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Re: I always thought Canada was a sensible country, every Canadian
To Pat-B - I agree!

posted by adnohr on December 15, 2009 at 5:27 PM | link to this | reply

Where are you today? It's not like you to miss a day here unless you're
traveling...hope all is well

posted by Ariala on December 13, 2009 at 7:41 PM | link to this | reply

A marriage of convenience, I say........................

though Morocco might be a joy, you never know. I hear that it is filling up with estrangeros, too, so it might prove to be the same as a small Turkish fishing village.

 

posted by benzinha on December 13, 2009 at 7:39 PM | link to this | reply

What a sad situation! I can't believe you have been here for two months already! sam

posted by sam444 on December 13, 2009 at 4:39 PM | link to this | reply

I always thought Canada was a sensible country, every Canadian
I ever met seems to have a live and let-live attitude, a willingness to listen, and a healthy suspicion of politics.

posted by Pat_B on December 13, 2009 at 3:58 AM | link to this | reply

I hope that 2010 brings some peace to this screwed up world.
I hope you too, Vogue, can achieve your goals. How did the book signing go?

posted by Hackthorne19 on December 12, 2009 at 11:50 PM | link to this | reply

Will they ever let you stay for good in Miami?  Are you on a waiting list or something?

posted by TAPS. on December 12, 2009 at 9:36 PM | link to this | reply

I don't like Moroco... Have you considered the Caribean?  Gawd knows  life is cheap there and people are so nice... not to mention the weather is great :-)  Morocco...hmmmmm I would think it over if I were you :-)  xoxoxo

posted by Sinome on December 12, 2009 at 9:26 PM | link to this | reply

Vogue
Yes, it's a mess already, and will become even more of a mess. Another good reason the EU should keep Turkey out; it's not even in Europe anyway...

posted by Nautikos on December 12, 2009 at 6:19 PM | link to this | reply

I wish there could be a peaceful means by which the Kurds could attain their own state.

posted by FormerStudentIntern on December 12, 2009 at 5:25 PM | link to this | reply

How about the French Polynesia? Or all these little islands in the south Pacific? It's warm all year round and politically stable. and it's not all that far from Australia and New Zealand. I'd love to see Bora Bora one day....But then again, there are all the other countries around the Mediterranean, I mean on the North side of it...

posted by auslander on December 12, 2009 at 4:55 PM | link to this | reply

Vogue
I spent time in Morocco, Like Fez, Rabat, Marakesh etc. and a stint in Oran, Algeria. I don't care for hot weather though.

posted by WileyJohn on December 12, 2009 at 4:17 PM | link to this | reply

Vogue
I have friends who have lived and raised a family in Morocco. They have been there thirty years, some has been difficult and much has been wonderful. Isn't that the way most places? Once America appeared to be wonderful all the time, now it is iffy. Wishing you find satisfaction wherever.

posted by Justi on December 12, 2009 at 2:43 PM | link to this | reply

being away from friends and worrying about them must be hard

posted by Lanetay on December 12, 2009 at 2:35 PM | link to this | reply

I think there are many other quiet spots in Turkey
The places I spent my time there were not places offering English breakfasts and yorkshire pudding.

 I do deplore the politics though that rules out people.

More seriously, while the threat of violence is always real anywhere in the world, and may be higher than before in Turkey,  the odds for being where something happens are extremely slim. It's a small minority that are violent.

 

I say this having lived in Lpndon when the IRA used to bpmb, and been in Turkey at times when there were bombings.

If you still like Turkey but not that area any more it miht be worth considering a move.

I think Morocco, like anywhere, has its own dangers.


posted by Azur on December 12, 2009 at 12:53 PM | link to this | reply

OMG I can't believe it is two months.
I stil lwait permanent residency here. Sigh.

posted by Kabu on December 12, 2009 at 10:18 AM | link to this | reply

I imagine you have already tried applying for landed resident in USA? By the way, have received 'Househusbands'. Now I only have to find the time to read it!

posted by adnohr on December 12, 2009 at 8:58 AM | link to this | reply

Re: I would suggest staying in a country where politics are not ruled by
Not a bad suggestion dear ariala. The only drawback is: there is no ocean, not even the Mediterranean. Just lousy Lake Geneva. I think I'll focus on Morocco. It's more stable than people generally think despite it being a Muslim country.

posted by vogue on December 12, 2009 at 8:00 AM | link to this | reply

 Oh dear --- it's truly just about everywhere we turn now - I will keep you in my heart and thoughts, Vogue ~ Elyse

posted by elysianfields on December 12, 2009 at 7:09 AM | link to this | reply

how sad the world has become
or was it always like this or worse? The writing on the wall tells me that we are running out of places to run and hide.

posted by Tzippy on December 12, 2009 at 6:13 AM | link to this | reply

Yorkshire pudding cuisine seems to be the fate of many tourist spots!  What is much more serious is the ban and what it means for people's future security.

posted by elinjo on December 12, 2009 at 6:12 AM | link to this | reply

I would suggest staying in a country where politics are not ruled by
religion (therefore, oppression...sad, but true).  Since I was born in Casablanca, I have a tender spot for it, but being out of that country since I was three years old, I'm not sure I would live there.  Unfortunately, many Muslim countries are places where terrorists find refuge, and therefore, fanatics may abound.  May I suggest Switzerland? LOL

posted by Ariala on December 12, 2009 at 6:11 AM | link to this | reply

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