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If you could live in a foreign country, which country you would like to live in?
Posted July 18th, 2012 - 8:52 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
If you could live in a foreign country, which country you would like to live in? You should say:
- What country would it be?
- How do you know about this country?
- If you could work in that country, what kind of work you think you would do?
Really inspired to hear/read some voices/posts!
http://www.oddcast.com/home/demos/tts/tts_example.php
Halima

Posted July 18th, 2012 - 9:25 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
May be I could live in the USA, but
publications like this one:
How American Corporations Have Made America Like the Soviet Union.
http://www.alternet.org/visions/156311/the_new_totalitarianism%3A_how_american_corporations_have_made_america_like_the_soviet_union/

Posted July 18th, 2012 - 2:12 pm by from Colon, Costa Rica (Permalink)
Sarah, if you'd ever like to plan a trip to Costa Rica, let me hear from you! We're also always trying to think of ways to have people whose company we'd enjoy rent our smaller houses. We've always been fans of intentional communities, but it never seemed to come together. In our ideal world, our farm would be full of bridge-playing, politically progressive, sociable cooks:)

The Czech Republic has been on our home-exchange wish list for years (no takers), but our hearts, if not our linguistic comfort zone, seem to belong to France. The Alps. And maybe Boston:)

Sharon

Posted July 21st, 2012 - 5:59 am from Prague, Czech Republic
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Posted July 21st, 2012 - 6:31 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
hi Sarah,
hmm,
@"at 59, I finally got my BA the year I turned 50. Now I'm looking towards an MA in economics"...BRAVO!
ME the same with an European MBA in economics at 53. Obtaining the Relevant MA in economics is like your climbing on a camel not only in Mongolia, but elsewhere!But Stepping down resembles persuading economics's gurus, that you are not a horse, that is a Russian proverb,meaning that YOU are YOU and are worth in some areas..
BTW,ENVY YOUR education as: Mainly travelling and reading.
Halima

Posted July 21st, 2012 - 11:32 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
Just now've tweeted to Dr.Nellie Deutsch:
@nelliemuller @Nasaf_gnm WeRealyEnjoyed!Txs4 post'g abt ourBestUzbek EnglishTeachers!A pity,tht never been2Canada!

You can read about us here:
http://paper.li/f-1322046446
in the Saturday, Jul. 21, 2012 issue
Halima

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Posted July 21st, 2012 - 4:06 pm by from Camisano Vicentino, Italy (Permalink)
My same country at half the cost and half the humidity.... Aarghhh.

Posted July 21st, 2012 - 6:42 pm from Ottawa, Canada
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Posted July 22nd, 2012 - 7:29 am by from Daylesford, Australia (Permalink)
jaaaa
35 years ago i looked and looked all over the world. then i found australia. i liked. i stayed. hurrah!
turned roo, i did.
:>)

Posted July 25th, 2012 - 7:54 pm by from Gloucester, United States (Permalink)
I, too, would love to live in Italy. I cannot even imagine how anyone, if it was possible, would not want to live in Italy. But, that's just me!

Posted September 4th, 2012 - 10:00 am from Kuenzelsau, Germany
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Posted July 27th, 2012 - 5:15 am from Prague, Czech Republic
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Posted July 27th, 2012 - 6:31 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
here you can watch abt Fort Ross.
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_163772490349838&ap=1


Posted August 31st, 2012 - 5:28 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
Fort Ross Bicentennial: Insider's Peek At The Historical Celebration.
On July 28-29, one of the first and oldest Russian settlements in the United States celebrated its two-hundredth birthday. Kira Tverskaya, this year's SURF officer, was lucky enough to spend a weekend lost somewhere between the present and the past, on the coast of Northern California, where still stands an ancient Russian fortress.
http://www.joinsurf.com/index.php?mact=News,cntnt01,detail,0&cntnt01articleid=59&cntnt01pagelimit=7&cntnt01returnid=15
Wonder:Have People,CS For All Ages,50s+ Travellers participated/celebrated too?!
Halima

Posted July 18th, 2012 - 1:37 pm from Prague, Czech Republic
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Posted July 18th, 2012 - 1:39 pm from Prague, Czech Republic
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Posted July 20th, 2012 - 12:44 am by from Forchheim, Germany (Permalink)
Hello to the group
and a big smile...
Over the years I have come to feel very much at home here in Franconia.
I had different passions, for towns more than for countries.
I loved Athens for a while...and I certainly enjoyed London. -And I have an ongoing relationship with Rome!
I originally intended to spend my retirement at the Lago Maggiore.
I thought of moving away from Germany repeatedly and at different times.

Now if I needed to move away I´d probably want to move to Australia. It combines vast space and beautiful landscapes with a culture which still has a lot of British "flavor". And I have met some lovley people there.
I plan to travel there again and again, but I feel I am growing too old to move "just for the sake of changing environment".

IF I were to move to Australia, I´d most likely want to live in Western Australia. My dream would then be to have a very special bed and breakfast in Perth.

Greetings and safe travels to you all!

Posted July 20th, 2012 - 1:42 am by from Langley, United States (Permalink)
I left the Central California Coast 3 years ago.

I moved there from Seattle over 30 years before, and watched it turn in to a cesspool of human deterioration.

The year before I left, a 60 year old woman on her 6AM jog through the park 2 blocks from my house was dragged into the bushes and raped.

Two blocks in the other direction a week before at the Jack in the Box, a teenage Latino was shot to death after a drug deal gone wrong.

Enough.

Now I live where there are as many deer as people, and the eagles soar overhead.

Cherie

Posted July 20th, 2012 - 3:30 am by from Curitiba, Brazil (Permalink)
"The grass always seems to be greener on the other side of the fence."

Helga, the grass where I live is ever green!

I don´t feel like moving from Brasil or Curitiba.
Currently I am enjoying planting trees, watching them growing up - can´t wait to eat their fresh fruits, sleep in a hammock under shadowy trees, after work.

At the same time, I miss this experience that is so normal for most of you: nature changing, nature rhythm: 4 in 1 year (or two).














Posted July 20th, 2012 - 3:54 am by from Curitiba, Brazil (Permalink)
"we still have all 4 seasons!"

Halima, I haven´t forgoten: one day I will request your couch, and we will bicycle to Samarkand!!! which season is the better?

Hugs!

Emi.

Posted July 21st, 2012 - 3:41 pm from Kuenzelsau, Germany
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Posted July 18th, 2012 - 2:19 pm by from Langley, United States (Permalink)
Eg tala ekki islensku, but I'd LOVE to live in Iceland.

I tried it 3 years ago (rented an apt there) an will return as soon as I can figure the rest of my life elements around it.

As far as what to do there: I'd probably aim towards something with arctic animal behavior research.

Cherie

Posted July 18th, 2012 - 3:12 pm from Newport, United States
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Posted July 18th, 2012 - 3:15 pm by from Saint-Jerome, Canada (Permalink)
Spain very south of Spain !But then again I would move to Nova Scotia for 6 months also !

Posted July 18th, 2012 - 4:18 pm from Brooklyn, United States
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Posted July 18th, 2012 - 5:10 pm by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
hi LARRY11215,
what about this then:
@"By now, you can write these stories in your sleep. Young thugs with guns start shooting at each other. Bullets spray. Innocent bystanders bleed and die. Anguished soul-searching breaks out all over. How could a harmless street party turn into a bloodbath? Clearly, we need action to address the root causes"...
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/commentary/broken-families-behind-the-violence/article4424254/
H

Posted July 18th, 2012 - 8:14 pm by from Langley, United States (Permalink)
Now that sounds good!

Cherie

Posted July 18th, 2012 - 8:45 pm from Morgan Hill, United States
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Posted July 19th, 2012 - 3:27 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
Namaste Raju,
thank you for your compliment,
believe that if I could live in other country,where universities need faculty with a relevant competence,I would have offered a proper job too,especially in German speaking countries.
But in the USA due this article we may encounter the same bureaucrats so similar to ours?!
The New Totalitarianism: How American Corporations Have Made America Like the Soviet Union.
Free-market capitalism was supposed to save us from the tyranny of faceless apparatchiks. But that's not what happened.
http://www.alternet.org/visions/156311/the_new_totalitarianism%3A_how_american_corporations_have_made_america_like_the_soviet_union/
Yesterday I visited the so famous here Singapore University in Tashkent,for asking the Mr.Rector how to be applied there based at IELTS scores.He spoke in the very Breshnev style repeating many times how it is important to speak English today...the language of instruction here is English, this rector does not speak English himself he still learning,he praised about merits of getting a diploma here,surrounded by his secretaries..obtaining his diploma costs about % 5000 a year..the average salaries of mom+dad of the girl whom I am tutoring now is about $250+$300 a month,they are a family of 4 persons...
Halima




Posted July 21st, 2012 - 5:51 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
Interested to read more on BHARATIA!
Especially on Indian educational system,I had learnt more then other UZBEK had about this country,BCS I am living quite opposite the ICC=the Indian Cultural Center, named after Lal Bachadur Shastri.
It is so pity ,that India does not promote its?! may be better to say HER! image as the ICT country,I tell this to you as the first hand lady, been involved almost in all ICC Functions and being the holder of many of her diplomas.But never heard about some ICT EVENTS there!
Professor Sugata Mitra sits down with AdvancED by Mark Elgart to discuss the changing role of education and the evolution of the human collective in self-education.
http://vimeo.com/45901179
I had conducted a virtual class on this issue too,but our bureaucrats in education still, not yet? do not speak English..
http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/650293-tesol2012-members-gather-at-wiziq-the-english-speaking-uzbek-street
Halima

Posted July 21st, 2012 - 5:59 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
Just read this one ,which REFLECTS my wishes:
Beirut Social Media Class a Hot Spot for Senior Citizens
http://mashable.com/2012/07/20/beirut-social-media-class-a-hot-spot-for-senior-citizens/
This kind of work is for me! But we have no people here who would invest in Senior Citizens' digital education ...
Halima

Posted August 21st, 2012 - 3:24 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
@"Interested to read more on BHARATIA"!
Schumpeter.The silence of the Bollygarchs.
Should India’s tycoons speak up more about politics?
http://www.economist.com/node/21560545?fsrc=scn/te/tw/pe/silenceofthebollygarchs
hi Indian CS,
Wonder: what does this image mean,how better to understand this:


Halima

Posted August 21st, 2012 - 6:33 pm from Camden, United States
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Posted September 2nd, 2012 - 10:45 pm by from Langley, United States (Permalink)
Thanks, Zoe!

We're SO smart around here, simply because we all share what we know!
Your post promotes accelerated communication!

Talk about a brain pool...

Are we here together from around the world because we're suppose to be (destiny), or are we here together from around the world by accident?

I like to think the first...;D

Cherie

Posted September 2nd, 2012 - 11:40 pm from Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico
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Posted September 2nd, 2012 - 11:44 pm by from Langley, United States (Permalink)
A cup of tea and a slice of toast with butter and raspberry jam can help come to a logical solution ;D

Cherie

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Posted September 2nd, 2012 - 11:40 pm by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
Helga,which one?
there are several on this date?
Halima

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Posted September 3rd, 2012 - 12:08 pm by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
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Posted July 18th, 2012 - 5:53 pm by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
hi Jo,
so interesting. I would like to go to Germany or to other German speaking country.
May be you can read this article of Ubaldo Villani Lubelli at
"L'Occidentale", Italy,
I read it in Russian here:
http://www.inosmi.ru/europe/20120411/190329313.html
But then I read this:
http://www.inosmi.ru/op_ed/20120703/194433702.html
Halima

Posted July 18th, 2012 - 5:56 pm by from Curitiba, Brazil (Permalink)
I would love to live a year or two, in a country that has 4 seasons!

@Jo, congratulations! you´ve built a glorius life, indeed!

Once I was a potter too...

Emi.


Posted July 18th, 2012 - 6:14 pm by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
hi Emi,
we still have all 4 seasons!
Halima

Posted July 18th, 2012 - 9:44 pm by from Langley, United States (Permalink)
OK...now I just saw a story on Poznan, Poland.

I'd like to at least give it a try there.

My friend lived there in the 1980's when it was under Soviet rule. He revisits it every year or so: he can't believe the change there every time he goes.

It's a college town: I'm sure it's lovely there.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/18/world/europe/economic-gloom-in-europe-barely-touches-poland.html?pagewanted=all

Cherie

Posted July 19th, 2012 - 4:26 am from Sydney, Australia
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Posted July 19th, 2012 - 9:04 am by from Portimao, Portugal (Permalink)
He he everybody,
after long time here not active I am actually at Algarve Paradise - the Africa of Portugal, lol.

My eperience: go all where your heart is taking you.....
Taschkent, Halima, you invited me already some years ago.....but never could realize to be a Nomad in Kazachstan, having so heavy winters too!!!! And even Icehockey, the only "thing" I miss here in Portugal, lol.
So maybe i go to Canada next future.......Than I will miss all beside Icehockey.......

You can never have all!!!!

Enjoy enjoy each day because each day is the first day of the rest of life!!!!
Hakuna matata!!!
Cheers to all
Kurt=Kurial=Kurtix

Posted July 19th, 2012 - 9:40 am from Marsalforn, Malta
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Posted July 19th, 2012 - 12:22 pm by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
Also some would like upon their moving to work.
How the country's innovative image can influence our decision to move and to work there.
World’s Most Innovative Countries [Infographic].
http://www.bitrebels.com/technology/worlds-most-innovative-countries-infographic/
Halima

Posted July 30th, 2012 - 9:53 pm from Maroochydore, Australia
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Posted August 4th, 2012 - 6:22 pm by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)

If someone would like to live in China,then she/he must know this:
Five Chinese expressions you should know
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/china/travel-tips-and-articles/77424?affil=twit
H

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I've been living overseas for almost the past twelve years. I'm in Korea working as a university lecturer. I live here mainly because of the job...okay money, and the opportunity to travel. I also spend a fair amount of time in Chiang Mai, Thailand. At some point, I will probably retire there. I enjoy Thai culture and the Thai people are generally welcoming. There is also a diverse expat community and good, affordable medical and dental care. However, if I thought I could afford it, I would move to Europe in a heart beat. I spent time in Spain this past winter, and have just returned from a month in Prague. I would be quite happy to spend some extended time in either place. However, both are much more expensive than Chiang Mai. My retirement funds will go much further in CM than Europe. Also, I am a quick plane ride from some beautiful warm beaches if I choose Thailand.

Posted August 7th, 2012 - 4:00 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
@Nancie.
Could you, PLZ, write more in detail, what it is like to live as a retired university lecturer in Chiang Mai,Thailand,I mean living conditions,expenses, costs.
and more about this:
@" My retirement funds will go much further in CM than Europe"...
Halima

Posted August 8th, 2012 - 12:05 am from Sydney, Australia
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Posted September 4th, 2012 - 9:16 pm by from Bern, Switzerland (Permalink)
I have the choice of two great countries to live in, New Zealand and Switzerland. Born and 20 years in the former, lived half my life in the latter. Why? economics, culture, quality of life.

What Rhinepearl says also applies
Swiss have moved to NZ, and come back, and gone again ...

>and have come back, because no matter where one lives, if you are not rich, you will have to work for a living, and making a living in a country, that we are not very familiar with or do not speak the language well enough will always be difficult. And after retirement there is the question with the health system and so on.

>The grass always seems to be greener on the other side of the fence.

Posted September 5th, 2012 - 1:27 am from Sydney, Australia
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Posted September 5th, 2012 - 11:16 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
salom GANDALFO,
um Deine Vorzuege (If you could live in a foreign country, which country you would like to live in?) besser zu verstehen,hab'ich Dein Profile geguckt,und alles wurde im Nu klar!
@"I have the choice of two great countries to live in, New Zealand and Switzerland. Born and 20 years in the former, lived half my life in the latter. Why? economics, culture, quality of life".
Nur wundere ich mich uber Deine sprachlichen Vorzuege!Falls ich in Bern,in der Schweiz gelebt haette,wuerde ich beide Sprachen sprechen! Ist es schwer hier Deutsch als ausgezeichnet zu machen/beherschen?
Halima


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Posted September 27th, 2012 - 2:55 pm by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
Great Places.San Francisco Is America's Best City in 2012.
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-09-26/san-francisco-is-americas-best-city-in-2012
Are there CS from San Francisco?

Halima

Posted September 28th, 2012 - 1:39 am from Morgan Hill, United States
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Posted September 28th, 2012 - 3:19 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
hi Raju,
hope that you enjoy living there! Could you tell us abt that!?
Halima

Posted October 8th, 2012 - 4:55 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
Would like to read more on Celebrations of the Columbus Day...
http://iipdigital.usembassy.gov/st/english/inbrief/2012/10/2012
1002136992.html#axzz28g30JfCq


Halima

Posted October 8th, 2012 - 7:34 pm from Camden, United States
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Posted September 5th, 2012 - 8:28 pm by from Bern, Switzerland (Permalink)
Hallo,
ich spreche auch deutsch, aber fühle mich unsicher,
auf deutsch zu schreiben.
Mein Wortwahl ist im Vergleich zu Müttersprachliche
begrenzt; ich beherrsche die ganze Fall-Regeln
nicht; und ich weiss immer nicht ob etwas mannlich,
oder was auch immer ist. Es braucht zu viel Zeit nachzuschlagen.

I see English as an advanced development of German
(about 800 years advanced :-), having replaced many grammatical features by a wider use of context and
larger vocabulary (including lots of phrasal verbs,
a major stumbling block for English learners).

The language here is Swiss-German anyway, with different
words, tenses, and very different pronunciation -
dependent on which area of the country you come from.
Abe vieel eifache zu schreibe, da siine schriftschprache
fonetisch isch. Fehler sin dann unmöglig!

graham

Posted September 6th, 2012 - 2:52 am from Sydney, Australia
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Posted July 5th, 2013 - 8:27 am by from Hangzhou, China (Permalink)
@Emi:
Our place has 4 distinctive seasons, but in the other way, I would say, we are so so so so hot in the summer (like recently it's above 35 degree) and so so sooo wet and cold in the winter. Yes, it's so comfortable and beautiful in autumn and spring.
Have a good day to all of you!
And smile to you all.
Daisy

Posted July 5th, 2013 - 3:07 pm by from Curitiba, Brazil (Permalink)
Hello Daisy, maybe one day I will visit you in autumm or spring then :)

This morning I was out bike riding. Sky was incredible blue. Even if weather here is, say, 70% sunny, after some rainy days I long for sun.

Have a good day!

Emi.

Posted July 6th, 2013 - 4:45 am from Sydney, Australia
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Posted July 22nd, 2012 - 7:49 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
and new residents in those countries often become famous!
Три профессора РЭШ в рейтинге RePEc Top Young Economists за июнь 2012 года.
Top Young Economists, as of June 2012.
http://ideas.repec.org/top/top.young.html
Halima

Posted July 22nd, 2012 - 1:59 pm from Ottawa, Canada
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Posted July 23rd, 2012 - 10:56 pm from Essen, Germany
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Posted July 24th, 2012 - 1:42 am by from New York, United States (Permalink)
I would live in New York City,USA. C'mon is there really any place better to live?

Posted July 24th, 2012 - 4:11 am from Walla Walla, United States
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Posted July 24th, 2012 - 8:22 am by from Daylesford, Australia (Permalink)
how did you know, schorschi-bubi?
i made a pouch from a sarong and slung the little ones up in it, close to my ample bosoms. so practical: warmth, security and food, all provided in one space.
and you? did you sew your youngsters into sealskins, for the endless winters up there, kanucken-style, and feed them on raw walrus fat?
:>)
roo, getting sillier all the time

Posted July 24th, 2012 - 3:31 pm by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
Sometimes people after moving to other country create there enclaves and live in them...
Russian, Israeli enclaves in Goa will not be tolerated, says Manohar Parrikar.
Interested to read opinions of Indian CSs and CSs,who travelled there.
http://www.i4u.com/2012/07/manohar-parrikar/says-be-manohar-parrikar-goa-will-not-tolerated-russian-enclaves-israe
Halima

Posted July 26th, 2012 - 12:57 am from Ottawa, Canada
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Posted July 26th, 2012 - 4:06 am by from Daylesford, Australia (Permalink)
what is ice?
is it the same stuff we buy in bags at the petrol station here, to fill the bathtub with and then stick in the beer? for the bbq.
and you use it to play hockey with? crazy kanuks.
and i really hope your papooses still talk to you.
at what age do you let them off the boards?
:>) roo

Posted July 24th, 2012 - 2:55 am from Menasha, United States
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Posted July 26th, 2012 - 5:57 am by from Ra'anana, Israel (Permalink)
As a Jew, my primary concern when thinking of an alternative country to live in would be that anti-semitism should be minimal in that country. Israeli tourists who return from Nepal and Thailand are telling stories that make me think that these countries could be options. I think I would like to keep my current occupation on my hypothetical new country. It would be good to have one part of my life familiar and dependable, would it not? :-)


Posted July 27th, 2012 - 4:29 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
Just wonder:
have you read about that or may be already visited the Fort Ross?
In 1812, on a stretch of the Pacific Ocean eighty miles north of San Francisco, Russian explorers established Colony Ross, Russia’s deepest vanguard into North America. Colony Ross was settled to produce food to support the Russian settlements in Alaska, as well as to expand the valuable sea otter trade.
Although the Russian American Company stayed for just three decades, their contributions to early California society were vast – they built California’s first ships and windmills, introduced glass-paneled windows, created the first brickyard, catalogued the local flora and fauna, completed detailed maps and were, by today’s standards, among California’s earliest entrepreneurs. Fort Ross is an excellent example of the best of California and what it has to offer the world: a rich history, diverse cultural legacy, beautiful nature, and dedicated people.

http://www.fortross.org/bicentennial-2012/

Posted October 9th, 2012 - 1:50 pm by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
Would like to visit the Fort Ross,which was established
in 1812, on a stretch of the Pacific Ocean eighty miles north of San Francisco and to see/feel how this Smarter City is working.
Twitter and Airbnb Founders Want to Build a Smarter City.
http://mashable.com/2012/10/09/sf-citi/
Halima

Posted October 9th, 2012 - 2:05 pm by from New York, United States (Permalink)
We talk about Columbus Day in NYC. The kids are off from school and there is a big parade down 5th Avenue. Italian Americans that are proud of their heritage honor the many social clubs that put on the parade. Each year people are very interested in who will be the Grand Marshall. Since this parade is always so close to election day every politician,local and national,struts their stuff in the parade!

Judy

personally,I always attend the St.Patrick's Day parade with friends and family.

Posted October 9th, 2012 - 2:56 pm from Portland, United States
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Posted October 26th, 2012 - 1:31 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
Why is Canada so attractive?
U.S. economy...We're All Moving to Canada.
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-10-25/were-all-moving-to-canada
H

Posted October 26th, 2012 - 3:13 am from Sydney, Australia
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Posted October 31st, 2012 - 2:16 pm by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
If you could live in a foreign country, which country you would like to live in?
Названы самые процветающие страны мира.
http://news.rambler.ru/16155074/
Введенный шесть лет назад рейтинг наиболее процветающих стран мира оценивает достижения каждого государства по восьми категориям. Это — мощь экономики, деловой климат, эффективность управления, система образования, уровень здравоохранения, безопасность и верховенство закона, личная свобода человека, социальный капитал. В нынешнем году в рейтинг вошли 144 страны мира.
Named the most prosperous countries in the world.
@"Introduced six years ago, the top most prosperous countries in the world to measure the accomplishments of each state in eight categories. This is - the power of the economy, business climate, management efficiency, the system of education, level of health, security and the rule of law, personal freedom, social capital. This year, the rating includes 144 countries".
The global Mexican.Mexico is open for business.
http://www.economist.com/news/business/21565152-mexico-open-business-global-mexican?fsrc=scn/tw/te/pe/theglobalMexican
H

Posted November 6th, 2012 - 3:22 am from Invercargill, New Zealand
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Posted November 6th, 2012 - 10:22 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
J Carl,
so interesting to read your opinions.
Is there in NZ any organization like PEACE CORP,via which you can be hired as an English Teacher and sent to other countries?
Halima

Posted November 6th, 2012 - 7:42 pm from Invercargill, New Zealand
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Posted November 8th, 2012 - 1:20 am by from Langley, United States (Permalink)
J Carl

You say, "I write far too much without thinking sometimes."

Not at all! I find your endless babbling informative and entertaining!!! LOL!!!

Cherie

(Please forgive my funnin' with you.)

Posted November 8th, 2012 - 2:19 am from Invercargill, New Zealand
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Posted November 29th, 2012 - 10:01 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
Cadence,
was thinking when and how to finish this so long thread? but it becomes more and more interesting and this is because of your thoughtful postings too...
many can hear only words of Ann,hero:poor Harry and the anger answer of Holly... but your remark:
@"In the film “The Third Man”, Orson Welles’s character, the rogue Harry Lime, famously says that Italy for 30 years had war, terror and murder under the Borgias but in that time produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance; Switzerland had 500 years of peace and democracy—and produced the cuckoo clock"...
what associations!
must rethink and re watch these both movies...
Halima

Posted November 29th, 2012 - 4:40 pm from Ottawa, Canada
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Posted August 7th, 2012 - 2:11 pm by from Saratov, Russia (Permalink)
Nice thread)) actually for me one of possible alternatives is Uzbekistan (3-5 times visited some places of the country, both cities and countryside, and stayed 1-2 month; I would freelance there as I do here). Do you think it is wise of me Halima? Which city\region you would recommend me?
However, more probably I would move to Turkey: nice country also but sounds just more stable than ex-USSR countries in Middle Asia (which I love very much). So that, if I purchase real estate in Turkey, I can be sure that my son would safely inherit it some day.
What do you think of my plans?

Posted August 8th, 2012 - 5:15 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
Lidia,privet!
Так странно общаться на CS, т.е Online...
Не лучше ли приехать на недельку к нам?! Прямой поезд Саратов-Ташкент! Посетим базары,покушаем плов,шашлык, поедим арбузов,дынь,винограду с лепешками и поговорим обо всем!
Хочу построить CS Hostel.Уже купила участок на 6 соток, всего 20 км от Ташкента,от метро добираться только одной маршруткой.
UZBEKISTONga MARHAMAT!
http://www.couchsurfing.org/group_read.html?gid=44642&post=9748226
H

Posted August 9th, 2012 - 9:45 am by from Saratov, Russia (Permalink)
Ой, у вас что-то грандиозное)) вот не знали мы, когда были в РУз)) а где именно будет хостел? Обязательно приеду посмотреть и помочь по мере возможности! Кстати, спасибо за приглашение. Да, поезд прямой, красота! А давайте сначала Вы к нам - у меня загранпаспорт кончился, новый делается не скоро((
Кстати, я увидела Ваш пост http://www.couchsurfing.org/group_read.html?gid=44642&post=9748226 (ответ ROSIWIEN). Думаю, что с регистрацией и симкартой помочь не так сложно, хотя тоже бывают нюансы (регистрация - требует неск. часов времени, симкарта - вопрос доверия), а вот насчет пригласительного письма в НС была дискуссия, и сошлись во мнении, что это жуткий геморрой и только для близких родственников нормально уделить столько времени и усилий. Так же и у нас в России. Но не в этом дело, мой вопрос касается не приглашения, а регистрации, для друзей. Хотя уже вопрос не актуален, все же хочу попросить ответить мне http://www.couchsurfing.org/group_read.html?gid=127&post=12634537, прокоментировать, что это было))
Лида.

Posted August 9th, 2012 - 10:05 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
Lidia,
Для граждан России все оченЬ просто:
покупаешь билет без никакого приглашения, первые 3 дня живешь без регистрации,потом надо зарегистрироваться в самом дешевом отеле, их здесЬ тысячи!
H

Posted August 9th, 2012 - 10:32 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
Lidia,
@'However, more probably I would move to Turkey: nice country also but sounds just more stable than ex-USSR countries in Middle Asia (which I love very much). So that, if I purchase real estate in Turkey, I can be sure that my son would safely inherit it some day'...
Yes, You are right!
Если покупать недвижимость в Турции, то лучше купить землю под стройку или совсем убитый дом.Я могу помочь с бригадой строителей из Ташкента, обойдется в два раза дешевле. Они имеют опыт работы в Турции.
Halima

Posted August 9th, 2012 - 10:22 pm by from Saratov, Russia (Permalink)
Большое спасибо, Халима. А о Вашем проекте хостела расскажете?

Posted August 11th, 2012 - 3:11 pm from Camden, United States
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Posted August 11th, 2012 - 3:20 pm by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
Hi DARRELL,
the train #006 is called: Moscow-Tashkent.
assume, that the train Saratov-Tashkent goes through ATIRAU, but must check that.
H

Posted August 17th, 2012 - 12:00 am by from Daejeon, South Korea (Permalink)
@Halima...I wrote you a response re. Chiang Mai and for some reason CS would not let me post it, and to add insult to injury, the message seems to have gone ...poof!

When I have time I will rewrite and try to post again :)

Posted August 22nd, 2012 - 1:35 am by from Langley, United States (Permalink)
I just found this great website that might sway your opinion of where you would live: it compares cost of living, restaurants, rent, taxis, etc. from one city to another worldwide.

I created another thread for it, but I figured it might be relevant here, too:

http://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/comparison.jsp?null

Cheers!
Cherie

Posted August 29th, 2012 - 5:36 pm by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)

A very important info about the *real* reset - easier visas in both directions:
Historic Visa Agreement Enters Into Force September 9, 2012

Moscow, Russia | August 29, 2012
The U.S. Embassy in Moscow is pleased to announce that the historic U.S.-Russia visa agreement will enter into effect September 9, 2012.
http://moscow.usembassy.gov/pr_visas-082912.html
Halima

Posted September 1st, 2012 - 5:15 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
May be to move/live in Russia?


Москва отмечает свое 865-летие.
http://bestpeople.name/presscenter/show/type/2/id/98
Halima

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Thank you for that post...I found it very interesting.

Sharon

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Brigitte - first of all my condolences on the loss of two of your children. I cannot begin to imagine the pain of dealing with such a tragedy.

The German politics that you have described sounds like the UK....without the 'Made in Britain' pride which disappeared many years ago.

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Posted November 27th, 2012 - 2:05 pm by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
The lottery of life.Where to be born in 2013?
http://www.economist.com/news/21566430-where-be-born-2013-lottery-life?fsrc=scn/tw/te/tr/thelotteryoflife
Halima

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Posted December 23rd, 2012 - 4:06 pm by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
Some controversial thoughts are published by @TheEconomist...
The foreign-born are more successful in Britain than in most places.
http://econ.st/WvqSF0
Halima

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