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How MANY of you are truly happier abroad?

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How MANY of you are truly happier abroad?

Postby Bao3niang » Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:09 am

The title says much of it, but HOW many of you will be escaping the Anglosphere in the near future, and where will you be heading? For me it is Vietnam as its a cool and less explored country to me PLUS that I wanna change the locals' beliefs that CHINESE=WIFE HUNTER?BUYER. I'm hanging around almost exclusively on www.vietnameselove.com.

If u guys have ur own thoughts+advice for me, just post it here! Thanks!
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Postby xiongmao » Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:53 pm

I'm writing a blog post about whether I was Happier Abroad.

Actually the UK does feel like a foreign country right now - I've been away so long it still feels different.

Good things I've found so far are that geeks are in huge demand and my phone has been ringing off the hook with job opportunities. And there are a load of foreign women here anyway. When I get more settled I'll do some dating but quite honestly anyone who has just spent 6 months in Bangkok will have had enough of women for a while.
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Postby ZaroSath » Sat Jan 11, 2014 12:49 am

i'm also interested in vietnam, i have a friend visiting his grandmother from there and we already have plans to visit for a couple of weeks :D

i suppose the reasons are because its fairly unexplored and unspoiled, i believe there is also a law about a foreigner and a local sleeping in the same room being against the law if they are not married too so be careful.

and as always make sure you are not overpaying for stuff.
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Postby Ghost » Sat Jan 11, 2014 2:59 pm

I'm happier abroad. I'm not a big fan of China, but perhaps I'll find a decent place here some day where I can fit and find more palatable women. The thing that really keeps me going is the thought that since I faced my fear and went abroad, that I can keep doing it in the future. Can't wait to touch down in many other parts of the world...
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Postby sfexcellence » Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:30 pm

I was happier abroad in 2011, and am looking to be happier abroad this year, but in terms of relocation, not going to happen anytime soon, unless I choose to start an online business.

I plan on purchasing a monthly membership at www.wealthyaffiliate.com later this month to see if I can come up with an idea for a business and get it off the ground, if I can I'll pursue it, if I can't I'll travel with what resources I have.
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Postby Bao3niang » Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:54 pm

I guess the thing is..... If you worry/plan too much, you will never end up going abroad..... I have to avoid this as well.....

You just have DO IT.....


But one of the things I am most afraid of are bugs. Where I used to live in Beijing was infested with cockroaches (:) although over time I became better at using water to drown and kill them). When I lived there I've had roaches sitting on my toothbrush..... Shivers////
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Postby tre » Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:08 am

Bao3niang wrote:I guess the thing is..... If you worry/plan too much, you will never end up going abroad..... I have to avoid this as well.....

You just have DO IT.....


But one of the things I am most afraid of are bugs. Where I used to live in Beijing was infested with cockroaches (:) although over time I became better at using water to drown and kill them). When I lived there I've had roaches sitting on my toothbrush..... Shivers////


I think bugs are everywhere. I've had cockroach infestations in many apartments and houses that I've lived in throughout the USA. I've had them next to my toiletries (including toothbrush), in with the silverware, on my towel (roach went down my back when I was drying off, etc).. I have to use poisons to keep them out. However, it seems that many in 3rd World countries don't care about bugs so much. Some locals even EAT them...lol. I remember one experience in the Philippines that I won't forget. I remember going into this extremely small room with a toilet and bucket of cold water. I used a bowl to get water out of the bucket for a "shower". After a couple of bowls of water over my head, I noticed a HUGE roach...biggest one I've ever seen. I thought that thing was gonna kill and eat me...lol. I finished my "shower", dried off and went out of that room. I had the maid (many households have maids for whatever reason even if they aren't particularly rich) kill it, which she didn't seem to want to do. I almost took the shoe away from her so that I could kill it before it got away...lol.

Singapore (one of the cleanest countries I've ever seen) even has roaches that roam the busier streets at night.

I hate roaches, but at least they aren't dangerous really. In Arizona and Nevada we have MANY types of Scorpions, Assassin Bugs, Brown Recluses, Sun Spiders, etc....much worse. I killed a Brown Recluse in my bedroom last year and a Bark Scorpion (the most poisonous kind in the USA) behind the TV. I also killed a few of them outside on the front step...trying to get IN the house.
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