We have been living in London Ontario now for the last 3 months. I thought I would try to write a little bit about what we think of the place and our decision to come here even though it is probably too early to tell how we will eventually feel.
Before I came to Britain I thought I knew the feeling of being homesick because of previous moves to and fro across Canada during my life and missing aspects of the Yukon when I lived on the Island and visa-versa. In my case, I was wrong.
After a wonderful Thai meal and litre of beer each costing just under a fiver, we managed to get dragged into every taylors going to try and buy a suit.
'The Tsunami came to my shop but I wouldn't let it in' The shop keeper told me proudly as he pointed out his damaged shop front still with sandbags at the front. Alot of the shops are still damaged and the smell of raw sewage is overpowering. We were also told of the cholera outbreak that has killed lots of people. Locals everywhere trying to get you into their cafe, restaurant or shop and when we gave them something stupid like the changed from the money used to pay our bill, they were so grateful it could make you cry.
Flew from Glasgow via Dubai on June 5th and arrived in Perth June 6th and thought we were landing back in Glasgow!!…same weather even the ariel view looked the same. Yes you can all blame us for being the ones who brought the weather with them!
Couldn’t fault Emirates airline, they even give you a ‘night kit’ which includes an eye mask, earplugs, bed socks and compact toothbrush..so don’t bother buying any of them, although the flight back from Dubai to Glasgow was delayed for an hour and a half. I fell asleep as soon as we boarded only to wake up, look out of the window and see tarmac, with amazement I turned to my husband and said "God have we landed!!" "no" he replied "we haven’t took off yet". What a sickener!
Every time I read the tales of how families have coped with loved ones migrating, it always makes me think about how I will deal with my own situation once it comes around. Is there a perfect way of telling your family you are moving to the other side of the world? Should it be kept secret till the last possible minute? Or is there a better way of ‘sweetening the pill’?
Recently I swapped sexy, sophisticated San Francisco for a remote Andalucian hamlet. Rather than power walking around Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park every morning, I now amble down chestnut and olive covered mountain slopes, seldom encountering another human being. It is what you might call a far cry.
Ever wondered how to go about emigrating to Australia and go about getting an Australian visa? Wondering what the various options were and how to go about the different schemes without too much red tape or expense? There are lots of ways to emigrate to Australia from the UK. This article spells it out in 9 easy stages. Like everything else, applying to emigrate to Australia need never be difficult if you plan your route in stages.
The idea of moving abroad to escape debt seems to be more of a common practice these days. People who have failed businesses or are swamped in debt believe that moving abroad will give them a fresh start and allow them to build a new life.
Asia’s best-kept secret for expatriates, Malaysia has a vibrant mix of foreign and indigenous tribal cultures, creating a veritable melting pot of peoples, traditions and religions. A sizable enclave of foreigners (British, Americans, Australi
ans, and Canadians) live full time or maintain holiday homes in Malaysia, and you’ll find that just about everybody speaks English, since its compulsory in local schools.