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Would You Emigrate? Where Would You Go?

Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:19 pm

Just something I was wondering after posting on the Thai wives thread really.

I'm currently out of work (not for long I hope) but had a job offer via e-mail asking if I'd like a job driving trucks out in Manitoba or Saskachewan due to the petrol boom. I'd be off like a shot if the family would go but they don't want to leave Britain.

Canada is one of 2 countries I would move to in a heartbeat, the other being Malta. I know they're both very different places, totally opposite to each other.

I've spent a great deal of time in Malta and love the place, wouldn't fancy driving a 44 tonne truck round some of the towns though.

Never been to Canada though. Got a fair few relatives scattered all over the country, mainly in Ontario and my father has been there. I'm planning (if I can get full time trucking work) to save the cash and get my wife and son out there in the next couple of years and hope they like the place.

So then A netters, would you be tempted to up sticks and emigrate? If so where would you like to settle?

I know there are some on here who have emigrated, some happy, some not.
 
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Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:28 pm

I dunno if I would want to emigrate since I like where I live but I have always dreamed of spending 3-6 months of the year in Ireland.
 
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Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:31 pm

I've done it a couple of times myself. I think your family is being rather selfish to anchor you to Britain, considering that you need work and that's where the work is.
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Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:40 pm

I would drop everything in a heartbeat to move to Switzerland if the right job opportunity presented itself. But I have my immediate family, a serious girlfriend, and my best friends here in the USA. It would be a tough sacrifice. One I've often dreamed of making. But I don't see it happening.

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Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:50 pm

We're seriously considering it in abou 2-3 years, to South Africa. My wife is from there, so for her it would be more of a homecoming. Hard part would be finding a job in IT...

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Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:11 pm

Would absolutely love to move to California. Some near Simi Valley. Doubt it's going to happen though  
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Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:33 pm

I did about six months ago, to Amsterdam (from the US). Best decision I ever made.
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Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:47 pm

Right now an island with three coconut trees on it is looking pretty good to me.

Second choice would be Canada. I've got a fair amount of experience up there and I find their outlook to be more agreeable than what you normally find down here.
 
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Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:59 pm

Quoting GBLKD (Thread starter):

Best of luck in your job search. I know the press is saying that the economy is booming in the US.....

Quoting virginblue4 (Reply 5):
Would absolutely love to move to California. Some near Simi Valley. Doubt it's going to happen though

I used to live near Simi Valley. It's really boring.


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Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:05 pm

Australia for me. Lived there for 1.5 years and loved it! Then for a very good job I would move almost everywhere.
 
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Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:20 pm

Quoting GBLKD (Thread starter):
I'm currently out of work (not for long I hope) but had a job offer via e-mail asking if I'd like a job driving trucks out in Manitoba or Saskachewan due to the petrol boom. I'd be off like a shot if the family would go but they don't want to leave Britain.

Hmm. I think it's much the same as the mining industry in Western Australia. Great short term cash, but the lifestyle probably isn't what most people are looking for. Housing prices in SK / MB are still quite reasonable esp. compared to Alberta though. But unless you like spending a lot of time at home and outdoors, you'll probably find it really boring. There's not nearly the opportunities for socialising and travel that we are used to in the UK.

I did the reverse, migrating from Canada to the UK six years ago and it was by far the best decision I made. However, I had to be flexible - if I stayed up North where I started (and didn't move to London) I wouldn't be surprised to be out of work right now.

For me - I'm quite picky. Right now there's only two places I'd consider moving to, either San Francisco or Melbourne. San Francisco would be great career wise (I work for a company that is named after the place), weather, eating out and outdoor activities. I would want to live in the city though, and not in the boring sprawl, which means housing would be very expensive.

I haven't spent much time in Melbourne but it would be easy to work there (due to NZ citizenship) - and there's many of the same positive attributes I've listed for SF. Probably not as good career wise though.
 
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RE: Would You Emigrate? Where Would You Go?

Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:20 pm

Quoting SmittyOne (Reply 7):
Second choice would be Canada. I've got a fair amount of experience up there and I find their outlook to be more agreeable than what you normally find down here.

That's 2 athiests Canada could gain then  
Quoting Superfly (Reply 8):
est of luck in your job search. I know the press is saying that the economy is booming in the US.....

Cheers 'Fly, I don't want much really, just a roadworthy truck to drive. Apparently the UK is recovering too, I'm not seeing much evidence of it at the moment though.......
 
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Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:22 pm

I don't want to emigrate, but there are places that I love to visit such as the UK, US, and Australia.
 
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Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:27 pm

Though not exactly emigrating, I am looking to re-locate from my current state to another one for a job opportunity.

I don't have much to lose, so in terms of moving to another country, I would go just about anywhere for the right price and opportunity.
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Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:30 pm

I am willing to leave Europe and migrate to another place. Europe has too much discrimination with those who are older and still want to work. Taxes in Europe are way too high also. Europe has a great past with a future that is much too uncertain.

My preference will go to a place in a hot climate where the economy is good and there is no age discrimination in employment. Abu Dhabi? Qatar? Kuwait?... not sure where else I can find places that will meet these conditions all put together.

       
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Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:30 pm

Quoting GBLKD (Thread starter):
I'm currently out of work (not for long I hope) but had a job offer via e-mail asking if I'd like a job driving trucks out in Manitoba or Saskachewan due to the petrol boom. I'd be off like a shot if the family would go but they don't want to leave Britain.

I got accosted once by some ladies at a trade fair who tried to make me move to Alberta. Magnificent looking place, but for me it would be a difficult career move.

I'm thinking about leaving the UK to work abroad for a bit. In six months time I will (all being well) have completed an MA in Landscape Architecture, last time I looked there are a reasonable number of jobs in the Middle East, Far East, Europe and America for this discipline. I don't particularly mind where I go, so long as it covers my outgoings I think it would be worth it for the experience.


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Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:49 pm

Quoting GBLKD (Thread starter):
I'm currently out of work (not for long I hope) but had a job offer via e-mail asking if I'd like a job driving trucks out in Manitoba or Saskachewan due to the petrol boom. I'd be off like a shot if the family would go but they don't want to leave Britain.

Canada is one of 2 countries I would move to in a heartbeat, the other being Malta. I know they're both very different places, totally opposite to each other.

There is also a lot of driving work in North Dakota (USA) with the oil boom going on there. And I would not bring your family to start with anyway as the boom has caused a real crisis with housing, schools, and a lot of other aspects of life that are important for families especially.

Why doesn't your family want to leave? Family? Familiarity?

For me, I could consider moving to Australia (Darwin is my current desire), perhaps New Zealand, and Germany.

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Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:15 pm

A few months ago we were ready to move to Sydney, Australia. I had a job, visa and everything, we were due to be there within two weeks. I had taken holiday and paid money out to do training for the new company in the UK. We had sold many of our possessions, put the house up for rent, booked removals companies and the family were preparing to say goodbye to their only daughter and grandson.

And then, out of nowhere, my new employer pulled out. No reason given, just that they wanted to recruit somebody within Australia instead. The bottom pretty much fell out of our lives. We had gone through so much emotionally (as had our family), and lost many of our belongings in the process. All of a sudden we were back to square 1 with no prior warning.

My opinion of Australia was greatly soured by this experience. In the process I had dealt with many questionable people in various companies before I had my job offer. My new boss seemed nice enough, until they pulled out. After this I read a lot about how Australian companies exploit foreign employees, paying sub-par salaries and treating staff like crap. They have you tied down, if you leave your job, you lose your home and have to go back to the UK. You have no choice but to put up with it. If your employer hits hard times and lays you off, you have 4 weeks to leave the country.

In hindsight I'm glad we stayed, especially after reading more about how they treat foreign workers. However moving abroad is for now (and probably for the foreseeable future) the last thing on our minds.
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Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:27 pm

Quoting GBLKD (Reply 11):
I don't want much really, just a roadworthy truck to drive. Apparently the UK is recovering too, I'm not seeing much evidence of it at the moment though.......

My comment was meant to be sarcastic. The press keeps saying the economy is rebounding but it really isn't. It's an election year and they say this in the hopes keeping a certain someone in DC.
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Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:48 pm

Quoting GBLKD (Thread starter):
So then A netters, would you be tempted to up sticks and emigrate? If so where would you like to settle?

I did emigrate almost 8 years ago, but it was kind of a forced decision. I had to find a internship to validate my final year of university and I could only find it in Dublin, Ireland. I did not want to leave France, but I did not really have a choice: no internship, no degree...

I was meant to stay only 6 months there, but I actually had to things who made me stay: I found a girlfriend (we're not together anymore, though) and the job and my colleagues were really great. They hired me on permanent basis after my internship.

I stayed almost 7 years in Dublin until my company sent me to Montréal to open a branch. It's been almost a year now, and I'm really happy to be there.

The only drawback of emigrating is that you're far away from your family.

I would always advise to try something abroad if the oppurtunity arises. It's always a rich experience to discover a new culture.
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Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:51 pm

United States - California.

Fantastic mix of natural beauty, weather, activities, diverse cultures, modernity yet some class.
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Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:59 pm

Was trying to emigrate to the UK (through inter-company transfer). Ended up in California, completely out of plan, 16 months ago and haven't looked back since. I still have a few months to go here and if I don't manage to stay I will move back to Europe, probably the UK, as no other places around the continent feel more attractive for me at the moment.
 
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Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:05 pm

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 14):
My preference will go to a place in a hot climate where the economy is good and there is no age discrimination in employment. Abu Dhabi? Qatar? Kuwait?... not sure where else I can find places that will meet these conditions all put together.

Abu Dhabi would be ok. I don't know about Qatar and Kuwait but I have heard it is not a place for a woman who is alone. Not sure if they discriminate on age but they may discriminate on sex.
 
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Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:17 pm

I had no problem moving to Australia for 8 years - my wife is from Perth so we went there for her to be with her family. It is a pretty nice place to live, though the cost of living has gone through the roof with the minerals boom.

Between that experience, the travel I was able to "enjoy" while in the Navy in the 60's and travel since I have learned that there are a lot of places in this world that would be enjoyable to live in. In Australia I would add in Sydney and Melbourne to Perth. I also love London, Vienna, Barcelona and a few cities in Italy.

The problem most of us face is the difficulty of moving away from family and friends. Then there is also the financial impact of such a move.

That leaves me believing that emigrating is for the young with the ability to financially adjust to the move.

These days we'll live close to the grandkids and travel when we want.
 
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Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:42 pm

btw. I've already spent a year in Canada, and now living in Ukraine.. so it's not because I haven't tried to live abroad, but to permanently emigrate to another country? No.
 
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Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:57 pm

I do like the look of North Dakota, some stunning scenery form the picures I've been looking at online

Quoting tugger (Reply 16):
Why doesn't your family want to leave? Family? Familiarity?

My son is almost 12 and has only ever known the small town we live in and has had the same friends since he was in nursery school. Wife won't go, her mother is 85 and not in the best of health. I'm happy to just up and go, they won't.

Quoting Superfly (Reply 18):
My comment was meant to be sarcastic.

I got that   Mr Cameron keeps telling us that his government's plans are making Britain grow. Unemployment is rising and not many Brits are confident so I get the sarcasm because we're hearing the same balls.

But that's for another thread.

Looks like a few on here have got itchy feet.
 
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Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:03 pm

Quoting GBLKD (Reply 25):
we're hearing the same balls.

I get tired of hearing him too. Mr 'I wouldn't have a clue what to do in this situation but I'm going to criticise anyway'.


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Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:08 pm

If I were to go overseas to live, I'd choose:

The UK (England in particular)
Switzerland
Germany

My niece went to Ireland a couple of years ago for school and has decided to stay permanently too. She likes the "vibe" the country has compared to the US. She says Ireland is not as "loud and obnoxious" as the US is.
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Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:19 pm

Quoting Superfly (Reply 8):
Quoting virginblue4 (Reply 5):
Would absolutely love to move to California. Some near Simi Valley. Doubt it's going to happen though

I used to live near Simi Valley. It's really boring.

   Me too. SV is a nice place but If I was ever going to move back to California it would be to live in Santa Barbara.

Quoting mercure1 (Reply 20):
United States - California.

Fantastic mix of natural beauty, weather, activities, diverse cultures, modernity yet some class.

and incredible amount of obnoxious and entitled people at least in the L.A. area.

I've already emigrated and am very content where I live. Although Cape Town or Jerusalem intrigue me.
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Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:21 pm

I emigrated in 2008 from the southern US (Alabama) to the Philippines, where I got my dual citizenship. I emigrated back to the US (albeit to a completely different region) just last month after three and a half years overseas. There are a lot of places I'd like to visit around the world, but I don't see myself emigrating again. In fact, I love it where I am now so much, I don't see myself ever moving from Seattle. But, you never know. I may get restless one day and end up who knows where.

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Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:24 pm

Quoting GBLKD (Reply 25):
I do like the look of North Dakota, some stunning scenery form the picures I've been looking at online

But don't forget, in the winter can be frigid cold! (Not that where you are it doesn't get like that too!)

Quoting GBLKD (Reply 25):
My son is almost 12 and has only ever known the small town we live in and has had the same friends since he was in nursery school. Wife won't go, her mother is 85 and not in the best of health. I'm happy to just up and go, they won't.

My whole family lives here, mom/dad, in-laws, sisters, etc. So poor bastard me, I am stuck here in San Diego....  
But seriously, I love to travel and experience other places and would be fine with living in another country. I'm just lucky as hell to be stuck where I am.

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Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:27 pm

I have emigrated in the recent past.

I was born and grew up in Indiana (the bulk of my life was in Fort Wayne).

Then, in 2004, at age 29, I moved far, far away from my boyhood home and family and spent the next 3 years in London, UK, studying at King's College London (where I started in my career in craniofacial embryology research). I had some of the best years of my life (so far) there in London, and made a lot of close friends both in the university and all over London. It was a very enriching experience for me, professionally, culturally, and socially; London became my 2nd home and family. (Incidentally, I met a number of fellow A.netters whilst I lived in London!   )

All too soon, in 2007, I finished my degree at King's College London, and it was time to return to the USA. I had gotten a place in the craniofacial sciences PhD programme at UC San Francisco Medical Center, where I am to this day. It was VERY hard to leave London, since I had put down deep roots and had gathered a whole "family" of friends and colleagues who loved me and looked after me (and I had had ample opportunity to share my unique life experience with them). My last week there was roughest for me; my last King's College chapel service and church service were almost like requiem services for me as my dear friends said farewell to me.

I came back to Indiana in the summer of 2007, for a brief time, to pack up and prepare for my next major move--to San Francisco (my home to this day).

During my PhD training at UCSF, I have had several opportunities to travel outside the USA to present my life story and research at various conferences (both scientific and otherwise). Two years ago, I gave an invited keynote talk at a dental school research conference in Dunedin, New Zealand. The minute I landed in AKL, I felt the Kiwi warmth and friendliness, reminiscent of what I had found whilst living in London (maybe more). I felt a kinship or connection to the people in New Zealand, and it was hard to leave at the end to come back home. When I spoke in Yellowknife, NWT, in Canada, I felt something similar (and the same in Calgary where I did a month's sabbatical at the University of Calgary).

I am planning to finish up my doctorate here in San Francisco late this year or early next, and move north to Calgary for my postdoc. So I will be emigrating yet again!

It seems to me that each time I have been in a British Commonwealth country, be it the UK, New Zealand, or Canada, I have felt a unique connection to the people there.

Someday, I would like to emigrate either back to the UK (particularly London), or even to New Zealand, if my career presents such an opportunity. London has such a great centre for craniofacial deformities research (ie, Guy's Hospital/King's College London). I also loved my time in New Zealand; if there were an opportunity to take my research there (they don't have such a programme at this time; why not start one there?), I would take it. British Commonwealth countries have been great places for me to live/work in, with the warmth of the people I have met.

By the way, I am first-generation Irish American, so that may explain my strong connection and love for the British Isles and by extension, the Commonwealth.

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Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:27 pm

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 14):
My preference will go to a place in a hot climate where the economy is good and there is no age discrimination in employment. Abu Dhabi? Qatar? Kuwait?

Why would anyone who feels discriminated because of age move to a country where status as a female is of a 2nd class?
 
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Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:36 pm

Quoting L410Turbolet (Reply 32):
Why would anyone who feels discriminated because of age move to a country where status as a female is of a 2nd class?

I never felt or had the impression that the UAE Emirates of Dubai or Abu Dhabi treated Western women as second class.

Such might be the case for construction workers coming from the Indian subcontinent or Chinese provinces who are being segregated in the UAE but I never felt that Western women were treated as inferiors.
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Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:36 pm

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Why would anyone who feels discriminated because of age move to a country where status as a female is of a 2nd class?

And sorry to say it - but what is there to do in those places? Not much history and not much to do after the first 7-14 days there or am I just really ignorant?

Then I'd prefer the South of France or somewhere else instead I think.
 
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Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:19 pm

Quoting bjorn14 (Reply 28):
and incredible amount of obnoxious and entitled people at least in the L.A. area.

That no problem in my opinion.

LA area is quite wealthy, home to many successful and powerful people, so they are entitled to having things as they wish. Same thing happens South of France and other places in the world so its expected and normal.

Actually I believe its the heavy concentration of wealth that helps make California such a fantastic place, and built everything from the arts, media, science, restaurants, entertainment, etc in the state. Otherwise CA would be no different than many other places on this planet or the US. Could be no different that Oregon or New Mexico lets say - more boring and poor.
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Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:21 pm

I already emigrated. To Canada. Living in Ontario since 2001. It's a good place to live. However as I'm getting older, I'm really starting to hate the long winters and virtually no spring.

GBLKD, If you can really get a job as a trucker there, go for it. The prairies are a bit rough place to live, but I don't think you'd regret.
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Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:27 pm

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 34):
And sorry to say it - but what is there to do in those places? Not much history and not much to do after the first 7-14 days there or am I just really ignorant?

Then I'd prefer the South of France or somewhere else instead I think.

Not much history? Or not much history for white people.

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Why would anyone who feels discriminated because of age move to a country where status as a female is of a 2nd class?

You would know of course, being a female havent spent years in the middle east? Chances are you will find a better job in UAE compared to anywhere else in the crumbling EU.
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Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:49 pm

Quoting Emirates773ER (Reply 37):
You would know of course, being a female havent spent years in the middle east?

I know that Qatar is quite conservative and I have heard the same about Kuwait, so I do not see it as a very inviting place for a single woman to have a career. The Emirates is quite different from those two. Is my line of thinking wrong?
 
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RE: Would You Emigrate? Where Would You Go?

Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:50 pm

If the current governor is elected this November you can bet I'll move in a heartbeat, but to the states. IF a hard-line Republican wins and starts imposing laws that curb rights that I enjoy, Canada/Switzerland, here I come.
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Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:52 pm

Quoting mercure1 (Reply 35):
LA area is quite wealthy, home to many successful and powerful people, so they are entitled to having things as they wish.

It's trickled down to the little people too.
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Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:28 pm

I moved to New Zealand 377 days ago and love it here. The job is great, the people are great, Wellington is gorgeous most of the time, and there is always something to do. It's difficult being so far away from family and friends, but this is one of the best decisions I've made.

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RE: Would You Emigrate? Where Would You Go?

Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:49 pm

Australia, absolutely!

Only problem is my age, 51. The cutoff for a skilled worker (welder) visa is 45. But I'm not giving up!

Damn, I so love it there!

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Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:07 am

Quoting fridgmus (Reply 42):
Australia, absolutely!

Same. But unless I have a private healthcare sponsor, I have to live in a "Rural, underserved area" for ten years.

You'd think that being a doctor would make that easier...
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Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:11 am

Australia!!! Nearly did when my parents divorced as my mums family is their but she decided not to 

If I had the chance as hard as it would be, I would go. Perth would be my ideal city I think  
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Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:40 am

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 43):
Same. But unless I have a private healthcare sponsor, I have to live in a "Rural, underserved area" for ten years.

You'd think that being a doctor would make that easier...

Yeah Doc, I would think with you being a Doctor they'd come after you! But I read somewhere, I can't remember where, that a German Doctor who was working there, I don't know where, was denied a Permanent Visa due to the medical problems of his young son! Guess they didn't want to spring for his treatment which I think was going to be long term.

Quoting lhr380 (Reply 44):
If I had the chance as hard as it would be, I would go. Perth would be my ideal city I think  

I thought with you being a member of a Commonwealth nation, you would NOT have a hard time emigrating! I know several British citizens who emigrated easily to Australia, some even joined their Army immediately! And Perth is my ideal city too!   

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RE: Would You Emigrate? Where Would You Go?

Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:43 am

Quoting Emirates773ER (Reply 37):
Chances are you will find a better job in UAE compared to anywhere else in the crumbling EU.

I'd still rather have a job in the "crumbling EU" than risk ending up facing a sharia-based kangaroo court for some minor violation.

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 33):
I never felt or had the impression that the UAE Emirates of Dubai or Abu Dhabi treated Western women as second class.

Does the law see them as equal?
 
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Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:16 am

Quoting bjorn14 (Reply 28):
Me too. SV is a nice place but If I was ever going to move back to California it would be to live in Santa Barbara.

The Ronald Reagan Library gets old after about 8 minutes. That is the only thing Simi Valley has to offer. Everything else is strip malls, tract homes and hills with lots of rattlesnakes.
Also, the police will stop you for just about anything.
If I had to move back to California, it would be back to San Francisco or Marin Co somewhere.

Quoting SmithAir747 (Reply 31):
I gave an invited keynote talk at a dental school research conference in Dunedin, New Zealand. The minute I landed in AKL, I felt the Kiwi warmth and friendliness,

Awesome! Where is the trip report?

Quoting SmithAir747 (Reply 31):
When I spoke in Yellowknife, NWT, in Canada

Incredible! I've always wanted to visit Yellowknife. If you go there again, can you snag me a license plate?

Quoting SmithAir747 (Reply 31):
It seems to me that each time I have been in a British Commonwealth country, be it the UK, New Zealand, or Canada, I have felt a unique connection to the people there.

Did you get drunk and watch a lot of rugby?

Quoting mercure1 (Reply 35):
Actually I believe its the heavy concentration of wealth that helps make California such a fantastic place, and built everything from the arts, media, science, restaurants, entertainment, etc in the state. Otherwise CA would be no different than many other places on this planet or the US. Could be no different that Oregon or New Mexico lets say - more boring and poor.

Too bad California's 'wealth' isn't funnelled down to their public schools. You also may want to take a trip through California's Central Valley, Imperial Valley and cities like Oxnard, Salinas, Watsonville, Richmond, East LA and the rough parts of South Central Los Angeles. There is a very ugly side to California that you don't see on TV.

Quoting fridgmus (Reply 42):
Only problem is my age, 51. The cutoff for a skilled worker (welder) visa is 45. But I'm not giving up!

We'll find you a welder supervisor position here in Thailand.

Quoting L410Turbolet (Reply 46):
I'd still rather have a job in the "crumbling EU" than risk ending up facing a sharia-based kangaroo court for some minor violation.

  
Amen to that!
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RE: Would You Emigrate? Where Would You Go?

Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:18 am

Quoting Superfly (Reply 8):
I already immigrated to Thailand. I'm very happy with the move. If there was any other place I'd like to live is Japan.
Ideally in Sapporo.



I bet the women are hot in Thailand! Have you met a mate/s/o? A friend of mine who retired from UA really likes Pattaya. It's on the ocean nice beaches, great nightlife and plenty of young women to go around. I'd love to visit but, I couldn't imagine myself living in a hot humid climate year round. For better or for worse I'm used to the change of seasons. At 55 years young I don't feel it for uprouting myself. Many Thai women desire American men but is that for their resource$ and to get passage to the USA and then drop you like a hot potato?
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RE: Would You Emigrate? Where Would You Go?

Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:41 am

Quoting zippyjet (Reply 48):
Have you met a mate/s/o

What is a mateo?
At the moment, I'm interviewing potiential mates.  
Quoting zippyjet (Reply 48):
A friend of mine who retired from UA really likes Pattaya. It's on the ocean nice beaches, great nightlife

Pattaya's beaches are eroding and taken over by mobs of drunk Russian tourist that come in large groups.
Pattaya is kind of a rat hole.

Quoting zippyjet (Reply 48):
plenty of young women to go around.

Nope. The girls in the bars are often north of 30, close to 40 and have lots of miles on them.

Quoting zippyjet (Reply 48):
Many Thai women desire American men but is that for their resource$ and to get passage to the USA and then drop you like a hot potato?

That is only true of the bar girls which is a tiny fraction of a %. They don't care if the guy is American, European, etc.
Only a fool would make a bar girl his wife.
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