When in Rome do as the Romans do
I have lived in four countries, Spain, Ireland, United States and Panama. My advice when moving abroad is to make sure you can adjust your self to the new culture and traditions of the country you are going to live in. Do some research, learn about the customs and traditions. Be open minded, be prepared to learn new things. Be positive, I strongly recommend you to mingle with the locals.
My own personal experience moving to Panama was excellent, from day one I felt like at home.
I have been living here for 2 years now and don't plan on going anywhere.