emigrating

On restless Americans, living in a foreign country and settling down

If I had read this New York Times article before I had thought of teaching English in a foreign country (circa late 2007), I would have found the premise implausible at best. Americans voluntarily leaving their soil indefinitely? Americans don’t do that. Maybe they go off for a holiday in Australia, or they backpack their way across Europe. We get a little jealous of people taking a ‘working holiday’ It’s a rite of passage, or perhaps a way to postpone Master’s degrees and starting families. They always come back to the states however… don’t they?

From the aforementioned article:

Driving from central Pennsylvania to Massachusetts, for example, you see an American heartland slowly emptying of opportunity: roads and bridges crumbling even without the recent spending cuts, once-confident businesses shuttered, “now hiring” signs eerily absent.


Normal Service Could Be Resumed

I’m back from Ireland!

Not many minutes were sparable. Not much was written. Oh well.

Inallandanyways (as they say), myself and herself just finished a long break from the land of the morning madness, Korea. Two months for some wouldn’t be called a holiday more an adventure, I think, especially when you can’t afford it. Of course calling it an adventure isn’t a fair description because I only went to around two places I’d never been to before in my life, so there goes any chance of an exciting story.

Inallandanyways.


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