Posted By: CopterDr
Moving to AC middle of May with the family - 03/31/14 05:33 AM
So after many years and long deliberations We have decided to move our family to AC, we have just had enough of the hectic lifestyle in the states. We have a 6 month lease at a nice condo south of town and if we like it we will renew and if we find an area we like better we will move. We have 2 kids son is 10 and daughter is 3. So we wanted to be close enough to his school, that being said how is island international. We have read mixed reviews. I work in Angola Africa for 28 days then I will be home 28 days that is my normal rotation. While I am here I have no worries or issue with safety and how people from other cultures act or come across. I have worked all over the world and met some of the nicest people you'd ever meet and had AK47s put to my head by some pretty bad people on more than one occasion, (just give them some money and off the went, no worries). Now for my wife this will be her first time out of the USA so this will be a culture shock in some ways I mean it want as bad if I was moving her to Nigeria, but she has some legitimate concerns,as do I for her safety and the kids. My real question is how safe is it for her to ride her golf cart to pick our son up from school, could he walk or ride his bike to school by himself, being gone half of the time just makes her feel that she could be targeted. I no there truly is NO safe place, and you have to take the good with the bad, I'm going to take her out in the downtown area and let her get the feel if we are approached by people wanting to sale her stuff or ask her for money just to see how she does then go over anything she could have done different. I have always preached to her if she stands her ground it usually will either confuse or frustrate them to leave. mainly I have to introduce her to the word NO! and then tell her if telling someone no over and over doesn't work, just tell them to [#%!] off. We are extremely excited about this opportunity that most people our age would never get to do it is truly a blessing. It doesn't matter where you live as long as you learn to make the best of it.