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Old 12-02-2014, 07:09 AM
 
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My point was I don't consider anywhere in Central or South America "overseas".
Not overseas? It certainly feels like you are overseas the moment you get in line to enter with the Policia Federal. Brazil is a different culture than the U.S. and so is Uruguay and Argentina (more Euro-centric). Their customs and traditions vary greatly than the U.S., UK or Australia (further overseas).
I agree with you about Central America since Americans are retiring in a few of those countries but not so much So. America.

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Old 12-02-2014, 07:17 AM
 
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My sister moved there and hasn't looked back. After doing some research of my own, I agree with you. It is an attractive place to go and live.
After visiting Australia I was happy to go back to America where it was not so expensive!
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Old 12-02-2014, 07:36 AM
 
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When I was in Istanbul, Turkey last week I ran into a very intelligent Syrian refugee in front of the Blue Mosque, who was once an engineering student but fled to Turkey when their civil war broke out and is now currently in Istanbul selling boat tours to tourists and his entire family practically lost everything and had to start over from scratch. So even though I am not a fan of the US government, I will always be grateful to live in a politically stable country. At the same time he mentioned that what's more important is that he and his family are alive and to place less emphasis on material goods, since you can easily lose those items due to some unforeseen event.
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Old 12-02-2014, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Long Neck,De
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I love Jamaica. But the availability of first class emergency medical care just does not come near what we have here in the U.S. Do not expect an ambulance and paramedics if you are hurt.
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Old 12-02-2014, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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The personal bubble people give each other in public space. In Europe and Asia, the concept does not really exist and often people stood too close to me while standing in line.
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Old 12-02-2014, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Herndon, VA
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After living for three years in Germany I came home and realized how much I missed Country Music on the radio. Of course, this was before the Internet and Pandora.
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Old 12-02-2014, 02:05 PM
 
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In USA, we have reduced working hours (as compared to Asia).

In Asia you appreciate Saturday, since you only have to work 1/2 day (12 hrs), not a full day (24hrs).

After returning from living in Europe I ran to Burger King to get a $.99 Whopper and to Wendy's for a $0.99 Frostie.

I miss Thailand and Singapore food ~ $3/ day and excellent. I eat much more healthy in USA for less than $3/day, but not as tasty / ez as Asia)

But... Asia did not have Hot Beef Sandwiches and Chicken Fried Steak!
you talk as if Asia is one homogenous country when you should be more specific about which country you were referring to.

In which countries you have to work 1/2 day? I know in China, Korea, Japan etc one doesn't work on Saturdays.

Asia not having beef sandwiches? you mean the entire Asia?
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Old 12-02-2014, 02:08 PM
 
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Driving on the CORRECT side of the road after Australia and UK.
how do you feel about going back and using the WRONG metric system?
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Old 12-02-2014, 03:11 PM
 
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Driving on the CORRECT side of the road after Australia and UK.

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how do you feel about going back and using the WRONG metric system?
Or just being plain wrong in the first place!!
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Old 12-02-2014, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Kalamalka Lake, B.C.
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Getting a straight answer out of just about everyone.
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