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Member Advice on Living Abroad

(+) Learning a new language, gaining confidence, new friends, visiting new places (-) expensive country to live in, miss family and friend (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2003)

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Member Advice on Foreign Cultures

(+) Fascinating and unique country (-) Beware the pitfalls - do your research! (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2002)

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Haggling and Price Negotiation

(+) In life, you get what you negotiate.... (-) ....not what you deserve (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2009)

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Jury Service

(+) Help to put dangerous criminals in prison and off the streets (-) Boring, inefficient, bad for jobs (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2010)

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Is the British pub experience still worth while?

(+) Nice aromas (-) The bogs stink (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2011)

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Member Advice on UK Culture

(+) excellent ballance between organisation/structu re and human face (-) see op (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2002)

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Member Advice on Brits Abroad

(+) See text. (-) See text. (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2005)

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Celebrating Easter

(+) Buns (and bunnies, bunting and bunches of spring flowers) (-) Bunkum (and bunions, and bungee jumping) (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2014)

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Living in Sweden

Advantages: Learning a new language, gaining confidence, new friends, visiting new places
Disadvantages: expensive country to live in, miss family and friend

I am English and have been living in Sweden for just over a year so thought I would share some of my thoughts of what its like to here. This is not so much advice instructing other people on how to move to Sweden and the rules and regulations here, but ra ...

helenmayclark 19.05.2005 · Read full review
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You only live once, so why not escape & be Happy?

Advantages: You can live your life how YOU want to live it; new culture, friends & experiences.
Disadvantages: Frustrating and exhausting at times. Dealing with family can be difficult.

I think my brain started absorbing the change around the four or five month mark - before then, all my dreams were still set in England, and starred people who I knew there. Then gradually new friends and colleagues started making cameos, and my new locat ...

Midwinter 07.10.2011 · Read full review
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I confirm that this review is based on my experience and is not taken from other sources. I am aware of the legal consequences if I should infringe the rights of a third party. I confirm that this review is based on my experience and is not taken from o ...

Quakerman 28.02.2005 · Read full review
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More Irish Than The Irish

Advantages: Lovely, friendly people.
Disadvantages: They're permanently "piss*d" (well, a lot of the time anyways)

~ ~ I actually feel a wee bit of a fraud writing in response to Kate’s (mattygroves) challenge about living in a foreign country. The truth is, although I am a true Scot born and bred, I have lived here in the Republic of Ireland for so long now, ( ...

the_mad_cabbie 08.03.2003 · Read full review
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Legal Alien not a UFO

Advantages: Different, new, exciting and people dig the accent!
Disadvantages: 5,000 miles from mum & dad, no fish & chips, endless bureaucracy & no socialized healthcare.

Just as a bird leaves the nest to find its own way in the world, I have left England to find my way in the “New World”. I am now in my 13th month of living in Morgantown, W.Va., and loving every minute of it! Although I miss my “home” & my family and vari ...

Luigi 05.03.2003 · Read full review
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