Europe


From Boston to Milan: A Change Of Underwear

11 April, 2011 09:54  Erin Erin

underwear garrettCiao! My name is Garrett McKenna. I’m an American originally from Boston. I moved to Italy on September 28th, 2005. Bologna (the city of tortellini and ragú sauce) was my first Italian “hometown” and I’m currently living in Milan (the city of fashion and design).

1. Why did you move abroad?
After I finished college, I decided that I wanted to “explore my roots”. Like almost everybody from Boston, I had both Irish and Italian ancestry (my Dad’s side is Irish and my Mom’s side is Italian – both going back to great grandparents). I moved to Galway, Ireland for ten months and worked at a bar/restaurant. After that, I returned to the states for a bit before setting off for Italy. When I first got here I had no job, no friends, no place to live, and I barely spoke any Italian. It was supposed to be a one-year-experience thing, but here I am more than 5 years later…

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From California to London: A Lady in London

04 April, 2011 09:43  Erin Erin

A Lady in LondonI’m Julie. I’m originally from Silicon Valley, California, and I now live in London by way of Nice, Providence, San Diego, Prague, Paris, Brussels and San Francisco.

1. Why did you move abroad?
I moved abroad because I love to travel and I wanted to see more of the world.

2. How do you make a living (working? Tell us about your experience)?
I make a living from running a travel business. I write my blog, www.aladyinlondon.com, and I also have websites like www.visitingeu.com that offer tips for travel. I plan trips for people, too. I enjoy it a lot, not least because I get to travel all over the world.

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From Seattle to Berlin: Back to Berlin...and Beyond!

23 March, 2011 10:31  Erin Erin

Ian AutumnMy name is Ian and I’m born and bred in the Pacific Northwest.  I attended college in Seattle and lived there until 2007, when I moved to Berlin, Germany for a year.  I returned home briefly to get hitched, and now I’m living in Berlin with my wife and having a blast!

1. Why did you move abroad?
I previously had spent a year abroad in Berlin, and after returning home for a couple of years, I realized something was missing in my life.  What it was, was the adventure and excitement that comes from living in a foreign country.

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