Hey - has anyone ever relocated to a new country to work, live and then retire? I've thought about trying to get government jobs from my homeland. But am just curious of the reality of relocating, up and moving cat, hamsters and all. I am supposedly of Celtic origin and I just feel the longing to hear Scottish accents, bagpipes and those drum things, the fog and the rich heritage and history pulling me eastward.
A lot of people seem to be pulling out of you know where - I wonder why? The grass always looks greener on the other side, but I think I know what you mean. Life in the States is so empty and plastic of late, the only thing that looks encouraging is to see young people actually interested in Obama and changing the status quo.
This may sound like a obvious thing to say but if your really thinking of upping sticks and moving make sure you spend some good time in the place that your going to live in.
I have known people that have moved over to New Zealand without even going to the place. They are back in the sunny UK now. But it could of gone either way i suppose.
Also dont just go to a place and have a holiday but have a really good look around with the idea in your head that your going to be living, working and feeling the local weather every day.
Good luck and lots of people do move, It doesn't just have to be a dream