Lara Kaplan – Love / Hate Relationship With SA: Why Not to Emigrate

My relationship with S.A. was one of Love and Hate. I hated the crime, I loved the lifestyle! Emigrating to Canada seemed like a great option. Think United Nations, the mighty Dollar and mostly, CRIME-FREE LIVING ! 2,5 years of paperwork later, I got there. Soon I realised that abroad, I was a “small fish in a big pond”, as opposed to the other way around in “bad old” SA! The euphoria of snow skiing, romantic Christmas lights and my Trans Canadian railroad trip was soon replaced with severe loneliness and hardships in my marriage and finances.After earning Canadian Citizenship, I returned home to S.A, the best lifestyle in the world, but mostly to friends and family & weather I loved & adored.

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