Whether you want to enjoy a relaxing retirement in Costa Rica, plan a hit and run in Hong Kong, or hang out with other anime addicts in Japan, the reasons for moving to a foreign country are countless and usually attractively awesome.

In fact, it’s estimated that up to 6 million Americans are currently living the experience of an expat lifestyle and the majority of them perhaps wouldn’t have it any other way.

However, moving abroad isn’t all joys and rainbows. Many of the most popular expat countries in the world have a dark lurking side. It’s enough to have one bad experience in one of these destinations so that your dream life abroad could become a nightmare.