North America


From the Philippines to Canada: Lost In The Leaf City

07 November, 2013 09:46  Erin Erin

Calgary Tower Lost In The Leaf City My name is Carolyn. It is a name my mother thought of when she was filled with awe longing for Christmas, a season halfway of the year I was named, officially. That’s the story I would like to believe, yet to be confirmed. I am from the tropical country of Philippines where I spent my almost entire existence including the grueling period of deciding whether I want to go overseas with Canada as the prime prospect.

1. Why did you move abroad?
Often people travel right after college before immersing themselves to the real world. I did the latter. Over the years the thought of leaving overseas and going back to college linger in my mind.
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From USA to Korea to Amsterdam to the USA: The Nomad Cooks

04 November, 2013 09:36  Erin Erin

The Nomad Cooks Hey There!  I’m ‘The Nomad’.  I began my blog in my childhood bedroom a few days before moving to Daegu, South Korea to begin my life as an Expat.  Since my two-year stint in Korea, I’ve lived in Amsterdam, India and Bulgaria and am currently back in my bedroom re-integrating in American society.

1. Why did you move abroad?  
As a freshman in University, I started dreaming of going aboard.  Unable to choose one location, I decided to study abroad on Semester at Sea.   I was able to visit 10 countries in one semester and get a scholarship to help fund my travels (and courses)!  It was an easy decision.
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From London to Indiana: Lost in the Pond

11 July, 2013 09:50  Erin Erin

Laurence_headshot lost in the pond Laurence Brown moved from London to Indiana in 2008 and, as of April 2013, is working and residing in Indianapolis, Indiana.

1. Why did you move abroad?
Ironically, I moved to The United States amid the 2008 recession to seek out work. I had just been laid off from a lucrative position in West London at a time when my wife and I were trying to save enough money to secure her English visa. Switching our plan on its head, we carefully opted to use what was a sizeable redundancy package to buy a couple of one-way tickets to Indiana. We’ve lived here ever since.

 

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From the UK to Manhattan: New Girl in New York

06 June, 2013 09:16  Erin Erin

New Girl New York centeral park My blog name is New Girl in New York and I am from the UK, but now I live in Manhattan, New York.  

1. Why did you move abroad?
My husband was relocated here by his company.

2. How do you make a living?

I am not working at the moment, but I volunteer at an after-school program two days a week and volunteer with New York Cares on a regular basis.  I have also just started writing for an online newspaper, the New York Daily Sun and am a 'local expert' on the 'Romio' website.  
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From Ontario to Sacremento: Melanie a la maison

30 May, 2013 08:52  Erin Erin

Melanie a la maison portrait Hello! My name is Melanie. I’m a French Canadian born and raised in Quebec City, Canada. I left my hometown for Milton, Ontario in 2010 and I’m now living in the Sacramento area since 2012. I started a French only blog in 2010 called “De visu” to document our journey and started my bilingual blog “Melanie a la maison” in 2011.

1. Why did you move abroad?
My husband and I traveled quite a bit together and at one point, we knew we would love to experience a professional life abroad. Both our professions are ‘international’; my husband is an engineer and me an industrial designer. That being said, we were not bohemian enough to sell our stuff and just leave. My husband moved up the corporate ladder and built his experience having in mind a company transfer. But things didn’t go as planned and so in 2010 he got a job in the Greater Toronto Area. At that point, our second son was only 4 week-old and my older son only spoke French.
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From Germany to Tennessee: Southeast Schnitzel

13 May, 2013 08:08  Erin Erin

Southeast Schnitzel christian My name is Christian Höferle (alternative spelling: Hoeferle).

I  was born and raised in Weilheim, Germany - a small town of ~21,000 people, 30 miles south of the Bavarian capitol, Munich. Weilheim is located in the Southeast of Germany.

Since July 2004, my family and I live in Cleveland, TN - another small town of ~40,000 people, 30 miles north of Chattanooga. Cleveland is located in the Southeast of the United States.

People in Bavaria/Germany and Tennessee understand when I tell them that "I'm a Southeasterner in both countries & cultures."    

1. Why did you move abroad?
In simple terms: To see if it works - the life abroad. In 2003, my wife, our then 2-year-old daughter and I were living in Munich when we sensed that we were ripe for a change in our lives. Back then my wife was a stay-at-home mom (by choice) who was getting ready to launch her next project, a Montessori school. At the same time, I was in the process of leaving my employer of seven years and I explored a job offer for a leadership position in Berlin.
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De Suisse à New York: D'une pomme a l'autre

28 March, 2013 09:23  Erin Erin

D'une pomme a l'autre Je m'appelle Clara, j'ai 35 ans, je suis franco suisse, maman d’un petit garçon, et j'habite "New York,  New York" depuis presque 5 ans, après avoir grandi à Paris et habité quelques années en Normandie.

1. Pourquoi êtes-vous partis à l'étranger ?
Mon mari a eu cette proposition, notre fils avait a peine 2 ans, et on s'est dit "pourquoi pas?"
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De Besan├žon ├á Philadelphie

28 February, 2013 10:24  Erin Erin

From Besancon to Philadelphia desert Je suis Alain, originaire de Franche Comté et expatrié un peu plus de 1000 jours sur la côte Est des Etats-Unis avec mon épouse Adeline entre 2008 et 2010. Nous vivons désormais à Besançon, en France, tout comme avant notre départ dans la banlieue de Philadelphie en janvier 2008.

1. Pourquoi êtes-vous partis à l'étranger ?

Une opportunité d'expatriation professionnelle m'a été présentée en juillet 2007. Nous avions alors 25 ans et aucune raison de ne pas tenter l'expérience, alors nous l'avons fait ! Avant de partir pour Philadelphie, nous n'avions jamais pris l'avion et peu voyagé hors de France. C'était un vrai plongeon dans l'inconnu, une aventure un peu folle.

Aujourd'hui, nous avons parcouru en avion une distance supérieure à 4 fois le tour du monde ! Ce grand départ a donc fait de nous des voyageurs accomplis !
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From Australia to Canada: Skippy or Bullwinkle

21 January, 2013 10:57  Erin Erin

skippy or bulwinkle I’m Emily and have been living in Canada since March 2012 with my husband. I moved from Australia to Kamloops in Canada, and I’m doing my best to work out how to snowboard and see as much of North America as I can.

1. Why did you move abroad?
My husband and I both worked for a Canadian company in Australia, we were lucky enough to get an inter-company transfer.
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From Buenos Aires to Texas: Ana Travels

27 December, 2012 09:26  Erin Erin

My name is Ana and I am originally from Argentina. I lived in Buenos Aires until I married a wonderful Welshman called Sean, who whisked me away to Dallas, TX. That was the first of many culture shocks I experienced. Because of his job, we’ve lived in Jersey (UK) and Toronto (Canada). I can say I am a trailing spouse thing.

I don’t go backpacking, couch surfing or camping. I don’t do incredibly daring things like feeding tigers or swimming with sharks. I just follow my husband and try to make the most of the places we visit. I lead an ordinary life, I think, except I do it in different cities (often in the same week!) I provide travel tips and advice based on my own experience.

1. Why did you move abroad?

I met my British husband in Buenos Aires, where he was working. After a few years he got a job in the US and we decided that if we wanted to stay together, we would have to get married and move to Dallas. In a way. What was difficult about this decision was not the marriage bit but leaving my family and friends behind to start a new life in a place I knew nothing about. (More)

   


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