Have you lived abroad... in another country?

Taiwan
April 13, 2007 9:34am CST
I was born in Taiwan, but grew up in Canada. About 8 years ago, I moved back to Taiwan. I was planning to stay for 1 year, but After 8 years I'm still here. I guess my reason for leaving Canada was to have an adventure and to travel. How about you?
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• Philippines
18 Apr 07
taiwan map - map
i lived in taiwan for a year. i went there and stayed at kaohsiung. i worked there but when my contract was finished i already went home. i do like the place and my co-workers but i terribly miss my home and they wanted me back so i had to obey my parents. what i miss most in taiwan is the food. i really loved the seafoods and the eat-all-you can restaurants.
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• Taiwan
19 Apr 07
I agree. The food here is awsome. Most people that visit here for awhile and return to their home country will say the food is great. But, I do miss the burgers and steaks back home. Thanks for response.
• Philippines
22 Apr 07
thanks for the best response :) i hope to visit taiwan again soon and i hope we can meet then...
@urbangirl (1461)
• Australia
17 Apr 07
I have lived on and off in both Greece (where I was born) and in Australia but mostly in Australia. I love both countries and think my idela would be to live in both - travelling back and forth every six months and just enjoy the summer/spring in both countries. I would also love to take the opportunity, while in Greece, to spend weekends away in other European countries such as Italy, Spain, Portugal and France. Australia is just so far from anywhere else and this is its disadvantage.
• Taiwan
17 Apr 07
Same here. I would love to travel more. Except like Australia, Taiwan is also an island. So, it can be costly to travel.
@simran1430 (1793)
• India
13 Apr 07
It’s all very well having a dream location in mind that seemingly fulfils all your requirements for an idyllic lifestyle abroad – but have you actually considered and indeed looked in detail at the practicalities of a given location in terms of you being able to have the standard of living there that you both expect and require?For example – if you’re considering moving to a remote part of the world with your entire family in tow how will you get your children the education they require? And if you’re moving to a country where there is no social system what will happen if after a number of years working you suddenly require income support, unemployment pay or even free healthcare?Looking at a country from the surface and deciding that because the sun shines there a lot you could be happy living there is not really sufficient location research. Get on the internet, get on forums, get guidebooks and ideally get on a plane and spend some time in your preferred country ensuring it has all you require before you commit to moving abroad.
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• Taiwan
17 Apr 07
Luckily for me, I found a great high paying job and got married here. Like you said there are a lot of considerations when moving abroad. Luckily for me, I came back alone and had decide make this place my home. I'm still hoping to retire to Canada where I feel that is truly a great country. thank you for your response.