From Australia to Canada: Skippy or Bullwinkle

21 January, 2013 10:57  Erin Erin

skippy or bulwinkle I’m Emily and have been living in Canada since March 2012 with my husband. I moved from Australia to Kamloops in Canada, and I’m doing my best to work out how to snowboard and see as much of North America as I can.

1. Why did you move abroad?
My husband and I both worked for a Canadian company in Australia, we were lucky enough to get an inter-company transfer.


Von Berlin nach Nikosia: Aphrodites Schatten

17 January, 2013 10:47  Erin Erin

Aphrodites Shade - © CIPS/Marcos Gittis Mein Name ist Christiane Sternberg. Ich bin Berlinerin und lebe jetzt in Nikosia. Zusammen mit meinem Mann, dem Fotografen Marcos Gittis.

1. Warum bist du ins Ausland umgezogen?
Um eine lange Geschichte kurz zu erzählen: Zu der Zeit, als es in Zypern für uns als Journalisten besonders spannend war, haben wir uns mit einem Fuß hier niedergelassen (2003 Öffnung der Grenzen nach fast 30 Jahren, 2004 gescheitertes Referendum zur Wiedervereinigung, Beitritt der Republik Zypern zur EU). Wir lebten jeweils ein paar Monate in Zypern, dann in Berlin und wieder retour. Auf Dauer geht das natürlich nicht. Irgendwann mussten wir uns entscheiden – und deshalb zogen wir 2006 endgültig nach Zypern.



From Worcestershire to Puglia: Sunshine and Tomatoes

14 January, 2013 11:06  Erin Erin

sunshine and tomatoes amy My name's Amy, I'm in my mid-twenties and I'm originally from Worcestershire in the UK. I moved to the Puglia region in southern Italy just over 2 years ago, and I've been living here ever since!

1. Why did you move abroad?
Initially I moved to Puglia to take a job as an English teacher in a small, private school. I knew nothing of southern Italy before I arrived, but I had been eager for a change of scenery and a new adventure. So off to Italy I went!


From Philadelphia to Argentina: Seashells and Sunflowers

10 January, 2013 09:24  Erin Erin

seashells and sunflowers katie My name is Katie Metz, and I’m a yanqui (Argentine slang for an American) from Philadelphia living in Necochea, Argentina.  I’ve called this small seaside city home for the last four years.

1. Why did you move abroad?
I met my Argentine boyfriend (now husband) Daniel six years ago. After maintaining a long-distance romance for two and half years, we finally decided that for the benefit of our relationship, one of us would need to make the leap into the unknown. For personal reasons, we decided that it would be easier for me to move to Argentina than for Daniel to move to the United States, particularly since he’s involved in his family’s business. I moved to Necochea, a coastal city of 68,000 inhabitants in the province of Buenos Aires, back in March 2009.


Di Italia a Panama: Vado a Panama

07 January, 2013 11:12  Erin Erin

Vado a Panama coupleQuante di quelle volte avete sentito dire da qualcuno “lascio il lavoro, mollo tutto e cambio vita”

Beh! semplicemente noi siamo due di quelli che, oltre a dirlo, lo hanno anche fatto. Non solo, lo continuiamo a fare!

Io Sono Flavio e lei, mia moglie,  Pilar.

1. Perché ti sei trasferito all'estero?
La nostra è stata una scelta diciamo anomala.  Nel 90 decidemmo di tagliare I ponti e andarcene a vivere in giro per il mondo in barca a vela.  Come tutte le belle favole hanno un inizio e una fine, così dopo dieci anni di girovagare per Caraibi e America Latina a bordo della nostra barca la cassa di bordo iniziò a piangere; eravamo a Panama e qui inizia la nostra nuova vita di imprenditori (piccolini) con un ristorante a Bocas Del Toro. Da lì poi viene tutto il resto.


From San Francisco to London: Hercules Gets a Passport

03 January, 2013 10:01  Erin Erin

hercules gets a passport coupleI'm Marina. San Francisco was my most recent home town in the USA (there have been a few). I'm currently living in London.

1. Why did you move abroad?

I moved abroad when my husband was hired by a company in London. Even though it meant giving up my career as a high school history teacher for a few years, I knew we had to take this opportunity to live abroad. I had always dreamed of traveling around the world, and this was my chance to do that!


More from BlogExpat in 2013

01 January, 2013 00:01  Erin Erin

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From Florida to England to Kuwait: Educated Abroad

31 December, 2012 09:41  Erin Erin

educated abroad My name is Gary and I’m originally from the Great State of Florida. I’ve been married for 15 years to a wonderful German lady named Alex.  My wife and I have one son, Christopher, who will shortly turn seven.  Some of the cities we’ve called home are: Serbia, USA, Canada, Germany, Luxembourg and England.  We currently live in Kuwait City, Kuwait.

1. Why did you move abroad?
How we ended up in Kuwait has more to do with my wife’s profession than anything else.  Because of her job, a Foreign Service Diplomat, our family moves regularly and quite frequently; on average every two to four years, depending on the needs of my wife’s government.  Prior to Kuwait City, we were posted to London, England for four years.


From Buenos Aires to Texas: Ana Travels

27 December, 2012 09:26  Erin Erin

My name is Ana and I am originally from Argentina. I lived in Buenos Aires until I married a wonderful Welshman called Sean, who whisked me away to Dallas, TX. That was the first of many culture shocks I experienced. Because of his job, we’ve lived in Jersey (UK) and Toronto (Canada). I can say I am a trailing spouse thing.

I don’t go backpacking, couch surfing or camping. I don’t do incredibly daring things like feeding tigers or swimming with sharks. I just follow my husband and try to make the most of the places we visit. I lead an ordinary life, I think, except I do it in different cities (often in the same week!) I provide travel tips and advice based on my own experience.

1. Why did you move abroad?

I met my British husband in Buenos Aires, where he was working. After a few years he got a job in the US and we decided that if we wanted to stay together, we would have to get married and move to Dallas. In a way. What was difficult about this decision was not the marriage bit but leaving my family and friends behind to start a new life in a place I knew nothing about. (More)


From Texas to Penang: Malaysian Meanders

24 December, 2012 08:41  Erin Erin

Malaysian Meanders profile

Howdy and Selamat Datang! My name is Michele. I originally hail for Texas but have lived on the tropical island of Penang, Malaysia since the summer of 2011. Before I moved, I was your typical, suburban stay-at-home mom to three kids. Now, I consider myself a jetsetting housewife of mystery. This is the first time my family has lived overseas.  My parents are Chinese from the Philippines, but I was born and raised in America. Living in Southeast Asia has been a terrific opportunity to reconnect with my heritage. Our contract here is just for a few years, and we expect to return to our home in Texas when we’re finished.

1. Why did you move abroad?
When I was growing up in the USA, my immigrant parents always imbued in me a sense that America is the best place to be. My mom tells the story of a childhood dream where she made three cartwheels and found herself in America. Getting their immigration papers and moving from the Philippines to California fulfilled a lifelong wish. I was raised hearing about the sacrifices they made so that their kids could live in “The Land of Opportunity” where even poor, immigrant Asians had the chance to succeed. So, I never really considered living anywhere else other than the USA.



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