Oceania


From Manchester to Melbourne: Half a World Away

07 August, 2017 08:59  Erin Erin

Half a world away melbourneI’m Katie, a travel blogger from Manchester, UK now living in Melbourne, Australia.

1.    Why did you move abroad?
I was desperate to go travelling but I knew I couldn’t travel forever so I decided to come to Australia to work and extend my trip. My trip to Barcelona in 2013 was my first hostel experience -  I had the best time and knew I needed to go on a big trip.

2.    How do you make a living?

I work in digital marketing as a Content Manager for a global media agency. I had a similar job back in the UK which made the transition across much easier.
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From the UK to New Caledonia: Notes from Noumea

27 February, 2017 11:31  Erin Erin

Notes from Noumea Hello everyone, my name is Helen, I am a Brit that has found herself living on the small, French, sub-tropical Island of New Caledonia (Nouvelle-Caledonie) in the South Pacific. My blog, NotesfromNoumea, chronicles my life here on ‘the Calliou’ (as it’s locally known), plotting the achievements, the frustrations and downright hilarities of living on the other side of the world.

1.    Why did you move abroad?

I moved abroad as my partner, Phil, was offered a job with an international organisation. At the time we were both living and working in London and one day he sent me an email asking whether I fancied swimming with turtles, as there was a job advertised on a tropical island. Well who would say no to that? This was the extent to which we discussed the matter until he was actually offered the job, several months later. We were given less than 2 weeks to decide and after a lot of soul searching, emotional torment and frantic googling of ‘expat depression’ I plumped for ‘Sod it – I will regret it if I don’t’. And here I am, two years later, living what was and probably is the best decision I have ever made.

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From North Carolina to Sydney: Living EZ

19 December, 2016 10:03  Erin Erin

Living EZ Erin Z, John Z and Cecilia Z – From Charlotte, NC, USA to Sydney Australia.

1.    Why did you move abroad?
Erin had always wanted to move abroad, and when John got approached by a recruiter from LinkedIn about a banking position in Sydney, we decided to pursue it. We moved to Australia in December of 2014 (with a 2 month old).
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From the UK to Australia: Kat is Travelling

20 June, 2016 08:10  Erin Erin

Kat is travellingKat is a UK blogger backpacking around Australia. There's no o-zone and hundreds of creatures are trying to kill you but apart from that she guesses it's alright. You'll find her above or below sea-level trying to balance 3 cameras.

1.    Why did you move abroad?
I’ve always intended to take a year out to travel after university but ended up going straight into a job and then another job until suddenly 4 years had passed and I still hadn’t done it.  I was thinking of leaving my then job and knew that if I didn’t go now when I had no ties or reasons to stay then I might never do it.  I’d always had my eye on Australia and because it’s so far to come from the UK and such a huge country I knew I wanted to spend a significant amount of time here not just come for a holiday.  So I applied for a Working Holiday Visa to stay for at least a year.

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From Cornwall to New Zealand: Going NZ

25 April, 2016 09:06  Erin Erin

Going NZ Going NZ has developed due to my love of travel and of course New Zealand. I am however as English as they come! I love a good cornish pasty instead of a New Zealand pie, I don't tan – I burn and I am often seen in my slippers rather than my Jandals!

But I am a adventurer at heart, growing up in Cornwall (a beautiful part of the country, I know!) I always aspired to travel. I find contentment hard, there is a big world out there and I always think I have to be in it!

1. Why did you move abroad?
Both as a couple and individually we both wanted to experience living in a different country. We woke up one day and thought what have we got to lose? Personally I don't want to live my life with ‘what ifs’ If we didn't do it there and then we knew it wouldn't happen, so we made the leap!  (More)

   


From South Africa to England to Australia: Proudly South African In Perth

04 April, 2016 07:52  Erin Erin

Reeva in Perth I’m Reeva, originally from South Africa. I moved to England back in 2003 and lived there for 10 years until I decided to migrate to Australia in 2013. We now live in Perth and absolutely love it here!

1. Why did you move abroad?

When I moved from South Africa to England it was because I had finished university and had no idea what sort of job I would be able to find. I had also had my car stolen a couple of months before my final exams and that was the last straw for me. I qualified for a visa for the UK so moved to England where I already had family living. In 2011 my husband and I decided to look at moving to Australia as we wanted to live somewhere sunny and warm!

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From California to Perth: Chantae Was Here

21 September, 2015 08:32  Erin Erin

Chantae I’m Chantae, a Californian currently living in Perth, Western Australia. Perth happens to be the most isolated city in the world so it truly is the wild wild west living out here and kangaroos outnumber people in terms of population.

1. Why did you move abroad?

I’ve always been open to living somewhere new, I was just never sure where! When I first met my German partner, he had plans to complete his PhD in Western Australia. Meanwhile, I had plans to travel the world. In between dodging visa issues in Europe, I visited him in Australia. I ended up liking the remoteness and adventurous lifestyle that I relocated to here a few months after my official visit. I’ve been here for two years and have loved it ever since!


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From Oklahoma to Shanghai to Sydney to Hong Kong: The Renditions of Renoir

17 August, 2015 09:56  Erin Erin

Emily Wiltshire Renditions of Renoir My name is Emily Wiltshire though to many I could be “MimiCakes” or “Mommy” and I am originally from good ole’ Oklahoma! We are currently (and just recently) back in Oklahoma after spending several years overseas that included Shanghai, China; Sydney, Australia and Hong Kong.

1. Why did you move abroad?
We first moved abroad for my husband’s company. I still remember the day he came home from work and told me about his boss asking about us possibly moving to Shanghai. After a few hours of research on the computer I told him I was in. He thought I was crazy (and wasn’t so sure himself!) but off we went, in tow with our 1 1/2 year old son! And what was supposed to be a 2 1/2 year stint turned into 3 different countries in 6 1/2 years and adding two more sons to the family!
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From New York to Sydney: Suzy Q Down Under

20 April, 2015 08:06  Erin Erin

Suzy Q My name is Susan Minihane. I grew up in New York state, lived in Manhattan and Silicon Valley California and now I live in Sydney, Australia.

1. Why did you move abroad?
My husband and I moved abroad for some adventure and to live outside the box. When we first were married we almost took a year off to travel the world. Instead we did the practical thing - bought a house and had children. Ten years later, when my husband was considering switching jobs, we decided he'd look for work overseas. Initially our goal was to move to mainland Europe. However, a great job came up in Sydney, Australia and we moved there (here). Many expats get transferred to countries by their jobs. We chose to move abroad consciously and willingly.
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From Australia to USA and back again: Xpatriate Games

01 September, 2014 10:16  Erin Erin

Xpatriate GamesMy name is Sophia and am currently living it up in Canberra, Australia. I am a Free Range Human who loves all things family, food and travel.

Even after living in six different countries and changing school seven times, I still want to see more!

I am forever plotting, preparing, arranging, scheduling family vacations and adventures wherever I can for my party of three (the husband, Tweeny and I). I blog at http://xpatriategames.blogspot.com.au/
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