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View GlaziertoEagle's Profile GlaziertoEagle Flag Coventry 23 Jan 19 8.40pm Send a Private Message to GlaziertoEagle Add GlaziertoEagle as a friend

I've spent more than half my life abroad, mostly in the Middle East but also in East Asia and have travelled a lot.

If you are truly looking to emigrate there are a few things I might suggest considering:

What are the most important things about your life at the moment that you can't take with you? Friends, family, job etc. Can you live without them or would you want to come back now and again to visit? If so, living somewhere (relatively) near is pretty vital. I have no idea what sort of money you have saved up but living a long way away is difficult if you are leaving family. Not just the potential cost to travel back occasionally but time difference etc just makes communication really hard and may make it more challenging than you expect to settle in (as well as family to be ok with having you gone).

Can you live without the things you use everyday or do you want to find somewhere that offers the same quality/convenience of life? Cost of living is normally cheaper elsewhere but if you are attached to things you miss in the UK then this really sucks your bank account dry.

Have you ever stayed abroad for more than a few months at a time previously? I would suggest visiting and staying in a potential destination before committing to living there permanently. Some cultures and people are amazing but can get under your skin, combined with missing things you take for granted here, it can be a really challenge. For example, I have worked in Sri Lanka a couple times and while I love the people and really appreciate the country, I would never live there as there are just too many little cultural difference which drive me up the wall.

While there is a lot to consider, there are so many amazing places out there that could well make a much better home for you than the UK, I would not have changed my previous choices to live and work elsewhere and I will definitely live abroad again in the future.

 

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View Jimenez's Profile Jimenez Flag SELHURSTPARKCHESTER,DA BRONX 23 Jan 19 8.49pm Send a Private Message to Jimenez Add Jimenez as a friend

Originally posted by GlaziertoEagle

I've spent more than half my life abroad, mostly in the Middle East but also in East Asia and have travelled a lot.

If you are truly looking to emigrate there are a few things I might suggest considering:

What are the most important things about your life at the moment that you can't take with you? Friends, family, job etc. Can you live without them or would you want to come back now and again to visit? If so, living somewhere (relatively) near is pretty vital. I have no idea what sort of money you have saved up but living a long way away is difficult if you are leaving family. Not just the potential cost to travel back occasionally but time difference etc just makes communication really hard and may make it more challenging than you expect to settle in (as well as family to be ok with having you gone).

Can you live without the things you use everyday or do you want to find somewhere that offers the same quality/convenience of life? Cost of living is normally cheaper elsewhere but if you are attached to things you miss in the UK then this really sucks your bank account dry.

Have you ever stayed abroad for more than a few months at a time previously? I would suggest visiting and staying in a potential destination before committing to living there permanently. Some cultures and people are amazing but can get under your skin, combined with missing things you take for granted here, it can be a really challenge. For example, I have worked in Sri Lanka a couple times and while I love the people and really appreciate the country, I would never live there as there are just too many little cultural difference which drive me up the wall.

While there is a lot to consider, there are so many amazing places out there that could well make a much better home for you than the UK, I would not have changed my previous choices to live and work elsewhere and I will definitely live abroad again in the future.

I agree up to a point Glazier, but the world is a small place now compared to even 10 years ago. You can fly home from any where in a few hours & the cost by & large isn't going to bankrupt you. Plus technology makes everything appear closer as well? Most people didn't even possess a smart phone 10 years ago.

 


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View GlaziertoEagle's Profile GlaziertoEagle Flag Coventry 23 Jan 19 9.11pm Send a Private Message to GlaziertoEagle Add GlaziertoEagle as a friend

Originally posted by Jimenez

I agree up to a point Glazier, but the world is a small place now compared to even 10 years ago. You can fly home from any where in a few hours & the cost by & large isn't going to bankrupt you. Plus technology makes everything appear closer as well? Most people didn't even possess a smart phone 10 years ago.

You are absolutely right, even my experience living abroad is now 'out of date', I just wanted to make sure I mentioned it. I've had a friend move back recently from New Zealand, while he had anticipated visiting home once a year it just wasn't enough for him and he decided to just come back.

It's not really the money that is the problem, as far as keeping in touch, if you're committed to it you'll do it, but distance does have a way of making things harder to just find the time.

I would completely agree that now is maybe the easiest it's ever been to live away from loved ones and will probably only get easier.

 

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ChrisGC Flag Wantage 23 Jan 19 9.14pm

Originally posted by steve1984

It's ok his opinions are based on a wealth of personal experience. He once shagged a Pole.

Doesn't work like that big man, otherwise your Mrs would be an expert on the London underground as she goes to bed with a tube every night.

 

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View Stirlingsays's Profile Stirlingsays Flag Wisbech, England 23 Jan 19 9.20pm Send a Private Message to Stirlingsays Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add Stirlingsays as a friend

I never shagged enough Scandinavians......It's a personal regret that I have had to learn to live with.

I'm sure you understand my pain.

Edited by Stirlingsays (23 Jan 2019 11.23pm)

 

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View Mapletree's Profile Mapletree Flag Croydon 23 Jan 19 11.32pm Send a Private Message to Mapletree Add Mapletree as a friend

Originally posted by Stirlingsays

I never shagged enough Scandinavians......It's a personal regret that I have had to learn to live with.

I'm sure you understand my pain.

Edited by Stirlingsays (23 Jan 2019 11.23pm)

You do know they have a penchant for whipping you with stinging nettles. Just let it go man.

 

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View Sir James Hird's Profile Sir James Hird Flag Mount Martha 24 Jan 19 5.45am Send a Private Message to Sir James Hird Add Sir James Hird as a friend

Originally posted by Stirlingsays

I think if I were to be named after a tree....I'd want Oak.....though I think the Maple leaf is in the Canadian flag isn't it?....though some in Canada seem to be trying to divorce themselves from any connections to past ideas.

Edited by Stirlingsays (23 Jan 2019 1.19pm)

 

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View Sir James Hird's Profile Sir James Hird Flag Mount Martha 24 Jan 19 5.46am Send a Private Message to Sir James Hird Add Sir James Hird as a friend

how about a gum tree?

 

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View Mapletree's Profile Mapletree Flag Croydon 24 Jan 19 7.16am Send a Private Message to Mapletree Add Mapletree as a friend

The Maple produces seeds that fly out like little helicopters. That is also how my wisdom may be perceived

 

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ChrisGC Flag Wantage 24 Jan 19 8.31am

Originally posted by Mapletree

The Maple produces seeds that fly out like little helicopters. That is also how my wisdom may be perceived

I dunno. It would be more accurate if bulls*** grew on trees.

 

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View Mapletree's Profile Mapletree Flag Croydon 24 Jan 19 11.58am Send a Private Message to Mapletree Add Mapletree as a friend

Originally posted by ChrisGC

I dunno. It would be more accurate if bulls*** grew on trees.

Oh dear

I was hoping for a response that was either imaginative or amusing.

 

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View Cucking Funt's Profile Cucking Funt Flag The toppermost of the poppermost 24 Jan 19 9.17pm Send a Private Message to Cucking Funt Add Cucking Funt as a friend

Originally posted by Mapletree

Oh dear

I was hoping for a response that was either imaginative or amusing.

It was a bit LOL, though.

 


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