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Hey man Welcome to the enlightened path! I moved down here to New Zealand almost 4 years ago and am loving it. If you go to a country like this, you don't need a Visa to come here if you are from America. Then, once you get here, you can explore your options. If you have any skills, particularly ones they need here, you can get a job offer, work Visa, and get settled. Probably the best thing is to make friends in the new country. I made some good ones here and they have been extremely helpful. If you try to get through life on your own, you will have a disadvantage. If you form relationships, friendships, and become part of a "group" of like-minded people, that can go a long way to help you get off the treadmill.
You seem like a nice guy on the surface, so why not share more about who you are, and I can talk to you more about New Zealand... hypothetically of course!!!
Ontario covers so much territory that the average daily temperatures may differ by as much as 20 Celsius degrees. For example, the average daily temperatures in January range from near minus -24°C in northern portions of the province to a relatively balmy -4°C in Southwestern Ontario.
Not surprisingly, most winters begin earlier and end later in the north than in the south. The winter season in Northern Ontario usually starts in October and ends in mid-May. In Southern Ontario, the winter season starts in November and finishes around the middle of April.
We may joke about winter, but winter weather is no joke. Bitter cold and winter storms kill more than 100 people in Canada every year. That is more than the number of Canadians killed by tornadoes, thunderstorms, lightning, floods, and hurricanes combined.
Originally posted by highlyoriginal
So thank you for the input but the only way that it may be possible for me to survive in Canada would be to go there during the beginning of good temperatures and hope to have a good shelter for myself by the time it becomes cold again.
Originally posted by ugie1028
reply to post by highlyoriginal
If you had no money and a one way plane ticket, i would go to Thailand, and teach English. they pay you about 1000 a month for tutoring, or being a teachers assistant. the living expenses are cheap from what i heard. its like 200$ American for rent a month, and like 1-2 American dollars per meal. this is where i would go if i had a one way plane ticket and no cash.
for me if i had cash, i would move to San Marino, Italy. I have my dual citizenship there, and a lot of family there as well who would help me get on my feet, and get me going even if i didn't have any money. I could still tutor there as well, or be a tour guide since i know English.
think that would be a good idea?
Originally posted by Epsilon5
I highly reccomend Neil Strauss' book "Emergency: This book will save your life!" It discusses how to obtain citizenship in other countries, how to survive on your own without electricity or water, and just how to get around with no cash-on-hand.
And, on top of all of that, it's a nice read. Pick it up on Amazon for just a few bucks if you're interested in a read-through.
Go to somewhere like Switzerland
Originally posted by highlyoriginal
reply to post by zombiemann
Trust me I would much rather deal with my issues at hand but it really isn't that easy. I literally cannot afford the fines, I have other bills to pay on top of them. I am really pushing it here, and if I don't pay my dept off soon I will be screwed, period.
I don't know what I'm going to do yet, but it's always good to know I have a backup plan, you know?