From Manila to Amsterdam: Currystrumpet

25 February, 2013 09:06  Erin Erin

curry strumpet DeepaI’m Deepa, a freelance writer from Manila, now living in Amsterdam, and a first-time mama-to-be eagerly awaiting the arrival of our baby girl… just a few short weeks from now!

1. Why did you move abroad?
I got itchy feet after two years of living in Singapore, where my husband had been working for seven years. We didn’t really see it as the place where we wanted to raise a child and settle down. I also knew I wanted to get pregnant soon and I wanted some kind of last hurrah/big adventure before starting a family. Living in Europe was a lifelong dream and somehow, after many, many long conversations with my husband, I managed to get him on board and ready to take the plunge. We listed down places we’d like to live in, researched companies with offices in those places, and started sending out CVs. A couple of months later, a large Dutch multinational called my husband for an interview. Four months later, he accepted their job offer; three months after that, we were on a one-way flight to Amsterdam.
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From Texas to Montpellier: Conjugating Irregular Verbs

21 February, 2013 11:07  Erin Erin

conjugating irregular verbs Aidan Larson, Texan, currently living in Montpellier, France

1. Why did you move abroad?
My husband, Paul and I always dreamed of living abroad, specifically the South of France, since our honeymoon there in 1998. He works at a multi-national company that has thankfully made it possible for us to do just that. We first came to Europe via Ireland and spent five life changing, baby having, years there. I loved every bit of it, except the weather. We came to Montpellier in February of 2010. (More)

   


From Germany to Turkey: Passion Taking Flight

18 February, 2013 11:25  Erin Erin

Passion Taking Flight moe My name is Maureen, but everyone calls me 'Moe' or in Turkey 'Meryem' since my name is confusing for them. I was born in Germany and am dual citizen with US and Germany, now living in Istanbul, Turkey.  

1. Why did you move abroad?
I really have no reason why and I think its weird. I guess because it just felt natural. I was born in a family that is multi-cultural, traveled a lot and we were visiting family throughout Europe when we had the chance. As I got older and more independent, I frequently traveled on my own or with a friend. We came to Turkey on a whim (because Egypt was out of our budget!) and I fell in love with the vibrance of the city, the people, the culture and really how different it was from being raised in Seattle.
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From San Francisco to Berlin: Chasing Heartbeats

14 February, 2013 09:08  Erin Erin

Chasing Heartbeats Ashley Hi! I'm Ashley.  I hail from California's picturesque central coast and now call Berlin home.

1. Why did you move abroad?
I was sent abroad by a former job, I set up a photo department for a company based near the French/German border.  I lived in Paris for a year in 2006 and my old boss knew how badly I wanted to move back to France.  He somehow (probably on purpose) failed to mention that the company they had acquired was actually located over the border in Germany rather than in France.  A fact I didn't really realize until I had already moved across the world.  It all worked out in the end, I met my husband in the small city in the south of Germany where we lived for 3 years before moving to Berlin and fell in love with the country and the German people.
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From Calgary to Bangkok: The Facetious Farang

11 February, 2013 09:56  Erin Erin

Facetious Farang My name is Ruth, and I blog at The Facetious Farang. I’m from Calgary in Western Canada, and I currently live waaay out in the suburbs of steamy Bangkok, Thailand.

1. Why did you move abroad?
My husband and I both love travelling, and we’d always wanted to live abroad. When I was finishing my master’s thesis, we made a deal: once I graduated, we’d move to the first country that offered one of us a decent job. As graduation loomed, I was still trying to figure out what I wanted to do with my life, while he had a career as a high school teacher. Needless to say, he got the job offer, and here we are in Thailand.
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From Canada to Norway: From There to Here

07 February, 2013 11:39  Erin Erin

from there to here My name is Jay and I’m a former teacher from Canada that now calls Stavanger, Norway home.

1. Why did you move abroad?
A few years ago, I was teaching full time in Northern Alberta and my husband was working for a large international company as a mechanical engineer when he was approached to move into a global position.  We found the idea of living overseas and travelling irresistible.  In July 2010, we packed up our bags and moved to Gabon, a country on the West coast of Africa.  We were so thankful for our time abroad and we knew as things were coming to an end in Gabon that we weren’t ready to move home to Canada so we accepted a second expatriation in Norway.
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From Florida to the south of England: Running Across the Pond

04 February, 2013 09:33  Erin Erin

Running Across the Pond London I’m Taylor, a native Floridian now living in the south of England!

1. Why did you move abroad?
I moved because I fell in love with a wonderful man with an English accent and now we’re getting married! After over 3 years of a transatlantic relationship, I finally moved across the pond. (More)

   


From Manchester to USA to Singapore: It's Lynny Kansas

31 January, 2013 08:03  Erin Erin

My family its lynny kansas My name is Lynn, but a number of years ago, thanks to a “Dorothy” Halloween costume I wore one year, my friends daughter started calling me Lynny Kansas, it kind of stuck - hence the name of my blog, It’s Lynny Kansas.  Not everyone calls me Lynny Kansas, but I do get called Lynny a lot which I don’t mind and actually kind of like.  As my Mum always used to say, as long as you don’t call me late for my supper, you can call me whatever you like!

I originally hail from Manchester, in the North West of England, I spent 17 years living in the USA, but now reside in hot and steamy Singapore.

1. Why did you move abroad?
My first move abroad was in 1994 when my husband took a 3 year secondment job in Connecticut in the USA.  This turned into 6 years, by which time we decided we didn’t really want to move back to the UK as we had acclimatized to the USA lifestyle (and weather).  My husband changed jobs, and we spent a further 11 years living in Virginia, USA,  before a promotion with his Company brought us out to Singapore in 2011. (More)

   


De Bretagne Ă  ZĂĽrich: Carnet d'escapades

28 January, 2013 09:15  Erin Erin

carnet descapades snow Je m’appelle Laurène, je suis Française et expatriée à Zürich, en Suisse, depuis un peu plus d’un an. J’ai grandi à Paris mais suis d’origine bretonne (et suis très attachée à la Bretagne !). J’aime la nature, le sport, les voyages et les découvertes en général. Je partage mes escapades en Suisse et ailleurs sur mon blog, Carnet d’escapades.

1. Pourquoi êtes-vous partis à l'étranger ?
A la fin de mes études, je devais faire un stage à l’étranger. J’avais décidé d’aller en Suisse car j’y étais allée lors d’un week-end et avait beaucoup aimé le cadre de vie: les villes à taille humaine, les montagnes, les lacs…Ca me parlait ! A la fin de mon stage, j’ai décidé de rester vivre à Zürich…
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From the UK to Malaysia: My Asian Town Throwdown

24 January, 2013 09:40  Erin Erin

asian town throwdown turtleHi!
I’m Glenn, 20 years old and a student from a University in the UK. Currently I am living and working In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, having flown out here in July 2012 not knowing what the hell the next 12 months was going to entail!  I’ve got work as a trainee in a construction company out here along with a few other classmates and I started blogging really just to document my travels, experience and trials and tribulations during my time in Asia.
Cheers!

1. Why did you move abroad?

Well, my reasons might me different from a lot of people on this site as I know my time spent abroad is for a finite amount of time.
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