From Greece to Germany to Belgium: Little Cathy-ki Goes to Germany

07 July, 2014 09:13  Erin Erin

Little Cathy-ki goes to germany I sign my blog as Cathy Adoris and I am Greek. At the time I started the blog, I had just moved to Germany and as I am giving this interview I have been living in Belgium for 10 months already.

1. Why did you move abroad?
The decision to move to Germany came when I decided I wanted to pursue a master’s degree, after feeling stuck in my job. I had been searching and spontaneously applied to a few universities, but when this admission letter arrived, I knew it was packing time.


From Romania to the Netherlands: Amsterdamming

23 June, 2014 13:43  Erin Erin

amsterdamming My name is Andra and I am from Bucharest, Romania. I moved to Amsterdam in Summer 2010 and have been living here ever since. Amsterdam is giving me peace of mind, inspiration and the impulse to photograph and share the way I see it. You may find my personal interpretation of this beautiful city on my blog, Amsterdamming.

1. Why did you move abroad?
I live in the Netherlands by pure chance. Before moving here, I had never imagined I would call this country home one day and I hardly knew anything about it apart from some clichés. What brought me to Amsterdam was a series of separate events which eventually came together - just like the pieces of a puzzle - to create the “picture” I am currently living in.  (More)


From New Zealand to England and back again: Sandysviews

16 June, 2014 10:39  Erin Erin

Sandysviews I'm Sandy of Sandysviews blog. Sandy isn't a girls name, Sandi is a girls name. Sandy is the Scottish abbreviation of Alexander which is my real name, but everyone calls me Sandy. I'm a New Zealander who spent 22 years in England.

1. Why did you move abroad?
I was going to go travelling when I left the army, but I didn't. Instead I waited until I should have been settling down and buying a house. I went abroad because I felt like I'd made a mess of everything in New Zealand. I ran away to see what I could make out of a life overseas.


From Chicago to Germany: Courtney the Ami

26 May, 2014 10:18  Erin Erin

Courtney the Ami My name is Courtney, and I am an American from Chicago that has been living in Germany for about a year now.

1. Why did you move abroad?
After always wanting to study abroad, I finally found the opportunity to during my senior year of college. Since I had been studying German for 5 years, Germany was my country of choice. When my semester abroad came to an end, however, all I could think about was going back. So about one year after graduation, that is just what I did.


From California to Paris: The Chic Adventurer

19 May, 2014 08:59  Erin Erin

chic adventurerLeslie Patrick is an American turned world nomad, currently residing in France. She writes about her incessant travels on her blog, The Chic Adventurer.

1. Why did you move abroad?
After I got divorced when I was 29, I felt like I needed a change in my life. I sold my house, packed two suitcases and moved to South Korea to teach English. Since then, I’ve made the switch to a permanent expat lifestyle.


From Greece to the USA to Switzerland: Diary of a Move

12 May, 2014 09:54  Erin Erin

Diary of a Move Hi, I’m Katia Vlachos. I’m Greek, grew up in Greece (though I was born and spent the first four years of my life in Cameroon) but have lived outside my “passport country” for almost 20 years now – in the U.S. (Boston and Los Angeles), France, the Netherlands, Austria and, most recently, Switzerland.

1. Why did you move abroad?
The first time I moved away from Greece was when I was 24 to go to graduate school in the United States. I had a strong feeling that I would not be returning home after that – and I didn’t. I met my future husband in graduate school and we decided that we wanted to live in France…so we moved to Paris. There were several other moves after that, driven by educational/professional opportunities, personal circumstances or a mix of those.


From North Staffordshire to Abruzzo: A Life On Shuffle

28 April, 2014 09:49  Erin Erin

A Life on Shuffle Barry Lillie, originally from North Staffordshire, England now living in Abruzzo, Italy.

1. Why did you move abroad?
I fell in love with Italy back in 1980 and kept coming back and eventually realised this is where I wanted to live. I know it sounds corny, but it just felt like this was where I was supposed to be. As I work from home, I can work anywhere so it seemed the right thing to do and with budget flights I can be in the UK if I need to be in a couple of hours.


From England to Ariège: Foothills of France

14 April, 2014 08:09  Erin Erin

Foothills of France My name is Nadia Jordan and I am English but have somehow ended up living out here in the little known region of the Ariège in South West France. The Ariège is a beautiful, unspoiled region tucked in the foothills and valleys of the Pyrénées national park but still only an hour from Toulouse, the second fastest growing city in France. I moved here eleven years ago with my husband, a pilot, our three children (now four) and far too many dogs and cats to a house that is and will probably always be, an ongoing project.

1. Why did you move abroad?
Because we could; I was a freelance writer and could work from anywhere as could my husband. Our children were still young enough to adapt to pretty much anything we could throw at them but we knew that, the older they got, the harder it would get to move them. Hence, we decided it was now or never to sell the house and try out a foreign lifestyle for while.


From England to California to Barcelona: Barcelona Blonde

07 April, 2014 09:59  Erin Erin

hola yessica Hello! I’m Jessica, I’m 25, and I’m originally from England. I grew up in southern California and now I live in beautiful Barcelona, Spain.

1. Why did you move abroad?
I’d studied abroad in Barcelona for a summer and that just wasn’t enough time. I fell completely in love with the city and knew I had to come back. I decided that after graduating college was a pretty good time to get my Barcelona fix in. Two weeks after I got my diploma, I landed here.


From the Ukraine to the USA to the Netherlands: On the Same Page

24 March, 2014 10:10  Erin Erin

On the Same Page

Hi, I’m Alla! “Where are you from?” is question that I always follow up with “Well, how far back do you want me to go?”  I was born in Ukraine, then when I was 10 my family moved to New York.  I went to college in Illinois and studied abroad in Spain and Italy. A brief stint in California followed, you know, to surf in Malibu, and admire some real cowboys.

This is when I realized that “home” is not about a geographic location, it’s about what you internalize by living there. I now find myself back on the European continent, this time my home is in the green and lush Netherlands living with my husband and our two little boys.  


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