Asia


From London to Seoul: Smart Travels

19 May, 2011 10:30  Erin Erin

Travel Smart kimono My name is Catharine and I’m originally from the UK (I grew up in London). I spent 17 years living on Reunion Island, a French island in the Indian Ocean, and for the past three years I’ve been living in Seoul, South Korea.  The blog title comes from my surname : Smart.

1. Why did you move abroad?
I originally went to Reunion Island as a student on my year abroad, went back there temporarily “for a year or two” and ended up staying 16 more years!  I came to Seoul with my French husband in 2008 when he got a job posting here.

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From the UK to Hong Kong: Land of No Cheese

09 May, 2011 10:49  Erin Erin

Hong Kong emilie lan of no cheese My name is Emilie and I grew up in the UK. However, chance has had it that I have only ever worked abroad: Spain, France, and now Hong Kong. I seem to be a bit of an accidental expat.

1. Why did you move abroad?
Love.

2. How do you make a living?
My ticket to HK nearly two years ago was a teaching position, but now I’m an editor/writer for a local publisher, which as well as being closer to my interests, allows me to pay my (disproportionate) rent. I also get to enjoy the perks of being part of a Chinese company: mooncakes in autumn and lai see (red 'money envelopes' ) in spring.

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From Vancouver to Mumbai: A Little Bird on the Windowsill of Bombay

28 April, 2011 10:07  Erin Erin

a little bird on the windowsill of bombay bronwyn My name is Bronwyn. I’m from Vancouver, Canada, and am now living in Bandra west, Mumbai, India.

1. Why did you move abroad?
I’ve been living in and out of India for the past near three years. I think that my experience is different from a lot of expats because I was not sent abroad by my company, or assisted in any way with integrating into life in India. Each of my long stays in India has been because of my own initiative: I am now in Mumbai because I want to be here. I love the challenges presented to me on a day to day basis here, and feel that I’m growing in ways that I couldn’t back in Canada.

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From Florida to Beijing: Officially Foreign

18 April, 2011 09:00  Erin Erin

dana sunglasses officially foreign My name is Dana Zemke, I’m from Florida, USA and I now live in Beijing, China.

1. Why did you move abroad?
My husband’s company had a project open up and he was asked if we’d be willing to relocate.  We both love to travel and were expecting a move somewhere abroad for his work for years, so when they told us about China we were ecstatic.

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