It's really becoming quite controversial, since it's basically an outright and shameless invasion. Feel free to look for more info. Ah yes, and the problem is that CRns rarely understand how I feel. They don't understand how hard it is to live in a country you don't belong to, and to have to deal with cultural issues/differences on a daily basis. Just yesterday I was having some beers with a classmate from the M.A. She basically said "That's bullshit, you're CRn; what a load of crap", yada yada yada. It really hurt my feelings, and tried to get her to even listen to my point; however, most CRns simply just don't get it and don't listen to what I've got to say. I've noticed that people who have travelled to other countries comprehend my situation a lot more, and that people who have never been out of the country become quite obnoxious and don't really understand what I'm saying. My father was born in England (London, so pretty much the "I'm a cold bastard stereotype" ), and grew up in Canada. My grandpa was born in Rostock, DE, and my grandma in London (however, her parents were Latvian). When my father came to teach maths to CR ta-dah, he met my mother (who also was a maths professor, although of education, not pure, crazy maths like my dad). And hence, I'm here. I've actually given it some thought, and I'm really considering of giving away my Costa Rican citizenship to get the German one. Might be a bit difficult to get it, but I'm not a Turk (no offence intended) so I do have high possibilities of obtaining it. I just need to pay for a trip to DE, which might happen next year.