Europe


From Mississippi to Denmark: A Belle Abroad

30 January, 2012 10:25  Erin Erin

belle abroad london Hi there! I write as Belle on my blog, A Belle Abroad. It’s nice to meet you. I’m from a small college town in Mississippi. Since moving away from that small town in 2006, I’ve lived in Mongolia, Singapore, and London. I currently live with my husband and little boy in another small town. This one is called Vejle and it’s on the eastern coast of Denmark.

1. Why did you move abroad?
In 2005, I reconnected with my high school sweetheart and we fell in love all over again. There was only one problem: he was in talks to move and join a law firm in MONGOLIA! I’d never even been outside the continental US, but he really is something special. So in the spring of 2006 I quit my much hated job in retail, crammed as much stuff as I could into two suitcases, and hopped on a flight to Beijing to be with him. That’s how our adventures began.
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Di Italia in Norvegia: Unventennetraifiordi

26 January, 2012 10:38  Erin Erin

Unventennetraifiordi portrait

Mi chiamo Andrea, ho 20 anni e vengo da una piccola città sull’Adriatico.

Attualmente mi trovo in Norvegia, precisamente a Larvik.  

1. Perché ti sei trasferito all'estero?
Ho cominciato a visitare la Norvegia 2 anni fa quando ho conosciuto la mia attuale ragazza. Da allora sono stato qui più volte per brevi periodi fino a 6 mesi fa, quando ho deciso che valeva la pena provare a vivere un periodo di tempo lontano da casa, in tutt’altro ambiente. Così grazie all’aiuto della mia famiglia e di quella della mia ragazza il tutto si è concretizzato.

Sono partito così, un po’ spensierato, senza pensare bene cosa avrei fatto. Volevo solo scoprire qualcosa di nuovo e fare quell’esperienza mia.
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From Chicago to Sofia: The Other Europe

16 January, 2012 10:15  Erin Erin

the other europe traffic My name is Tom and I’ve been living in Sofia, Bulgaria, with my family since August 2011. I grew up in the Chicago area in the U.S., and have also lived and worked in Boston, Florida and New York City. This is actually my third expat experience; I lived in Belgium in the early 1990s and China in the late ‘90s.

1. Why did you move abroad?
Having lived overseas before, we were anxious to share the experience with our young daughter. And we had been hoping in particular to spend some time in Eastern Europe, where my wife had spent a year earlier in her career. When she got an offer to work as an administrator at an international school here, it was an easy decision.
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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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