From the UK to Canada to Vietnam: Saigon- Why Am I Here?

28 November, 2011 09:36  Erin Erin

elka kids Saigon Why Am I Here Xin chao! My name is Elka Ray. I was born in the UK, grew up in Canada and have spent the past 16 years living in Vietnam.

1. Why did you move abroad?
After high school, I backpacked around Southeast Asia for six months. I was 18 years old, blonde, totally clueless, and lucky to have survived! But I loved it. After doing a degree in Journalism and Asian Studies I moved to Vietnam “for one year” as I wanted to learn more about the country. At that time, Vietnam had only recently reopened to foreigners.
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Di Verona in Messico: Dalle Foreste Messicane

24 November, 2011 10:40  Erin Erin

Dalle Foreste Messicane portrait Mi chiamo Dario, ho trentun anni e sono originario di Verona.

1. Perché ti sei trasferito all'estero?
Nel 2005 mi sono laureato in scienze forestali e ambientali all'università di Padova. Una volta fuori, adulto in un mondo di adulti, ho cercato di fare qualcosa che ritenevo scontato ossia realizzarmi come persona e come professionista. Non avrei mai pensato che in Italia fosse così difficile. Così nel 2011 sono partito alla volta del Messico.
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From London to Berlin: Working Berlin Mum

21 November, 2011 10:08  Erin Erin

working berlin mum My name's Sarah but I also have two other persona's: 'Miss Bea' for my jewellery business and vintage fashion blog and 'Workingberlinmum' for my personal blog.

1. Why did you move abroad?
I used to work in theater and one of my jobs brought me to Berlin for 12 weeks. After 3 weeks of being here I decided I simply had to live here. Having lived in London for 7 years and being surrounded by people from all cultures and countries, many of whom could speak a number of languages, I always wanted to learn another language and to experience living somewhere else of then England and Berlin felt like the perfect place.
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From Sydney to Delhi: Life & Lentils

17 November, 2011 09:43  Erin Erin

life and lentil portrait My name is Louise I am originally from Sydney, Australia and I am currently residing in Delhi with my husband, Ray and my children, Samuel and Hunter. This is my first experience living abroad.

1. Why did you move abroad?
Initially my family and I came to Delhi for 3 months when Ray was asked to review a humanitarian project called Sewa Ashram. This project works to rehabilitate Delhi’s destitute and dying through medical intervention, advocacy and skill training. Ray found that he enjoyed the work so much that we are still here 3 years later. (More)

   


From London to Baltimore: Mommy Has A Headache

14 November, 2011 09:04  Erin Erin

mommy has a headache emmaHi my name is Emma K (Kaufmann). I was spawned in London, UK but after meeting my Ideal Frog I hopped the pond 11 years ago. I now live in Baltimore, USA and have spawned two lady frogettes.

1. Why did you move abroad?

Well it was all a bit sudden to tell you the truth. I was dating a guy who lived in Ireland and he was starting grad school in Baltimore and asked me if I wanted to come along. Honestly at the time I had no idea where Baltimore was. All I knew was that its citizens were swathed in luxury materials or so I thought after hearing that Joan Baez song: ‘The Lady Came From Baltimore, All She Wore Was Lace.’ Well it sounded quite fancy although when I got here no one was done up in nothing but lace curtains, alas (Stella McCartney are you listening this could be the next big trend)!
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From Kansas to Johannesburg: Joburg Expat

10 November, 2011 10:27  Erin Erin

joburg family safari I’m Sine, also known as Joburg Expat among my fellow expats and bloggers in Johannesburg, and I moved from Kansas to South Africa last year together with my husband and four children, where I’ve learned to look forward to “This is Africa” moments every day because they give me such great writing material.

1. Why did you move abroad?
My kids ask this question all the time. They think the answer is that we just like to be cruel parents, though I suspect that if we announced we’re moving back tomorrow, some of them would be seriously disappointed. If I said the real answer is my husband’s job, that wouldn’t tell the entire story. There are so many other good things about living in South Africa for our family.
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From Portsmouth to Buenos Aires: El que no salta es un Ingles

07 November, 2011 09:16  Erin Erin

This talented English blogger has presented her interview in both English & Spanish! Read her Spanish interview below, with the English interview at the bottom.

Mi apodo de “blogger” es Lady Frontbottom. Soy de Portsmouth, Inglaterra y actualmente vivo lady front bottomen Buenos Aires, Argentina.

1.¿Porque se van al extranjero?
Originalmente, me mude a Buenos Aires para escribir mi tesis sobre los derechos humanos en Argentina. Cuando me recibí de la Universidad de Londres, volví a Buenos Aires para trabajar en periodismo. Estuve acá varios años y justo cuando finalmente decidí volver a Inglaterra, conocí a mí ahora marido…atrapándome eternamente en el país! (More)

   


From the Netherlands to Hong Kong: Being Dutch in Asia

03 November, 2011 10:56  Erin Erin

Roald Dutch Asia pictureHi! My name is Roald, I’m originally from The Netherlands but living and working in Hong Kong since this summer. Although I have lived in The Netherlands for all my life, I have been working as an IT professional on projects in many different countries in Europe and Asia.

1. Why did you move abroad?
Ever since the first day I came to Hong Kong several years ago, I’ve been fascinated with this city. I still remember the first time I arrived here; the high-rises, neon signs, the millions of people, the food. That feeling of excitement only grew stronger during the times that I visited the city for my work again, so when I got the chance to relocate here, I didn’t hesitate for a moment.
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From Wiltshire to Doha: An Expat Cooks

31 October, 2011 09:10  Erin Erin

an expat cook Amanda Barnes – From a small West Country town called Malmesbury which is in Wiltshire, UK and now living in Doha, Qatar.

1. Why did you move abroad?
My husband works for an Oil Service company and it seemed like a good idea at the time (don't they all?). We were in Al Khobar in Saudi Arabia from 2001 until 2005 – moved to Doha, Qatar after several attacks against Western Compounds, including one down the road from where we were living at the time. (More)

   


From Iowa to Melbourne: When in Oz

27 October, 2011 09:12  Erin Erin

when in oz shadowG’day!  We’re Ryan and Laura.  We’re newlyweds from Iowa in the United States and we’re currently living in Melbourne, Australia.  

1. Why did you move abroad?
Ryan’s company in the US offered him an assignment in their Melbourne office.
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