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MrsMills Mon 15-May-06 13:22:34


moondog Mon 15-May-06 13:24:53

Can be
Can also be shite
Too many people dream about it without considering the reality of living in places where you can't speak the LANGUAGE AND PEOPLE DON'T CARE TWO HOOTS ABOUT YOU.

i'VE LIVED ABROAD MOST OF MY LIFE (oops) and the older i get,the more I want to be at home in Wales.

meowmix Mon 15-May-06 13:25:54

hope so cos I will be after July!

Rhubarb Mon 15-May-06 13:32:14


MrsMills Mon 15-May-06 13:35:04

I still like looking for rude words on the supermarket shelves

moondog Mon 15-May-06 13:36:21

Ah yes.
There is a shopping complex called 'Pissy' in my town in Turkey.
I also liked thedrink 'Pschitt' when i lived in France.

moondog Mon 15-May-06 13:37:14

Where are you MrsMills?
Where are you going meow?

MrsMills Mon 15-May-06 13:37:33

We have 'plopp', which is a chocolate bar. Love that one.

P45 Mon 15-May-06 13:37:41

Wouldn´t live in England for anything. Always shocked by the state of things when I go home on holiday. Education and health facilities are shocking, the food is poor and all people talk about is their boring houses and how hard they work and how badly done to they are. You can´t go out at night because of the drunks and disgusting behaviour on the streets.

Living abroad (in my experience) is a thoroughly civilised and happy lifestyle, even if language problems may raise their heads occasionally.

cod Mon 15-May-06 13:38:22

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MrsMills Mon 15-May-06 13:38:35

I am in Stockholm, and it's bloody lovely today.

Jimjamskeepingoffvaxthreads Mon 15-May-06 13:43:13

Oh I loved living abroad. Would love to do it again, but won't. Alas.

moondog Mon 15-May-06 13:44:54

P45,lol,you speak as if 'abroad' is one particular place!
Where were/are you?
How about you Jimjams??

meowmix Mon 15-May-06 13:46:50

we're going to the Gulf - Qatar to be exact. So excited/terrified/panic stricken.

P45 Mon 15-May-06 13:49:31

I´m on to my 3rd country in Western Europe. And speak 4 languages, which definitel helps. I`ve met very few expats who don´t much prefer it on the continent so I´m not alone here!

How are things in Turkey? DO u speak Turkish?

collision Mon 15-May-06 13:49:37

Wouldnt live abroad again for all the tea in china!

UK is the place to be.

In Italy the

beauracracy was hell
tax was 40%
nothing to do in winter
really really hot in summer
The Tuscans were hard work
Very small minded people in our village
Central heating was sooooo expensive

Never ever ever again. i love England.

cod Mon 15-May-06 13:51:43

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moondog Mon 15-May-06 13:52:41

I like Turkey.
We live in a v v remote part-only about 20 foreigners in a city of over a million,so no expat scene,which is a good thing!
I can get by,I had lessons for over a year.

Flum Mon 15-May-06 13:53:52

bit of a wide topic.

I mean living in Iraq is probably a bit rubbish but Cayman Islands maybe bit better.

I lived in Greece for 6 years and loved it, mostly. Always nice to come home though.

collision Mon 15-May-06 13:53:59

too many beans!!!!

And the sense of humour and having a laugh is missing abroad,

people just didnt get me!! and I am soooo funny!!

moondog Mon 15-May-06 13:55:00

British have the best sense of humour in the world.
I so miss it when i am away.

collision Mon 15-May-06 13:56:06

exactly MD.

Do you get back to the UK much?

P45 Mon 15-May-06 13:57:36

Got to disagree Moondog, you prefer the British soh because you understand it. It´s just difficult to tap into the foreign sense of humours. I love having English people to stay because we just click and have a real howl.

moondog Mon 15-May-06 14:43:41

No P45
I've spent more time with foreigners than Brits,and still it's the best.

moondog Mon 15-May-06 14:44:17

Yes collision.
In UK now.
Go back and forth 4/5 times a year.

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