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post #121 of 129
there were too expat tribes so I merged them... I am also subbing since I might be joining the expat ranks soon.
post #122 of 129
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Originally Posted by 2ID_Wife View Post
I am back in the US but spend 5 years straight, and 7 years total in the last 12 living in Korea and would love to go back.
I hear ya! I lived in Korea for 3 years. It's been about a year and half since we came home. I'm starting to miss a lot of things about Korea. But, I do remember being totally ready to leave when we did.
post #123 of 129
I love this thread! DH will be on sabbatical next year so we are soon-to-be expats and I can't wait! DH and I are both US citizens but as a child I was an expat (grew up in Europe). I'm really looking forward to watching and helping my children adapt to a new place/culture.

We have no idea where we'll be, but we've agreed it will not be the USA.
post #124 of 129
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Originally Posted by Morningcalm View Post
I hear ya! I lived in Korea for 3 years. It's been about a year and half since we came home. I'm starting to miss a lot of things about Korea. But, I do remember being totally ready to leave when we did.
I was not ready to leave, but after 5 year straight it was like home. It was the 3rd time I was there, and I would love to go back but not sure DH is up for it.
I miss so much about it, expect my crazy neighbor at my last house.
post #125 of 129
I'm an ex-pat soon-to-be mama! Due in January, I've been living in Paris for two years . . . still adjusting, though. The adventure's been good for me, and it feels more like home, bit by bit, but still every new process is such a project! And figuring out how to do this pregnancy baby thing here is a whole nother animal. Would love more advice and tips on adjusting to life abroad!
post #126 of 129
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I'm an ex-pat soon-to-be mama! Due in January, I've been living in Paris for two years . . . still adjusting, though. The adventure's been good for me, and it feels more like home, bit by bit, but still every new process is such a project! And figuring out how to do this pregnancy baby thing here is a whole nother animal. Would love more advice and tips on adjusting to life abroad!
Oh wow. I've heard awesome things about being a new mom in France. You'll have to share some stories!

I won't be a mama until after I'm back in the U.S., but here in China I'd get some crazy looks if I went for a walk or took a shower for a month after giving birth.
post #127 of 129
ni hao, namaskar, hello!

expats here in china via india/nepal and turkey with our two-year old daughter. after a brief stint home next year, we're returning to india....or russia?...hum, what about vietnam....

curious about how many in the tribe would consider themselves 'permanent expats' - ie don't plan to take up extended residence in your home country again? we meet a fair amount of other Western families in Shanghai, but have had to say goodbye to most of our friends as they go back home after only a few months. we'd be really interested to meet up with (wherever in the world!) other families who plan on leaving native soil for the long-term....
post #128 of 129
I'm an American who used to live in Tanzania, East Africa. We are preparing to go to France for about a year to learn French then move to Mali, West Africa. I was happy to find this tribe! thumb.gif
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I'd like to resurrect this thread.  DH and I are beginning to seriously discuss moving overseas.  I have the potential for an amazing job that could take us all over the world.  DD is now 11 months old and we are planning to be pregnant again in maybe 4-6 months.  I would love to chat with mamas who have done this. I am curious about what the primary working spouse does, as well as the primary caregiver.  In our home, that's DH. What were your experiences like? How long did it take to adjust? Was it what you thought it would be? Worth it to raise children so far from family? We've just begun to discuss, but I have been fantasizing non-stop since I realized it was a legitimate possibility. TIA!

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