Bee's living abroad…

posted 3 years ago in Long Distance Relationships
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I’m from the US and I live in the UK. Moved here to be with my husband (he’s British). It’s okayyy but we are both looking forward to being able to move to the US in the next few years. We just need to stay here for a while because of my husband’s job.

I wish I had advice on how to meet people! I do miss having my friends close by and I feel so lame because I hardly go out anymore!

Post # 5
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1043 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Im from Canada and live in Ireland! Im here for grad school. Im half way through my third year of a 4 year course. Unfortunately fi is still back in Canada 🙁 most of my friends ive made over here have been classmates, but i recently became a foster mom for retired racing greyhounds and have met a few people through that, both within and outside the organization. We walk most evenings with a girl in the neighbourhood who has a doberman (i have a doberman back in canada that i miss terribly!). If it wasnt for my foster dogs i would have never met her! 

In first year i took horseback riding lessons which also allowed me to meet some people but we havent kept in contact.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

@chica95110:  my SO and I live in Europe and are originally from Canada. We are in grad school here and love it! making friends has been through school for us – it would be harder coming to a new country outside of school i think. 

mexico would be fascinating – my SO’s parents go to oaxaca every year for a few months – they LOVE it 🙂

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

@dv3849:  no way! very cool – ireland would be amazing, i live in england. where in ireland do you live?

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@peonyinlove:  I’m sort of all over. I’m a medical student and I’m on placement at the moment so I move around as the placements change… its annoying but such is life. My school is based in limerick so I lived there for the first 2 years and I’ve been living in Co. Clare since July for my GP placement but I’ll be moving at the end of this month to Co. Tipperary. My patients joke around with me that the school purposefully did my placements like this to force me to experience the whole country lol. 

Post # 9
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11379 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@chica95110:  i find that meetup.com is a great place to meet people.

Post # 10
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2302 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

@dv3849:  that’s amazing 🙂 what a cool experience!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m from the US and moved over to the NL to live with my now husband around 8 years ago.

 

I love the Netherlands and living in Europe in general, apparently this has been on my bucket list since I was 4 (though according to my mother I insisted I’d live in Scotland LOL).

 

I’ve met quite a few of my good friends through meetup.com (I play table top roleplaying games, think dugeons and dragons…since I run these games, that makes me a very popular person within our hobby), though I’ve managed to make quite a few friends all through Europe.  My husband tells me I have to stop collecting people because I can’t keep up with visiting them all. 😉 I wouldn’t have it any other way!!!

 

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@ldyparadox99:  I spent last Christmas in Middleburg with friends (my good friend grew up there) and it was amazing! We really loved it. 

 

I’m actually back in the states for while now, but spent most of the last 5 years abroad. I met DH in Egypt during grad school. And then after we were married we spend two years working in Afghanistan – he’s actually still there for a few more weeks. We never had a problem making friends, but both of those places were very niche for foreigners and it’s impossible to not develop relationships with a lot of amazing people. 

Because of school and work, it wasn’t too difficult to make friends with Egyptians either (mainly limited by finances. The kids at my school had waaaaay more money than I did!). Afghanistan, on the other hand was a totally different story. While I had “work” friends, I would never have hung out after work really. 

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