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Old 02-05-2008, 10:59 PM   #256
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You've got some pretty cool railways and trains too, even if you insist on calling them "railroads".
And we have baseball, Axver, which you love.
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Boston is lovely, NYC is amazing, San Francisco is great, the Grand Canyon is jaw dropping, New Mexico is wonderful, Utah's National Parks are awesome to behold, and on and on......it's a vast and amazing country in many ways, I do agree.
I particularly love the American southwest. I've never seen anything like it, and it I spent a month down there a couple of years ago in the late spring and just fell in love.
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Down the road. My parents never have, but I want to.

I guess I've been using "leave" interchangably. I intend to travel, but I can't see myself moving out of the US. Not yet, anyway.
I should clarify:

If I do move, and it's probably not likely, but if I do, I do not consider it something permanent...I just would like to experience life abroad, and see how it suits me. Couple my frustration level with my wanderlust, and it makes sense for me, even though leaving friends and family further behind than ever would be hard.
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I don't know a single person here who has never left the country.
I'm 29, and of my closest 10 friends I am one of only 3 who haven't spent at least a year (but usually more) living overseas, and all of us have otherwise travelled extensively. This is perfectly normal, it's just what you do. At some point in your 20's you spend 6 months, a year, more, backpacking/travelling/working overseas. It's the same, I think, with most European countries and certainly Canadians.

That I haven't spent any time living overseas yet is pretty much the total focus of my current little quarter life crisis, and I'm right now working through transfer options within my company to London, Toronto or maybe LA.
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You've got some pretty cool railways and trains too, even if you insist on calling them "railroads".
The first time I used a railroad was in Dallas, Texas (I drive everywhere around here). I tell you, the city was boring as hell and no one lives there when the Cowboys aren't playing, but man, they have an impressive train system.
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first, there are a bunch of incentives to travel within the Commonwealth that Americans are not privy too.

it's a huge place. if i want warm weather, i just go to Florida. if i want to ski, i go to Colorado. there's no reason to travel unless your intention is to do just that -- travel and see other countries.

but you're talking to someone who adores travel, and would happily live in other countries (and has done so, for a relatively brief period of time).

it's getting more popular, though, as more and more people start to go abroad in college.

now if you'd all stop making us feel so unwelcome, maybe we'd travel more ...
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I particularly love the American southwest. I've never seen anything like it, and it I spent a month down there a couple of years ago in the late spring and just fell in love.
Agreed.

It's a unique area. NM and Arizona blow me away.
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Got it.

I cannot explain to you how amazing all of my trips overseas have been.
Did you go with other people?
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I couldn't live someplace without baseball. Water I could do without. Baseball? No.
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Down the road. My parents never have, but I want to.

I guess I've been using "leave" interchangably. I intend to travel, but I can't see myself moving out of the US. Not yet, anyway.
I think that may change as you grow and see other places. You get a different sense of the global society and how small our world really is in the end.

If you can travel during college, that is one of the best times. Any money I had or earned during that time, I spent on travel. Best moments of my life.
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first, there are a bunch of incentives to travel within the Commonwealth that Americans are not privy too.
Which would those be, exactly?
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now if you'd all stop making us feel so unwelcome, maybe we'd travel more ...
Irvine, g-d knows you're a lot more well traveled and knowledgeable than I am...but, where did you go that you felt unwelcome?

I have been to a few countries, and did not do the "I'm from Canada" thing, and found most people fairly warm and welcoming. Maybe they'd be incredulous or worse in regards to our President, but they treated me well.
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I think that may change as you grow and see other places. You get a different sense of the global society and how small our world really is in the end.

If you can travel during college, that is one of the best times. Any money I had or earned during that time, I spent on travel. Best moments of my life.
Everyone says that to me. You can't all be wrong. I definitely think it's worth trying a few times.
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And Axver, I have huge issues with US policies, but it is a stunningly beautiful country. I've seen more than half of it, and have spent many months there. Anyone I have ever met has been nothing but kind and gracious. Some of my favourite memories are actually from the US south, particularly Georgia. I met many people there that I have nothing in common with. They found my family somewhat of an oddity. But nevertheless they were wonderfully warm to us personally (even with the slow, LOUD "wow. you. speak. english. VERY. WELL." to my mother, a university prof). And yes, Boston is lovely.
What I found very hard to deal with is that so many people I met in the US who treated me well and were very friendly have socio-political views that are completely fucked up and are astonishingly ignorant about the rest of the world. I went with a friend to a Southern Baptist church and got a very warm and inclusive welcome - but internally, I felt very isolated, as I was at the time a liberal Christian, and I imagine I'd feel even worse now that I'm an agnostic. I was terrified during the sermon.

I found it to be a very contradictory, confusing country. My feelings are quite mixed. Obviously in a political thread like this, my negative feelings are going to come out quite strongly. I'm not at all writing off every American and I hope I haven't given that impression, but very large chunks of US society leave me flabbergasted and frankly seem backwards.
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