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Postby Oracle » Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:11 pm

bluebird wrote: I am a single-mother which doesn't go down to well with them,
I have never dated an Indian guy and not being prejudiced but I never would, I had a baby by someone of a different race
so it's harder for them(asians) to stereotype me!
In fact wasn't till I had my heart set on moving to Cyprus I found out through internet research that there's a large 'indian' community there which really put me off at first!
reason I want to leave is mainly the weather, living in this climate is wearing me down.
this weather has me indoors alot with I resent.
Also the crime aspect make me want to leave here
I really don't want my son to go to a British school and get raised with British teenagers


... so many issues bluebird. :?

Which one is your main concern?
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Postby bluebird » Sat Mar 21, 2009 2:09 am

Language isn't a huge issue for me, a language can always be learnt and I would enjoy it :) ! A language like Greek it not being my first language and me not being raised in Greece/Cyprus etc I would never master I know(never say never :wink: )..... but like any other language I could learn the basics, take classes etc :)

My reason for moving is what I said in the last sentence of my last post, not the paragraph on Asian mentality LOL :) That was simply in response to an earlier post mentioning how Indians too display racism towards Sri Lankans etc

Doesn't matter on my original post anyway, the reality of the responces I recieved is that I don't feel i'll ever feel completely comfortable in Cyprus because of my ethnicity, so am considering other options...

I thank everyone for their responces... :)
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Postby Oracle » Sat Mar 21, 2009 2:30 am

Good luck in your life bluebird ..... :)
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Postby Get Real! » Sat Mar 21, 2009 3:58 am

Bluebird,

You come across far too sensitive to be suitable to emigrate anywhere…
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Postby bluebird » Sat Mar 21, 2009 4:56 am

Get Real! wrote:Bluebird,

You come across far too sensitive to be suitable to emigrate anywhere…


It's not about sensitivity, it's about realism. Relocating to another country, adjusting to the language etc is a huge step which i'm not taking lightly.
My main concern is my son and his wellbeing, mentally/emotionally as well as physically. And I believe some cultures countries have more prejudice against a certain race etc than another. Therefore I won't move anywhere I feel he will grow up in a society where he is not seen as an equal to the other children in his class, it might be the case that everything will be fine but i'm not willing to take the chance, i'd rather do that in a place more cosmopolitan, there are after all many to choose from :) !

It's a shame because I really liked Cyprus, but I am realising that visiting it and living there are two different things.

I've travelled alot in the decade before I had my son, speak 6 languages well and can string a few sentences together in several others, if i'm not 'too sensitive' to explore the world then I doubt i'm too sensitive to relocate to another part of it other than the one I was born on :wink:
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Postby Sotos » Sat Mar 21, 2009 8:22 am

Based on what you need I would say that Australia is the best place for you to go.
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Postby yialousa1971 » Sat Mar 21, 2009 4:21 pm

Not for me, not for Cyprus :!:
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Postby Tim Drayton » Sat Mar 21, 2009 4:54 pm

I think we all agree that racism is a universal phenomenon, and having said that I do not feel that Cyprus is an excessively racist place. You may find it useful to compare the following reports on racism in different European countries by the organisation European Network Against Racism:

http://www.enar-eu.org/Page_Generale.as ... &langue=EN

You were talking about Spain earlier, and I quote from this organisation's report about Spain:

Discrimination in the housing sector is also an issue of great concern. Complaints
about discrimination in the housing sector are few, due to lack of evidence and
support. There is also an increase in the number of complaints of neighbourly
abuse based on racist prejudice. Those cases are not always reported. There is
also a clear problem concerning access to universal rights, despite nationality
and regular status - even though the law theoretically acknowledges those rights,
such as access to education and healthcare.
A really important issue is the response and support given to the victims of racist
violence. Much more needs to be done: firstly, because there is a lack of official
data on cases of racist violence and secondly, because there is a lack of official
response and support to the victims. They suffer a clear lack of information in
order to use their rights. There are very few organisations that offer clear and
complete support to victims of racist violence.


This shows that racism exists in Spanish society, too.

I think a far more important issue for you may simply be whether you can find suitable employment in Cyprus that will provide an adequate income. Being a small island, Cyprus does not have a very diverse economy and there may well be no vacancies that match the kind of skills you can offer. Unskilled work is very low paid here mainly because of the widespread use of cheap labour from South Asian countries.
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