Have you ever lived in a foreign country?
SyrianBaby I picked up a British accent in England, and still can't spell grey/gray, tire/tyre, gage/gauge, etc. I didn't learn enough Japanese to be more than polite, but did learn how to BE polite, which was even better. I was fluent in German when I left, it takes about a month to get it back.
Welcome! Or Bienvenedos!
Maybe it's because German food you get in the US is bad - I had a chunky, undercooked potato salad steeped in what could have been battery acid in LA.Or some of the fearsome or blunt names like Schweinebauch and Blutwurst. Bloodwurst loses all coppery taste in curing and then tastes similar to liver
Yes. I just moved to the USA last year, so this is a foreign country to me.
Born in Japan, lived there 5 years.
I'm English and just moved to California, so I guess it is a yes :)
Switzerland, Italy, and Peru. Switzerland by far has been my favorite.
I currently live in Bali, Indonesia, and I have to say it is an amazing place!
Born in Toronto stayed there for 3 years then went back as a young adult for four more yrs, beautiful city!
Okinawa, Thailand, Philippines, Korea. Thailand was the best.
Did you learn Arabic?
That's awesome. Did you learn the languages spoken in each country?
My parents would take me and my sisters to Syria every year and I guess we would "live" there for the entire summer. But because of the war, we haven't been able to go there in two years. I miss my beautiful country :'(
England as a kid for four years, started school there in Chesham; Okinawa, Japan for three years, left at the start of the 8th grade; Germany, six years in my early twenties, learned to drive properly, and to ride a motorcycle safely and crazy-fast, and got married to a Fräulein from the Mosel.
Spent a year in Botswana when I was 20. The desire to take off again came up during the House Hunters International marathon this weekend. Hmmm...
Atrocious?! I can't even imagine a world where Jägerschnitzel, Schwenkbraten, Paprika-Hähnchen, and Schaschlik or anything from a schnellimbiss aren't my favorite foods ever. Although they did all move down the list one notch with my discovery of chocolate coated peanut brittle yesterday.
Spain and planning to do it again!
Yeah I just always hear people say Germany isn't famous for its cuisine like Italy or France. But compare mac and cheese with Kasspatzn (egg noodles with Emmental cheese) and at least that's a no contest and may hold up against Italian pasta quattro formaggi.
No, and I don't. plan on it.
One of the things I miss most is the food...
I lived in Canadia for 2 years. Most of the folks I met didn't know why they picked such a cold place to live (that was in Winnipeg MB)
Lived in Germany for a year and a half...really would love to go back someday.
Italy and Japan.
Never been to one.
England! God save the Queen
Living in London England right now. Tony add international filters!
Which town, may I ask.
Germany for a few years.
Tony, keep this question live for about 2 more years so I can change my answer :)
Spent a summer in Chile and a little over a year in China.
I was born and raised in Mexico, moved here in my early twenties and now I'm a citizen.
Yes, Martha's Vineyard.
Exmouth Australia for a few years, same with Yokohama Japan. Oh, and eight crazy months in a very small Iowa town. Those cats were bizarro, and so very aggressively xenophobic - yeeowch.
I haven't yet but I'd love to! My husbands company could potentially send us to The Emerald Isle or Panama. Either of those places I could make work. New Zealand would be cool as well.
I was born in Tokyo but moved when I was 2! Konichiwa!
I did for a month. My daughter was a rotary exchange student and spend a year in South Africa. This was the hardest place to get. She was gone a year.
Lived in Quebec, Canada when I wad a baby and in Germany as a preteen/teen. Dad was in the air force ago I was blessed with the opportunity to live in those countries.
For a week in France as part of a French Exchange program.
And in Korea from Sept 08 to Sept 09
Baghdad, Iraq from June 06 to September 07
psst: just joking everyone
I've been upstate does that count as a foreign country?
No, but I would love to do mission work in China someday.
Not personally, but I have friends who've moved their families to Russia and China.
Remember the good old days when people only got transferred to Ohio?
Yes, I did my junior year abroad in Segovia, Spain. One of the greatest years of my life.