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My travels bear the most uncanny semblance to ...

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Re: My travels bear the most uncanny semblance to ...
by QM (Parson) on Apr 03, 2018 at 12:40 UTC
    My travels are more like refugees running from each successive dictator.

    After Bush Jr. was elected, I soon found myself in Canada. Not because, but in hindsight there's seems to be some correlation.

    After Stephen Harper was elected, I moved to England (not as quickly as I'd like, but still...) Managed to get my citizenship after I left (are they slow? heck!). I should have stuck around for Trudeau.

    Now the Tory/LibDem coalition has turned into the Muppets Take Manhattan (or whatever the UK equivalent is). I think I just have to get my citizenship, and then find a new place.

    Any recommendations? Unfortunately, my SO is not so keen to learn another language. Otherwise, I'd suggest somewhere in Scandinavia or Netherlands, or even Ireland. Australia or New Zealand might work, except for how restrictive they seem to be on immigration.

    -QM
    --
    Quantum Mechanics: The dreams stuff is made of

      Unfortunately, my SO is not so keen to learn another language. Otherwise, I'd suggest somewhere in Scandinavia or Netherlands, or even Ireland.

      ITYF that there is a higher proportion of non-English speakers among the population of England than Ireland. There may be many reasons not to emigrate to the Republic of Ireland, but a lack of knowledge of the Irish language isn't one of them. HTH.

        SO probably unconsciously knows some Irish (and Welsh and Gaelic too).

        -QM
        --
        Quantum Mechanics: The dreams stuff is made of

      If you want to move to Scandinavia, you can probably do it without your SO needing to learn another language.

      I did US-to-Sweden in 2008 and it's shockingly easy to get by with only English here. To the point that, if you want to practice Swedish with strangers and they get any hint that you're a native English speaker, they'll immediately take advantage of the chance to practice their English instead. It's one of the major reasons why my Swedish is still atrocious after nearly a decade here. (The other major reason being my own laziness.)

        Last year I spent a day in Lund, passing through Copenhagen and Malmö. While it was quite a "corporate" visit, my wander around Lund for dinner was quite pleasant, and hardly anyone had a problem with English. In fact, I listened in on a corporate training session (some HR "diversity" material), which was delivered in English only.

        To be so close to the rest of Europe, and yet in a charming, friendly smallish town, seems idyllic.

        -QM
        --
        Quantum Mechanics: The dreams stuff is made of

Re: My travels bear the most uncanny semblance to ...
by zentara (Archbishop) on Apr 02, 2018 at 13:20 UTC
Re: My travels bear the most uncanny semblance to ...
by wjw (Priest) on Apr 02, 2018 at 03:09 UTC

    Most certainly 'Innocents Abroad'!

    I have repeatedly been shocked and amazed at how goofy some of our American views toward other countries and peoples are. I am so grateful to have had that goofy-ness smacked out of me by real, though too brief, experience.

    ...the majority is always wrong, and always the last to know about it...

    A solution is nothing more than a clearly stated problem...

Re: My travels bear the most uncanny semblance to ...
by Happy-the-monk (Canon) on Apr 01, 2018 at 20:20 UTC

    ... A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

    Hence, people find my stories passing hard to believe.

    Cheers, Sören

    Créateur des bugs mobiles - let loose once, run everywhere.
    (hooked on the Perl Programming language)

Re: My travels bear the most uncanny semblance to ...
by LanX (Bishop) on Apr 02, 2018 at 11:24 UTC
Re: My travels bear the most uncanny semblance to ...
by eighty-one (Deacon) on Apr 02, 2018 at 18:43 UTC

    What, no Fear and Loathing?

    I'd have to say An Idiot Abroad due to all the moaning... Although my mood does improve once the traveling part is done and I've gotten to where I'm going

Re: My travels bear the most uncanny semblance to ...
by papidave (Pilgrim) on Apr 26, 2018 at 13:04 UTC
    ... Star Trek: Voyager.

    Wherever I go, I eat strange foods, my doctor is virtual, and I still haven't run out of shuttle craft.

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