I'm an American, but I moved to Thailand for a better way of life. It has been about two years now and not one time have I regretted it, it is difficult at times but well worth it!
I am a hobbyist programmer (I say hobbyist but I am learning by myself, more or less), I am studying Python and Ruby mostly. And unfortunately C#, we are after all still in a Windows (Mac) kind of world. Both are evil entities trying to corrupt civilization => Mac$ and Micro$ = EVIL!!!
That's why I love Linux, I have played with Fedora, Chakra, and Mint but I always come back to Ubuntu, I don't care what anyone says about the "Unity" project, I like it, needs some more time and it will own lives!