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Why do you want to go abroad?

What's your story? Discussions your reasons for going abroad.

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Why do you want to go abroad?

Sick of your home country's laws and way of life?
12
36%
Tired of the influx of obese women?
0
No votes
Financial opportunities?
0
No votes
Mongering?
0
No votes
Finding a suitable wife?
4
12%
Running away from something?
0
No votes
Frustrated with the dating scene?
5
15%
Fed up with feminism?
4
12%
Just want a fresh start in life?
5
15%
Excessive taxation in your home country?
0
No votes
Retirement?
1
3%
Other
2
6%
 
Total votes : 33

Why do you want to go abroad?

Postby marklambo » September 2nd, 2013, 9:38 pm

What is your reasoning for wanting to go abroad?

Of the choices given, what is most important for you and carries the most weight?
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Postby Winston » September 2nd, 2013, 9:44 pm

Why not have a choice for "all of the above"? People do not usually do major things for just one reason. It's usually multiple reasons.

Or you could say, "Pick the most important reason."
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Postby HouseMD » September 2nd, 2013, 9:44 pm

I travel to meet new people and have crazy adventures.
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Postby marklambo » September 2nd, 2013, 10:35 pm

Winston wrote:Why not have a choice for "all of the above"? People do not usually do major things for just one reason. It's usually multiple reasons.

Or you could say, "Pick the most important reason."


I did but I removed it. Choosing both "Finding a wife" and "Mongering" wouldn't make much sense. That's why I replaced it with "Other"
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Postby kai1275 » September 3rd, 2013, 1:41 am

I went abroad because I wanted a great wife. Now that is done, I am looking at business opportunities that just so happen to not involve staying in the US but who knows....might stay here with the money, or come back with money and a company. I am still looking for places to retire someday. If the US falls apart long before that, I will be looking to get out for sure. We shall see.
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Postby zboy1 » September 3rd, 2013, 8:28 am

The primary reason: I just got fed with the States and all that was crap going-on with the country whether it was socially, morally, culturally, economically, politically...Secondary reason was for adventure and traveling, and the third reason was because of better dating opportunities...
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Postby Everdred » September 3rd, 2013, 11:41 am

I went abroad and have remained abroad since 2009. The reason I did it was because I wanted to travel, learn about foreign cultures, experience life in outside countries, and fulfill my curiosity of the world in which I live.

I did not go abroad because I despised American women, was an "economic refugee," had a fat expat package, nor to pursue a wife. Sure, the United States wasn't doing much to convince me to stay, and I definitely dislike many things about the United States, but that had very little influence on my decision to live abroad. And I admit that non-Anglo women can be great, but I don't think women alone are enough to justify living a life around the world. They're simply the "icing on the cake" to life as an expat.

I think the people who'll survive the longest abroad, and the people who are the happiest abroad, are the ones who genuinely have an interest in travel and the outside world. If you're in it just for the women and/or money, I think you'll eventually just get fed up and return to your home country. My journey has only just begun, and I hope it never ends. I simply could not imagine my life any other way.
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Postby Bane » September 3rd, 2013, 12:44 pm

1) General cultural incompatibility with current US culture.

2) To travel, learn new languages, and find out how different people see the world.

3) To become part of a culture and society that is much older, deeper, and more established than 'Murica.

Dating opportunities for me were icing on the cake.
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Postby E Irizarry R&B Singer » September 3rd, 2013, 5:47 pm

The choices aren't multiple-choiced here alas my non-participation in the survey of this thread.

Furthermore, I'd like to say that I would love to leave and be in society that isn't worried about "get +1 up on ya/to prove they are worthy of not losing their job if they fire someone else to make it look like they are doing something worthy at their job to appease their HR dept".

There is an article where a woman in Brazil was fired for getting caught masturbating on the job because she got stressed-out easily from it in order to relieve her tension.

The courts ruled that she should be welcomed back to her job and had been. I don't know if she's still working there. If she is, she's allowed to masturbate in the bathroom in the stall even if she's loud and they notice.

I used to do that and I never got caught. Especially if it's co-worker you don't want to fratenize with but she's hot-to-death, you have to live out that figment of your imagination. lol
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Postby E Irizarry R&B Singer » September 3rd, 2013, 5:52 pm

@Everdred,

I came back to the U.S. of Gay to acquire more IT experience as well as trying to be there for my niece via Skype.

The latter hasn't worked out because my sister is always busy but yet she's always updating her FB status and pics of she, my 1.5 year old nephew, and my 6 year old niece.

I will acquire my 2nd SharePoint cert, and my 4th one altogether by the 21st of Sept/this month despite of me being laid-off yesterday on friggin' Labor Day.

I tell ya: if you can live in the U.S. of Gay, you can live anywhere else that has civil structure.
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Postby xiongmao » September 4th, 2013, 5:26 pm

I went abroad to find a wife. Maybe the prime directive has lost its way. Well I've seen the downsides to "owning" a woman, that's for sure. But if I find The One, I'll put a ring on it.

Now I'm just content to be abroad. I guess a side objective is to live in every Asian country.

I've actually got interested in programming again, and I have a gigantic amount of time to teach myself anything new.

Cash wise I've still got the same amount as when I quit my job over 6 months ago. Foreigners are seen as walking ATM machines in Asia though, so if you want to stay here a while, you need to run a tight ship.

I don't know about doing business in Asia though. Business here is ugly. ASEAN is the most corrupt group of countries on the planet. Sheesh. I'm happy just doing geek stuff.
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Postby Montanaland » September 10th, 2013, 11:24 pm

My reason is to experience a new "foreign" place and its women. That being said Esl in Korea seems like the path of least resistance...but I'm not completly sold on that country. Many..many (even N.Korea maybe?) places far exceed where im at now.
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Postby Halwick » September 13th, 2013, 1:00 am

While in the military, my father was stationed in Japan, Okinawa, Philippines, Guam and Panama. The longest assignments were in Okinawa and Panama.

The reason he preferred overseas assignments was to get away from the U.S. politics, social upheavals and instability. The military bases offered a more orderly and stable environment and protection under U.S. jurisdiction. At the same time, the local attractions were just a hop, skip and jump away.

I pretty much feel the same way about the need to eventually get out of the U.S. for the same reasons. The U.S. has degenerated into a third world country. Problem is why would I want to go abroad to a third world country where the problems in the U.S. originated and where I'll find the same problems?

Any expat communities abroad in Philippines, Thailand or Latin America that offers the orderly and security of a U.S. military base?
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Postby zacb » September 13th, 2013, 1:31 am

Multiple reasons. First, , the more libertarian I became, the more I saw where our country (the US was going), and thus decided to look into traveling abroad. Second, with all the draconian laws, I am worried legally speaking. Third, I don't think that America is the business capital anymore, so I want to try opportunities elsewhere, Fourth, when I ran across Winston's site, it gave me even more reasons to go abroad, and thus i started to go into hyper mode trying to move towards that option. And the final reason is my aspergers. I would like to live in a society that downplays it due to me being a "foreigner", but also are more forgiving of my mistakes, and don't look down on me because I am wired differently. So basically, a new life.
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Postby zacb » September 13th, 2013, 1:53 am

Halwick wrote:While in the military, my father was stationed in Japan, Okinawa, Philippines, Guam and Panama. The longest assignments were in Okinawa and Panama.

The reason he preferred overseas assignments was to get away from the U.S. politics, social upheavals and instability. The military bases offered a more orderly and stable environment and protection under U.S. jurisdiction. At the same time, the local attractions were just a hop, skip and jump away.

I pretty much feel the same way about the need to eventually get out of the U.S. for the same reasons. The U.S. has degenerated into a third world country. Problem is why would I want to go abroad to a third world country where the problems in the U.S. originated and where I'll find the same problems?

Any expat communities abroad in Philippines, Thailand or Latin America that offers the orderly and security of a U.S. military base?


I don't know your budget, but Jeff Berwick and Doug Casey have communities in South America (Doug Casey is in Argentina). Both are geared towards freedom loving Americans.
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