Are you living in a non-English speaking country now?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by coolwater, Jul 1, 2009.

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    coolwater

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    Where are you and how are things there?

    What do you like and what do you hate?

    How long have you been living there and when are you coming back?
     
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    miles01110

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    I'm in Switzerland, which doesn't really count since everyone speaks some degree of English. I don't like how nothing is open past 7 in the evening, and how the ridiculous number of coffee breaks makes it impossible for me to find the people I need when i need them, and how meals drag on for ever. Switzerland is also priced much higher than it's worth in terms of basically everything (food, clothing, rent...). I've been here over a year, going back to the US at the end of July and not a moment too soon :p
     
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    u49aa2

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    Consider yourself luck that things close at 7 pm. Here in Scotland everything close at 5 :eek: yes i am not joking 5 :eek:. This is one of the reasons why i cant wait to move (hopefully very soon)
     
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    Germany here. I like it a lot. There are positives and negatives to it of course, like everything. Seems like a nice clean, well structured, mature society with good quality public services, high standard of living at a reasonable cost.

    It can be too bureaucratic, too structured and sometimes unfriendly... and sometimes the German is a bit overwhelming :eek:

    Been here almost two years and no plans to return home or travel further just yet.
     
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    Unprocessed1

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    Bless your patriotism. :)
     
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    windywoo

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    Surely you can find a chipshop open past 5 so you can buy a deep fried mars bar?
     
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    InvalidUserID

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    Yes...California. *rim shot*

    :p
     
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    neiltc13

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    Coming back where?
     
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    Love

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    I live in Canada, so we have a lot of people speaking English and some speaking French. Staying home for a while to come.
     
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    spaceboots06

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    I thought everyone spoke English. Ugh, now I have to learn other languages and accept/appreciate different cultures when I travel.
     
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    coolwater

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    It will be a humbling experience. :)
     
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    Scepticalscribe

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    The Caucasus, actually Georgia. Climate wonderful, range of food astonishingly good, scenery stunning and the ancient city of Tbilisi has a delapidated charm which I find rather attractive.

    Politically, one could say that things could be a lot better and overall, it is a country where I'd say the inhabitants, the males especially, are a bit work-shy. I find some of the traditions a bit trying, to put it mildly.

    I have been here since last September, and expect to be here for another year, at least; however, I'm going on leave next week, and must confess it is badly needed.

    Cheers and good luck
     

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