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anyone got relatives (M/F) who have moved to remote 3rd world countries?

Discussion in 'Living Room' started by Truly Exotic, 7th Feb, 2016.

  1. Truly Exotic

    Truly Exotic Well-Known Member

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    just wondering if anyone has any relatvies who have moved from a 1st world country to the corners of a 3rd world country, for love or work? an area of a 3rd world country, where its even more remote?

    lets say with no running water / electricity, say africa or asia
     
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  2. Chilliblue

    Chilliblue Well-Known Member

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    I have lived in parts of Australia and Europe with no running water or electricity. Does that count?
     
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    Truly Exotic Well-Known Member

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    yeah why not, which country, what were you doing there? and a few interesting expeirences?
     
  4. DaveM

    DaveM Adelaide Buyers Agent & KFC Strategist Business Member

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    I moved to Adelaide does that count?
     
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    What about Mt Druitt? Beats Adelaide lol.
     
  6. ellejay

    ellejay Well-Known Member

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    Kununurra had a third world feel but with running water and electric (in our house anyway). I'm guessing not everyone up there bothers with it though.
     
  7. KMD

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    Ex husband moved to Mauritius. Has been living there for the past couple of years.
     
  8. robboat

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    Your lat/long is Bora Bora?....cool....

    Yep - I know a few people.....
    I was one in myself - working in Western Tanzania and then Cambodia for a few years.
    Both occasions I sorted tank/running water and solar/generator power after a relatively short time - makes life so much easier, regardless of where you are.....
    Got to keep medicines (and beer) cold.....:)

    Tough life for the locals - illness, injury and death is much more common than in Australia - often from preventable diseases.
    No access to good information and education is a real issue....change is slow.
     
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    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    I thought that power was free in the Druitt (if you know how ;)
     
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  10. WattleIdo

    WattleIdo renovating Premium Member

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    Lived in PNG but had water and electricity. Not everyone did, though.
     
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  11. Coastal

    Coastal Well-Known Member

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    I moved to Brisbane lol
     
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  12. VB King

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    I did 2 years in Viet Nam + 3 years in Cambodia, now back in Viet Nam for a year so far. More than 10 years out of Australia so far now.
    Cambodia was grim living wise, a lot different to visiting on holidays.
    Water was plumbed in and electricity hooked up, but didn't mean it always worked!
    Investing in property remotely comes with some challenges.
     
  13. JDP1

    JDP1 Well-Known Member

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    Bn is second world. Not third. However 10 years ago, yes id agree..brisbane was definitely 3rd world back then.
     
  14. Chilliblue

    Chilliblue Well-Known Member

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    In Italy I stayed with one of my dads very elderly relatives where water came from the river 400m away, cooking was on an open fire stove and anything needing refrigeration was placed in the cave or in the river under shade. At the time it was the worst month of my life but no have fond mem
     
  15. Mombius Hibachi

    Mombius Hibachi Well-Known Member

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    You English speak good.
     
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    geoffw Moderator Staff Member

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    I have a daughter who has been travelling for four months through the middle east and Africa. She has four months to go. She has just finished a four month stint working for an orphanage in Uganda.
     
  17. 4point5million

    4point5million Well-Known Member

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    I'm off to lombok for a month and plan to stay in Sumbawa for a while which is pretty basic
     
  18. Terry_w

    Terry_w Solicitor, Finance Broker, CTA Business Member

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    Ive met many in thailand. Some living very far from the beaten tracks.
     
  19. Coastal

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    Mate BNE is Redneckville
     
  20. JDP1

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    No..
    10 yeare ago- perhaps yes.
    A lot of those ha e shifted to logan, ipswitch, inala, caboolture anf not so mych in bcc...not these days