10 Years Travel
I left the U.S. in March of 2005, driving across the North American Continent, following a long spring all the way to L'Anse St. Jean on the Saguenay River in northern Quebec.
The first country I lived in after leaving the U.S. was Andorra, a tiny country in the Pyrenees Mountains between France and Spain (closest cities - Toulouse, France and Barcelona, Spain).
From a tiny country to a gigantic one, I went on to teach in China, although I returned to the U.S. to teach in the summer program at UC Santa Cruz first. Then I taught at Ocean University of China in Qingdao. I completed my contract and taught at a couple of language schools for a few months, but couldn't find a place that was a good match.
So I went to Mongolia and taught at MIU (Mongolia International University). I enjoyed my classes and students very much, but there were so many problems with teaching in a developing country, that I only stayed a semester and am back in China again, ready to start a new position.