From Cornwall to New Zealand: Going NZ

25 April, 2016 09:06  Erin Erin

Going NZ Going NZ has developed due to my love of travel and of course New Zealand. I am however as English as they come! I love a good cornish pasty instead of a New Zealand pie, I don't tan – I burn and I am often seen in my slippers rather than my Jandals!

But I am a adventurer at heart, growing up in Cornwall (a beautiful part of the country, I know!) I always aspired to travel. I find contentment hard, there is a big world out there and I always think I have to be in it!

1. Why did you move abroad?
Both as a couple and individually we both wanted to experience living in a different country. We woke up one day and thought what have we got to lose? Personally I don't want to live my life with ‘what ifs’ If we didn't do it there and then we knew it wouldn't happen, so we made the leap!  (More)

   


From the USA to Germany: Royal Little Lambs

18 April, 2016 08:24  Erin Erin

Royal Little Lambs Jennifer holds a M.Ed. in secondary English and is an introvert, geek, military wife, beer connoisseur, foodie, homeschool mom and international traveler.

1.    Why did you move abroad?
We moved to Germany almost 2 years ago when my husband transferred with his job in the US Air Force. We were told we’d be moving to New Jersey, so this was more exciting! It’s always been my dream to travel to or live in Europe.

2.    How do you make a living?
I left my job as an English professor about 10 years ago when I got married and we moved across the US. I began homeschooling my daughter, then we added 2 more girls to our family within 2 years! We now have a son also.

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From Venezuela to Vienna: Fun Side of Life

11 April, 2016 08:23  Erin Erin

Fun Side of Life Juan Hola! My name is Juan and I’m a Venezuelan living in Vienna, Austria.

1.    Why did you move abroad?
I believe that it doesn’t matter where you come from, we are all striving for the same thing in life and that is to be happy. Regardless of your background, you want to have a nice family, a nice job, health etc.
What culture does, is that it shapes the way you want to get there and it determines the standards of those things.

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From South Africa to England to Australia: Proudly South African In Perth

04 April, 2016 07:52  Erin Erin

Reeva in Perth I’m Reeva, originally from South Africa. I moved to England back in 2003 and lived there for 10 years until I decided to migrate to Australia in 2013. We now live in Perth and absolutely love it here!

1. Why did you move abroad?

When I moved from South Africa to England it was because I had finished university and had no idea what sort of job I would be able to find. I had also had my car stolen a couple of months before my final exams and that was the last straw for me. I qualified for a visa for the UK so moved to England where I already had family living. In 2011 my husband and I decided to look at moving to Australia as we wanted to live somewhere sunny and warm!

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From the UK to Greece: Kritsa, at the heart of it all

28 March, 2016 09:43  Erin Erin

Kritsa, at the heart of it allHello, I’m Yvonne and together with my husband, Alan bought a refurbished house in Kritsa on the Greek island of Crete in 2001. We enjoy several long trips per year to Kritsa totaling circa five months, the rest of the time we live in a small flat in Wiltshire, UK. We certainly feel we have the best of both worlds.

1. Why did you move abroad?

Alan had a job requiring split shifts so often watched afternoon TV. He always enjoyed a show called ‘A Home In The Sun,’ and enthused about the opportunities abroad. Even though we’d only had one holiday in Crete, he was particularly keen on Greece.
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From the USA to Uganda: ChelseaToSea

21 March, 2016 08:29  Erin Erin

ChelseaToSeaMy name is Chelsea, I am from the US and I now live in Kampala, Uganda.

1. Why did you move abroad?
I work in international public health (epidemiology) and have been following the cool diseases around the world for 5 years.  I am now living in Uganda and working on malaria prevention and to increase access to vaccines.

2. How do you make a living?
I work with NGOs who focus on disease prevention.  Right now my research project is in Northern Uganda.  I make the bumpy and dusty 10 hour journey from Kampala to the North about once a month.
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De Bordeaux Ă  Chicago: d'ici Ă  lĂ  bas

14 March, 2016 22:10  Erin Erin

from home to there Stéphanie, Française, j’habite à Chicago USA depuis Mai 2015.

1. Pourquoi êtes-vous partis à l'étranger ?

Pourquoi pas?! Je suis mariée avec un Américain, ce qui me donne cette possibilité géniale de pouvoir vivre en Europe et aux USA, donc il faut en profiter. Mon mari s’est inscrit dans un programme d’études, et j’en avait un peu marre de la France, pas de travail fixe, pas de projets.
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From the USA to the Netherlands: A Wanderlust For Life

07 March, 2016 08:50  Erin Erin

A Wanderlust For Life I’m Jessica from the United States and my husband and I  moved to Amsterdam in the fall of 2014 to pursue our dream of living in Europe!

1. Why did you move abroad?
When I was a teenager, my grandparents took me to Europe. I loved it. It was something that stuck with me for years until I went on a college class trip with my (now) husband and he fell in love with it too. We spent years figuring out how to make it happen and then we finally made the leap across the Atlantic!
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From Canada to Venezuela to China: Steph's Travel, Climbing and the TEFL Life

29 February, 2016 12:15  Erin Erin

steph's: travel, climbing and the tefl life My name is Steph, I was born in Canada but grew up in Venezuela. I have lived in several countries, and at the moment find myself working in China.

1. Why did you move abroad?
With a Venezuelan father and a British mother visiting family meant getting on a plane or car and traveling. And we did this as often as we could. My parents had also a sense of adventure, and they highlighted the importance of getting to know other cultures, the experience of living in different countries, as well as traveling within the country you live in. For me, packing up and moving seems like the natural thing to do.
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From India to Canada to Japan: Sun and Squalor

22 February, 2016 10:30  Erin Erin

sun and squalor Hello! I’m Melissa. I was born in Bombay, India and moved at the tender young age of 14 to the wintery, frostbitten land of Canada where I spent my angst-ridden teenage years trying to overcome culture shock and alienation.

So now that I’m 29, it only made sense to skip town for some time and head over to the Land of the Rising Sun where I now spend my time trying to make the best of myself. I currently reside in Japan.

1. Why did you move abroad?
I never felt truly connected to my adopted country (Canada) and found it more or less stifling to think that, that was where I would perish. Being a true escapist and harbouring delusions of grandeur, I wanted to do more than just go on vacation. I wanted to re-experience having to adapt to another culture without the emotional baggage. I knew ​moving to Japan  would be a fulfilling experience in the sense that I would learn to appreciate all cultures, including Canada without bias. Honestly, I just wanted to right all the wrongs I did when I first moved to Canada before starting a new chapter in my life.
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