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Did I mention I like to travel?

56 countries and counting .... I first travelled abroad at the ripe old age of 10 days old and have lived in 9 countries:  France, England, Belgium, India, Czech Republic, Iceland, Bulgaria, Australia and Vietnam. This summer we're taking a road trip through Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia Herzogovina and hopefully Albania bringng the total up to 60. Travel is in my blood!

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I'm the archetypal "TCK/Third Culture Kid" (albeit quite grown up now), born to parents of different nationalities living in a third neutral country.  As a child my family moved every three to four years and I continued to move as an independent adult.  Roots have been slowly going down since I moved to the south of France but that doesn't stop me from travelling during my holidays and ever so slightly hankering after that elusive 10th country to live in.

More on TCKs in a post coming soon.  Do you like to travel?  Have you lived outside your home country?  

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    Su Tyler Saturday, 06 July 2013

    I love to travel. We live in the UK and have to various European destinations as well as the Caribbean and Mexico.
    We are going to Australia soon - so spreading our wings very wide!!

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    Phoebe Monday, 08 July 2013

    Very jealous of you going to Australia Su, I haven't been for 8 years now which is the longest ever. You'll have a brilliant time I'm sure. :)

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    Amethyst Wyldfyre Saturday, 06 July 2013

    I have been dreaming of traveling but I think my "DEEP ROOTS" have been keeping me firmly fixed in place - I have traveled some but not nearly as much as my heart desires! I've never lived outside my home country and only lived outside my home state for a very short period of time. I'm still in the city where I was born!

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    Phoebe Monday, 08 July 2013

    We all have such different experiences of life and your "deep roots" give you something I can never have. It's what makes the world such a fascinating palce that we're all so different. Thanks for commenting Amethyst.

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