From India to the Ivory Coast: Piyushidhir

01 August, 2016 10:13  Erin Erin

Piyushi Namaste everyone! I am Piyushi Dhir, a young Indian traveler, author and blogger, currently residing in the exotic West African country of Ivory Coast.

1.    Why did you move abroad?
My husband and I started our married life in New Delhi, India, each of us employed in glittery corporate jobs. We were, however, getting restless with the tedium of a 9 to 5 and seeking something new and exciting. So when my husband got a job offer in Ivory Coast, Africa, we thought, “What the hell, let’s give it a shot!” I did realize however, that the move would entail me giving up my career in Human Resources management. Ivory Coast has limited opportunities, and it is a Francophone country. But I decided to use the opportunity to try my hands at an alternate career that had only been a dream so far- writing.



From Norway to Spain to Egypt: Femieshe

25 July, 2016 09:42  Erin Erin

Femieshe My name is Kristine and I was born in Norway but grew up in Spain. I currently live in Cairo, Egypt. I blog about my dream life with prince charming in a not so charming country!

1. Why did you move abroad?

My whole life ive been living abroad, never fit in anywhere... except when I came to Egypt for the first time on holiday. It was love at first sight. I instantly felt at home even though I didn't speak the language or even know anyone. I knew this is where I wanted to live forever.

Then I came back and did a year at univeristy here. I had to leave to finish my degree in other countries, Spain and Scotland and then I came back the last few months of my degree to do an internship. It was this time that I met my prince charming. We had a long-distance relationship for 3 years until I finally had the chance to move back for good. My whole life is a bit messy and confusing, just like Egypt!



From Germany to the USA: German in America

18 July, 2016 13:12  Erin Erin

German in AmericaHi, I am Natalie from Germany, living in the United States now. My home base is Arizona, but I travel a lot and I am just spending my fourth season up in Alaska.

1.     Why did you move abroad?
Business and Love! I met my (now) husband in Zimbabwe and finally followed him to the States (he is American) as we decided to start our own adventure overlanding company running trips from Las Vegas all the way up to Alaska in a converted school bus.

2.     How do you make a living?
I already mentioned my own business called Infinite Adventures ( We run trips in Alaska, Canada and the Western USA in a converted school bus doing all kinds of fun stuff: hiking, kayaking, camping and trying to find as many animals as possible: nothing better than seeing grizzlies, wolves, breaching orcas and all that good stuff while you are working!


From the UK to Japan: Turning Japanese

11 July, 2016 11:12  Erin Erin

Turning JapaneseWe’re James & Jesse, both from the UK and currently living Fukuoka, Japan.

1. Why did you move abroad?
In 2010, I (James) visited Japan as part of the WWOOF scheme. I travelled around the country, living with families and absorbing the culture. I fell in love with the country and had always been adamant about returning,
meaning that if Jesse was to marry me she had no choice but to one day agree to make the move to the land of the rising sun.


From the USA to Cambodia: The Meanderthals

04 July, 2016 12:13  Erin Erin

Meanderthals My name is Gabrielle (Gabi) and my husband is Skip. We are both writers – I am British and he is American and we have been married almost 10 years. I was raised in Bahrain and South Africa and worked as a journalist in Johannesburg before deciding to travel to the US with a girlfriend when I was 22 years old. I never went back!

I met Skip many years later when I was living in San Francisco, working for a global newswire company and he was working for the same company in Boston. We got married in 2006 and we both lived in a beautiful little seaside village in Massachusetts.

In 2010, we crossed the world and moved to Cambodia where we fell in love with the country, the culture and the incredible people. We lived and volunteered there for more than three years then hit the road again and are presently house-sitting around the world, writing and taking care of other people’s pets and homes.

I have just published my first children’s book, Ogden, The Fish Who Couldn’t Swim Straight, and Skip has almost completed his first novel.



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.



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.



From the UK to Bulgaria: Eat Stay Love Life

13 June, 2016 09:18  Erin Erin

Rebecca eat stay love lifeHello, my name is Rebecca. I’m originally from the UK and now living in Sofia, Bulgaria.

1.    Why did you move abroad?

I first moved abroad 2 years ago as I decided that I wanted to live in Dubai. I sold everything I owned, gave up my job and went to Dubai with the dream of finding a job and settling there for a few years. I stayed in Dubai for 2 years and then went on to the Caribbean for a year before moving to Bulgaria.

2.    How do you make a living?
I’ve always worked full time in sales and marketing. I have over 10 years of experience in this area and usually my jobs will involve dealing with international clients.


From Spain to Germany: Duesseldorf Moments

06 June, 2016 08:38  Erin Erin

expat the worldHi! My name is Hor and I am living in Germany since more than two years ago. I came here due to professional reasons. At the beginning my plan was to stay in Düsseldorf one year. However, I fell in love with the entire NRW region since the first day I arrived in Germany.

1.    Why did you move abroad?
I moved to Germany because I received a job offer in a Spanish company located in Düsseldorf.  As I could speak a bit of German I decided to try it and I moved. Before moving I was expecting this experience to be something temporal (as my previous experiences abroad), however my mind changed the same day I came to Germany.

2.    How do you make a living?

As I decided to stay in Germany I started to look for another job. The first thing I did was to improve my German knowledge. I took language courses and I did the official exams (Germans love certificates…). Once I got all the German certificates I started looking for a job in a German company. No sooner said than done! Since almost one year I am working in a German company.


From London to Bulgaria to Greece: The Balkan Blog

30 May, 2016 11:33  Erin Erin

Balkan Blog Patrick Brigham moved from London and is living in Rizia 68014 Northern Greece.

1. Why did you move abroad?
I moved to Bulgaria first, in order to open a branch of a well known London firm of Commercial Estate Agents, which came to nothing, but I stayed, started my own private agency, and then branched into the GSM market, as a major site acquisition agent.



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