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1. Posted by KCambello (Budding Member 13 posts) 11y

I was born and raised in the US but I want to move to England. I was wondering how the native English feel about Americans coming to live in their country. I have a lot of ancestry in the England and I would love to live there. It has been my dream since I was very young. So if I could get some natives to tell me what they think of americans living there that would awesome. Thank You!:)

2. Posted by mauly (Budding Member 3 posts) 11y

Did you vote bush?

3. Posted by KCambello (Budding Member 13 posts) 11y

I did vote for Bush. But I do not consider myself republican. I vote for the better person. Kerry was a joke, so I voted Bush. :)

4. Posted by KCambello (Budding Member 13 posts) 11y

Another reason why I want to live in England is that American guys don't do it for me. Thats embarassing.

5. Posted by nurseboi (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y

Don't worrie, American guys don't do it for me either - I am not American though.

6. Posted by SKR (Full Member 47 posts) 11y

As far as i'm aware the natives have no problem with Americans coming to live in the UK. I had an American friend come to live in London and she found us quite reserved which initially felt unwelcoming, but in time she loved living here.

One thing to be prepared for is that you'll almost certainly be engaged about America's actions around the world, the death penalty, gun ownership etc - and even if you agree with none of these you might feel as though you're being made to defend all things American. And if you volunteer that voted Bush, be prepared for a very "lively" debate ! :)

7. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 11y

Quoting toidi

And if you volunteer that voted Bush, be prepared for a very "lively" debate ! :)

the same happens here, for someone to admit voting for him you're looking for a debate ( okay an arguement) and will be made explain / defend all his ''policies''

but normally from talking to my family in the UK you shouldn't have any problems, there are always new people coming and going so you're not going to be a sideshow or be made feel strange, it'll become soon enough...

8. Posted by KCambello (Budding Member 13 posts) 11y

The thing about me and Bush is that my dad is in Iraq and my uncle just got back and feel almost obligated to support him. I don't know if that makes sense. I am not a fan of his policies but I didn't want to throw away my vote and I hated Kerry so I voted for Bush. I would never tell someone that Bush is the way to be. But, yeah I don't know if I am making any sense. I asked about the way the English felt about Americans because when I went there it seemed like a lot of people hated the fact that I was even visiting. But most people were nice. I have a lot of Scottish ancestry, which is pretty obvious if you look at my last name Campbell and my dad's first and middle name, William Wallace. So, thanks for the help guys.:)

9. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

Quoting KCambello

I was born and raised in the US but I want to move to England. I was wondering how the native English feel about Americans coming to live in their country. I have a lot of ancestry in the England and I would love to live there. It has been my dream since I was very young. So if I could get some natives to tell me what they think of americans living there that would awesome. Thank You!:)

Hey K. I had the same exact question when I moved from my native Peru to the US. I wasnt sure how Americans felt since there is always a wave of immigrants coming to the US. I was coming for different reasons, not economical ones but more social/political. I am just way to liberal to live in Peru so when people had something to say about me being here, my typical answer was..."and that is why I am here and not there..." People couldnt argue with that one. Most that were judgemental about Peru or latins in general could never argue back with me cause most of the time I share their same views (although I love my country dearly and I am very proud to be peruvian, I just dont share their same views).

I almost cant judge any single culture having a German father (oh yeah, we must all be nazis), a peruvian mother, a Chinese grandfather (highly discriminate against during WW II in South America). I am a true mot!

My advice...always have a good come back line!

10. Posted by KCambello (Budding Member 13 posts) 11y

Unlike a lot of Americans I am happy to have people come to the US. I love foreign people they are very interesting. I love to learn about other people's culture. A lot of Americans fear things that are different but I embrace all things different. I really want to live in England. Not in London though. I like the big cities but I prefer to be close to the city rather in it. I know everyone hate Bush but you have to have some respect for the guy. I know he has screwed up a lot but he is a person and people screw up. I don't always agree with what my government does but I will respect the government until I die. Probably gonna get my head bit off but yeah...:)