Europe


From Chicago to Seville: Sunshine and Siestas

02 January, 2012 11:21  Erin Erin

sunshine and siesta portrait My name is Cat, and I’m a Chicago transplant to Southern Spain. I live in Seville, the capital of the region most synonymous with Spain – land of olive oil, flamenco and bullfighting.

1. Why did you move abroad?
I chose to move to Spain right after finishing college. I packed up 44 kilos of my life in America, including tokens of life on the other side of the “puddle” and hit the road with a dozen blank passport pages. I had studied abroad in Spain in 2005 and was dying to go back and siesta for another year. Assuming I’d live abroad for only a year, I chose to escape Chicago winters by going as far south as I could and just celebrated my fourth anniversary living in Europe’s frying pan.
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Von Dortmund nach Manchester: Anna in the UK

26 December, 2011 09:00  Erin Erin

Anna UK england Ich heiße Anna Regeniter und komme ursprünglich aus einer kleinen Stadt bei Dortmund. Ich habe lange Zeit in London gewohnt und bin dann vor sechs Jahren  nach Manchester gezogen.

1.  Warum bist du ins Ausland umgezogen?
Als ich ungefähr 13 Jahre alt war entwickelte  ich eine regelrechte Obsession mit Großbritannien. Ich liebte alles, was britisch war: Popmusik, britische Literatur, britische Filme, britische Komödien. Ich war überzeugt, dass ich aus Versehen im falschen Land geboren worden war, und sobald sich die Möglichkeit ergab, zog ich um.
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De Per├║ a Rep├║blica Checa: Sometimes it's Hard to be a Woman

15 December, 2011 10:28  Erin Erin

hard to be a woman Me llamo Lis Fajardo soy de nacionalidad peruana y vivo en la República Checa desde el año 2000. Soy una profesional en el área de las Relaciones Públicas y Comunicación social, madre de dos hijos maravillosos Jaroslav de 12 años e Isabella de 2 años y felizmente casada por segunda vez con un hombre maravilloso de nacionalidad inglesa.

1. ¿Por qué se fue al extranjero?
Antes de llegar a la República Checa viví en Costa Rica 3 años, fui a visitar a mis primos y Tíos que residen desde hace mucho tiempo por alla en la capital San José, eso en el año 1997, allí conocí a mi primer esposo que era de nacionalidad checa y de esa relación nació mi hijo Jaroslav (que ahora ya tiene 12 aHos) viviamos en un lugar maravilloso llamado Playa Sámara, en la provincia de Nicoya, teníamos una casita alquilada frente al mar y  todo parecía ideal, pero lamentablemente al nacer mi hijo, nos dimos cuenta que Sámara no tenía mucho que ofrecer en términos de educación, así que después de meditar detenidamente el futuro de la familia, decidimos mudarnos a la República Checa, cuando mi hijo tenía solo 13 meses.
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From Utah to Oxfordshire: A Quick Succession of Busy Nothings

12 December, 2011 10:34  Erin Erin

A Quick Succession of Busy Nothings portraitHi I’m Kris from “A Quick Succession of Busy Nothings” blog. I’m an American from Utah, but now living in a little stone cottage in rural Oxfordshire, England.

1. Why did you move abroad?
My husband has always dreamed of working for a Formula One race car team. On a whim, he applied for a job opening with Williams Grand Prix.  We couldn't believe it when they flew him over for an interview, and then offered him a position as a CFD Aerodynamicist.  Even though he had just started his masters degree, and  we had just purchased our first home only
six months previous to this, we chose to drop everything and pack our bags for England.
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From Melbourne to the UK: Gidday from the UK

05 December, 2011 09:46  Erin Erin

Gidday from the UK I am a 42 year old sheila who, having spent my formative years in parts of Australia that have been subjected to savage bushfires, cyclones with innocuous-sounding names or have recently been under water, moved from Melbourne to the UK in January 2004.

I spend my time people-watching, reading, eating, baking, blogging and reprioritising chores after all of these things. I’ve recently moved to North London (after almost 8 years south of the river) so I’m also excited about exploring a brand new (to me anyway) neighbourhood.

1. Why did you move abroad?
I think F Scott Fitzgerald would call it ‘restless discontent’. An overtly successful life with all the trappings hid a deep, deep dissatisfaction and moving to London was quite a ‘toys out of the pram’ moment to see which were the things that really mattered to me. Needless to say I kept those things in mind as I rebuilt my life here.
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From London to Berlin: Working Berlin Mum

21 November, 2011 10:08  Erin Erin

working berlin mum My name's Sarah but I also have two other persona's: 'Miss Bea' for my jewellery business and vintage fashion blog and 'Workingberlinmum' for my personal blog.

1. Why did you move abroad?
I used to work in theater and one of my jobs brought me to Berlin for 12 weeks. After 3 weeks of being here I decided I simply had to live here. Having lived in London for 7 years and being surrounded by people from all cultures and countries, many of whom could speak a number of languages, I always wanted to learn another language and to experience living somewhere else of then England and Berlin felt like the perfect place.
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From Boston to Osaka to Italy: I Eat My Pigeon

17 October, 2011 08:10  Erin Erin

I eat my pigeon Call me Liv. I’m American. I was born in Boston, Massachusetts, grew up in Crystal River, Florida, and then I moved to New York City to attend university. I stayed in the city for eight years. Then I moved to Osaka, Japan. Then I moved to Dublin, Ireland. Now I live in Terracina, Italy. It’s a small town on Italy’s west coast, on the Tyrrhenian Sea. It’s the town where my parents met and fell in love as teenagers. It’s a funny thing living in the town where your parents fell in love. Sometimes, I see teenagers making out on the beach. My first thought is: “Aww. Young love.” My second thought is: “Those could have been my parents.” And then I throw up in my mouth a lot. But then I clean myself up. Try to be grateful. This town is, after all, where my life began.
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From Seattle to Andalucia: Christine in Spain

06 October, 2011 09:58  Erin Erin

Christine in spain I’m Christine, a proud Seattleite (Seattle, WA, U.S.A.) and now an adopted Española, living in Andalucia, Spain.

1. Why did you move abroad?
I studied abroad in Greece the summer going into my senior year of college and fell head-over-heels in love with travel. The history, the food, the culture, and how everything was so completely foreign to me evolved into absolute wanderlust. Naturally, after such a life-changing experience, long-term travel wasn’t something I could imagine putting off until retirement. The two-week vacation culture in the United States is suffocating, and I felt that if I could make travel a priority while I was still young, it would be the best decision I could make for myself.

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From Atlanta to Morroco to Copenhagen: Traveling Mama

15 September, 2011 09:57  Erin Erin

travel tribe My name is Tina, but online I am known as the Traveling Mama.  Our Flying House is quite full with my husband, Jack, and our three kids, Hailey (10), Parker (6), and Landon (3).  We moved to Copenhagen, Denmark a little over a year ago after living in Morocco for three years.  We call Atlanta “home” home because that is where our extended family still lives, but we are most at home abroad.

1. Why did you move abroad?

Originally we began our journey overseas in Spain doing nonprofit work.  Prior to moving to Spain we had gotten married, had a baby, but never bought a house or a new car and lived in rentals debt free.  We were determined to move overseas!  But after living for two years overseas with a baby, we decided we wanted to go home.  So, we went home, bought a house, and started going into debt.  We quickly realized that the “American Dream” wasn’t what we thought it was.  We spent the next two and a half years undoing the financial damage we had done in our first six months back.
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From Florence to Stockholm: Don't Look Now

05 September, 2011 09:29  Erin Erin

don't look now valerieHi, I'm Abilene and come from Firenze, Tuscany. Firenze is probably one of the most beautiful cities in the world with art, food, nightlife and a lot of nice stuff but because I lived there almost all my life I decided to try something different and moved to the quiet, sleepy, nordic capital of Sweden.

1. Why did you move abroad?
I’m a bit of a gypsy. I can’t spend too much time in the same place. I’ve chosen Sweden because life is easier and more relaxed than in Italy. The job conditions are much better here than in my country. I could afford one month holiday and I’m more respected as a woman. At the moment i’m happy here with this life. Next year.. I don’t know yet. (More)

   


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