From Halifax to London: Bluenose Girl

20 December, 2012 08:54  Erin Erin

Bluenose GirlI’m originally from the small city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, on the east coast of Canada and I am very proud of the place where I grew up, which has played a part in shaping who I am today and how I see the world.  Currently I live in London, learning what makes this great city tick and making the most of having Europe at my doorstep.

1. Why did you move abroad?  
I have always been fascinated by other countries and after travelling living abroad seemed like a way to take that to the next level and really get to know a country.  Also living with all of mainland Europe just a couple hours away is a dream.


From New York City to the South of France: Blaxpat and Loving It

13 December, 2012 09:39  Erin Erin

Blaxpat and Loving It My name is Delorys Welch-Tyson.  I was born, home grown and educated in the “Big Apple (New York City)”.  I’ve lived in other parts of the United States as well: Missouri, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Connecticut.

For the past 14 years my husband and I have been living in the South of France.

1. Why did you move abroad?
It just seemed logical.  You see…many years ago (I won’t tell you how many), I took a simple one week vacation in Nice.  I instantly fell in love with the region and continued to come, for increasing lengths of time every year for over a decade.  

When my husband retired, we decided to move here indefinitely.


De Suisse à Vienne: Novo Monde

29 November, 2012 08:09  Erin Erin

novo monde coupleBonjour à tous, nous sommes Fabienne et Benoit, un jeune couple suisse expatrié à Vienne en Autriche depuis maintenant 15 mois.

1. Pourquoi êtes-vous partis à l'étranger ?
A la base nous avions simplement envie d’acquérir notre première expérience professionnelle à l’étranger, le pays n’étant pas fixé. Nous avions déjà décidé de quitter notre région d’origine (Lausanne) pour notre Master (que nous avons fait à Zürich) mais ce n’était pas encore assez pour assouvir notre envie de dépaysement… Nous voulions simplement vivre une nouvelle expérience loin de chez nous. Et c’est par le biais d’une opportunité professionnelle pour Benoit que nous avons décidé que Vienne serait notre ville d’adoption pour les deux années à venir…


From Wisconsin to Prague to Nuremberg: Heather Goes to Deutschland

26 November, 2012 07:54  Erin Erin

Heather Goes to Deutschland beerMy name is Heather, I’m originally from a small town in Wisconsin, and I’m currently living in Nuremberg, Germany.

1. Why did you move abroad?
I moved to Prague, Czech Republic, in January 2009, in order to take a course to become a certified English teacher, and hopefully find a job in Prague or elsewhere.

2. How do you make a living?
Since taking a course to get my TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certification, I have been working as an English teacher. I worked for 2.5 years in the Czech Republic, and have been living/working in Germany for the past year. While in Prague I worked with students from ages 3-50+, which was an interesting challenge in that I'd go from using puppets in one hour, to teaching business English the next. In Germany, I’ve primarily been teaching business and technical English in various international companies. (More)


From Britain to Spain to the Netherlands: Tales from Windmill Fields

19 November, 2012 10:33  Erin Erin

Tales from Windmill Fields Rosalind Van Aalen Grant, known as Windmilltales in the blogging world. Born in Britain, lived most of life in Spain and now live in the Netherlands. Am what is known as a TCK.

1. Why did you move abroad?
My parents moved us abroad when I was 10 to Spain, to escape the then economic crisis, 22 years later and I have done the same thing to the Netherlands.


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.


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!


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!


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.


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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