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Where are you now?
Ireland 37%  37%  [ 40 ]
U.K. 16%  16%  [ 17 ]
Europe 16%  16%  [ 17 ]
USA 9%  9%  [ 10 ]
Canada 2%  2%  [ 2 ]
South America 2%  2%  [ 2 ]
Australasia 11%  11%  [ 12 ]
Asia 6%  6%  [ 6 ]
Africa 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
Total votes : 107
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 Post subject: Ex-Pats on the site.
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:45 am 
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I've been reading the Pin for years now, after emigrating in 2003 to the US and selling up in 2005, I've been looking in from the outside through this forum. Where is everyone at? please post the year you emigrated or if you intend to.


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 Post subject: Re: Ex-Pats on the site.
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:47 am 
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Incomplete option list, no option for those of us in Kiwiland. And no, Oz isn't "the same" :evil:

I'm going native already LOL :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Ex-Pats on the site.
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:50 am 
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You need an option for the Middle East.

Left end of 2004. Never bought (still waiting). London for many years, now in UAE.


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 Post subject: Re: Ex-Pats on the site.
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:32 am 
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london_irish wrote:
You need an option for the Middle East.

Left end of 2004. Never bought (still waiting). London for many years, now in UAE.


Are Middle Eastern countries not all in either Asia or Africa (apart from Israel of course which is in Europe as we know from watching soccer and the Eurovision)?

Me, been an ex-pat since '89 apart from 5 years in the 90's. Now live in Portugal - not in the Denis O'Brien sense - my house is ordinary and I don't play golf.


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 Post subject: Re: Ex-Pats on the site.
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:48 am 
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Last time I left was in 2002. Back in Ireland 3 weeks. Not sure how long I will last. Weather is getting to me amongst other things.


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 Post subject: Re: Ex-Pats on the site.
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:06 am 
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Zuckerzeit wrote:
Last time I left was in 2002. Back in Ireland 3 weeks. Not sure how long I will last. Weather is getting to me amongst other things.

I miss friends and family but I do not miss the Irish weather and the lack of sunlight.

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 Post subject: Re: Ex-Pats on the site.
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:16 am 
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Left in 2007 for China, moved to Belgium 2008 and still here. Returning 'next year' - although I've been saying that for a few years now...


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 Post subject: Re: Ex-Pats on the site.
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:35 am 
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Moved fully a year ago to France. No intentions of going back. Moved for weather and it makes such a huge difference.


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 Post subject: Re: Ex-Pats on the site.
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:23 am 
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Don't really consider myself an ex-pat though I have an Irish passport. We live half the year in the US and the other half in Spain.


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 Post subject: Re: Ex-Pats on the site.
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:36 am 
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Moved to London in 2004, now in Kent but still working in London.

One of the things that convinced me of the property bubble in Ireland was when the house we were living in Greenwich (Charlton side) was worth less than a friends house in Cork (roughly the same size/number of bedrooms)


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 Post subject: Re: Ex-Pats on the site.
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:45 am 
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In France since 2001. Didn't really have a plan to stay that long, but it's how things have worked out. The weather where I am (a bit south of Paris) is not fantastic, but it's a whole lot better than Dublin.


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 Post subject: Re: Ex-Pats on the site.
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:00 am 
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Moved myself and family to a tropical island off Africa last year and at the moment commute over to West Africa to work five weeks out of every eight. Love the lifestyle (and weather) but may move to the south of France in a few years time to be nearer family.


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 Post subject: Re: Ex-Pats on the site.
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:28 am 
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Moved back 3 years ago. Wish I hadn't, but don't fancy uprooting the kids all over again.

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 Post subject: Re: Ex-Pats on the site.
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:29 am 
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Sidewinder wrote:
Incomplete option list, no option for those of us in Kiwiland. And no, Oz isn't "the same" :evil:

I'm going native already LOL :lol:

Yerra it's a lot more the 'same' than Portugal, Finland and the Czech Republic are, and they have to share a category too.


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 Post subject: Re: Ex-Pats on the site.
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:01 am 
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HCMh wrote:
london_irish wrote:
You need an option for the Middle East.

Left end of 2004. Never bought (still waiting). London for many years, now in UAE.


Are Middle Eastern countries not all in either Asia or Africa (apart from Israel of course which is in Europe as we know from watching soccer and the Eurovision)?

Me, been an ex-pat since '89 apart from 5 years in the 90's. Now live in Portugal - not in the Denis O'Brien sense - my house is ordinary and I don't play golf.


Geographically, yes, Asia. Mentally and culturally, though, that's another matter....


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