Europe


From Rome to Amsterdam: Famsterdam Life

01 November, 2012 10:49  Erin Erin

famsterdam life tulip My name is Fabio and I've been Italian for the past 31 years. I grew up in Rome, but with family in Tuscany and Abruzzo (the region opposite of Rome) I've been used to travel around from my childhood. I now live in Amsterdam, the Netherlands colorful capital.

1. Why did you move abroad?

My first experience of living abroad was in France in 2004 for my university studies. Once back home at the end of the semester, my thirst for adventure was stronger than ever. I rushed throug the rest of my uni program and immediately started looking for a job in the Netherlands.
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From Norway to Barcelona: New Life in Spain

18 October, 2012 10:37  Erin Erin

new life in spain Hi there, I am Norwegian Señorita, the girl behind the blog New Life in Spain. I come from Norway but now I am living a happy sunny life in Spain! I started with one month in Málaga on the south coast, then moved on to Barcelona where I still live. However I am just about to move again to a new Spanish city! Barcelona is great, fantastic, wonderful, but there’s so much more to this country and it’s time to move on!

1. Why did you move abroad?
First of all I had always been dreaming of living somewhere warmer, where the winter wasn’t so long, dark and hard as in Norway. Second, I wanted to learn Spanish. I have always thought it sounded so incredibly beautiful, and after a couple half hearted intents to learn the language in Norway I figured the only real (good) way to learn a foreign language was to actually live in the country where you get exposed to it 24/7. Or at least more than in Norway! I also felt trapped in a bit of a boring routine in Norway and one day I decided to snap out of it and do something fabulous with my life! Boy am I happy I did!
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From New Mexico to Zagreb: Hungry Little Elephant

11 October, 2012 09:03  Erin Erin

hungry little elephant elaine Hi! I’m Elaine. I was born in Indiana, but I call New Mexico home. After spending a couple of years in Texas for grad school, I moved to Zagreb, Croatia.

1. Why did you move abroad?
I suppose you could say the stars aligned. Last August I finished up my Master’s program, and I had been itching to get back to Croatia. After a job I was hoping for fell through, I contacted the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb to see if they’d be interested in me helping out there for a while. They were. Around the same time, a friend in Croatia and I decided to try a relationship. So, I packed up and moved to Zagreb!
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From Florida to the Netherlands: A Flamingo in Utrecht

08 October, 2012 10:35  Erin Erin

flamingo in utrecht My name is Alison and I’m a native Floridian. However, I moved to North Carolina at the age of 16, beginning my experience of leaving behind everything I know and having to learn to adjust. Since then, I’ve moved to New Orleans, New York City, and now I live in the Netherlands. I seem to have an affinity for places names related to the letter N.

1. Why did you move abroad?

My boyfriend had his own business dealing with European clients and it made more sense to be here, rather than for him to travel for weeks at a time multiple times a year. We decided on the Netherlands, despite the fact that he’s originally from Italy, because it’s a convenient location for doing business in Europe.
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From Atlanta to Madrid: Pass the Ham

01 October, 2012 10:47  Erin Erin

Pass the Ham Hello there! So, I’m Hamatha (ok, Nicole) and I’m originally from Atlanta, Georgia. I moved to Madrid in 2006 and have been expatting it every since. (Does that sound a little dirty?)

1. Why did you move abroad?
Well, I’ll give you the short version because I tend to dramatically go on and on about this. I studied in Madrid when I was in college. I was here for about 6 weeks and then, I took some time to travel around Europe. And as the saying goes, I truly found myself in Europe, meaning that I truly found myself liking not working, truly found myself drinking beer at lunch and, quite often, truly found myself pretending I was a cool international spy.

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From Seattle to Montreal to Rome: Pines of Rome

20 September, 2012 10:55  Erin Erin

pines of rome tiffany My name is Tiffany Parks. I was born and raised in Seattle and completed my studies in Boston and Montréal. I have been living in Rome for the past 8 years.

1. Why did you move abroad?

From the time I was a little girl and I first learned that I had Italian blood (albeit just a quarter) I knew I was destined to live in Italy. I can’t explain how I knew, let’s just say that my entire life I felt led to move here, until I could no longer ignore the urgings anymore, and I just came.
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From Florida to Liverpool: American. A broad.

13 September, 2012 10:52  Erin Erin

paula american. a broad. Paula. From Florida to England.

1. Why did you move abroad?
I met a wonderful man and we decided to take the plunge and get married. I always saw myself living in another country and everything seemed to be lining up to make it happen so I made the move.  

2. How do you make a living?

I was very fortunate to be able to use some recent contacts I had in the music industry and land a job 2 weeks after I moved. I wasn't planning on it happening so soon, but it did! I work at some of the biggest music festivals in the UK as well as help run a vintage vinyl shop in the heart of Liverpool. Pretty much my dream job.
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From Pennsylvania to Madrid: El Boqueron Viajero

06 September, 2012 09:07  Erin Erin

El Boqueron Viajero couple This talented Blogger presented her interview in both English & Spanish! Read her English interview first with the Spanish interview below, and check out her dual English/Spanish blog.

My name is Abigail, the American side of El Boqueron Viajero.  I am originally from West Reading, Pennsylvania and I went to school at the University of Pittsburgh.  After college I moved to New York City where I did a Masters in Bilingual- Bicultural Elementary Education at Teachers College, Columbia University.  I taught for two years in the public schools in bilingual programs before deciding to move to Spain to pursue a second Masters in Spanish Language and Literature at Saint Louis University.  I´ve been living in Madrid for four years now, and recently married my best friend and partner in El Boqueron Viajero, Pedro.
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From New York City to Moscow: Impressions of an Expat

23 August, 2012 10:34  Erin Erin

Marco from New York, now living in Moscow.Impressions of an expat marco

1. Why did you move abroad?
I am an involuntary expat, as my daughter was kidnapped from the USA to Russia when she was two. That was five years ago. I could not imagine being separated from her, so life for the foreseeable future is in Moscow.

2. How do you make a living?
I run an International creative agency and design studio out of the USA, where I had worked for about twenty years. Every job is different. Every client is different. I work in about 14 time zones, and never know what people are going to ask me to create – one day a viral film, the next a children’s toy.
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From the USA to China to Singapore to Paris: Expat Edna

20 August, 2012 10:24  Erin Erin

expat edna I’m Edna, an American and serial expat. I first moved abroad at 18, then two weeks after graduating university in 2010, I left the US for good. I have lived and worked in China and Singapore, and am currently based in Paris.

1. Why did you move abroad?
Different reasons each time. At 18, I moved to China for a year and a half as a break from my small-town college life and to broaden my horizons. At 21, I moved to Singapore on a whim because I had just graduated and knew that I didn’t want to stay in the US. In January of this year, I moved to Paris to follow an opportunity to further my career.
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