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What's been the most difficult aspect of relocating to a different country?

  1. Ken R. Abell profile image81
    Ken R. Abellposted 7 years ago

    What's been the most difficult aspect of relocating to a different country?

  2. DizzyLizzy profile image57
    DizzyLizzyposted 7 years ago

    I guess the biggest adjustment was learning to drive on the right (wrong) side of the road!!  But so far (touches wood) I haven't killed anybody smile

  3. freecampingaussie profile image65
    freecampingaussieposted 7 years ago

    Packing & unpacking is the worst !& missing people.
    Have moved from Wales to NZ- to Aussie - NZ - to Wales back to Australia otherwise it is fun to explore new places!
    If you moved to a country with a diferent language that would be hard.
    Only had holidays in places like that in Europe.

  4. profile image0
    Giselle Maineposted 7 years ago

    Doing groceries.  Nothing is where you expect it would be!  It's really the little things like that which can trip up someone, because you're only really expecting to see differences in the 'big things' in life, not in smaller things like groceries.

  5. KumarHubPages profile image57
    KumarHubPagesposted 7 years ago

    Food and Language
    If you are cooking yourself, it's difficult to find source at the beginning. You need the basic local language if English is not spoken.

  6. mirage erin profile image82
    mirage erinposted 7 years ago

    Being away from those who you are used to seeing all the time. Being away from family, knowing it will take time to get there if something happens and that you cannot be there for everything.

  7. lex123 profile image74
    lex123posted 7 years ago

    I feel children's education gets affected by relocating to another country, and getting adjusted to the new place and people will take its own time.

  8. Just Ask Susan profile image89
    Just Ask Susanposted 7 years ago

    I moved from Canada to the USA when I was a teen. The most difficult thing was probably missing everyone back home. I did however find school a piece of cake as it was a lot easier in the states. I since have moved back to Canada though.

  9. Pily profile image59
    Pilyposted 7 years ago

    I agree with Giselle Maine
    After living in USA for almost 25 years, I decided to go back to my country Colombia for a year or so, to show my kids where I grew up.  It was in Santa Marta, a beautiful and small city by the caribbean.  A wonderful experience for all of us.
    But oh my God! Did I miss my supermarket? Uff!. I pictured myself entering the vegetables and fruits area of the Winn Dixie in my neighborhood!.. PRICELESSS!.
    I must say I love the food over there, but here in USA you find a lot more variety and quality.

    Another thing was driving. It was in the same direction, but with dozens of motorcycles around you and all the cars honking at the same time.

  10. profile image53
    Kyzarelposted 7 years ago

    Every little thing that you can imagine! I think it is the psychological part of just thinking that every little thing that you are used to is suddenly going to change from the weather, the atmosphere,the culture,food,clothing,transportation,language and communication,finances. And next is the emotional aspect of convincing yourself to settle in the idea of relocating to a different country you are unfamiliar with.

  11. kiwi9410 profile image57
    kiwi9410posted 7 years ago

    Relocating to a different country means that you need to adaptation with a new environment. I think it's the hardest parts. Adaptation here is includes languange, law, and many more.

  12. galinaa profile image61
    galinaaposted 7 years ago

    I am that kind of person who understand your question. I have experienced these types of difficulties myself..

    I considered myself a person who can live anywhere...
    And the main problem I had is Language.

    But it's not so much about the ability to communicate on daily basis as I knew English pretty well.

    It's the ability to SPEAK IN YOUR OWN LANGUAGE. I missed it a lot until I met new friends from my native country )

  13. Dave Harris profile image73
    Dave Harrisposted 7 years ago

    Although I have only moved from England to Wales, I find the Welsh language very difficult to understand especially when I am having difficulty helping my son with his Welsh language homework. He has French and German on top of that, I don't think I could cope with all that!

  14. EinsFloW profile image63
    EinsFloWposted 7 years ago

    To be honest, the most difficult thing for me was to buy stuff/groceries in the stores because they are so different and you are just used to your "normal" groceries that you feel a bit lost when you go for the first time into a big mall.

  15. Spartan King profile image59
    Spartan Kingposted 7 years ago

    That I live in the most beautiful country of the world...

  16. Multiflavour profile image55
    Multiflavourposted 7 years ago

    move all the things you want to carry with you and decide which one to be left behind. Yes. Packing and unpacking is tedious.

    Find a house that suits you and furnish it, is another challenge and it is time consuming.

    Get some new friends with whom you are comfortable with.

    Be away from you usual food or ingredients that can allow you to prepared your food. After a while you need it.

    If you are going outside Europe (like Africa) getting the work permit to be legal in the country it is not something obvious. Same applies for visas.

  17. lilian_sg profile image74
    lilian_sgposted 7 years ago

    For me it's missing my family because I am very close to them. I have been living abroad since more than 4 years ago. It seems like homesickness is incurable!

 
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