Thanks for your reply and further description of your life there. How wonderful to have friends of like mind to share and learn with – it makes life better. I can understand not wanting to leave your home country you love. I was asking because it seems a good number of people from the US are giving up their citizenship yearly and it is growing. Hope you can move out of the city soon. Kudos to you for being such an employer. Ironic isn’t it that all so many of us would like is ‘leave us alone’ to live our life in peace…and so many are determined to stop that possibility.