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Old 08-10-2009, 04:03 PM
Location: Wyoming
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If I was 27 and wanted go for some island living, I would go to Indonesia. Your $10,000 would last over a year without even having to work, Plus you could get a job teaching English at one of the many language schools there. Much safer, nicer, and cheaper than Guam. Thailand seems to have a lot of opportunities as well as Cambodia, Vietnam and China. You might need to take an EFL training course for a couple weeks, but 1000's of young people do this. Daves ESL Cafe is a good place to get info. Just a thought. Good luck to you.
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Old 10-16-2010, 07:29 PM
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We've lived on Guam before and are now in the process of retiring there. My husband and I left only because his job was transferred to Maui, Hawaii ten years ago. It was always our plan to return. But they are all correct, it is not a place you should go expecting to find a job right away. You need to have some type of monthly income before moving there, thus the reason we waited until retirement. We are excited to move back to what we consider our home, but do not be fooled. It is not only expensive to live there, it is very expensive to get there! Since Continental and United (now owned by Continental) are the only planes going there, they can charge an enormously high rate. From Hawaii it is $1200 one way! Also to send your things is expensive. If you choose to ship them via a mover, it will cost about $12,000 and this does not include a car or furniture! (Only personal and household items). If it is any help to you, it is least expensive to send your boxes via United States Parcel Post. But be aware that every item in the box needs to be itemized on a customs form. Save yourself a lot of problems and take their advice - visit first!
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Old 10-20-2010, 10:10 AM
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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I'm guessing that since this post is over a year old the OP made his decision a while ago.
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