Europe


From Florida to Scotland: Cheers Blondie

11 September, 2017 08:45  Erin Erin

Cheers BlondieMy name is Ashley and I am originally a Florida girl, but made Washington, DC my home. I moved to Scotland two years ago, due to a thing called love, and started Cheers Blondie to share my adventures and unique outlook on living and working abroad.

1.    Why did you move abroad?
I was swept away by a Scottish stud, who is now my husband! We met in Washington, DC and he’s originally from St Andrews, Scotland. He had been in the states for several years and wanted to move back. I let the accent influence me and packed my bags and moved to Edinburgh!

2.    How do you make a living?
I work in client services for a creative agency. It wasn’t an easy transition from DC to Edinburgh in regard to work, but I have been lucky to find the opportunities I have and be able to continue my career abroad and have some money to live on (always a positive).
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From Canada to USA to Ireland: Gracefully Expat

28 August, 2017 09:00  Erin Erin

Gracefully Expat My name is Grace Taylor and I'm a serial expat who has recently become location independent. I'm originally from Canada, and so far I've lived long term in the US, South Africa, and Ireland. I decided to become location independent because there are simply too many places I love around the world!

1. Why did you move abroad?

I first moved away from my home country when I was a student, and I transferred from my university in Canada to one in the US. That turned into a job offer, and I lived in the US for several years. During that time, I went on a rotation to South Africa, which was a more typical, employer-sponsored expat experience. Then, in June 2016 I moved to Ireland, also for work, but that time as a local hire. Beginning in late 2017, I will be splitting my time between Vancouver, which is where I'm from and where my family live, Dublin, where some people who are very dear to me are based, and the rest of the world.
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From Ireland to Portugal: Portugalist

14 August, 2017 07:46  Erin Erin

Lisbon james My name is James. I grew up in Ireland, although I’ve spent most of my adult life living in Scotland. I’m now based in Lisbon, Portugal’s wonderful capital city.   

1.    Why did you move abroad?
A few years ago, my partner and I decided that we’d like to work as freelancers rather than in-house at a company. I was also scratching a never-ending itch to travel, and so we decided to combine the two and become digital nomads: we would work abroad, anywhere as long as there was an internet connection.
We initially spent almost a year living and working remotely in France, before spending time living in Spain, Portugal, Germany, and travelling around South East Asia.

After a while, we felt the need to have a base. Two places really appealed: Lisbon and Berlin. We went back to both and spent some more time in both, but in the end Lisbon was the city that won us over.

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From Calcutta to Paris: The Paris Feast

24 July, 2017 07:34  Erin Erin

Mitanti I am Mitanti, was born in Calcutta, more than seven thousand kilometers away from the city of lights, arrived here in Paris in 2010 and instantly fell in love with the eternal city.

Back then, I could hardly fry an egg. May be it was the Parisian air, or may be simply the French culinary culture, but along with Paris, I was soon attracted by the magic of cooking. Over the next few years I mastered my art of cooking, almost a self-taught cook together with numerous little advices that I received from the already-established-in-the-art chefs and even complete strangers that I happened to meet across France and Europe.

After having gathered ample know-hows on French and Indian food, and miscellaneous other tips on other cuisines of the world, I thought of sharing it through my webstie, The Paris Feast.

1.    Why did you move abroad?
I will be honest; I never really planned anything, I love it when life moves on as a giant ball of surprises.

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From England to Portugal: It caught my Eye in Portugal

17 July, 2017 08:04  Erin Erin

BeckyB Portugal Hi, I am BeckyB of 'It caught my Eye in Portugal', and my husband and I are lucky enough to be able to spend the winter months in southern Portugal. The rest of year and for the occasional winter weekend we live in England.

1.    Why did you move abroad?
It all started as multiple and frequent short breaks in the winter months to escape the British grey skies, then a neighbour's extended (and still ongoing!) building project encouraged to extend those frequent breaks into a proper winter sojourn. And we've never looked back as a Portuguese life is so much more relaxed and healthy than a British one.

2.    How do you make a living?
We do not work in Portugal as we are far too busy birding, walking and photographing. Oh and going out for lunch too!! We do however have various work projects and commitments back in England, which is why we split our lives between the two countries.

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From Russia to Pittsburgh to Frankfurt: Knorr Family Adventures

03 July, 2017 12:55  Erin Erin

Knorr Family Adventure Frankfurt My name is Maria.  Originally I was born and raised in Russia, but moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA as a teenager with my parents and my younger brother.  I definitely call Pittsburgh home.  Two years ago, my family (husband and 3 kids) moved to Frankfurt, Germany. 

1.    Why did you move abroad?
Even before my husband and I got married, we talked about living abroad since we both enjoy traveling.  After we got married, we started having kids and settling in our American suburban life (house, 2 cars including a minivan ´üŐ, etc.) thinking that a stint abroad would be nice but is somewhere in a very distant future.  Then, when our boys were 2, 5 and 7 respectively, a job opportunity for my husband came up in Frankfurt, Germany, and we decided to take it.

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From Germany to Slovenia: Mein Slowenien

26 June, 2017 20:14  Erin Erin

Kamien I am Peter Kamien, my passport is a German one but I spent the shortest time of my life in Germany

1.    Why did you move abroad?

Ask my wife! Wink

2.    How do you make a living?
I am a psychologist, advertising and marketing consultant und a writer and I can do my job from everywhere in the world. I had business realations to Slovenia already earlier.

3.    How often do you communicate with home and how?
Phone, skype and visits. We are a big family and there are many good reasons for gatherings with family or friends.
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From the UK to Berlin: Where To Next?

19 June, 2017 08:07  Erin Erin

Where To Next?Hi there, my name’s Chloe and I’m a blogger at wheretonext.world! I’m originally from Teesside, England and after living there for most of my life, I decided to up and move to Berlin, Germany where I currently live with my boyfriend.

1. Why did you move abroad?

I took my first trip to Berlin at the age of 12 and completely fell in love with the city. After taking another trip to Munich at 14 and going back to Berlin again at 19, I was 100% certain that one day I was going to move to Germany. Although I do love my hometown, Teesside wasn’t very exciting and there were so many other places I wanted to experience. I knew that a short holiday never really gives you a true perspective of a place so that’s when we came up with the idea of becoming expats in several different countries through the course of our lives.
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From Poland to London: Project Abroad

29 May, 2017 08:06  Erin Erin

Project Abroad Hi everyone! My name is Marta, I grew up and studied in Poland and moved to London, UK in 2015. I am a psychologist by education, recruiter by profession, a trainer and blogger by passion.

1.    Why did you move abroad?
I was always eager to open an atlas and look through its different pages to see where the countries are, what the demographics looks like, how the economy differs, what natural resources are available etc. When I got older I added the passion for English language to the picture and got into intercultural communication midway through my studies. Intercultural psychology, reading about it in the books and educating myself prompted me to move abroad after finishing my studies to finally be able to experience it all by myself. And it indeed turned out to be quite an experience!

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From the UK to Wiesbaden: Live Work Germany

22 May, 2017 09:23  Erin Erin

live work germany I’m James, originally from Birmingham area, UK. Now living in the beautiful spa town of Wiesbaden, Germany. I run the blog Live Work Germany.

1. Why did you move abroad?
I had been thinking about it for a while. All of my friends were getting married so I thought back then that it was perfect time to take the plunge. I couldn’t really see myself staying in the UK….the weather is so depressing and the prettiest parts of the country are not where most of the jobs are. A German speaking country was the obvious choice because I had lived in Germany for a year as part of my studies.

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