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Thread: Americans: Have you ever considered ex-patriation?

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    Re: Americans: Have you ever considered ex-patriation?

    To visit or for good? Either way, it's yes depending on the circumstances. Things remaining about as they are, I'd prefer not moving out of Minnesota, but if things get bad, I could see myself leaving if I had to.

    I'm with Tahsha -- Russia is a very nice place, I loved Moscow and would totally be open to living there if the circumstances were right. Though the Russian city I love most is Nizhny Novgorod. My kids were born there, and I spent the better part of March 2009 there.

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    Re: Americans: Have you ever considered ex-patriation?

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    After reading The_Patriot's post about his dad's comments following Waco, and knowing my own feelings on the subject, have any of you considered relocating. If so, where would you move and why.
    I thought about visiting another country for a while when I was younger but never expatriation. Despite the fact the only seasons I like where I live is fall and spring I would live nowhere else.
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    Re: Americans: Have you ever considered ex-patriation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    Yes. 10 characters.
    You should live in a major metro then. Less travel for hunting, and way more game. Of course there is the proverbial lack of a crawl space.
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    Re: Americans: Have you ever considered ex-patriation?

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    Surely not anywhere?

    When I thought I was going to be rich (don't ask) I seriously considered Panama. I don't know how I feel about Canada, except that it's not so very far away from me.

    And of course I don't want to go anywhere where they think of us as "Ugly Americans."
    Come to Taiwan... Americans are generally well liked here...

    I am U.S.-born but have lived most of my adult life in Taiwan. I haven't surrendered U.S. citizenship, but I currently represent Taiwan in international sports events (though this will likely be my last year of international competition) where I once represented the United States.
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    Re: Americans: Have you ever considered ex-patriation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    I've thought about living abroad temporarily (for a year or so), but I don't think I'd want to do it permanently. Some places that I think would be cool to live include Spain, Brazil, Czech Republic, Japan, China, or Australia.
    Lived in China for two years and loved the experience. Wouldn't want to stay there long-term, but for a couple of years, it is a great learning experience...
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    Re: Americans: Have you ever considered ex-patriation?

    I would like to move out sometime merely because I would hate to have stayed one place in the whole world all my life.

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    Re: Americans: Have you ever considered ex-patriation?

    Quote Originally Posted by MistressNomad View Post
    Yes. I actually made a half-baked attempt at it. I tried to stay to the UK - or anywhere in Europe so I could live in the UK. I went through Europe a few times. I lived and had a year-long visa in New Zealand that I didn't try to renew, but I saw other Americans try and they ran into the same problem I did in Europe.

    Pretty much nowhere pleasant in the world actually wants Americans, and it is uniquely hard for them to gain residency or long-term/renewable visas. This is partially due to our own tendency to alienate other countries to the point where they don't want to form any serious ties with us.

    I plan to try to move to the UK permanently again, but with a better game plan. You have to really, really want it just to get your foot in the door. Keeping it there is a whole nother battle. Trying to inch forward is a blitzkrieg.
    Very easy here in Taiwan and many parts of the country are very pleasant...
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    Re: Americans: Have you ever considered ex-patriation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Red_Dave View Post
    Why Panama? (seems a rather random choice) personally Im not American but I hoping to get out as soon as possible, I planned to leave even before things got bad economically (just get itchy feet and dislike the culture) but now the economies ****ed its more of a necesitiy.
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    Re: Americans: Have you ever considered ex-patriation?

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    Come to Taiwan... Americans are generally well liked here...

    I am U.S.-born but have lived most of my adult life in Taiwan. I haven't surrendered U.S. citizenship, but I currently represent Taiwan in international sports events (though this will likely be my last year of international competition) where I once represented the United States.
    Orly? Can you share more?

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    Re: Americans: Have you ever considered ex-patriation?

    Yes, in better times I've considered living in other countries. Been offered a job or two outside the U.S. These days it would be a bit difficult living on the exile plan.










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