no problem, don. yep, i have friends from germany (actually she's half german-czech and he's half german-portuguese) who lived in kzoo and now live in arizona (visiting me saturday). talk about homesick! they're married and no matter where they go they miss everyplace ... portugal, berlin, prague, kalamazoo, kansas (jane lived there a while).
bottom line ... i've known too many people who have lived in so many different places. that includes many friends who lived in exile for years. sure, canada and/or the us (or other places) are great ... and safe refuges from dictatorships ... but there's no place like home.