South America

Témoignage: La vie d'expatrié en Colombie au temps du coronavirus

23 April, 2020 12:00  Expat Interviews Expat Interviews a décidé de recueillir les témoignages d'expatriés confinés aux quatre coins du monde.
Voici une carte postale "de confinement" en provenance de
Bogota, en Colombie.

Fabrice à Bogota -

Avez-vous songé à rentrer en France (ou dans votre pays d'origine) ou avez-vous décidé de rester dans votre pays d'expatrié ?

J’ai hésité un court moment en raison de mes parents qui sont âgés, même si j’ai mes sœurs en France. Finalement, je suis resté, sans regret, je suis bien ici. J’espère tout de même pouvoir rentrer cet été pour voir ma famille et mes amis... (More)


From Las Vegas to Ecuador: Imagine ~ Intend ~ Create

24 June, 2019 11:23  Erin Erin

ed imagine EcuadorHola! We are Edd & Cynthia Staton. Since our move abroad in 2010 to Cuenca, Ecuador from Las Vegas, we have enjoyed a blessed life filled with adventure, good health, and happiness beyond our wildest dreams.        

1.    Why did you move abroad?
We are casualties of the Economic Tsunami that swept the globe in 2008. Almost overnight our careers vanished, our beautiful home lost 2/3rds of its value, and our investments were in freefall. After living for months on shrinking savings, we decided to take the assets we had left and retire early to someplace with a lower cost of living where we could thrive instead of merely survive. That place was Cuenca. Our outside-the-box solution to rescue our retirement was one of the best decisions we’ve ever made!



From Germany to Mexico, Australia...and back to Germany: Germanymore

06 May, 2019 11:44  Erin Erin

Germany more I’m Dominik, coming from Germany and now living in Frankfurt/Main after having lived for quite some time abroad.

1.    Why did you move abroad?
Due to work I have lived in different countries (e.g. Mexico, Australia, UK and El Salvador). Now I’m back in Germany and try to help foreigners living in Germany to make their live easier.

2.    How do you make a living ?
I work in the aviation industry as a Director for Supply Chain Management. Previously I was working as a Project Manager for Business Development also in the aviation industry and had the chance to see and live in many countries as we have customers all across the globe.



Von Ulm nach Buenos Aires: Argentinien 24/7

05 November, 2018 20:13  Erin Erin

Argentinien 24/7 Ich bin Simone, komme aus Ulm und lebe seit 2014 in Argentinien. Südamerika bin ich seit meiner ersten mehrmonatigen Rucksackreise 2006 verfallen. Ich liebe die Natur und hätte nie gedacht, dass ich mal in einer Metropole wie Buenos Aires leben würde. Aber irgendwo zwischen Plan und Wunschvorstellung kam das Leben dazwischen…

1. Warum hast (bist) du ins Ausland umgezogen?
Im Rahmen meines Masterstudiums mussten wir ein Semester im außereuropäischen Ausland verbringen. Während des Semesters in Buenos Aires verliebte ich mich gleich mehrmals: in ein Land, eine Stadt, einen Lebensstil, eine Denkweise – und schließlich auch in einen Porteño (so werden die Bewohner von Buenos Aires genannt). Ich beendete mein Studium in Deutschland und ging zurück, ohne großen Plan, einfach meinem Herzen folgend. (More)


From the Philippines to Suriname: The Gypsy Soul Diaries

04 June, 2018 08:14  Erin Erin

The Gypsy Soul Diaries Introduce yourself: My name is Deb. I’m from the Philippines and I have been living in Suriname since 2013.

1. Why did you move abroad?
I moved abroad for better opportunities.


2. How do you make a living?
I work as a nurse in the Emergency Room. I consider it a really tough and hectic job because there are times that I can’t even sit or eat for eight hours straight. It is the ONLY ER in the country, so everyone goes there.



From the USA to Colombia: Medellin Guru

21 May, 2018 07:59  Erin Erin

Medellin Guru My name is Jeff. I was born in California but I lived in several states in the U.S. and also lived overseas in Indonesia for five years when I was young.

I was living in Dallas, Texas in the U.S. before I moved to Medellín, Colombia. I have now lived in Medellín for over seven years.

1.    Why did you move abroad?
I originally discovered Colombia back in late 2006, when I was living in Dallas and looking for a new vacation place.  I was looking for someplace warm to go, as this was during the winter.  Cartagena was the first place I discovered in Colombia.

How I discovered Colombia? I happened to buy a book “100 Places to See in Your Lifetime: Heaven on Earth” published by Life magazine. And two places in the book caught my eye as possible vacation places – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Cartagena, Colombia.



From Canada to Ecuador: Our Road to the Gentle Island and Beyond

05 December, 2016 12:48  Erin Erin

Our Road to the Gentle Island and Beyond

Hullo, I’m Danica, just a regular woman (to be honest I still call myself a girl!) from Canada who has stumbled across a pretty amazing life. I worked in the field of finance and accounting for a good part of my life, as well as being a published poet and novelist. I tend to describe myself as a timid adventurer, but I’m getting braver, the more adventures I go on with my husband. Our general philosophy is that life is short and we should do as much as we can, while we can. This idea has led us to our crazy South American adventure. While we’ve sacrificed a lot to be doing what we’re doing, it’s well worth it.

1.    Why did you move abroad?
A broad? She was in our way…okay, bad joke, but I felt compelled to say it anyway. Seriously, our thirst for travel seems to run unchecked and we wanted to travel further afield, having seen a good part of Europe, Canada and the US. So we decided to make the leap to South America, as we had only visited once and wanted to see more. Our base in Cuenca, Ecuador allows us easy (and less expensive) access to both South and Central America.


From Grenada to the UK to Peru: Pelican Tales

24 October, 2016 09:37  Erin Erin

Pelican TalesI'm Danielle, 30 years old, and from the small island of Grenada in the Caribbean. After 12 years living in the UK (Manchester and London), I now call Lima, Peru home.

1. Why did you move abroad?
I first moved away from home to the UK to study. I went to the University of Manchester and then lived in London working in the charity and NGO sector. I've always wanted to travel to South America, but didn't know how to make it happen. Then out of the blue my finance's company offered him a transfer to Lima, so we decided to make the move for a new adventure.


From South Carolina to Chile: Our Chilean Adventure

16 May, 2016 12:08  Erin Erin

Our Chilean AdventureMy name is Lori and me and my husband Jim and 3 of our six children moved to the south of Chile in 2013 from South Carolina, USA.

1. Why did you move abroad?
In 2007 we lost a child and then in 2008 our real estate business collapsed with the bubble. We were increasingly unhappy with life in the US and decided that we wanted to spend the last part of our lives doing something adventurous and building the small farm we had always dreamed of. So we retired early and moved to the Los Lagos region of Chile to stay at a friends vacation home to explore and see if we could find our dream farm.


From Brisbane to Bogota: Sarepa

16 November, 2015 13:22  Erin Erin

Sarepa My name is Sarah Duncan, but people call me Sarepa (I'm addicted to arepas). I'm from Australia, but split my time between Brisbane and Bogota, Colombia.

1. Why did you move abroad?
The first time I decided to live in Colombia was after many years of travelling to the country. I had fallen in love with the place through the work of famed Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez and wanted to live out my own dream of living in Colombia and writing about my own experiences. I made that decision in 2012 and was shocked by how my parents reacted. "Thank goodness!" my mum said. "You've been wanting to do that for ages!"


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