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Advice to new ExPats moving to Texas...

Old Feb 9th 2011, 10:28 pm
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I moved from Britain to the US in the early 2000s and spent my first six years in Houston, TX before moving on to several other states due to work. I currently find myself in Denver, CO.

Let me tell you guys this, and I'm specifically addressing the Brits who are moving directly from Blighty to Texas (your previous two week holiday in Disney doesn't count) ... Texas is NOT the same as the rest of the USA.

I'd say, looking back, that I was largely spoiled by having Texas be my first experience of life in the USA. The cost of living, the southern hospitality, the weather, the property sizes, the restaurant portions, the value for money, the individualism and work ethic, etc. I made a few friends who moved to Houston from other places such as Wisconsion, North Carolina, California, etc, and they all told me that Texas was a different beast - it's own place with a culture, ideology and vibe that is independent and different to that of the other 49 states. And only when I left it, did I see that it was true.

So folks, enjoy your life in TX, and keep in mind that just like a child has no comprehension of the value and gift of youth, you probably have no idea how lucky you are to be living in the Great State of Texas.

I'd move back if I could, and hopefully I'll be able to soon (damn job.)
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Old Feb 10th 2011, 1:27 am
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I couldn't handle the accent. Like people wearing backwards baseball caps, I automatically deduct 15 IQ points when I hear that godawful accent.
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I couldn't handle the accent. Like people wearing backwards baseball caps, I automatically deduct 15 IQ points when I hear that godawful accent.
Really? I never noticed an accent. Before arrival, I was expecting Kentucky/Alabama/Tennessee style drawl, but I found the Texas accent to be mostly pleasant.
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