Monday, July 01, 2013

Call to Action: New Edition of HOW TO SURVIVE LIVING ABROAD

Okay, to continue in the modern tradition of 4-hour work-weeking, my new edition of the book HOW TO SURVIVE LIVING ABROAD will include real interviews with people who live or have lived abroad.

That is ... if any of you have any interesting stories to tell.

This is a bit murky for a new cover, but I'm always working on 'em

This being ENGLISH TEACHER X, I'm looking for mainly unsuccessful and horrifying stories; but just anything interesting will do.

So if you've had any wacky experiences with the following, drop me an email at englishteacherx(at)yahoo(dot)com to be interviewed:

-- ever been savagely mugged / scammed / robbed?
-- ever had a particularly awful experience with illness abroad?
-- anything intriguing to say about supporting yourself abroad (without English teaching?)
-- ever had a heartbreaking experience with a foreign woman (and who hasn't?)
-- ever had a scary experience at customs or immigration anywhere?
-- ever been arrested abroad?
-- ever had a bizarre experience renting an apartment in another country?
-- ever had a frightening experience with documents / visas / your passport?

If you happen to know of any funny stories on these topics, maybe just something you heard, we could probably work with that, also.

Of course I can't (or at least won't) pay you, unless you want some free e-books.


brian said...

Hey X,

I'm awaiting final word on student loan interest rates before I send in my answers. Should be by Friday.

John Rambo, Anti-Feminist Soldier and Founder of Boycott American Women said...

Here's a story for you.

I had been living in India for a few years (I am a white American 28 year old) and the indian guy who owned the apartment building I was in, actually conspired with the local ISP internet company's manager to try to blackmail me into paying them bribes. They said I had "broken the law" by speaking against feminism on the internet.

The moral of the story? Never trust an indian man. They are the most conniving, lying, cheating pieces of shit on this planet. Indian men are disgusting, filthy scum, and I hope World War 3 breaks out soon and they are all killed off in a nuclear exchange with Pakistan.

Raul Felix said...

I lived in in Israel as a security contractor for the US Government for a year and half. It was a pretty awesome time and some cool and funny stuff occurred. But their security is a nightmare. I always did okay, but heard a lot of stressful situations for a lot of my buddies.. Ironically, the worst I ever had with customs was when I was on vacation to the UK, I actually wrote about it if you want to check it out and see if it's something you would be interested in having in your book.

English Teacher X said...

I should clarify, just drop me an email at englishteacherx(at)yahoo(dot)com if you've got a story.

Eccentric Expat said...

X, feel free to use any of the stories on my blog.