London and its surrounding areas, and everywhere else in the UK.
     
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    I was born and grew up in Greece. I came to the UK to study and ended up staying. I also spent four good years in Germany.
    My intention was to stay in the UK for good... not too sure any more.
     
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    I was born in Alabama and live in California. Anyone who doesn't believe these are two entirely different countries has never been to either.
     
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