From Maryland to Germany: Haustiere und Menschen

09 February, 2015 22:20  Erin Erin

Haustiere und Menschen Hello world, my name is Andrew.  In April of 2014, I  moved to Germany with my wife, Julie,  and our two dogs (Bella and Duffy).   Our lives were forever changed in November of 2013 -  when I proposed to Julie at Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Florida.  The week after our engagement she was offered a position to move abroad to Germany. We planned our wedding in thirty-two days and were wed in Baltimore, Maryland.  Some logistical errors delayed our move, but we took advantage of the situation and vacationed in Costa Rica for a week before we found our new home in Homburg, Germany.

1. Why did you move abroad?

My wife was offered a contracting position in Germany. Of course, our only caveat was to ensure our dogs could expatriate with us - flying in the cabin, not in doggy cargo.  When Julie first told me about the job, my immediate response was, “absolutely, let’s move.”  Why…?   I firmly believe that if an opportunity to relocate abroad presents itself, take advantage of it - become immersed in another culture, challenge yourself, travel, and embrace new experiences.


From the USA to Austria: American in Vienna

02 February, 2015 09:06  Erin Erin

american in vienna Hi everyone! My name is Michelle and I am from the United States, but I am currently living in the awesome city of Vienna, Austria with my husband.

In my free-time I like to share my findings and discoveries of Vienna in my blog, ''American in Vienna.'' I'm a foodie fan, so many of my posts are food reviews of recommended restaurants as well as cool places to check out in the city, while other posts are of personal insights I have about living abroad.

1. Why did you move abroad?
My husband. We met through friends and wanted to be together for the remainder of our lives. I always wanted to live and work in a foreign country so things fell into place and I made the decision to move to Vienna.


From Sweden to Beijing to Cologne: Chasing Linda

19 January, 2015 09:26  Erin Erin

Chasing Linda Hi everyone! I'm Linda, a 20-year old girl from Sweden. In 2013 I moved to Beijing to work as an English teacher and study Mandarin at the same time. I came back home to Sweden in March 2014 for work, but soon I'm off again. This time I'll be moving to Cologne to study German.

1. Why did you move abroad?
I'm not even sure how this happened! I had applied to universities and was accepted at the universities of Aberdeen and Manchester, but somehow I decided to decline both universities. Instead I started looking for ways to travel, but I didn't have much money. Then I came across a non-profit Chinese agency that needed English teachers to come to Beijing to work for Chinese families, so that's how I ended up in Beijing.


From England to Spain: This is Alicante Life

08 December, 2014 09:17  Erin Erin

alicante life My name is Sarah Berenguer and I am originally from Great Yarmouth in Norfolk, England.  I currently live in Alicante city in Spain and have been here for 10 years now.

1. Why did you move abroad?
My dad was born the old town in Alicante and moved to England when he was young, but he never taught me Spanish or spoke to me about the culture as I was growing up.  I was curious as I got older so decided to take evening classes while working in London to learn the language.  I went on holiday a few times to Alicante and enjoyed my visits, especially one particular time during the local fiestas of San Juan, or also known as Las Hogueras.  I had no ties to London (apart from a fantastic job in a design team renovating luxury hotels) and I decided to take the plunge and try living here.  I set myself up with a job before moving over and as soon as I arrived enrolled in a language school to learn as quickly as possible.


From Australia to Portugal: Warneys Whip

27 October, 2014 09:47  Erin Erin

Warneys Whip My name is Sarah Warne, but in Australia I’m known as Warney. Here in Portugal, where I moved to 4 years ago, I’m known as “Sara”, and I gave up trying to get people to pronounce SARAH, and the Warney nickname I don’t think will be one that will catch on.

1. Why did you move abroad?
Originally I headed over to Portugal to find my mum a Lustiano, which is the Portuguese national horse, and after finding her horse, I stumbled across Batialo; future best mate and love of my life. After that, I kept telling mum I would stay just one more month, just one more month, and Batialo kept getting bigger and better, and one day I decided I was going to stay here and one day make the Olympics!


From Maryland to Bergen: An American in Norway

29 September, 2014 08:47  Erin Erin

An American in Norway Wife, empty-nester mom, daughter, sister, aunt ... student, teacher ... friend ... freelance musician, web designer, and virtual assistant ... pet devotee ... traveler, expat ... volunteer ... hooked on historical fiction and advice columns ... never too far away from my Spotify and iPod playlists ...

I'm Cindi, a fifty-six year old American in Norway. I've lived in nine States in the U.S., but consider Maryland my U.S. home; I lived there for fifteen years before moving to Norway.

All those hats I wear, and where I've lived in this world, come together and affect my writing in my blog at

1. Why did you move abroad?
My Norwegian husband had a company in the U.S. when we first met. When his work took him back to Norway, I joined him in 2007.


From Switzerland to Germany: Funky Wellies Random Thoughts

22 September, 2014 08:35  Erin Erin

Funky Wellies Random Thoughts My blogger name is Katia Funkywellies. I come from Switzerland and moved to the South of Germany five years ago.

1. Why did you move abroad?

For two reasons: Love and a need for challenges.

2. How do you make a living?
I am mostly working on my first novel. Blogging has brought me some opportunities and I am also a freelance writer and MarCom consultant. I have 15 years of experience in marketing and communication.


From Romania to Poland: The Home Of The Twisted Red LadyBug

15 September, 2014 09:06  Erin Erin

Home of the Twisted Red Ladybug A LadyBug who is an Expat, Travel Lover, Photo Maniac - Living in Magical Krakow - Born and Raised in The Vampire Land but not afraid of Garlic ;)

1. Why did you move abroad?
Well this is quite a long story so get a warm blanket and some hot tea ;) Kidding aside, here is the short version: I was working in Romania (in Iasi) in a corporation that had one of its main branches in Poland (in Krakow). The Team Leader from Krakow proposed I would come and give it a try. I said that I would do it for 6 months and then travel further on - I had even a plan for the UK/Ireland. Then Mr. Rosiek jumped in the picture and I stayed :)


From Scotland to Spain: Guiri Girl in Barca

25 August, 2014 09:58  Erin Erin

guirigirlbarca Julie Sheridan is a Scottish copywriter, poet and blogger who quit her home and career in Edinburgh in spring 2011 to follow a lifelong dream of achieving fluency in Spanish. She’s been ensconced in the Catalan capital ever since, getting eaten alive by mosquitos who feast on rare Celtic blood. She is also a Trustee of Latin American street children’s charity Casa Alianza UK.

1. Why did you move abroad?

With one sole goal – to become fluent in Spanish. I had studied it at university and had been in love with the language since I first heard Gloria Estefan singing in her native Spanish in the late 1980s. After graduating and starting a professional career in Edinburgh, I had very little opportunity to practise my Spanish, and in my early 30s I decided there was nothing for it but to quit my life in Scotland and head south.



From the USA to Hungary: The Great Escape

28 July, 2014 09:15  Erin Erin

Great Escape Hello, my name is Jennifer. Most people call me Jen, a few call me Jennifer, and only a handful are allowed to call me Jenny. The newest addition to the mix is “Miss Jennifer.” I am from the United States – I was born in North Carolina, but was raised in Georgia. I currently live in Budapest, Hungary.

1. Why did you move abroad?

Ever since I was little, I have equated Europe with happiness. I am not an emotional person, but the one thing I would always cry about (with the exception of Sarah McLachlan dog videos) is thinking I would never have the chance to move abroad. I finally stopped crying and made my dreams come true. Traveling is a hunger I shall never satisfy.


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