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Post #1 Sat, Jan 19, 4:02 PM
Aych Es Vee
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How many people here have moved to another country?

My wife and I plan to move to northern Ireland within a few years, for a year or so. Her family is from there, and shes been 3 or 4 times. Figured it would be good to take a semi-relaxed year, make Ireland our base, and travel through Europe from there.

Then we would like to do the same in North America. Probably base in Vancouver... although, I sort of made this thread to ask you north Americans where you think a good base city would be if you wanted to do some road trips?
I figure theres a lot of nice road-trip areas on USAs west coast? But I would kinda rather live in Canada as it seems a lot like home.

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Post #2 Sat, Jan 19, 4:10 PM
xDRAN0x
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Well I'd say Montreal or Vancouver - both good places to jump anywhere in Canada and USA #5.

If you like skiing / snowboarding, it would be preferable on the West coast because we ain't got no mountains around (decent ones).

Don't even think about Toronto.

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Post #3 Sat, Jan 19, 4:15 PM
NB
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How are you going to pay for this? If you're thinking about taking an temporary job in services or whatnot, be sure to apply for the relevant visas in advance, and perhaps think about taking a trip there a month or two in advance of moving to secure housing and go to job interviews. If you're looking to be a bartender or some sort of job in which prior experience could help, look into taking a part-time position doing that at home first (say, bartending one or two nights a week) to bolster your resume.


Also, look up the local laws regarding health insurance for non-citizen semi-permanent residents. You may need to buy heath insurance even in countries that have single-payer for citizens.

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Post #4 Sat, Jan 19, 4:43 PM
Baklava
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Ireland is bankrupt
Post #5 Sat, Jan 19, 6:16 PM
Big Rob
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Ireland is full of Irish people
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Post #6 Sat, Jan 19, 6:45 PM
Baklava
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Ireland
Post #7 Sat, Jan 19, 6:53 PM
Aych Es Vee
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Quote from NB
How are you going to pay for this? If you're thinking about taking an temporary job in services or whatnot, be sure to apply for the relevant visas in advance, and perhaps think about taking a trip there a month or two in advance of moving to secure housing and go to job interviews. If you're looking to be a bartender or some sort of job in which prior experience could help, look into taking a part-time position doing that at home first (say, bartending one or two nights a week) to bolster your resume.


Also, look up the local laws regarding health insurance for non-citizen semi-permanent residents. You may need to buy heath insurance even in countries that have single-payer for citizens.
before moving to Ireland, it shouldnt be to hard to save 10,000-20,000 AUD which will go a looooong way there, considering its practically bankrupt and cheap, and lots of her family around.

After Ireland, we would come back to Australia, save money again, then off to North America. I would probably do labor work

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Post #8 Sat, Jan 19, 6:57 PM
AMGrulz
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Post #9 Sat, Jan 19, 6:59 PM
SupraMan
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I have family who recently moved from Ireland to Australia because work over there is shit at the moment. Current unemployment rate is 14.6% compared to Australia's 5.4%. So I guess, if you plan on working over there or something, make sure you got jobs lined up maybe?
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Post #10 Sat, Jan 19, 7:34 PM
NB
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Quote from Aych Es Vee
before moving to Ireland, it shouldnt be to hard to save 10,000-20,000 AUD which will go a looooong way there, considering its practically bankrupt and cheap, and lots of her family around.

After Ireland, we would come back to Australia, save money again, then off to North America. I would probably do labor work
If you can live with her family and not pay for housing, probably. Ireland's government might be bankrupt, but the cost of living isn't that much lower than Aus:

http://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/rankings_by_country.jsp

Though, obviously that depends on where you are in the country. If you're living out in the middle of nowhere, everything's probably going to be cheap in any country you're in.

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Post #11 Sat, Jan 19, 8:07 PM
Big Rob
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Quote from SupraMan
I have family who recently moved from Ireland to Australia because work over there is shit at the moment. Current unemployment rate is 14.6% compared to Australia's 5.4%. So I guess, if you plan on working over there or something, make sure you got jobs lined up maybe?
Americans like to pretend that they're Irish, unemployment rate and all.
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Post #12 Sat, Jan 19, 8:53 PM
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Quote from Big Rob
Americans like to pretend that they're Irish, unemployment rate and all.
We're half Irish.
Post #13 Sat, Jan 19, 9:27 PM
Vanilla Ice
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Quote from NB
How are you going to pay for this? If you're thinking about taking an temporary job in services or whatnot, be sure to apply for the relevant visas in advance, and perhaps think about taking a trip there a month or two in advance of moving to secure housing and go to job interviews. If you're looking to be a bartender or some sort of job in which prior experience could help, look into taking a part-time position doing that at home first (say, bartending one or two nights a week) to bolster your resume.


Also, look up the local laws regarding health insurance for non-citizen semi-permanent residents. You may need to buy heath insurance even in countries that have single-payer for citizens.
Whats kind of cool about the Commonwealth is special visa considerations for young people travelling. The 'working tourist' visas between the UK/Australia/Canada are pretty generous on their limitations and ease of obtain.
Post #14 Sat, Jan 19, 9:38 PM
Vanilla Ice
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Also, I will probably be in Germany for a year coming up. I have no advice for you now, but I might have to ask you for yours when the time comes.
Post #15 Sun, Jan 20, 1:56 AM
RLQ
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You are much better off moving to Canada.
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Post #16 Sun, Jan 20, 3:09 AM
Archaeopteryx
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I have lived in Singapore (3 years) and England (1 year).
Post #17 Sun, Jan 20, 3:24 AM
Scentless Apprentice
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he said northern ireland you plebs
Post #18 Sun, Jan 20, 3:56 AM
Baklava
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Quote from Archaeopteryx
I have lived in Singapore (3 years) and England (1 year).
Ill be in Singapore in 2 weeks
Post #19 Sun, Jan 20, 3:59 AM
Tickford Tickla
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i wouldn't really bother to much with basing yourself in america, like vanilla ice said canadian working visa lasts a lot long than a 3 month us tourist visa. vancouver seems the way to go because it doesn't snow too...
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Post #20 Sun, Jan 20, 4:09 AM
Archaeopteryx
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Quote from Baklava
Ill be in Singapore in 2 weeks
It's very nice there. Very clean. Very safe. Very hot.

You should check out the Zoo and the Night Safari if you're into that sort of thing. Boat Quay and Clarke Quay have lots of excellent restaurants. Orchard Road is great for shopping. You should also get a Singapore Sling in Raffles Hotel.

Post #21 Sun, Jan 20, 4:32 AM
Baklava
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Thanks for the tips. Gonna be there for 2 days only or so though
Post #22 Sun, Jan 20, 7:35 AM
Burner2
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Quote from NB
If you can live with her family and not pay for housing, probably. Ireland's government might be bankrupt, but the cost of living isn't that much lower than Aus:

http://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/rankings_by_country.jsp

Though, obviously that depends on where you are in the country. If you're living out in the middle of nowhere, everything's probably going to be cheap in any country you're in.
Those figures just aren't accurate. Australia (esp. Melbourne, Sydney and Perth) is super expensive. Double UK for pretty much everything. Triple for some stuff (like cars). Where else in the world is $10 for a pint of beer considered a bargain?
Post #23 Sun, Jan 20, 7:39 AM
Bugatti4evr
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Quote from Burner2
Those figures just aren't accurate. Australia (esp. Melbourne, Sydney and Perth) is super expensive. Double UK for pretty much everything. Triple for some stuff (like cars). Where else in the world is $10 for a pint of beer considered a bargain?
I've never seen a $10 pint of beer in Australia.
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Post #24 Sun, Jan 20, 9:04 AM
Pinin
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Lived in a few countries yes

Still can't figure out why anyone moves to the UK from anywhere other than middle eastern war zones

Post #25 Sun, Jan 20, 10:40 AM
Archaeopteryx
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Quote from Burner2
Those figures just aren't accurate. Australia (esp. Melbourne, Sydney and Perth) is super expensive. Double UK for pretty much everything. Triple for some stuff (like cars). Where else in the world is $10 for a pint of beer considered a bargain?
in norway $10 pints are certainly considered a bargain
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