Movin' on up
January 14, 2013 2:36 AM Subscribe
I've lived in just one city for most of my adult life. I know a lot of people who've spent their large parts of their adult lives working and living in many different cities. Those of you who've done this, how did you go about doing it? How did it work out for you?
posted by Ziggy500 to travel & transportation (8 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
So I've been living in London for about 6 years. I like it here, lots of friends, own a place, etc. But I'm interested of moving around a little - maybe to a different city or even a different country. New York would be cool but really, any big city that isn't in the UK would be interesting.
Many people I know appear to do this easily - a couple of years in Singapore, a stint in France, etc. For my part I am very interested in making this work but overwhelmed by the admin that such a move would seem to entail. How do you find a job when you're in a different country? How about sorting out a place to stay, when you're not there in person to check the place/neighbourhood out or talk to the landlord? How on earth do you sort such things out? Assume I know a handful of people in the cities that I'm considering. I work in development and alumni relations at a large university, and have an MA from a good university here. I know I could rent my flat out while I was away.
So I'm looking for advice or anecdotes from people who've moved around from city to city successfully (there must be lots of you). Thanks in advance, guys!