Da Sardegna a Copenhagen: itaGIRLSonTHEroad

25 June, 2018 10:14  Erin Erin

Italian copenhagen Mi chiamo Rosa, vivo in Danimarca vicino a Copenaghen e attualmente scrivo sul blog Italian girls on the road.

1. Perché ti sei trasferito all'estero?

Per vivere un’esperienza nuova. Avevo voglia di viaggiare un po’ ed era il momento giusto per me. Così sono partita.

2. Come ti guadagni da vivere?
Prima di partire ho messo da parte dei soldi per autofinanziare il mio soggiorno all’estero, quindi non ho avuto bisogno di lavorare full time. Mi sono concentrata sullo studio della lingua e tutt’ora lo studio assorbe la maggior parte del mio tempo. Quindi nel poco tempo libero faccio piccoli lavori della durata di un giorno che possono spaziare dall’organizzazione di eventi alla baby sitter. Trovo sia un buon modo per conoscere nuove persone e il paese in cui si vive.
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From Canada to the USA to New Zealand: Jandals & Togs

18 June, 2018 21:48  Erin Erin

Jandals & Togs My name is Grant Highstead. I am currently an Emergency Medicine physician, but this is a second career for me. I grew up in Canada and moved to the U.S.A. nearly 30 years ago. I have a wife and a tween daughter, both of whom are from Texas. We returned to the US last October after living in New Zealand for a year and are working on moving back to NZ permanently, hopefully in the next several months.

1. Why did you move abroad?
My wife and I are always seeking out new experiences for ourselves as individuals, but also for our family. We were looking for another chapter for our lives in a new country and culture. Four years ago we spent two weeks travelling in a caravan through New Zealand’s North Island and decided to move there for a year. We loved it so much, we decided to move back permanently.
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Du Jura à l'Irlande : L'irlandais

14 June, 2018 08:00  Expat Interviews Expat Interviews

MyIreland - OlivierHello everyone ! Je m’appelle Olivier, 30 ans et je suis originaire de l’est de la France, dans le Jura. Maintenant je vis en Irlande à Dublin depuis 2010.

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

À l’origine, c’était vraiment pour apprendre l’anglais. Je suis quelqu’un d’assez ouvert et ne pas pouvoir parler aux étrangers me frustrait énormément ! Je suis également un grand fan de VTT et toutes les coupes du monde retransmises sur le net étaient diffusées en anglais… alors un jour, je me suis dit qu’après mes études, je partirais apprendre l’anglais pour m’ouvrir toutes ces portes vers l’extérieur.

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From France to Wallis Island: Life experience in Wallis Island

11 June, 2018 09:55  Erin Erin

Wallis Island Hello! My blog name is Naniwallisienne. I come from France. I am a resident of Wallis Island (which is a French territory) since the 1st of January 2018.

1.    Why did you move abroad?
My husband and I had a passion for travelling and discovering new way of living. Last year, my husband told me that he has a job opportunity in Wallis Island. I immediately said yes and I joined him with my son early this year.

2.    How do you make a living?
The first month was devoted to the discovery of this new life on a small island. Since February, I've been a volunteer in an association that helps entrepreneurs to create their own company.

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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.

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De la r├ęgion PACA ├á Hano├» : Impressions vietnamiennes - Th─âng Long

31 May, 2018 08:00  Expat Interviews Expat Interviews

impressions-vietnamiennes - Pierre-Yves EnderlinJe m’appelle Pierre-Yves Enderlin. Je suis né à Belfort (chacun son karma…) et j’ai passé ces 20 dernières années dans le sud, entre Aubagne, Marseille et Salon de Provence. Je vis maintenant à Ha Noi, Viet Nam.

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

A 53 ans, un burn-out devient un signal d’alarme assez fort pour que des remises en question s’imposent. Rien ne m’attirait plus en France, à tous points de vue. Sans attache ne veut pas dire à la dérive :-) . Une fois ma décision prise de partir, tout s’est ligué (!) pour que je parte serein.

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From California to Italy to Sweden: Niche Travel Design

28 May, 2018 09:37  Erin Erin

Niche TravelI am Shelley Jarvis. I grew up in Northern California in the wine country. I first moved as an expat to Italy. I currently live in Sweden.

1. Why did you move abroad?
I am an explorer by nature and I was restless living in a perfect suburban town. I always wanted to live abroad and I wanted my children to live abroad. My theory was that the world is becoming more global by the minute and I wanted my kids to feel comfortable living in the world. I have a friend who told me she is afraid to travel because she doesn’t know another language and she would feel unsafe. I did not want my children to be afraid of the world. I wanted them to learn about and live in another culture and to learn another language. I saw it as a bit of an insurance policy for their futures as they would have more options when it came to job hunting. 

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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.

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De Lille à Cascais : La vie au Portugal

17 May, 2018 08:00  Expat Interviews Expat Interviews

Luisa-paixao.com: A la rencontre de Sr Nuno et des artisans vanniers du village d'AldeiaNous sommes un couple franco-portugais. Nous nous sommes rencontrés en France et y avons passé plus de 20 ans de notre vie commune avec des séjours fréquents au Portugal. Nous habitions dans le Nord de la France, à Lille et vivons maintenant à Cascais au Portugal depuis 1 an.

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

Notre vie en France ne nous convenait plus et une décision professionnelle était à prendre. Nos enfants sont désormais autonomes et peuvent choisir leur vie. Nous avons donc décidé de reconstruire une vie complète à l’étranger et le Portugal s’est imposé tout naturellement en raison des attaches que nous y avions.
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From Indonesia to Russia: Sightseer's Diary

14 May, 2018 13:38  Erin Erin

Sightseer's Diary My name is Eva. I was born in an exotic country, where you can find coconut trees everywhere – Indonesia. Then I moved to a faraway country covered in snow in the winter – Russia. This is my fourth year living in Moscow, the capital city that will soon be the host of the world's most exciting event – the FIFA World Cup 2018!  

1.    Why did you move abroad?
My husband is one of the reasons I moved to Russia. We both decided to live and work hard in Russia first, then maybe in the future, once he has more resources, we shall move to a warm, sunny country. The other reason I moved was because I wanted to learn Russian. I am a language lover and living in Russia is a great opportunity for me to learn something new.
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