I am flying out Monday morning from DC to Cebu, Philippines. From there, I take a"Superferry" across to Ormoc City, Leyte.
PI is english speaking, Christian, and has some of the most pleasant people in the world. All of them, you ask? Of course not, but by and large, I look forward to making new friends and living in a new land. I will have high speed internet, cellphone, $200 rent, and full-time maid/cook/laundress for around $40 a month. Food is good and plentiful, and fresh seafood is a constant treat! I never liked borscht.
There are other FReepers already over there (Alex w is living in Cebu), and I have heard great things about that land and it's people.
Russia? It is 91 today in Manila, and 73 tonite...
Permanently? Yikes! Does sound nice.