From Poland to India: No Problem in India

11 December, 2017 08:52  Erin Erin

Renata no problem India My name is Renata, I grew up in Poland, almost 6000 km away from the place where I live now. Since 2013 I’m based in India, the country of colors, contrasts and never ending chaos, the place where I fell in love and settled with my bi-cultural family. I am an engineer by education, translator by profession, blogger by passion ( and a happy full time mom by heart.

1.    Why did you move abroad?
I am the Erasmus, multicultural, ready to go and ready to relocate anywhere generation. Passion for travelling, discovering new cultures started by exploring Schengen countries (easy to do for a budget trips) first as a tourist, then as a young post graduate professional searching for a job in Europe took me unexpectedly to… Asia. I got an internship in India (in Chennai) and then, even more unexpectedly I ended up marrying an Indian man and settling down in India.



De España a Indonesia: Vivir día a día en Indonesia

04 December, 2017 08:56  Erin Erin

Vivir día a día en Indonesia Hola, soy Magda, sevillana de cepa y adoptada por Zaragoza, Tenerife, La Línea de la Concepción, Ceuta, Jackson (Tennessee, EEUU), Salamanca, Valencia y Makassar (Sulawesi, Indonesia). Actualmente a caballo entre estas dos últimas ciudades.

1. ¿Por qué se fue al extranjero?
Por seguir a mi marido, siempre culillo de mal asiento y porque las oportunidades las pintan calvas y no se puede desaprovechar una oferta de trabajo en un país tan sugestivo.

2. ¿Cómo se gana la vida?
Actualmente disfruto de una excedencia laboral. Lo que nos condujo a Indonesia fue el sector aéreo, donde se mueve, nunca mejor dicho, mi marido. La experiencia no puede ser más gratificante, el trato por parte de compañeros y jefes sin igual.



From USA to Thailand: Curly Wanderer

30 October, 2017 08:00  Erin Erin

Curly WandererMy name is Kate and I’m an American currently living in Bangkok, Thailand. I’m also the writer and photographer behind

1. Why did you move abroad?
My company offered me an opportunity to work in one of our Region offices. Since I was already keen on the idea of living abroad, not just traveling to places, I jumped on it. A year later I moved to Thailand for a different role.

2. How do you make a living?
I work for a large multi-national corporation (MNC). I began with them eight years ago in the US headquarters after completing my MBA and have now moved to three different countries so far.


De la Belgique à Isan : Expatriation en Thaïlande

24 August, 2017 07:00  Expat Interviews Expat Interviews

Expatriation en Thaïlande

Bonjour à tous, je m'appelle Olivier. D'origine belge j'ai débuté mon expatriation en 1993, je venais juste de fêter mes 30 printemps.

Après 13 années passées dans la Caraïbe et plus précisément en Guadeloupe, j'ai repris mon baluchon pour entreprendre une nouvelle expatriation en Thaïlande, en privilégiant les régions préservées du tourisme de masse.

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

Pas de diplôme, pas de qualification spécifique, rester sur le vieux continent c'était me condamner à une vie bridée par des règles et des lois peu adaptées aux "marginaux". J'ai travaillé des années dans des cafés et des bars, j'y ai croisé des milliers de personnes qui prétendaient qu'ils partiraient un jour et qui n'ont pourtant jamais quitté leur quotidien fait de projets qui ne verront jamais le jour, de promesses jamais tenues, de rêves avortés, d'illusions éphémères noyées dans leur trop plein de bières, de vin et de mauvais alcool. Je ne voulais pas rester comme eux, à échanger d'illusoires aventures sous d'autres cieux plus cléments. Un jour j'ai fait ma valise, pris un billet d'avion avec, dans ma poche, l'équivalent de 500 euros. Et voilà près d'un quart de siècle que mon aventure continue, que mon rêve se réalise au quotidien.


De Lyon à Dalian (Chine) : Lorsque tout à coup

10 August, 2017 08:00  Expat Interviews Expat Interviews

Lorsque tout à coup - ElisaJe m’appelle Elisa, je suis Lyonnaise et j’habite à Dalian en Chine depuis mars. Tu ne connais surement pas alors pour te donner une idée, Dalian est à 1 heure en face de la Corée du Nord, sur une péninsule au nord-est de la Chine.

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

Je me suis retrouvée à 11000 km de chez moi pour suivre mon mari qui a décroché un job à Dalian, dans le sport.


From New Jersey to Thailand: Expats With Cats

05 June, 2017 08:30  Erin Erin

Expat with Cats Hi! We’re Tom & Lauren, both from the U.S., where we grew up together in New Jersey. We are currently living in Bangkok, Thailand with our two cats Linus & Luna.

1.    Why did you move abroad?
Back in 2013 we had made our first “big” move and decided to leave New Jersey for Florida. Realistically, we had no idea how long we’d stay with no set plans, but we ended up living in Orlando for two years. We headed back to New Jersey after our hiatus in the lovely sunshine state. When we came back to what we had been so familiar to before, everything seemed so different from what we had been used to in the past, yet felt so unchanged at the same time.

Being back was nice for the perks of being surrounded by family, friends, and familiar places again, but we instantly knew it wasn’t where we wanted to stay. It’s good to remember where you came from, but our surroundings just seemed so stagnant and uninspiring. We began to brainstorm about where we wanted to go next, considering Nashville, Austin, San Diego, or possibly back to Florida. We had even considered purchasing an RV and hitting the road for a while to explore the states.



Von Bayern nach China: Chinalitis

27 March, 2017 08:49  Erin Erin

Chinalitis Sandra Ich bin Sandra, ein waschechtes bayerisches Madl und nahezu 30 Jahre alt. Vor gut zwei Jahren bin ich mit meinem Mann aus einem 816-Seelen Dorf nach Tianjin, einer der größten Städte Chinas gezogen.

1. Warum hast (bist) du ins Ausland umgezogen?
Vor knapp zwei Jahren schrieb mir mein Mann per WhatsApp, dass eine gute Stelle in Tianjin frei werden würde. Er hätte dort die Möglichkeit drei Entwichklungsabteilungen zu leiten. Eine in Shanghai, eine in Kuala Lumpur und die
Hauptabteilung in Tianjin. Ich hatte mich zu diesem Zeitpunkt zu einer selbstständigen Musiklehrerin etabliert und verdiente auch nicht schlecht. Ich liebte meine Schüler und sie liebten mich. Jedoch war ich immer schon bereit für
Abenteuer und neue Herausforderungen. Also überlegte ich nicht allzu lange und schrieb zurück…“dann ziehen wir also bald nach China, oder?“


From Australia to India: The White Punjabi Bride

13 March, 2017 10:13  Erin Erin

The White Punjabi Bride Hi my name is Tanya, also known as The White Punjabi Bride and I made the move from Australia to India just over a little over a year ago. I am a lifestyle blogger writing about my journey living as a foreign bride in Punjab and selling ethnic accessories via my site The White Punjabi Bride.
1.    Why did you move abroad?
I decided to take a leap of faith and accompany my partner to India. I packed up my house, applied for a tourist visa and took the next flight to Delhi. Everything just fell into place and we decided to marry and have our very own Big Fat Punjabi Wedding. One year later and we are now celebrating our first anniversary. We have decided to live between both our home countries India and Australia.


From the USA to Singapore: Some People Juggle Geese

06 March, 2017 08:32  Erin Erin

Some People Juggle Geese Hi! I’m Lucy Day. My husband and I are American. We have been living in Singapore since 2008.

1.    Why did you move abroad?
I did a three-month study-abroad program in Italy as an undergraduate, but I was hoping to live abroad somewhere for a longer period. Fortunately, my husband was offered a fellowship at the National University of Singapore.

2.    How do you make a living?
I am currently working as a writer for a local education company. My husband teaches at National University of Singapore and Yale-NUS College.


From California to Japan: Everywhere To Be Found

30 January, 2017 07:56  Erin Erin

Everywhere To Be Found Hi! My name is Kendra and I’m an American! I left California to teach English for a year in Japan back in March 2014 and kept extending my stay until a few years had gone by and I realized I was in love with my life and the Japanese people! I’m getting my American teaching credential soon and when it’s finished I plan to shake things up by teaching in an International School either elsewhere in Japan or somewhere else in the world. Decisions are hard when the whole world is open for exploration!

1.    Why did you move abroad?
Originally I had studied educational systems from around the world to compare them to the U.S. When I heard about working in Japan’s public school system I thought it was the perfect opportunity to fulfill my dreams of long-term travel while also continuing to work in a field that I love. All the signs were pointing to Japan and I wasn’t going to argue! Also, anime and ramen!



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