I just realize that today exactly ten years ago I officially left The Netherlands to work at Mercedes-Benz AG headquarters in Germany (later this became DaimlerChrysler). Since then I have not lived in Holland anymore. My original plan was to work for Mercedes-Benz for a couple of years, and then move back to Holland. But I sort of liked living abroad, and spent the past 10 years working in Stuttgart, Jakarta, Beijing and Shanghai (before that I already lived on the island of Curacao, in the USA, Belgium and France). And no plans to return to Europe soon.