Europe


From South Africa to Germany: Middle Europe

21 November, 2016 08:09  Erin Erin

Middle Europe Hallo! I’m Natalie from South Africa, currently living in Berlin with my Czech husband.

1. Why did you move abroad?

I’m a scientist and all the academics kept telling me that to progress in my career I should go and work overseas for a bit, because international experience is supposed to be important for your CV. I chose a position in a good lab in Germany, and only intended to stay two years, but time flies and now I’ve been here almost four years (and met and married a Czech guy in the meanwhile!). My husband is a software developer and Berlin has a really big startup community, which is why he came to work here. His home in the Czech Republic is only 5 hours away by car, so we go there for the weekend every one or two months.
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From Finland to UK to Canada to Ireland: Terra Incognita

07 November, 2016 09:47  Erin Erin

Terra Incognita I’m Melissa, a 25-year old Finnish serial migrant hopping from one adventure to another. The past three years I lived in the UK and Canada, and now I call Dublin, Ireland my home.

1. Why did you move abroad?
I originally moved to United Kingdom in the hopes of getting more independent, internationally experienced and, bluntly speaking, away from Finland. However, events took a weird turn when I fell in love with a Canadian on the way - not a part of my plan, really! Starting and maintaining a life with a non-EU citizen has asked for intense compromising and adjusting. Eventually I followed him to Canada, then he accompanied me back to
Europe, to Ireland this time. None of this was actually planned - I was supposed to spend 8 months in the UK, return to Finland and continue my life there. A few years later I find myself in Dublin, still a little baffled, but definitely more independent and internationally experienced!
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From NYC to Geneva: Natural Girl, Unnatural World

10 October, 2016 08:23  Erin Erin

Natural Girl, Unnatural World My name is Ashleigh Anderfuhren.  I’m a 31-year-old newlywed and first-time traveler from New York City, living in Geneva, Switzerland for 15 months.  I also recently added ‘Blogger’ and ‘CELTA Certified English Teacher’ to my resume.

1. Why did you move abroad?
I always had a strong desire to travel, but before I had the chance to satisfy that desire, I decided to move abroad to be with my husband.  At the time, only love could have made me move to a country I’d never been to before.2.

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From Portugal to the Netherlands: Amsterdive

03 October, 2016 08:30  Erin Erin

Ana Martin in Amsterdam I’m Ana V. Martins, a Portuguese actress (and all-around creative) who moved from Lisbon to Amsterdam, almost 5 years ago.

1. Why did you move abroad?
I guess the migrant gene was always in my blood, really. Since I know myself I felt Portugal was not my place, I felt an urge to explore other geographies, so my initial plan was to work here and there, experience life in different countries, before I settled.

My next stop would be Berlin. But I fell in love with Amsterdam so I thought ‘why look further?’. I had found my home. Unlike most people I didn’t choose my current home for work reasons. I prioritized other sorts of affinities. Personally, feeling identified and comfortable with the place I live in, is the most important of all.
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From South Africa to Ireland: The Thompsons Excellent Adventure

26 September, 2016 07:57  Erin Erin

Dublin Thompsons My name is Garreth Thompson I hail from South Africa, Johannesburg more specifically. I now live with my wife and three kids in a small sea side village called Bettystown in County Meath, Ireland.

1.    Why did you move abroad?
At its most basic we were looking for a more stable upbringing for our children. But at the same time it’s more than that. As a human race we don’t favor change very much, there is a whole world out there ready to be explored but we tie ourselves down to a place and a job and live our lives out never really experiencing anything else. So this is our way of having an adventure and exploring the world around us. Will be here forever? I think not!!  but for the moment we are happy and settled. There is still far too much to see and do here.

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From Canada to the Czech Republic: Beyond Prague

19 September, 2016 07:30  Erin Erin

Kevan czech republic My name is Kevan, I'm orignally from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Since 2004, I have been living and working in Brno, Czech Republic.

1.    Why did you move abroad?
Partly romantic reasons, partly career change and partly just to get some fresh perspectives on life.

2.    How do you make a living?
I work as an English teacher. Generally, I enjoy it and the constant opportunities it brings to meet new people.

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From Norway to Luxembourg to Norway: Repatriateme

05 September, 2016 22:05  Erin Erin

Repatriate me I’m Unni Holtedahl, blogging as The Repat. I’m from Norway and I now live in Norway again as from August 2016 after 11 years in Luxembourg!

1. Why did you move abroad?
My husband’s job took us to Luxembourg in 2005. It was a good time to have an expat experience as we had a toddler and a baby on the way (born one month after we moved!). Originally we wanted to stay 3-4 years, but ended up taking one more year and then one more...like many expats do in Luxembourg. Life there is in general easy and comfortable.

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From London to Brussels: La Petite Rose à Bruxelles

29 August, 2016 08:15  Erin Erin

la petite rose a bruxelles Hi, I’m Charlotte Rose (La Petite Rose à Bruxelles), I’m from London and I am currently living in Brussels with my boyfriend James. I moved to Brussels in January 2016 and James moved last September. This is James’ second expatriation and my first.

1.    Why did you move abroad?
The opportunity to move to Brussels arose when James moved with work. Before he accepted the job offer, we decided that I would also move. I had a few months notice on my work contract hence I joined a little later.

2.    How do you make a living?
I work in law and I was able to secure a job within six weeks of living in Brussels. Before I moved to Brussels, I did some Google research and met up with a career advisor. Things were looking bleak. There were jobs but nothing that suited my background. I was so busy with finishing up at work and moving that I put my search on hold.

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From the Netherlands to Macedonia: Living Abroad

22 August, 2016 08:05  Erin Erin

Lise Skopje Hi! My name is Lise and I was born and raised in the Netherlands. It has been 2 years ago, when I moved abroad to live in the capital of Macedonia, Skopje.

1. Why did you move abroad?
This sounds so cheesy, but I moved abroad for love. I met my boyfriend in 2010 on the island of Corfu. After three years of having a long distance relationship, I quit my job and packed my stuff to live in Skopje with him.

2. How do you make a living?
The first year I was unemployed, which was nice. I could get used to my new surroundings and meet a lot of new people. I found a job in a Dutch textile company, near Skopje. After a couple of months I got a better job offer and the opportunity to work something in my own field of expertise. Now I work for a Dutch software company, which has an office in Skopje and in the Netherlands. I am the only Dutch person in the company, all my co-workers are Macedonian. Even my boss from the Netherlands is actually half Macedonian. But I think I’m lucky to have found a good job here in Skopje.
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From the USA to Russia: Coffee + Cleveland

27 June, 2016 09:10  Erin Erin

Coffee + Cleveland I’m Jasilyn, a Clevelander, who has lived her whole live in the Midwest. At 26, I decided to pack up and move to Ufa, Russia.

1.    Why did you move abroad?
I just finished getting my certification to teach ESL in the United States when a friend asked me if I was interested in working in Ufa. I was working three part-time jobs at the time, so I wasn’t giving up a lot like many travel bloggers you read about. I have always been interested in Russia and learning Russian, so it was a relatively easy decision for me to make.

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