How many ex-pats do we have on here?
I’m more of a serial immigrant than an expat. New South Wales. I don’t intend to go back to the UK to live or work but otoh I think the Australian economy is in much greater danger than everyone else thinks it is, so…Posted 9 years ago
I think the Australian economy is in much greater danger than everyone else thinks
How come? Are those thoughts sector specific? or just the economy in general?
I was under the impression that a lot of the Australian resilience was commodities driven…Posted 9 years ago
Near to Bilbao, in the Basque country. Came here on holiday, been here 5 years now. It´s the longest I´ve ever lived in one place since leaving home for Uni.Posted 9 years ago
4½ years into life in Southern Sweden, can’t see us ever moving back TBH.
The winter:Posted 9 years ago
I am in Brazil, but after saying that am flying back to Blighty today for 3 or 4 weeks.Posted 9 years ago
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Devon originallyPosted 9 years ago
I’m not in Spain 😉
Posted 9 years ago
Smogmonster – google perth mtb and you will get the clubs website which has details of all the local rides, the photo in my post is jarrahdale
Riding pretty good once you get used to the peagravel, generally the mtb ‘scene’ is made up of a small number of dedicated riders, not much general mtb interest around and not much stuff in most bike shops.
Save all your your wiggle and crc purchases until you get here – not vat and free postage, but buy lots of hard to source cotic and singular frames before you leave….
Email in profile for more info.Posted 9 years ago
Double postPosted 9 years ago
not expat yet, but moving to Finland in July. No plans to return to the UK full time. Belgium, NZ, Oz, Germany and Austria are pretty attractive atm too 🙂Posted 9 years ago
Will be an expat again soon, this time it’s Bogota Colombia, still not sure how I feel about it yet.Posted 9 years ago
not expat yet, but moving to Finland in July
Lucky git 🙂Posted 9 years ago
What professions are people in – there’s a real variety of locations mentioned there!Posted 9 years ago
IT.Posted 9 years ago
I was an expat. My family moved to Peru when I was 12. I came back for university and proper sausages. Strange how you miss the small things!Posted 9 years ago
I’m in Central France.
Been here full-time since 2007.
Semi retired IT contractor.
Now full-time cyclist! 😉Posted 9 years ago
I havent lived in the Uk now for 5 years.
Left when i was 20 and now living in Innsbruck, Austria.
Best bike place 😉
5 Bike Parks within 1hr or so.
Miss Dominos thats about itPosted 9 years ago
Nick I was nearly in Innsbruck yesterday. Glad to hear there are bike parks nearby, will be visiting them in the summer.Posted 9 years ago
I’m still living a mile from the house I was born in …….. should i move?Posted 9 years ago
Finland is an excellent choice 🙂Posted 9 years ago
I concur with Kitz_Chris, bit snowy here at the mo.Posted 9 years ago
I’m still living a mile from the house I was born in …….. should i move?
No, not if you are happy there.Posted 9 years ago
in the desert that is Zaragoza- northern Spain, only for a year, but it’s been fun so farPosted 9 years ago
What professions are people in – there’s a real variety of locations mentioned there!
meeja researcher here. It’s lots of numbers, and people are sufficiently scared of them to think it’s magic and hence give me a visa 🙂
Haven’t done ANY riding since I got here though, but roll on spring. I’m also hoping to get down to Utah again, now that it’s only 4 hours’ or so flight.Posted 9 years ago
I’m in Slovenia. Been here more than 10 years. Great riding (STW have been here more than once to report), whatever your taste. I work in a research lab.Posted 9 years ago
I live near Belfast, it is shit as is the UK and its lack of job prospects, I am divorcing but have three great kids, should I up sticks and leave?
We had a chat about this thread today in our site office, lets face it the quality of life in UK is turdPosted 9 years ago
lets face it the quality of life in UK is turd
Rubbish. You might’ve had a crap time of it, that’s your problem not the UKs.Posted 9 years ago
I’m still living a mile from the house I was born in …….. should i move?
I depends why you left in the first place. And whether “now” feels the right time to go back.Posted 9 years ago
i live in a place called Hommersåk, Norway. Winter lasts forever but i really like it here. Moved from the UK 10 yrs ago. 5 years in Zurich and now Norway. I agree with the above speaker, “quality of life in the UK is mostly shite”. I wont be returning, other than to visit family and friendsPosted 9 years ago
quality of life in the UK is mostly shite
Such a stupid statement.
Most countries have pros and cons. The UK has a lot of pros, however they are sadly lost on so many people. Great shame.Posted 9 years ago
OK, I’ll bite. What are the pros?Posted 9 years ago
Bob Diamond?Posted 9 years ago
Pros about the UK:
– you can get a good curry, ranging from madras, to tikka masala, rogan josh, peshwari nan, paneer gobi…. I could go on.
– Barstaff know which beers should be served cold and which ones warm.
– You can see masses of music from the US, Europe, Canada, Australia, France etc etc etc.
– You can buy alcohol in the corner store, and have change left from a fiver!
– Fish and chips is a) possible and b) something that people understand without having to translate.
– Tea is available on tap, you don’t have to import decent teabags.
– People don’t give you a funny look when you ask for squash, y’know, diluting juice? No? D@mn.
– There are around 20 different countries you can visit within a 4 hour flight of London.
Oh god, what have I done?!Posted 9 years ago
Of the UK? Well off the top of my head
Intelligent forward looking tolerant culture
Accessibility of mountains, seaside
Outstanding natural and man-made beauty
Some of the world’s best museums, art galleries etc etc etc etc
One of the world’s biggest and greatest cities
Good career prospects
Great cultural output (tv, film, music, literature etc)
For a few.
That’s not a competitive list, by which I mean it’s not meant to say my country’s better than yours. However it is a list of good things.
Just because you used to wallow in some hole of a crap town doesn’t mean the whole country’s bad.Posted 9 years ago
yeah, thats not really saying much for the uk nicko.
Been in Vancouver 3 years, no plans to move back.Posted 9 years ago
Shiny – where in KL? I’m back in London at the mo but should be back soon.
Being chased by a pack of monkeys as a downpour closed in – and as you know that means it got dark – on the Mont Kiara singletrack was…….. interesting….Posted 9 years ago
Looking at moving at the moment
Fish & chips and orange squash isn’t really an argument for staying somewhere.
The UK is Okay, but other places clearly have something to offer.
Only thing I want to stay for is family and friends and familiarity – otherwise keen to explore.
Everywhere has it’s pros and cons I guessPosted 9 years ago
I tried living down south but it was shite.Posted 9 years ago
Anlegov where in Slovenia?Posted 9 years ago
Hey Clockwork667 – Where in Colorado are you?
I just got back from a weekend Skiing and back to the day job. I work in Academia, but the real reason I’m here is bike racing.
Boulder has the most vibrant mountain bike scene I know of; the local Wednesday night race series attracts some of the fastest riders in the USA. Just one of many reasons I’m here.Posted 9 years ago
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