From the Philippines to Malaysia: Beyond Toxicity Doc Gelo

30 September, 2013 10:19  Erin Erin

doc gelo beyond toxicity Mabuhay! People call me Doc Gelo. I am a licensed General Physician from the Philippines, a Medical Lecturer and a Multi-Award-Winning Blogger. I have been living in Penang, Malaysia for 3 years now.

1. Why did you move abroad?

I woke up one day and decided to move abroad. Kidding! On a serious note, I took a chance of applying to a job posted online to work as a Lecturer in a Medical University in Penang, Malaysia. And guess what? I don’t even know a single thing about Penang back then! My only concept of Malaysia during that time was the iconic Petronas Twin Towers, nonetheless I did not pass up on the opportunity and as they say, the rest is history.


From Oregon to Kathmandu: O'Sullivans Abroad

02 September, 2013 10:16  Erin Erin

O'Sullivans Abroad family Our names are Allison and Jeremiah and we currently live in Kathmandu, Nepal

1. Why did you move abroad?

We moved abroad to teach at international schools and travel as much as possible.  We both love working with children, traveling, and experiencing culture shock (ok, maybe one of us likes this a little more than the other), so this seemed like the best fit for us.

2. How do you make a living?
We work traditional teaching jobs at English speaking international schools.  To get jobs, we’ve attended job fairs in both San Francisco and Bangkok.  The experience has been pretty straightforward and very similar to job fairs in the US, except that you end up abroad!


From England to Thailand: Bangkok Girl

19 August, 2013 10:10  Erin Erin

bangkok girl blog Hi, my name is Anna, I am from England, and I now live in Bangkok, Thailand.

1. Why did you move abroad?
I moved abroad because my boyfriend of six years was posted here by his company. Unfortunately, after we had lived in Bangkok for nine months, my boyfriend decided he no longer wanted to be with me, and he told me that I should return to the UK. This came out of the blue and I suddenly found myself 32 years old, homeless and unemployed. I had to decide quickly how I saw my life moving forward. I had really taken to living in Bangkok by that time, and had made a lovely group of friends. I was then offered a job here, so I decided to stay and make a go of things on my own.


From England to Bali: How to Escape

12 August, 2013 10:32  Erin Erin

how to escape headdressI’m Rachel, I’m from the northeast of England and I moved to Bali nearly 5 years ago. I left the UK to travel and have some adventures, which I did all over Asia, before coming to Bali. I was meant to be here only 10 days but I met my husband within a few days of arriving and after a whirlwind romance we married and now have two children.

1. Why did you move abroad?
I felt like it was time for a major change in my life. I’ve always loved travelling and I had nothing tying me down so I took the plunge to quit my job, sell all my stuff and leave on a round the world trip. I didn’t quite get round the world as it became clear just a few months that Asia was where my heart lay. A short stopover in Bali turned into a month and then 6 months and now 5 years. I’ve left only for a couple of visa runs and a short visit back home after my daughter was born.


From Oklahoma to South Korea: Lost in Travels

29 July, 2013 10:08  Erin Erin

lost in travels tiger After getting hitched to my man, we both started getting cold sweats at the thought of 'settling down'. We wanted something different, something exciting, something adventurous. So we did the only logical thing; sold all of our belongings and moved half way around the world from Oklahoma to teach English in South Korea. Makes sense right? Follow along on our world travel adventures and as we try to figure out newlywed expat life in the land of kimchi and rice.

1. Why did you move abroad?

My husband and I first moved because we wanted something out of the ordinary after we got married. So instead of settling down in our hometown, we packed our bags and set off on an adventure. We currently both teach English to adults.


From New Zealand to Australia to Hong Kong: Mint Mocha Musings

22 July, 2013 09:52  Erin Erin

Mint Mocha Musings news Hi, my name is Nicole...

I was born in the ‘land of the long white cloud’ (aka New Zealand) but as a teenager my family moved across the Tasman (with me kicking and screaming) to the land of sunshine and opportunities, Australia!

Despite my initial objections, it all worked out ok in the sunburnt country… I soon learned to talk the Aussie lingo (Fair Dinkum mate) and never looked back.

1. Why did you move abroad?
After ten years as a Journalist and Newsreader with Australia’s 24- hour news channel, Sky News, I figured I’d inhaled enough high octane hairspray and it was time to do something akin to ‘Carpe Diem.’

Having a husband in hotels made that fantasy a little easier. After putting it out to the universe, Hong Kong came knocking and after a few deep breaths, we upped stumps and relocated from Sydney harbor to the fragrant harbor.


De Provence en Australie puis à Singapore : Skisoo

18 July, 2013 10:41  Erin Erin

This talented blogger has presented his interview in both English & French! Read his English interview first, with the French interview presented below.

Marina-Bay-Sands-Skisoo-com I'm Laurent, I come from a small village in Provence. I spent six months in Australia and i'm now starting my third year in Singapore.

1. Why did you move abroad?
I went abroad for the first time in Australia for my studies, I had to spend at least three months out of France in order to validate the degree.

Once in Australia, I got the travel bug, I went to finish my studies in France and I left immediately for Singapore.


Da Siciliana a Shanghai: Ve la diamo noi la Cina

04 July, 2013 10:33  Erin Erin

Ve la diamo noi la Cina shanghaiCiao mi chiamo Ambra Schillirò, sono una giornalista italiana, siciliana al 100% e vivo in Cina! J Gestisco il blog ve la diamo noi la Cina insieme con il mio ragazzo Mattia Cavajon, nella speranza di dare supporto ai nuovi arrivati e di raccontare, a chi non è qui, quanto è folle e stupefacente l’intricato universo cinese.

1. Perché ti sei trasferito all'estero?
E’ una storia stramba, a cui la maggior parte della gente non crede. Stavo guardando la versione cinese del telefilm colombiano Betty la fea. Appena ho visto le situazioni, la gente, i luoghi ho deciso che dovevo andare di persona a… dare un’occhiata. Così, sono andata dai miei e ho detto “Sapete che vi dico? Io me ne vado in Cina”. Una settimana dopo ero a Pechino.


From Austria to Shenzhen: China Elevator Stories

13 June, 2013 10:07  Erin Erin

China Elevator Stories traditionalHi, I’m R from China Elevator Stories. I’m an Austrian currently living in Shenzhen, one of China’s largest cities right across the border from Hong Kong.

1. Why did you move abroad?
I have been studying Chinese and have been interested in China for the last few years. Moving here felt like the natural thing to do. Also, I wanted to further my career. There are great job opportunities for me in China and I feel like my creativity is really being appreciated here.


De la Tunisie au Japon: Un Gaijin au Japon

23 May, 2013 10:03  Erin Erin

Un Gaijin au Japon man Je m’appelle Aala et je suis un français d’origine tunisienne.

1. Pourquoi êtes-vous partis à l'étranger ?
Au départ, je suis partis pour apprendre l’anglais, et puis j’ai pris goût au voyage donc j’ai décidé de continuer et de ne plus jamais m’arrêter.


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