Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Living abroad

During recent days, I have been asked the same question by two different people - an American campaign expert and the vice head of a national election commission -, totally independent from each other:
What do you consider as "living abroad" for yourself?
My answer was and is:
Whenever I pack my bags with more than I need for a simple tourist or business trip.
I it is in fact as simple as this, because it doesn't make a big difference how long I stay, it is more a question with what kind of spirit I leave the place I have lived before - which is somehow represented by the amount of luggage and personal things I take with me.