British teacher moves to a tiny village in Africa - after falling in love

@ronaldinu (12440)
Malta
October 10, 2008 3:00pm CST
Read the article below : A British teacher is set to up sticks and move to a tiny village in Africa - after striking up a romance with a tribal elder. Intrepid Carole Woolgar, 51, will jet off in November to live with partner Amri Shimata in Mahenge, a village in a remote part of Tanzania. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1076215/British-teacher-moves-tiny-village-Africa--falling-love-tribal-elder.html Would you leave everything for the love of your life?
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@Humbug25 (12551)
11 Oct 08
Hi there ronaldinu I more or less did and it didn't work. I thought that because I was in love nothing else matters but it did!
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@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
11 Oct 08
To be honest I think she has guts. I would not do it for anyone. Sometimes I am really sceptic whether true love does exist.
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@maximax8 (28558)
• United Kingdom
11 Oct 08
Wow! That is so romantic and I hope that the lady will be happy living in Tanzania. I wonder when she met the tribal elder she thought that she would be able to live with him in the remote African village. I think it is rewarding to teach in a poor country. I met a man in Australia and he become my boyfriend. He came over to England and we got married. Sadly six years later we got divorced. Love does not have a boundary but visas have restrictions. One movie I like is Green Card about a French man that marries an American lady. Good luck to Carole Woolgar. I hope that she gets married and lives happily ever after.
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@vmksvmks (413)
• Canada
11 Oct 08
In a movie ...in a book ....in a magazine the answer indeed the love of your life would get you to go anywhere But in the real world am i available ,is there anything to keep me where I am and is this true love a fact or infatuation Thankfully I have my true love and she is right here with me at home so i am lucky id donot have to make a decision Good Luck
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11 Oct 08
k kooooooooool lov story im moved by hring it wel wel wel big town gal in the bushes huh tats really one thing i must say :) its like the new eras jane eh :)
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@dragon54u (31636)
• United States
11 Oct 08
I would have when I was younger but I know better now. Are they getting married, is he really committed to her? If so, why don't they meet halfway, why should she pull up her life? I hope she doesn't regret it.
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@littleowl (7157)
10 Oct 08
I was in Africa,Kenya for a holiday and went to the shop in the village, I got talking to an american lady and asked where she was from apparently she was a deep sea diver but had given it up when she met and fell inlove with a Masai Warrior there..she upsticks and left the USA and was living with the tribe in the Masai mara but also travelled around Africa..I wanted at one time to move out there and looked at houses etc but it never came about..But am not sure if I could do that now even though my partner is going to live in France..I love him to bits but am not sure if I could give up my security in my home in the UK unless I knew if anything went wrong with us I would still be secure...littleowl
@littleowl (7157)
19 Oct 08
Many thanks for the best response ronald'...littleowl
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
27 Mar 09
I think it is cool that she could find love again at the age of 51 in what she thought would be an unlikely place but love does find us in the most unlikeliest places. Would I give up all my comforts for love.. I probably would..
• Ireland
14 Oct 08
Well, I would like to wish her all the best for her future. My son is about to do something similar except he won't have many people around him. His wife is from Oregon, U.S.A. and now they both plan on living there. Last year, they bought 63 acres of land and they went out in August to set up a trailer home on it. It will be a four hour journey to the nearest town which consists of an 8 bedroom hotel and a small stores. They are going to be self sufficient and live off the land and they have asked myself and my husband if we would go to live with them. So I guess the answer to your question is, no. I couldn't give up all my worldly comforts to go and live in a tiny village in Africa or anywhere else for that matter.
@kellyjeanne (1576)
• United States
13 Oct 08
It does sound rather far fetched, but, why not? If you really love someone..... Who knows what love would make you do? Love is a very strong emotion and can make people do interesting things. My hope is that the teacher doesn't end up regretting her decision and is happy living in a tribal atmosphere. Purrs, Catwoman=^..^= & Mija
• Canada
12 Oct 08
The closest I've ever come to that was 5 months in Arizona while my husband was still working, and now we have decided to settle in Canada where i live. He's going to move up here. Love is different for everyone. I am way too homebound, whereas my husband has lived all over the world. I don't mind travelling, but I like to come back to my hometown.
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
11 Oct 08
Wow, what a nice love story! I give her lots of credit! I don't know how she is going to last in a place that is backwards from what she is used to. I hope that her love is strong enough to get her over all those obstacles that she will need to get cross. I think that it is a wonderful thing that she it going to try to do and I for one do hope that she can live there happily with this man.
11 Oct 08
Hi ronaldinu, A women once divorce her husband and married a tribel man from Africa, A Meshi warrior, she went to live with him there for a while and then both moved back to Britian but the marriage did not last and I don't think this will either and I would not give up everything for love because you never know what will happen, you still a place here to fall back on. Tamara
@yuna15 (2707)
• Philippines
11 Oct 08
Wow talk about being romantic! I mean she would really give up city life for a life that is a total opposite? She must really be in love. Honestly I imagined myself living the way they do, I don't think I could handle it. But for someone who is truly in love then he/she can take all the risks. I guess my answer is yes, I am really in love with the person I would do the same thing.
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
10 Oct 08
nope, not if it meant a move like that. hope that true love lasts.
• Philippines
10 Oct 08
If it is truly love then it is something people who don't know/feel it will never understand. My husband left his home country to be with me. He lived in my country where he had no family, no friend, he didn't know how to speak the language - for four years. Now it's my turn to do the same. I am here in his country, with our two boys. Love moves in mysterious and amazing ways.
@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
10 Oct 08
[i]Hi ronald, Love conquers all! LOL! If I am very in love and the guy deserves it, why not? Life is too short for us to deprive ourselves from what can make us happy and it might hard at first but it's also wonderful to learn and meet new people and I wish them both a happy marriage![/i]