I'm new to this "ex-pat" thing but plan to make our life in our new location and stay as long as we can, probably about 1- years.
We lived in our last location (UK) for three years and there were many people that I had gotten to know who I felt would have remained good friends for as long as I lived there but I don't think we will stay in touch now that we have left.
We have been here for a month and so far, I have met two lovely people who are leaving!! I guess that is a common occurance where people come on ex pat assignment or are on rotation type careers.
So, is making friends a constant task then? Do people jump straight in or do people have more superficial relationships?