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considering relocating to Cork, Ireland from N. California Bay area for career opportunity?

hi - considering a job opportunity (relocating from northern california bay area to cork, ireland). would love input as follows: 1) your 2 cents on benefits of working abroad 2) cost of living differences 3) cork life styles 4) relocation considerations (in particular, moving with a pet cat and figuring a way to avoid quarrantine) 5) was thinking about negotiating 3 yrs -- is this a good term (i.e. long enough to get a feel for Ireland -- too short a time? too long?) thanks much!

Asked By: Sunnyvale_Girl - 6/6/2007
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Did much the same myself - moved from SF to Cork 5 years ago (originially from Cork). Would highly reccomend the move - travelling is great but there's nothing like spending a few years in a place - you get under the tourist radar, make local friends etc... More
Answered By: Edward S - 6/7/2007
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Wow, I did the reverse about 12 years ago. Travel is always good education. My estimate on cost of living is that your euros and dollars will be about equivalent. So what might be $40 will be about 40 euros. The housing should be a bit cheaper but depends on the area too. County Cork has a pretty wide spectrum of... More
Answered By: mpento - 6/6/2007
 
Living and working abroad is for sure a great experience. It opens your mind like nothing else and helps you understand who you are and where you're coming from (it sounds corny but it's true... More
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Answered By: Dirk D - 6/7/2007
 
Corks cool, fairly cheap, laid back, best weather in ireland 2
Answered By: eoghan c - 6/7/2007
 
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