Have you ever been abroad? Tell us about it.

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Flavia.lm 3960 1 9 90
Question: Have you ever been abroad? Tell us about it.

Answer:

Once to Quebec-CA. I did not have much opportunity to visit the city once I was there to attend a training, and also because it was absurdly cold. I visited the Casino de Montréal, close to the Gilles Villeneuve Circuit racetrack.
Beautiful city and nice people.

US for a week, working. I had only one free day that I spent in NY. Tip: take care with the dose of Dramin that you take before the flight. I visited only half of the places I had planned to, because I was feeling asleep.

Now it's your turn!
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rafaelisquierdo 185 6
Oh yes I have !

I spent 15 days in the U.S September 2009. My girlfriend was living there since May, so I was I kind of lonely here and as had some money kept in my bank account, I decided to visit her. The whole process wasn't easy, I got the passport, Visa, tickets, bag, everything, but there is no money that pay it when you get in the U.S. Since I started studying English, my dream was go to the U.S, and I made it come true last year.
My trip was wonderful ! I stayed in Schenectady, state of New York. It's a small town about 15 minutes from Albany ( the New York State Capital ).
I could know the Albany University ( http://www.albany.edu/ ) which is amazing ! It's like in the movies that see all that people around, playing some kind of sport after class or just sitting on the lawn.

I went to NY city either. I could know the Empire State Building ( http://www.esbnyc.com/index2.cfm?CFID=3 ... N=20677670 ), The Madson Square Garden, Statue of Liberty, Ground Zero, Times Square and the Madame Tussauds Museum ( Museu de cera ). I stayed in NY city for 2 days and it wasn't enough to enjoy as much as wanted. When you're in N.Y city the time flies and when you see the time, it's time to go home.
Ow...I almost forgot. I went to the Bronx to watch a baseball game. The New York Yankees the biggest baseball time in the U.S ! I have no words to describe it.

I'm gonna give one advice. If you one day you guys have a chance to go abroad, no matter where is the place, just go ! You will see how wonderful is to know other culture, speak another language and meet different people.

You anybody wants some help or just ask about anything on my trip like, VISA, passport, tickets, I can help you. I'm saying that because I got everything on my own to my trip, since the passport until the VISA. I didn't have any help of agency or something like that.


See you guys !


raisquierdo@gmail.com

Logan18 30
I've never been abroad but I'd like so much to have some opportunity someday to know a new culture and new countries, hey rafael I liked so much you history and I saw you have a great time there in U.S.

Good luck for all you who think of travel abroad.

Marcio_Farias 12530 1 23 211
Logan, not so curiously enough, "I've never been abroad" sounds like "I've never been a broad" (a girl)! But no, I've never left here, although I wish I'd go visit (with) my niece who lives in Corals Springs FL. Those who can will hop on a jet airplane and land there at their destination. Those who can't like me and my big ideas won't.

leandrocs1310 15
No, I've been always here, in Brazil, very quiet, but waiting the chance to get out of here at once! But I think I'm close, I'm thinking in doing a test to get a scholarship in the USA, but I don't know if my school will accept that. Well, first of all I have to get into this school (in Brazil - Military School of Belo Horizonte, I passed the first phase, Math, in 3rd or 4th :D, next phase is Portuguese, in November 7th!), after that, I'll have to ask them if they accept that. I hope so. Pray for me!

renan.andrade
hello folks!

first time writing here... so, I've been one week in NY as well (when I read the post of Flavia I miss all the things there!!), just for a week too... it was great! My first time abroad and out of São Paulo, once I've never been out of the state... so, everything was great, the places, the people, a lot of things was out of my plans and give me a lot of good histories to tell to anyone... some of those a little dangerous...rsrs I'll tell until for my grandchildren!! ahahh..

another one was in Calgary-Canada, I've taken a one-month english course... was great as well!!! every place, people, things... it's like a movie in my mind.. worth going... in my opinion, travel is the best investiment of your money!

see ya!
Renan
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Ester 10
Hello,

yes, I had ever been abroad for one month in 2008, at Totonto, Canadá. I studied in ILAC english school. It was a good time, I knew a several cultures. I stayed in a homestay (Tailand).
It was very cool.

See you!

rotahc 10
No, never.

Actually, yes! I live a hundred and fifty kilometers far from Foz do Iguaçu, so I've already been to Paraguay and Argentina a number of times. But those are not very interesting experiences, since I go there only for shopping.

Egle
Sure! I went to Tennessee when there was summer time and was very nice. I don't can speak a good english and did a lot of mistakes trying express my thoughts but the people could understand me pretty good. I got some help at aircraft, even there I don't found any people working who understand my language, so...there everybody was speaking english, american english.

I got TN from Miami and there I had to talk to the customs and the officer asked me same thing. So, I answered him "yes, this time is my first time out from my country and I'm not sure if I'm speaking enough to be understood" and then I got some relief because the officer could understanding me.

I went to places that I had to speak basic things such as beauty salon, mall, supermarket. Of course, I was just visiting friends and also had a trip to beautiful places like Natchez Trace Parkway, the Old Natchez Trace, and went until Alabama. Very nice.

The second time I still don't know when will be, but I can tell you how I did there.

OtávioGaião 5
No, but I will be traveling to toronto-CA next month for an exchange program. I can't wait for it, I'm so excited that I'm counting the days :D

rguimaraesc 20
Howdy everybody! :)

I've never been abroad, unfortunately. But, by the next year I'm going to the US to live with my sister. She lives there for about 10 years and my Green Card process is running through the Visa Center for about 3 years until now.

Currently, and fortunately, is on the final phase! Thanks God!

Good luck for all of you who intend to go abroad to visit or live!

Ps: When I get there I gonna stay on the line to keep you guys informed with the news, and, of course, keep practicing with all of you. Maybe Portuguese in a near future, who knows? :roll:

See you.

Adriano Japan 855 2 18
rguimaraesc escreveu:Howdy everybody! :)

I've never been abroad, unfortunately. But, by the next year I'm going to the US to live with my sister. She lives there for about 10 years and my Green Card process is running through the Visa Center for about 3 years until now.

Currently, and fortunately, is on the final phase! Thanks God!

Good luck for all of you who intend to go abroad to visit or live!

Ps: When I get there I gonna stay on the line to keep you guys informed with the news, and, of course, keep practicing with all of you. Maybe Portuguese in a near future, who knows? :roll:

See you.
Wow Guimaraes, what a WONDERFUL news!! :mrgreen:
I hope you can make it!
Please, let us know about every step you take when you get there!
And off course, write an article about your new life in USA :mrgreen:
Which city you're going?

Marcio_Farias 12530 1 23 211
rguimaraesc escreveu:I've never been abroad[...]
That sounds like "I've never been a broad"! (broad = girl)

I wish you good luck in your new venture. :)

rguimaraesc 20
Adriano Japan escreveu: Wow Guimaraes, what a WONDERFUL news!! :mrgreen:
I hope you can make it!
Please, let us know about every step you take when you get there!
And off course, write an article about your new life in USA :mrgreen:
Which city you're going?
Hello Adriano!

Thanks a lot for the support!

My first step when I get in there will be entering in a English School to continue my course. I gonna need to wait about 2 months for my Green Card arrive, and without it I cant' work. So, I'll have to wait until then.

By this time I gonna make progress in my English skills, I hope.

My sister was living in Camarillo, CA until yesterday. She moved to Calabasas, CA. It's a beautiful city from what I've seen on Google Maps.

Ps.: About the article... I'm not a type of person who likes to write, but it's a good idea, indeed. We keep in touch about this topic.

See you.

Adriano Japan 855 2 18
rguimaraesc escreveu: My sister was living in Camarillo, CA until yesterday. She moved to Calabasas, CA. It's a beautiful city from what I've seen on Google Maps.
Are you going to US or MEXICO?? :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Indeed, there are a lot of weird american city names, do you believe there is a Corpus Christi in Texas? :lol:

Hahaha it will happen with you exactly what will happen with me...get in a new amazing country, and wait a couple of weeks in home because you're not allowed to work yet.. until your card arrives. That makes "the change" even better, the first days as tourist, going here and there, doing whatever you want, how nice! :mrgreen:
For sure you ought write an article on a brazilian "struggling" in his first days of a new life.

Flavia.lm 3960 1 9 90
Hello guys,
Please keep on topic.

Nadya 30
Hi,
I lived in the US for 3 years...NY and Jersey areas...
I was there in 9/11...
There are many things I would like to talk about...
If you wanna talk, add me!

See ya

Gabi 795 1 1 15
I've lived in the Netherlands , in The Hague , for a year and it's been 1 year and 3 months I've been living in England.
But fortunately I had the chance to get around to few European cities, such as Paris, Berlin, Marseille, Barcelona, Madrid, Lisbon, Amsterdam...

Saito Raijime
I never had been opportunity to live or travel out to my country . I had a dream to travel to other Mid East or Asian countries like Turkey , South Korea , Japan and Indonesia . Maybe who knows 8-)

w.slayman 110
Saito Raijime escreveu:I never had been opportunity to live or travel out to my country . I had a dream to travel to other Mid East or Asian countries like Turkey , South Korea , Japan and Indonesia . Maybe who knows 8-)
Saito,

I would like to suggest a few changes in your post in the form of a rewrite. Please compare both versions and see if you can determine why I made the changes that I have, then let me know if you understand why or if you have any questions.

"I have never had the opportunity to live or travel outside my country. I have a dream to travel to other Middle East or Asian countries like; Turkey, South Korea, Japan, and Indonesia. Maybe someday, who knows."

I hope this helps you in your English studies.

Zanelli
I never have been abroad yet, but I want to travel abroad to know news places and to practice the english. I think will be a useful experience. I hope to travel abroad as soon as possible.
My msn is rzanelli@windowslive.com
have a nice week folks
Bye

Eduardo Souza
Hi Folk,

In 2010 I was in the USA.

The experience was amazing, even though, I was learning English just one year, I enjoyed so much and I hadn't any problem with comunication.

Hugs,
Eduardo

w.slayman 110
Eduardo Souza escreveu:Hi Folk,

In 2010 I was in the USA.

The experience was amazing, even though, I was learning English just one year, I enjoyed so much and I hadn't any problem with comunication.

Hugs,
Eduardo
Eduardo,

I would like to suggest a few minor improvements in your post, in the form of a rewrite. Please compare both and let me know if you have any questions.

In 2010 I was in the USA. The experience was amazing, enven though I had studied English for only one year I did not have any problem communicating. I enjoyed my time there so much, that I will always remember the trip.

I hope this helps you, please let me know.

Eduardo Souza
Hi Bill,

Your suggestions always help me improve my English!

Thank you for your help!

Hugs,
Eduardo

tomas 30 1
Not yet. But I intend to go to USA or maybe Canada 3 years from now. I wish the world wouldn't end in 2012 so that I could go abroad.

That's all!!

w.slayman 110
tomas escreveu:Not yet. But I intend to go to USA or maybe Canada 3 years from now. I wish the world wouldn't end in 2012 so that I could go abroad.

That's all!!
Thomas,

I have one extremely minor suggestion, when writing proper English one should always spell out a number of ten or less, therefore your post should read "... or Canada three years from now....". Otherwise an excellet post.

zacbay
I have been abroad for a while. I lived in Amsterdam for about 6 months and it was an amazing experience i would suggest everyone does. It really helped to improve my Dutch (the obvious reason why I travelled to Holland was to learn Dutch) and it was so much fun. I rented a studio apartment in Amsterdam, it had everything i needed. Living in Amsterdam was so different to what I was used to.

Marcos Rios
I never been abroad. Perhaps in the next year I has the opportunity to go to South Africa or maybe to Canada. It's too expensive to me, but I'm seeking ways to make this dream come true.

w.slayman 110
zacbay escreveu:I have been abroad for a while. I lived in Amsterdam for about 6 months and it was an amazing experience i would suggest everyone does. It really helped to improve my Dutch (the obvious reason why I travelled to Holland was to learn Dutch) and it was so much fun. I rented a studio apartment in Amsterdam, it had everything i needed. Living in Amsterdam was so different to what I was used to.

Zacbay,

The only suggestions that I have for your post is that you always need to capitalize the word "I".

Otherwise excellent vocabulary and construction.

w.slayman 110
Marcos Rios escreveu:I never been abroad. Perhaps in the next year I has the opportunity to go to South Africa or maybe to Canada. It's too expensive to me, but I'm seeking ways to make this dream come true.
Marcos,

I would like for you to consider the following rewrite, and compare it to your original post. Please determine why I made the changes that I did, and let me know if you understand or if you have questions. Thank you for allowing me to try and help you in your studies of English.

" I have never been abroad. I can not afford to go at this time, but I'm seeking ways to make this dream come true. Perhaps next year I will have the opportunity to go to South Africa, or possibly Canada."

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