I need citizenship in TWO COUNTRIES other than the glorious US of A. I was born here, and of course have no citizenship elsewhere, so I’ve got to start coming up with a damn good escape plan.
I don’t want to pay taxes on my worldwide income, and of course I want to FULLY ditch my status as an American to this end. I don’t mind learning other languages, but I’m not exactly thrilled about having to stay in one country for a decade straight, since my goal is perpetual travel.
Anyone have any ideas about where I should look for my next passport? Iceland allows multiple citizenships, but 7 years is a long time to spend in such a cold place… 3 years ago
... from this Autumn (September or October latest) we’ll move to the Dalmatian Coast in Croatia, Europe for 3-4 months.
Then either to Pyrenéés, France or Malta in the big and blue Mediterranean sea for at least 6 months.
Will update you as the project rolls on. 4 years ago
I’ve been living in another country for 2 years now so I guess it qualifies me as an expatriate. The things I miss about America are not what I expected. I miss huge book stores with coffee shops that I can sit in all day drinking and browsing. I miss 4th of July parades. I miss escalators and even sidewalks. Good cheeseburgers. College football. Autumn leaves. And of course that beautiful state of anonyminity….walking down the street and just blending in, not being noticed or stared at. 5 years ago
Took a job in Trinidad and Tobago and living there with my son. We are awiting my wife to move here after she handles the sale of our NY home. 5 years ago
I use my 43T to focus my life. At the present time, I can’t focus on such a large-scale project as this. I’m going to tuck it into a corner of my mind, of course, but I’m not actively pursuing it. Of course, if the opportunity presents itself, I’ll snap it up straight away. 6 years ago
The first place you move to is a shock, and the second place is also a shock. By the third place you’re starting to feel it, and by the fourth you have completely transcended. You are truly free. 7 years ago
I want to be the Hemingway type of expatriate. I want to sit around in coffee shops and discuss art and politics with complete strangers. 7 years ago
It’s kinda fun. The compatriots are nice, the host country citizens are nice, and the compatriots act like you’ve never left. The host country citizens want you to help guide them around your home country. 7 years ago
Maybe I will change subject.
Not just sounding cool. Not just being trendy. An expatriate is some one – at least in my vocabulary – who is not living in her/his homeland.
This is like pieces falling to their places. Like an enlightenment. More about this in my horoscope in my LJ blog. 7 years ago