BlogExpat Wishes You a Happy 2012!

01 January, 2012 00:00  Erin Erin

StarWe wish you a very Happy New Year!Star

It is time for BlogExpat to reflect on a successful 2011 with exciting additions to the site for 2012.

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From Florida to Hong Kong: Seeking Elevation

29 December, 2011 10:23  Erin Erin

seeking elevation My name is Lisa Harvey.  I’m an American expat, born in Massachusetts and raised in South Florida.  In the past ten years, I’ve lived in Florida, Massachusetts, New Orleans, Venezuela, Kenya, Abu Dhabi, back to Florida, and Hong Kong (where I currently live).  I’m tired.

1. Why did you move abroad?
After I broke up with my boyfriend in 2001, he moved to Egypt.  I thought that was the most interesting thing he’d done  since I’d met him, so I followed him over there.  Some time during that six-week vacation, I fell back in love with him and in love for the first time with life abroad.  We returned to the States so I could get my master’s degree and then took off for good.
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Von Dortmund nach Manchester: Anna in the UK

26 December, 2011 09:00  Erin Erin

Anna UK england Ich heiße Anna Regeniter und komme ursprünglich aus einer kleinen Stadt bei Dortmund. Ich habe lange Zeit in London gewohnt und bin dann vor sechs Jahren  nach Manchester gezogen.

1.  Warum bist du ins Ausland umgezogen?
Als ich ungefähr 13 Jahre alt war entwickelte  ich eine regelrechte Obsession mit Großbritannien. Ich liebte alles, was britisch war: Popmusik, britische Literatur, britische Filme, britische Komödien. Ich war überzeugt, dass ich aus Versehen im falschen Land geboren worden war, und sobald sich die Möglichkeit ergab, zog ich um.
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From Melbourne to Papua New Guinea: A Goddess in the Kitchen

22 December, 2011 10:16  Erin Erin

goddess in the kitchen Hi, I’m Ella. Known to most as pg or Aunty Purple. Originally from Melbourne Australia, now living in Lae, Papua New Guinea.

1. Why did you move abroad?
Most expats will tell you it’s for the experience, or the chance to see other cultures. Us? The GFC hit, my husband was retrenched and he couldn’t get a job in Aus. After 9 months, unemployment and creditors forced us to consider expatting.
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From Greenwich to Beijing: You're Not From Around Here, Are You?

19 December, 2011 08:16  Erin Erin

you're not from around here profile I’m Steve, originally from Greenwich, London but now living in Beijing. We’re currently considering a move south to Chengdu for the winter.

1. Why did you move abroad?
I worked for a bank straight from University. Throughout my twenties holidays and free time were in short supply, so in 2006 I took a sabbatical to travel across Central Asia and loved it. I returned to my old job just in time to take the blame for the financial crisis, and took voluntary redundancy a few months later.

After doing some volunteer work building houses in Costa Rica, I headed south to Latin America. On Christmas Eve in Venezuela I met a Chinese girl travelling alone and we hit it off. We climbed mountains and sailed down the Amazon to the Rio Carnival together, then went our separate ways in Argentina. We met up a few months later in Beijing, and I’m still here. (More)

   


De PerĂș a RepĂșblica Checa: Sometimes it's Hard to be a Woman

15 December, 2011 10:28  Erin Erin

hard to be a woman Me llamo Lis Fajardo soy de nacionalidad peruana y vivo en la República Checa desde el año 2000. Soy una profesional en el área de las Relaciones Públicas y Comunicación social, madre de dos hijos maravillosos Jaroslav de 12 años e Isabella de 2 años y felizmente casada por segunda vez con un hombre maravilloso de nacionalidad inglesa.

1. ¿Por qué se fue al extranjero?
Antes de llegar a la República Checa viví en Costa Rica 3 años, fui a visitar a mis primos y Tíos que residen desde hace mucho tiempo por alla en la capital San José, eso en el año 1997, allí conocí a mi primer esposo que era de nacionalidad checa y de esa relación nació mi hijo Jaroslav (que ahora ya tiene 12 aHos) viviamos en un lugar maravilloso llamado Playa Sámara, en la provincia de Nicoya, teníamos una casita alquilada frente al mar y  todo parecía ideal, pero lamentablemente al nacer mi hijo, nos dimos cuenta que Sámara no tenía mucho que ofrecer en términos de educación, así que después de meditar detenidamente el futuro de la familia, decidimos mudarnos a la República Checa, cuando mi hijo tenía solo 13 meses.
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From Utah to Oxfordshire: A Quick Succession of Busy Nothings

12 December, 2011 10:34  Erin Erin

A Quick Succession of Busy Nothings portraitHi I’m Kris from “A Quick Succession of Busy Nothings” blog. I’m an American from Utah, but now living in a little stone cottage in rural Oxfordshire, England.

1. Why did you move abroad?
My husband has always dreamed of working for a Formula One race car team. On a whim, he applied for a job opening with Williams Grand Prix.  We couldn't believe it when they flew him over for an interview, and then offered him a position as a CFD Aerodynamicist.  Even though he had just started his masters degree, and  we had just purchased our first home only
six months previous to this, we chose to drop everything and pack our bags for England.
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From the USA to Seoul: Asia Vu

08 December, 2011 11:54  Erin Erin

Asia VuMy name is Caroline.  I’m an American living in Seoul, South Korea with my husband and two teenage sons.  My husband and I are both TCKs (Third Culture Kids); our childhoods were spent in Asia and Europe, as well as all over the US. We were thrilled to give our own kids an opportunity to experience the fun – as well as the challenges – of living in a different culture.

1. Why did you move abroad?  
My husband works for a multinational Design/Engineering firm that is doing work in Seoul.
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From Melbourne to the UK: Gidday from the UK

05 December, 2011 09:46  Erin Erin

Gidday from the UK I am a 42 year old sheila who, having spent my formative years in parts of Australia that have been subjected to savage bushfires, cyclones with innocuous-sounding names or have recently been under water, moved from Melbourne to the UK in January 2004.

I spend my time people-watching, reading, eating, baking, blogging and reprioritising chores after all of these things. I’ve recently moved to North London (after almost 8 years south of the river) so I’m also excited about exploring a brand new (to me anyway) neighbourhood.

1. Why did you move abroad?
I think F Scott Fitzgerald would call it ‘restless discontent’. An overtly successful life with all the trappings hid a deep, deep dissatisfaction and moving to London was quite a ‘toys out of the pram’ moment to see which were the things that really mattered to me. Needless to say I kept those things in mind as I rebuilt my life here.
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De Marseilles Ă  New York City: New York Alternatif

01 December, 2011 10:21  Erin Erin

nyc alternatif skylineEzéchiel, 20 ans, Marseillais de sang, New Yorkais de cœur. 

1. Pourquoi êtes-vous partis à l’étranger?
Parce voyager fait partie de mon ADN !

2. Comment vivez-vous (Vous travaillez? Profession ? Parlez nous de votre expérience) ?
Je fais des reportages en tout genre en plus de mes chroniques pour France-Amérique, le leader de la presse magazine francophone aux Etats-Unis. (More)

   


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