Europe


From Venezuela to Vienna: Fun Side of Life

11 April, 2016 08:23  Erin Erin

Fun Side of Life Juan Hola! My name is Juan and I’m a Venezuelan living in Vienna, Austria.

1.    Why did you move abroad?
I believe that it doesn’t matter where you come from, we are all striving for the same thing in life and that is to be happy. Regardless of your background, you want to have a nice family, a nice job, health etc.
What culture does, is that it shapes the way you want to get there and it determines the standards of those things.

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From the UK to Greece: Kritsa, at the heart of it all

28 March, 2016 09:43  Erin Erin

Kritsa, at the heart of it allHello, I’m Yvonne and together with my husband, Alan bought a refurbished house in Kritsa on the Greek island of Crete in 2001. We enjoy several long trips per year to Kritsa totaling circa five months, the rest of the time we live in a small flat in Wiltshire, UK. We certainly feel we have the best of both worlds.

1. Why did you move abroad?

Alan had a job requiring split shifts so often watched afternoon TV. He always enjoyed a show called ‘A Home In The Sun,’ and enthused about the opportunities abroad. Even though we’d only had one holiday in Crete, he was particularly keen on Greece.
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From the USA to the Netherlands: A Wanderlust For Life

07 March, 2016 08:50  Erin Erin

A Wanderlust For Life I’m Jessica from the United States and my husband and I  moved to Amsterdam in the fall of 2014 to pursue our dream of living in Europe!

1. Why did you move abroad?
When I was a teenager, my grandparents took me to Europe. I loved it. It was something that stuck with me for years until I went on a college class trip with my (now) husband and he fell in love with it too. We spent years figuring out how to make it happen and then we finally made the leap across the Atlantic!
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From New Zealand to Spain: Migrating Miss

01 February, 2016 09:20  Erin Erin

Migrating Miss I’m Sonja and I write as Migrating Miss. I’m originally from New Zealand, but I’ve lived in the United States, Canada, Australia and Scotland, and I’ve just moved to Spain!  

1. Why did you move abroad?
I started out in the AFS International Exchange program at high school, when I applied to go to the United States and attend high school there. Living abroad gives me the chance to experience daily life in another country, not just skim the surface by taking a holiday.  
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From the UK to the Netherlands: I Wander and Roam

11 January, 2016 08:26  Erin Erin

I Wander & Roam amsterdam My name is Claire and I’m from the UK. I left the UK in May 2014 before moving to the beautiful city of Amsterdam which I currently call home.

1.    Why did you move abroad?
When I decided to leave the UK I had been running my own vintage shop for around four years and whilst it was an amazing experience it wasn’t always easy to find time to travel. I knew I wanted a change from the UK and having always felt at home in Madrid moving there was an easy decision to make.  I fell in love with city:  the sunshine, the slower pace of life, the people, the food the wine… but had also recently fallen for a Dutch guy. After a bit of back-and-forthing between Amsterdam and Madrid (& Stockholm), I decided to make the move back to the rainy skies of Northern Europe .  
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From the UK to Greece: Ramblings From Rhodes

04 January, 2016 08:26  Erin Erin

Ramblings From RhodesJohn Manuel, born in Bath, UK, now living on Rhodes.

1. Why did you move abroad?
Lots of reasons. Among them - UK is congested beyond belief, nanny state was getting on my nerves, to simplify our lives, shed ourselves of a lot of material things. The climate played a part, but it wasn’t the main reason.

2. How do you make a living?

Small bits of income from all over the place. A couple of private pensions, part-time work during the summer season, I write books (4 travel memoirs and three novels so far, a 4th novel under construction), A modest return on capital we put away in the UK.
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From Germany to Sweden: way-up-north

21 December, 2015 08:00  Erin Erin

Olaf way up north Hello, I’m Olaf Schneider from Germany and have been living in Skelleftehamn in Northern Sweden since 2010. In my blog way-up-north I’ll write and show photos of landscape, weather and nature in Northern Scandinavia and a bit more.

1. Why did you move abroad?  
Since 2003 I’d been in Northern Scandinavia quite often, mostly in wintertime doing ski tours or other holidays. I just loved the nordic landscape and the real winters up here with coldness, polar lights and much snow. I wanted to live here and stop being just a tourist.  After som years of consideration I decided to make this step, travelled to Swedish Lapland and was lucky to find a job in Skellefteå/Sweden. Two month later i moved to Skellefteå, then to Skelleftehamn
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From New York to New Zealand to the UK: Collecting Labels

23 November, 2015 12:03  Erin Erin

Collecting Labels My name is Laura and I'm originally from New York. After graduating from college I left for what was supposed to be a gap year. It's been over five year since I've had a permanent address in the US! In that time I've lived in New Zealand, Australia and South Korea. I'm currently spending a few months in the UK visiting my partner's family and trying to figure out where to go next!

1. Why did you move abroad?
It was kind of an accident. I was working in New Zealand to save up some money to travel around and I kind of decided not to leave. I spent just over a year there and I was hooked!
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From Cumbria to Bulgaria: The Travel Bug

02 November, 2015 11:02  Erin Erin

The Travel Bug Blulgaria Hi, I'm Rachel Gawith (known as thetravelbug), originally from Cumbria, in north of England but moved to Bulgaria in October 2006. Its been a love-hate relationship with Bulgaria from the day I moved here, with nothing going to plan, trials and tribulations and a long haul to get the to the place we are now.

1. Why did you move abroad?
It was as never the plan to move over to Bulgaria, or indeed abroad. I originally just put a deposit down on a ski apartment in Bansko in 2004, when there was all the hype about buying here (yep I fell for one of those adverts). That went rather pear-shaped and I pulled out of the purchase and after a court case and many visits to the developer's office in Bulgaria, I got my money back. But by then I had fallen in love with Bulgaria and started to come over regularly, often helping others organise viewing trips to see property. Over the next year or two, I ended up buying a number of properties here as investments, just because they were cheap (we live and learn!) and to renovate.

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From Chicago to London: Escapist Atlas

26 October, 2015 11:48  Erin Erin

Escapist Artist My name is Jeremy and I’m originally from Chicago, Illinois. Currently I live in London with my fiancé. We both moved about a year ago and have been exploring and getting to know the city and country
ever since.

1. Why did you move abroad?
I've wanted to live abroad since I was around 19 and did a study abroad program.  It sounds cliche, but it really developed my interest for travel and exploration.  After graduating from college and working in Chicago for a while, I saw that some companies opened up opportunities to move people internally all over the world.  I knew that I wanted to do that.
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