I left UK to emigrate to Canada 19 years ago and don't personally regret it, although I do miss certain familiar things from "back home". The positives for me out weigh the things I miss, but I still have moments of nostalgia. How about you?
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Sounds like you followed my sister's thoughts leaving Ireland. I wish you all the best in Italy as you enter a new phase in life's adventure...
I'm surprised anyone would think that economy in Southern Italy would be better than in Ireland. It's worse than ever in Italy, and south has been doing bad since forever. However, one never knows where luck is to be found, so good luck, Suzie :)
Where are you from originally Vox?
I usually hide my ethnical background because it's easier to get writing jobs that way. Everybody just assumes that I'm English or American and I do the job well. But, since you've asked, Croatia. Have you heard of it?
Yes, I've heard of it....lol. I hope for your sake you either learn to love your new country or find a way to travel between the two.
I travel home or to Italy very often, but I'm dreaming of returning home for good. However, I could live in Italy easily. The mentality of the people is similar to ours. My friend moved to Canada a year ago, Edmonton - she likes it.
The economic situation in the European Union is not very promising. Living is much more expensive here than in the US. I'd think more than twice if I were you.
My sister was living in Ireland, but she got out and moved back to England. It took her ages to sell her Irish home due to the economy there. Best do your research before moving there me thinks...
Agreed Beata, as a Brit living in Canada, we have always made our kids aware of their family heritage . We take them back as often as is affordable and they are very passionate about their roots. They are still pleased to be Canadian though!