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From Sydney to Hong Kong: Eclectic Cool

28 July, 2011 09:41  Erin Erin

eclectic cool joanne I am Joanne, a Sydneysider. I own and design the lifestyle label, Eclectic Cool, based in Hong Kong.  I have been living in Hong Kong for 4.5 years with my family: a husband, 3 kids and a dog.   

1. Why did you move abroad?
I moved to Hong Kong as my husband was doing a lot of travelling from Sydney all around the world chasing great business opportunities. A move to Asia meant that he was closer to the action and the travelling was easier. I was also keen to develop my business ideas in Asia.
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From Somerset to Boston: On Love, Tea, and Alienship

25 July, 2011 11:16  Erin Erin

love tea alienship wed day My name’s Hannah, but my many nicknames include Hans, Span and (most recently, thanks to my husband), The HanMan (I’m told the The is important). I’m originally from Somerset, England, but lived for a number of years in London, and am currently living in Boston USA (read: suburb of Boston that’s nowhere near as nice as actual Boston).

1. Why did you move abroad?
I’d love to say it was for a job or an adventure or because I wanted easy access to Mozzarella Sticks…but it was for a man – Jeremy. We’d long distanced for over seven years (with some respite when I studied in Boston for a year) and then decided to get married and try living on the same continent. (More)

   


From Canada to Panama: Sweltering Tropics

21 July, 2011 10:17  Erin Erin

sweltering tropics girlsMy name is Laura.  I moved from Canada to Costa Rica with my husband and daughter in 2002.  We lived in Costa Rica until 2007, when  we moved to Panama (my younger daughter was born in Costa Rica).

1. Why did you move abroad?
My husband works for a Canadian reforestation company and he manages projects in Latin America.  When the opportunity to move to Costa Rica came up, we jumped at the chance. (More)

   


Di Padova in Thailandia e Malesia: Worldoscope & Mondoscopio

18 July, 2011 09:09  Erin Erin

fabio mondoscopeThis talented Blogger presented his interview in both English & Italian! Read our first Italian interview below and check out his English & Italian blogs.

Mi chiamo Fabio, sono nato a Padova. Attualmente vivo nel sud est asiatico, la maggior parte del tempo tra Thailandia e Malesia.

1. Perché ti sei trasferito all'estero?
Non c'è una ragione particolare. E' stato un impulso, qualcosa di piuttosto irrazionale. Credo di averlo fatto più che altro per curiosità e irrequietezza. (More)

   


From South Africa to Mozambique: Travelling Tonito's Adventures

14 July, 2011 10:58  Erin Erin

Tonito hukah My name is Tony and I was born (to Portuguese parents) and raised in South Africa. After 18 years in the motherland, I moved to London where I (and my parents) decided would be the best place to become smart (otherwise known as a university education). After living in London for six years (and seeing the sun for a total of 7 days in those 6 years), I decided to move after getting a job offer in Abu Dhabi. A year after arriving in Abu Dhabi, I was posted to Tripoli, Libya until the current revolution meant relocating once more, this time to Beira, Mozambique.

1. Why did you move abroad?
I moved abroad (to London) because my parents and I thought it would be a worthwhile experience to study in London as opposed to going to college in South Africa. It was probably the best decision ever made, as moving from my 20,000 population town to a cosmopolitan city like London, meant growing up very quickly and gave me the opportunity to meet people from places I never even knew existed!
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From Singapore to Tokyo: Lioness in Japan

11 July, 2011 10:57  Erin Erin

lioness japan bike My name is Yu Ming and I’m from the Little Red Dot, also known as Singapore. I moved to Tokyo in Oct 2006 and from being just a “trailing spouse”, I’m running my own online business, Beauty Box, an online store that sells Japanese beauty products and supplements to the US and Canada.

1. Why did you move abroad?
My fiancé got a job with an Australian software company that needed someone to head up their Tokyo office. He moved there eight months before I did to have a feel for the place and to make sure he really liked the job. Once he decided it would be a permanent location for us, he asked me to move to Japan, so I quit my job, packed my bags, and flew over.
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From New York City to Rome: Burnt by the Tuscan Sun

04 July, 2011 08:19  Erin Erin

burnt tuscan sun fracesca Francesca Maggi, Multimedia Producer living in Rome (6 yrs) after living in Milan 12 years

1. Why did you move abroad?
As an Italian-American, I travelled to Italy as a child and again through college.  I always wanted to live there.  So, I made my career in NYC out of New Business Development – working with Italy and in 1992 a Company from my hometown (Metro Detroit) sent me to run their subsidiary in Milan.  Since then, I’ve changed jobs but have always stayed abroad.

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From USA to Serbia: Yankee in Belgrade

30 June, 2011 09:33  Erin Erin

yankee belgrade birds sky I’m an American woman who has lived in Serbia for 34 years and who blogs under the name of “Bibi”.

1. Why did you move abroad?
Marriage!

2. How do you make a living (working? Tell us about your experience)?
Am a retired teacher. Have authored three children’s books, do subtitles for films, and contribute photos and articles to various magazines

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From Los Angeles to Shanghai: Shanghai Shangrila

27 June, 2011 10:26  Erin Erin

An American couple in Shanghai each share their journey. Read about their individual perceptions of being an expat. Tiffany's story is first, with Mike's story below.

 

shanghai shagrala boat My name is Tiffany Hynek and I’m from Los Angeles, California in the United States. I am currently living in Shanghai, China.

1. Why did you move abroad?
My boyfriend, Mike Finstad, and I had lived in Los Angeles for over five years and we were ready for a new adventure. We both wanted to try to move to China to gain international experience in a country that is growing so quickly. Being an architect, I was intrigued by not only the amount of building, but also the amazing historical architecture in China.

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From Paraguay to America to Argentina and back: Nomadic Behaviour

23 June, 2011 10:27  Erin Erin

Nomadic Behavior My name is Natalia Fernandez. I was born in Paraguay. My father was a diplomat and my mother an Argentine expat.  I grew up as a TCK (third culture kid) so asking me where I’m from will result in more then one possible answers. I grew up in Chile, The United States, Paraguay, Argentina and Peru.  Our family moved to the US from Chile in 1981, and we grew up and enjoyed childhood until 1993.  There was a change of government in Paraguay, the first civilian president.  I finished elementary and middle school and we were off again. This time it was Peru. Here, I finished high school and went to Paraguay and Mexico for university. After living in Paraguay for a few years, I decided to start travelling, so I did. I traveled all around the southern cone, until Christmas every year when it was back to Paraguay for a couple of weeks.

I am currently living in Paraguay, visiting relatives and family before I leave again. It’s good to have a home base where someone is always waiting for you.  My husband and I love to travel, in fact he wouldn’t be my husband if he didn’t. We’re on a quest for the perfect place to live and love life.  I’m not a complicated person, I don’t drive, I never owned a car, I walk. I don’t use creams or make-up that often; it takes me 30 seconds to get ready to go out. We have a grain and sugar free diet, we’re careful about what we put in out bodies. I LOVE origami and have a website that makes origami balls in exchange for donations for prosthesis for people living with phocomelia in Paraguay, like myself: www.kusudamaco.wordpress.com.

This summer we are going to Florida, let’s see where we decide to go from there.
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