From Rome to Dublin: Love isn't for everyone

27 July, 2015 08:38  Erin Erin

love isn't for everyone rome in dublin My name is Aurora. People normally call me either Au or Rory. I come from Rome, currently I live in Dublin, Ireland.

1. Why did you move abroad?
When I was 23 I moved to Barcelona for a while and I found there a great place to live in! But I had to go back to Italy to complete my bachelor’s degree.

Then I decided to move abroad again and to learn a different language, English! For this reason I picked Ireland and after 7 years I still enjoy living here


From the USA to Ecuador: Paul Acee's Ecuador

20 July, 2015 06:32  Erin Erin

Paul AceeHello my name is Paul and I live in Cuenca, Ecuador. I was born and raised in California but I've spent most of my life in Fort Worth, Texas so I consider Fort Worth my hometown. Most of my career before I retired was spent in manufacturing management. I'm happily single and no kids.

1. Why did you move abroad?
My plan was to retire south of the boarder from the U.S. since about 1998 so this was very old retirement plan of mine.


From Mexico to Germany: Life in German

13 July, 2015 09:55  Erin Erin

Life in German Hello, my name is Diana. I was born in Mexico and I moved to Germany with my husband and daughter a month after getting my bachelors degree in 2012.

1. Why did you move abroad?
My husband, Pablo,  received a scholarship to do his masters in Germany, and instead of him coming alone we accompanied him on this new adventure.


From the Philippines to Singapore: A Walk to Zen

06 July, 2015 09:34  Erin Erin

A Walk to Zen I am Jed M. Bellen. I’m from the Philippines. I live now in Singapore.

1. Why did you move abroad?
I moved abroad to learn new culture and widen my world view.

2. How do you make a living?
I work as a Process Engineer for an Oil and Gas company. It is a unique experience I would say because I am doing a unique project. I am doing the Jurong Rock Caverns project, an underground oil storage facility and the first of its kind in Southeast Asia. Adding to my unique work experience is the fact that I am working for a Korean company. Korean culture pervades in the workplace and we are provided with Korean foods for our meals every day. So, it is like, I’m in Singapore in Gangnam style.    



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.


From the USA to UAE: Ann Benjamin

15 June, 2015 08:06  Erin Erin

Ann Benjamin Courtney Hi, I’m Courtney!  I’m an American living with my husband and our cat in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. We moved abroad in 2007 from Los Angeles, CA and have lived in Dubai, Doha and are now happy in Abu Dhabi.  

1. Why did you move abroad?
My husband and I were traveling with my college roommate’s parents, who announced they were moving back abroad.  We looked at each other and after coming home decided we shouldn’t be jealous, we should do something about it!  

One CV and less than a year later, we were moving from Los Angeles to Dubai.  (And then Doha and then Abu Dhabi!)  We had intended a one year experiment, but now have no intention of returning home any time soon.


From Germany to Iceland: Sky as a Kite (Tine's Blog)

08 June, 2015 09:35  Erin Erin

sky as a kite My name is Christina also known as Tine, Efia or Efiabruni because I’m a Russian spy posing as an indecisive German. I first moved abroad after finishing high school in Germany, as I needed some time to figure out what I wanted to do. I volunteered for a year in Iceland and found myself returning again and again until I gave up and admitted this is my home now.

I’m currently trying to juggle my day job with political activism, opening a micro bakery, hacking around on my blog script and life in Reykjavík/Iceland in general.   

1. Why did you move abroad?
I really wanted to see Iceland, but did not have the money to come as a tourist, so I volunteered with the European Volunteer Service, which is one of the few organisations, which does not make you pay to work (but pays below minimum wage anyway).

Living abroad for a year changed my mindset and it never occurred to me to limit myself to Germany after this experience. I studied physiotherapy in Amsterdam, a city I loved to live in, yet grew restless enough to do one of my internships in Ghana and be an exchange student in Iceland for half a year. Though mainly based in Iceland I have also lived in China and Chile and traveled extensively.



From Vancouver to Stuttgart: Kaffee und Kuchen

01 June, 2015 08:16  Erin Erin

Kaffee und Kuchen Hello! My name is Meredith and I am from Vancouver in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. I currently live just outside of Stuttgart in southern Germany. Shortly after moving abroad, I started writing my blog Kaffee und Kuchen to describe my experiences living as an expat in Germany.

1. Why did you move abroad?
After five and a half years of being in a long distance relationship, I moved to Germany in 2013 to live with my German fiancé. After being apart for so many years, we are now happy to be married and living together in Germany.



From the Ukraine to London to the Czech Republic: TinyExpats

25 May, 2015 13:56  Erin Erin

tiny expats My name’s Yuliya and I’m Ukrainian. I left home at 17 and moved to UK to study. In the following 15 years I got married to a Russian, had two daughters, moved around between UK, Germany, China, Russia and Czech Republic, where we’re all based at the moment.

1. Why did you move abroad?

Just after I graduated from school in Ukraine, my parents sent me to London to get a degree. I lived there for 7 years, first as a student, then as a young professional. My husband and I met while attending the same business school. He had a job opportunity in Germany and that’s how I became a trailing spouse. We continued to relocate partially to help him with his career growth, but also because we enjoy travelling and experiencing new countries.



From New Jersey to Bangkok: A Lawyer Abroad

18 May, 2015 08:41  Erin Erin

Lawyer Abroad Zachary Strebeck. Originally from New Jersey, I lived in the Los Angeles area for over a decade prior to going nomad. Currently I’m in Bangkok, Thailand, but that changes often!

1. Why did you move abroad?

I have never really traveled in my life. I had never left the country, aside from a brief vacation in Costa Rica in 2008. So after law school and reading books like The 4-Hour Workweek and blogs like Tropical MBA, I decided to give the nomadic life a try. After a year and a half, I don’t think I want to go back to a sedentary life!


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