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Poll: How many times have you changed your country of residence in the last 10 years?
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Apr 2, 2012

This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "How many times have you changed your country of residence in the last 10 years?".

This poll was originally submitted by Kasia E Slobodzian-Taylor. View the poll results »



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Mary Worby  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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German to English
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I voted 'None, and I wouldn't' Apr 2, 2012

But only because there wasn't an option that says 'None, but never say never'!

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Ty Kendall  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 21:58
Member (2011)
Hebrew to English
Get me outta here! Apr 2, 2012

I answered twice

England > Turkey > England

I don't know if that counts as once or twice....but it will definitely be thrice coz I can't stand it here! Let me out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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patriciacharnet  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 21:58
English to French
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No but I would if opportunity arises Apr 2, 2012

I would not mind a change!

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Angola
Local time: 22:58
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None Apr 2, 2012

But I will not vote on this one as there is no "other" option and "None" cannot be just "None".
I am happy where I am but could/would be as happy elsewhere!


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Samantha Payn  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 21:58
Member (2008)
Russian to English
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None, but before then ... Apr 2, 2012

I voted None and I wouldn't because I wouldn't now, but I have spent a couple of extended periods living in Russia, which I thoroughly enjoyed at the time.

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Kasia E Slobodzian-Taylor  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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English to Polish
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3 BIG times! Apr 2, 2012

I seem to be in the lead then! And I'm only 29 years old! LOL

Poland -> England -> Indonesia

Who's got more?!


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Dave Bindon  Identity Verified
Greece
Local time: 23:58
Member (2010)
Greek to English
Just once Apr 2, 2012

UK > Greece. I can't imagine myself moving again except, possibly, to Cyprus.

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Allison Wright  Identity Verified
Portugal
Local time: 21:58
Member (2010)
German to English
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Once Apr 2, 2012

From Zimbabwe to Portugal three and a half years ago. Not likely to move again. I like it where I am!

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John Cutler  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 22:58
Spanish to English
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None Apr 2, 2012

In the last 10 years, none.

I changed my country of residence 26 years ago (US>Spain) and have rarely thought of moving back.
This turned out to be the land of opportunities for me.


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Melanie Wittwer  Identity Verified
New Zealand
Local time: 08:58
Member (2008)
English to German
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None Apr 2, 2012

I moved from Germany to New Zealand permanently, but that was 11 years ago. So it won't count for this poll.

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Phillippa May Bennett
Portugal
Local time: 21:58
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Portuguese to English
Twice Apr 2, 2012

I lived in Brazil for 5 years, then went back to the UK and am currently in Portugal...no plans to change my country of residence again at the moment. Repeating what Allison said, I'm quite happy here at the moment!

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Helen Hagon  Identity Verified
Local time: 21:58
Member (2011)
Russian to English
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No plans to move Apr 2, 2012

I have no plans to move, as moving a whole family can be quite an upheaval, unless there is a very good reason to do so. However, who knows what may be round the corner...

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B D Finch  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 22:58
Member (2006)
French to English
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Why just the last 10 years? Apr 2, 2012

I suppose there are very different reasons for people moving country: to learn or improve their knowledge of a language, attraction of a different way of life, climate, scenery, discontent with where they are, a job/career, a partner, partner's job, to escape discrimination or persecution ... . For some the move may be long-term, whether temporary or permanent and other people might need or choose to be serial movers during one or more decades. So the question only gives us a tiny glimpse of the variety of people's experiences.

I moved to France from England for at least four of the above reasons five and a half years ago and my only regret is not having done it sooner. Indeed, when I visit England, I find myself impatient to get back here. On the other hand, many years ago, I moved from England to Israel and loathed it but, for family reasons, ended up reluctantly staying eight years. So, not all moves are the same and whether one likes moving country or not depends on who and where.


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Thayenga  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 22:58
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English to German
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No, but... Apr 2, 2012


patriciacharnet wrote:

I would not mind a change!


I would move if the opportunity arose, most probably to Spain.


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