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The "been there done that" thread: life in the US after DV

Discussion in 'Lottery Visas - DV' started by SusieQQQ, Oct 13, 2014.

  1. SusieQQQ

    SusieQQQ Well-Known Member

    Maybe mods can make this sticky. I think it'll be worthwhile- it's always interesting to see the progress other people have made when you are on a similar path. The idea is to add links to blogs etc here rather than fill this thread with posts. The ones below are the ones I am aware of/can remember ... Apologies if I forgot anyone but please add on.

    CrawfinUSA - an Aussie in Maine: http://crawfinusa.com

    Guriix - a Kenyan in Houston http://guriixusjourney.wordpress.com

    Britsimon - a Brit in NorCal http://britsimonsays.com
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  2. Britsimon

    Britsimon Super Moderator

    Nice idea, I was reading Guriix's blog yesterday - it is indeed fun to read about life over here.
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  3. usamommy2015

    usamommy2015 Active Member

    SuzieQQQQ where's yours?
  4. Crawf33

    Crawf33 Registered Users (C)

    Oh thanks for the plug Suzie! That's awesome. Happy to answer any questions people have, obviously.
  5. SuicideBlonde

    SuicideBlonde Active Member

    I'll add mine to this list start of next year, once we are approved and move! ;)
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  6. Sloner

    Sloner Active Member

    I know a lot of Russian-language bloggers. If is interested, I can post links.
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  7. nzangeleyes

    nzangeleyes Member

    Hey Britsimon,

    Just want to say thanks for taking time to write your blogs. The information is invaluable to people like me who about to experience everything that the US of A entails.

    I particularly appreciate the blogs on financial management, insurance, and establishing a credit history.

    They are lucid, making them easy to read too = )


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  8. Britsimon

    Britsimon Super Moderator

    Glad you are enjoying them. I'm just trying to capture the stuff that I think will be useful, let me know if there is a topic you would like me to address...
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  9. Sm1smom

    Sm1smom Super Moderator

    "The idea is to add links to blogs etc here rather than fill this thread with posts."

    The above phrase is to draw people's attention to what the creator of this thread had in mind when it was created. It has since being hijacked with chit-chats. In fact I've had to move a couple of posts from it to some other threads. As such, I'm locking it up, if anyone has a link to a related blog they think others may find useful, please contact one of the administrators with the information.
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  10. Sm1smom

    Sm1smom Super Moderator

  11. Sm1smom

    Sm1smom Super Moderator

    This thread has been unlocked for forum members to add useful blogs they may come across or wish to share with the rest of the forum. Again please note, it's not intended to be a chit-chat thread. All non-conforming posts will be deleted going forward.
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  12. jas2200

    jas2200 Member

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  13. Crawf33

    Crawf33 Registered Users (C)

    She hasn't made the move over here yet, but Kiarah's blog American State of Mine has some good stuff about the process for Australians.
  14. Britsimon

    Britsimon Super Moderator

    Hey Crawf, I'm going to email you - I would like to do some "interviews" on winners "1 year on...." I wonder if you wouldn't mind being a guinea pig.
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  15. Britsimon

    Britsimon Super Moderator

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  16. SusieQQQ

    SusieQQQ Well-Known Member

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  17. EURO2014

    EURO2014 Well-Known Member

    Truly can recommend TransferWise for money transfers to the US, based on personal experience:
    Provides advantageous exchange rates and safes us real money.
  18. EU2015

    EU2015 Member

    Great article on the BBC today! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-30537090

    Leo actually got in touch with me to get our story (obviously not as interesting as Abdi's!) and used it to fact check many of the things, suprising he didnt mention the medical exam though.

    Podcast available on the 29th! Will post a link.
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  19. God-Is-Love

    God-Is-Love Well-Known Member

    Waw. Very interesting story. I can't wait to hear his voice on 29th December on BBC 04.
    Thanks for sharing.

    "....You can listen to Abdi and the Golden Ticket
    on BBC Radio 4's Crossing Continents on 29
    December at 20:30 GMT or catch up
    afterwards on iPlayer. The programme ran
    on the BBC World Service's Assignment
    programme on Christmas Day, and can be
    heard on the Assignment website...."
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2014
  20. SusieQQQ

    SusieQQQ Well-Known Member

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