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  1. Hi All

     

    Thanks for the wealth of data. Tokolosi we are in the process of looking for jobs and we may also have the L1a visa route if we can raise enough seed capital.

     

    Once we get jobs/raise capital we will know when we will be heading out. We hope within the next twelve months.

     

    SC and NC and Columbia will now go onto our investigation list as well as San Diego.

     

    Thanks again and also for those of you that supplied links - very helpful.


  2. Hi, Treverly is absolutely right, we had the same experience.

    Yes, you have to be more specific, will you able to handle cold and snow, then go north, what type of work will hubby do? what will your financial position be, if not very good, stay out of California, New York, New Jersey, Florida, etc as property is very expensive there.

    No part of the US is perfect, if you go to Virgina, VW TN or KY property is cheap but you have the Red Necks/ Hillbillies, which is not so bad, rather very funny. The beautifulness and slower pace in these states make up for a lot.

    If you go to some other places you have heavy snow and cold, but no red necks and fairly priced properties. I mention properties but other commodities are also more expensive in the areas where the property prices are high.

    I suggest you do a lot of homework on the internet and compare areas. Look at things like schools (# of subsidized meals, academic results, sport, subjects available, etc) then you look at the cost of living, property prices and also if it is in a desert or as is it as beautiful as TN, VW or KY.

    One very importaNt aspect for us was the number of SA expats in the area and the social life among the SA's.

    Once you have narrowed your search down, let us know the dates and if you come near KY, you are welcome to stay with us. We do need the dates as we are working 12 hour shifts, 7 days on and 7 days off.

     

    GO FOR IT - ITS WORTH THE WHILE!

    Hi Spekkies

     

    My Mom's very keen on Kentucky and we'd like to be close to a largish SA pop so that we don't feel too alienated in 'frigging huge US'. However I'd like your input regarding weather and lifestyle in Lexington. Any advice would be appreciated.

    Tks Annetta


  3. My parents will be following us to the US. My husband and I are quite keen on Austin. However my mother had a fit when she heard it is hot and humid-ish.

     

    Is there any where in the US that has similar weather to JHB - without the tornadoes? :blink: Of which my whole family is nervous.

     

     

     

     


  4. Thanks SABEADER. We are now right in the throes of looking for work in the US. I still apply in the DV - as a plan ' B'.

     

    Hey SABEADER

     

    I was just on the site you recommended. What a beaut :ilikeit: It has everything I need to list my husband's CV.

     

     


  5. Hey Annetta, try this website: www.hospitalityjobsonline.com You can choose by location, position, salary etc. and there's always new postings up.

    Good luck!! :ilikeit:

     

    Thanks SABEADER. We are now right in the throes of looking for work in the US. I still apply in the DV - as a plan ' B'.


  6. Hello All

     

    Are there any hoteliers out there? My husband is a hotelier - Diploma from Wits Hotel school. Has extensive experience in F and B and hotel mangement at GM level. We are looking to approach Hyatt and Hilton to lodge his CV but wondered is anyone had an idea of pay? He'd be looking at a middle management type post and work himself up from there.

     

    Our areas are California, Arizona, Texas, New Mexico.


  7. Hello all

     

    My husband is still undecided about the US so the best for him, I think, is to get a two year contract in the US, work there and see what he thinks after that. He's a qualified Wits Hotel School Hotelier but he hates shift work and would prefer to run an industrial catering type operation.

     

    Can someone suggest what websites he can check.

     

    Thanks.


  8. Violent crime has increased 100% over the last four months on the South Coast KZN. We have always felt safe down here - but there have been four murders of elderly people in the last eight weeks alone. Munster and Pennington have both been hit hard.

    Tourism KZN is trying to educate ppl that if you kill the tourist destinations, you won't get Christmas jobs but they're having a tough time. Toni Yengeni - former ANC whip convicted for four years for fraud - served four months - running round stabbing a live cow tied down in his front garden, at his 'I'm-out-of-jail celebration didn't help either!


  9. We rent one half of the duplex pictured below - the half inside the frame, of course. We would like to buy it one day, because the schools (and neighbourhoods) are very good, but we'll have to wait and see. The trees, as you can see, throw down leaves, not dollar notes. :whome:

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    Wow what a beautiful neirbourhood and gorgeous autumm colours


  10. I was looking for help and advice and I googled and there it was. SAUSA has been a most helpful site. It's so important to be able to talk to people who have gone through what you're about to. :unsure: I'm moving dogs and racing pigeons and a Cricket-mad husband. However he was delighted to find out that America does in actual sober fact have a cricket team! :ilikeit:

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