Africa


From New York City to Nairobi: NYC2Nairobi

12 December, 2016 09:32  Erin Erin

NYC2Nairobi M. Cavanagh is a New Yorker and a User Experience Strategist and Designer. My husband and I have moved to Nairobi for his job. We plan to be in Nairobi for at least a few years. Their blog is where she hopes to record  adventures (and not too many misadventures), life as an expat in Nairobi, and maybe even some helpful tips.

1. Why did you move abroad?
Husband’s work opportunity.
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From India to the Ivory Coast: Piyushidhir

01 August, 2016 10:13  Erin Erin

Piyushi Namaste everyone! I am Piyushi Dhir, a young Indian traveler, author and blogger, currently residing in the exotic West African country of Ivory Coast.

1.    Why did you move abroad?
My husband and I started our married life in New Delhi, India, each of us employed in glittery corporate jobs. We were, however, getting restless with the tedium of a 9 to 5 and seeking something new and exciting. So when my husband got a job offer in Ivory Coast, Africa, we thought, “What the hell, let’s give it a shot!” I did realize however, that the move would entail me giving up my career in Human Resources management. Ivory Coast has limited opportunities, and it is a Francophone country. But I decided to use the opportunity to try my hands at an alternate career that had only been a dream so far- writing.

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From Norway to Spain to Egypt: Femieshe

25 July, 2016 09:42  Erin Erin

Femieshe My name is Kristine and I was born in Norway but grew up in Spain. I currently live in Cairo, Egypt. I blog about my dream life with prince charming in a not so charming country!

1. Why did you move abroad?

My whole life ive been living abroad, never fit in anywhere... except when I came to Egypt for the first time on holiday. It was love at first sight. I instantly felt at home even though I didn't speak the language or even know anyone. I knew this is where I wanted to live forever.

Then I came back and did a year at univeristy here. I had to leave to finish my degree in other countries, Spain and Scotland and then I came back the last few months of my degree to do an internship. It was this time that I met my prince charming. We had a long-distance relationship for 3 years until I finally had the chance to move back for good. My whole life is a bit messy and confusing, just like Egypt!

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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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From Portugal to Angola: Couple RTW

18 January, 2016 12:41  Erin Erin

couple rtw We are Jorge and Cláudia, Portuguese living in Luanda.

1.    Why did you move abroad?
Jorge had a job opportunity of working abroad for his company. It seemed like a fantastic adventure, opportunity to live in another country and to visit this side of the world. Cláudia came a year after, when she found a job in Luanda.

2.    How do you make a living?
Jorge is a financial controller, he was sent to the Angolan branch of his company, he works in logistics and transportation business. Cláudia is a physiotherapist, she come looking for a job,  sending her CV and doing interviews after 6 months she was contacted by a clinic and started working.

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From Boston to Cape Town: An American in Cape Town

22 June, 2015 10:54  Erin Erin

American in Cape Town I’m Amy, and I’m an American most recently from Boston, living in Cape Town, South Africa with my husband, Chas.

1. Why did you move abroad?

My husband is a Postdoctoral researcher at M.I.T. in the U.S. We’ve always wanted to live in another country, so when the opportunity came up to continue his research at the University of Cape Town, we jumped at the chance to move abroad.
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From England to Egypt: MrsMahmoud

22 December, 2014 14:19  Erin Erin

MrsMahmoud egypt My name is Mrs Mahmoud and I am British woman married to an Egyptian man and we live in Dahab in South Sinai, Egypt.

1. Why did you move abroad?

I first came to Egypt on holiday in 2006 and I really fell in love with Dahab. I returned in 2010 and this time I fell in love with an Egyptian man.  I came back to Dahab a few times to see him, and then I moved here in May 2012 and we got married in Cairo in February 2013.  
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From the USA to Tanzania: From Tanzania with Love

08 September, 2014 11:01  Erin Erin

From Tanzania with Love Meet Michael and Ashley Leen, residents of east africa, americans by birth, co-bloggers on from tanzania with love.

1. Why did you move abroad?
We moved abroad because we wanted to take the jump and try living in a developing country. We had opportunities to volunteer in parts of Africa and Central America when we were in college, which gave us the first taste of living and working with poor and marginalized communities internationally. Through those experiences, we learned so much about ourselves and the effects culture has that we knew we wanted to do it again, but this time, for the long-term.
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From NYC to Cape Town: The South AfriKhan

18 August, 2014 07:15  Erin Erin

Sarah Khan My name is Sarah Khan, and ever since I moved from New York to Cape Town, South Africa, I've given myself an alter ego: The South AfriKhan.  

1. Why did you move abroad?
It's pretty cliché at this point, but who cares — I came to South Africa on vacation, fell in love with Cape Town and with a guy here (in that order), then married him and moved here a year later.
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From the USA to China to Tanzania: Peeps From Abroad

24 October, 2013 08:01  Erin Erin

 Peeps From AbroadI'm Jessie Bryson. Starting in college, a lot of friends gave me the nickname Jessbo, or J-Bone (oddly, this was before any part of my name had any B or O in it....still haven't figured out why!). Hence my blog address, www.jessbopeep.com. I grew up in the U.S., in Northern California, and spent some time in Los Angeles and New York before moving abroad to Guangzhou, China in 2010. I was back in the states for a bit in 2013 (Washington, DC) and as of summer 2013 I call Dar es Salaam, Tanzania home.
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