Europe


From Bermuda to Toronto to Sweden: Fresh Presse

09 May, 2016 13:05  Erin Erin

Fresh Presse Hello! My name is Sara Graham – an editor, yoga teacher and (brand new) author of How To Make Big Moves: Relocate Without Losing Your Mind. I was born and raised in Bermuda before leaving to attend a Canadian university. After I graduated, I remained in Toronto for about 15 years. I met my partner, Mario, and, well, read on to find out what happened next!

1.    Why did you move abroad?
My partner is a character artist and his industry is very transient. We met in 2011, when I was living in Toronto and he had just relocated from Italy for work. In 2013, he got offered a job in Prague and I joined him there in early 2014. 16 months later we left for his new opportunity (a video game startup) in Uppsala, Sweden.

2.    How do you make a living?
That has been an interesting experience as a freelance content producer. I have an EU/UK passport, which is helpful but, because of the rules (and headaches) around obtaining a work permit in the Czech Republic, I maintained contract work with companies in the US and Canada. This all worked well because I was still paying taxes in Canada. However, in order to diversify myself in a crowded freelance marketplace, I rebranded my business, while in Prague, to offer email marketing services.

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From UK to Vienna and Back Again: My Noah and Me

02 May, 2016 15:48  Erin Erin

Noah and me My name is Lara. I am English. I have just returned to the UK after living in Vienna for two years.

1.    Why did you move abroad?
My husband was posted to Vienna with his job.

2.    How do you make a living?
I am a teacher by trade, but I didn’t work whilst I was in Vienna.

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From the USA to Germany: Royal Little Lambs

18 April, 2016 08:24  Erin Erin

Royal Little Lambs Jennifer holds a M.Ed. in secondary English and is an introvert, geek, military wife, beer connoisseur, foodie, homeschool mom and international traveler.

1.    Why did you move abroad?
We moved to Germany almost 2 years ago when my husband transferred with his job in the US Air Force. We were told we’d be moving to New Jersey, so this was more exciting! It’s always been my dream to travel to or live in Europe.

2.    How do you make a living?
I left my job as an English professor about 10 years ago when I got married and we moved across the US. I began homeschooling my daughter, then we added 2 more girls to our family within 2 years! We now have a son also.

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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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