From Virginia to Logroño: Memoirs of a Young Adventuress

04 March, 2013 08:34  Erin Erin

Memoirs of a Young Adventuress Hi I’m Liz from Memoirs of a Young Adventuress. I am from a small town in Virginia but I have spent the past few years drinking red wine and eating tapas around Spain. Most recently, I called Logroño home, capital of the beautiful wine region of La Rioja in the north. Living amongst the vineyards and unchanged medieval villages, I truly felt at home in Spain for the first time.

1. Why did you move abroad?
Like many of my fellow classmates, the job market in the USA after graduation was abysmal. I spent a year in college studying in Salamanca, Spain, one of the best years of my life. Traveling around Europe and north Africa, I loved the lifestyle of an expat and I knew as soon as I was done with my studying, I wanted to go back. (More)


From Manila to Amsterdam: Currystrumpet

25 February, 2013 09:06  Erin Erin

curry strumpet DeepaI’m Deepa, a freelance writer from Manila, now living in Amsterdam, and a first-time mama-to-be eagerly awaiting the arrival of our baby girl… just a few short weeks from now!

1. Why did you move abroad?
I got itchy feet after two years of living in Singapore, where my husband had been working for seven years. We didn’t really see it as the place where we wanted to raise a child and settle down. I also knew I wanted to get pregnant soon and I wanted some kind of last hurrah/big adventure before starting a family. Living in Europe was a lifelong dream and somehow, after many, many long conversations with my husband, I managed to get him on board and ready to take the plunge. We listed down places we’d like to live in, researched companies with offices in those places, and started sending out CVs. A couple of months later, a large Dutch multinational called my husband for an interview. Four months later, he accepted their job offer; three months after that, we were on a one-way flight to Amsterdam.


From Texas to Montpellier: Conjugating Irregular Verbs

21 February, 2013 11:07  Erin Erin

conjugating irregular verbs Aidan Larson, Texan, currently living in Montpellier, France

1. Why did you move abroad?
My husband, Paul and I always dreamed of living abroad, specifically the South of France, since our honeymoon there in 1998. He works at a multi-national company that has thankfully made it possible for us to do just that. We first came to Europe via Ireland and spent five life changing, baby having, years there. I loved every bit of it, except the weather. We came to Montpellier in February of 2010. (More)


From San Francisco to Berlin: Chasing Heartbeats

14 February, 2013 09:08  Erin Erin

Chasing Heartbeats Ashley Hi! I'm Ashley.  I hail from California's picturesque central coast and now call Berlin home.

1. Why did you move abroad?
I was sent abroad by a former job, I set up a photo department for a company based near the French/German border.  I lived in Paris for a year in 2006 and my old boss knew how badly I wanted to move back to France.  He somehow (probably on purpose) failed to mention that the company they had acquired was actually located over the border in Germany rather than in France.  A fact I didn't really realize until I had already moved across the world.  It all worked out in the end, I met my husband in the small city in the south of Germany where we lived for 3 years before moving to Berlin and fell in love with the country and the German people.


From Canada to Norway: From There to Here

07 February, 2013 11:39  Erin Erin

from there to here My name is Jay and I’m a former teacher from Canada that now calls Stavanger, Norway home.

1. Why did you move abroad?
A few years ago, I was teaching full time in Northern Alberta and my husband was working for a large international company as a mechanical engineer when he was approached to move into a global position.  We found the idea of living overseas and travelling irresistible.  In July 2010, we packed up our bags and moved to Gabon, a country on the West coast of Africa.  We were so thankful for our time abroad and we knew as things were coming to an end in Gabon that we weren’t ready to move home to Canada so we accepted a second expatriation in Norway.


From Florida to the south of England: Running Across the Pond

04 February, 2013 09:33  Erin Erin

Running Across the Pond London I’m Taylor, a native Floridian now living in the south of England!

1. Why did you move abroad?
I moved because I fell in love with a wonderful man with an English accent and now we’re getting married! After over 3 years of a transatlantic relationship, I finally moved across the pond. (More)


De Bretagne à Zürich: Carnet d'escapades

28 January, 2013 09:15  Erin Erin

carnet descapades snow Je m’appelle Laurène, je suis Française et expatriée à Zürich, en Suisse, depuis un peu plus d’un an. J’ai grandi à Paris mais suis d’origine bretonne (et suis très attachée à la Bretagne !). J’aime la nature, le sport, les voyages et les découvertes en général. Je partage mes escapades en Suisse et ailleurs sur mon blog, Carnet d’escapades.

1. Pourquoi êtes-vous partis à l'étranger ?
A la fin de mes études, je devais faire un stage à l’étranger. J’avais décidé d’aller en Suisse car j’y étais allée lors d’un week-end et avait beaucoup aimé le cadre de vie: les villes à taille humaine, les montagnes, les lacs…Ca me parlait ! A la fin de mon stage, j’ai décidé de rester vivre à Zürich…


Von Berlin nach Nikosia: Aphrodites Schatten

17 January, 2013 10:47  Erin Erin

Aphrodites Shade - © CIPS/Marcos Gittis Mein Name ist Christiane Sternberg. Ich bin Berlinerin und lebe jetzt in Nikosia. Zusammen mit meinem Mann, dem Fotografen Marcos Gittis.

1. Warum bist du ins Ausland umgezogen?
Um eine lange Geschichte kurz zu erzählen: Zu der Zeit, als es in Zypern für uns als Journalisten besonders spannend war, haben wir uns mit einem Fuß hier niedergelassen (2003 Öffnung der Grenzen nach fast 30 Jahren, 2004 gescheitertes Referendum zur Wiedervereinigung, Beitritt der Republik Zypern zur EU). Wir lebten jeweils ein paar Monate in Zypern, dann in Berlin und wieder retour. Auf Dauer geht das natürlich nicht. Irgendwann mussten wir uns entscheiden – und deshalb zogen wir 2006 endgültig nach Zypern.



From Worcestershire to Puglia: Sunshine and Tomatoes

14 January, 2013 11:06  Erin Erin

sunshine and tomatoes amy My name's Amy, I'm in my mid-twenties and I'm originally from Worcestershire in the UK. I moved to the Puglia region in southern Italy just over 2 years ago, and I've been living here ever since!

1. Why did you move abroad?
Initially I moved to Puglia to take a job as an English teacher in a small, private school. I knew nothing of southern Italy before I arrived, but I had been eager for a change of scenery and a new adventure. So off to Italy I went!


From San Francisco to London: Hercules Gets a Passport

03 January, 2013 10:01  Erin Erin

hercules gets a passport coupleI'm Marina. San Francisco was my most recent home town in the USA (there have been a few). I'm currently living in London.

1. Why did you move abroad?

I moved abroad when my husband was hired by a company in London. Even though it meant giving up my career as a high school history teacher for a few years, I knew we had to take this opportunity to live abroad. I had always dreamed of traveling around the world, and this was my chance to do that!


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