De Paris à Sydney: Aussie Post

02 June, 2011 09:06  Erin Erin

aussie post parrotNous sommes Charlotte et Denis, une drômoise et un limougeaud d’origine, qui se sont rencontrés à Paris. Nous y avons vécu 5 ans, puis avons décidé de déménager à Sydney, il y a 2 ans et demie.

1. Pourquoi êtes-vous partis à l'étranger ?
Nous voulions faire l’expérience d’une autre culture et découvrir d’autres façons de penser. Nous aurions pu partir n’importe où finalement, mais le ciel bleu australien, ses animaux et la langue anglophone nous ont particulièrement attirés.
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From California to New South Wales: Surviving OZ

30 May, 2011 10:02  Erin Erin

surviving OZ self-portrait My name is Lisa, and I’m a Southern Californian transplanted to regional New South Wales in Australia.

1. Why did you move abroad?
I first came to Australia for a 3 month working holiday…that was over 9 years ago, and since then, love, marriage, twins and citizenship have all happened!

2. How do you make a living?
I’ve had a number of jobs since I moved here – at first I was doing the usual working traveller waitressing job, but eventually got a more permanent position in graphic design (my degree is in Fine Art) and a few years ago I made a career change to become a librarian. I have to say, working in Australia is awesome – I don’t think I’ve ever been employed somewhere without fun co-workers (the whole stereotype about fun loving Aussies? Totally true!). (More)

   


From Vancouver to Cancun: Ashlie's Cancun Blog and Other Stuff

26 May, 2011 10:21  Erin Erin

ashlie cancun I am a proud Vancouverite from Canada that has been living “la vida loca” in Cancun, Mexico since 1995. I speak Spanish fluently and I am married to a Mexicano. I love experiencing new things from travelling afar to just a few kilometres away to checking out the latest restaurants/clubs etc. - I am there! 

Adventure-seeker should have been my middle name. I am a foodie, amateur photographer and wannabe writer. I am the administrator of 3 websites www.ranchseeker.com and www.yogiseeker.com and www.spaseeker.com (we are almost ready to launch!) and an aspiring Social Media Marketing guru

I am fortunate to have great friends and a great family both in Cancun and Vancouver.

Last but not least I have 2 very different cats that keep me laughing and on my toes.

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From the UK to Kenya: Africa Expat Wives Club

23 May, 2011 09:00  Erin Erin

africa expat wives frances My name is: Africa Expat Wife.  I am originally from UK but am currently living in Kenya, East Africa.  I have been an East Africa resident for the past 12 years now.

1. Why did you move abroad?
I met my husband in England/London but he had spent a good chunk of his childhood on the Kenya coast and was itching to come back.  He managed to line up a job in Tanzania and we moved there two days after our wedding.  The wedding itself was a bit of a giant ‘goodbye’ party – we thought we were coming over for a two or three year posting but still haven’t gone home.  My husband says ‘we’re still on honeymoon’ but 3 children later and after purchasing a house in Nairobi – I’m not so sure.
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From London to Seoul: Smart Travels

19 May, 2011 10:30  Erin Erin

Travel Smart kimono My name is Catharine and I’m originally from the UK (I grew up in London). I spent 17 years living on Reunion Island, a French island in the Indian Ocean, and for the past three years I’ve been living in Seoul, South Korea.  The blog title comes from my surname : Smart.

1. Why did you move abroad?
I originally went to Reunion Island as a student on my year abroad, went back there temporarily “for a year or two” and ended up staying 16 more years!  I came to Seoul with my French husband in 2008 when he got a job posting here.

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From Texas to Frankfurt: No Ordinary Homestead

16 May, 2011 10:06  Erin Erin

Tiffany baby no ordinary homestead I’m Tiffany and I grew up in Texas. I went to high school in Virginia before moving to Miami where I attended the University of Miami. That’s where I met my husband, who happens to be German but had been living in the US for a while. We currently live near Frankfurt, Germany, in an old timber-frame farmhouse built in the 1830’s with our two-year-old daughter, a 110-pound Newfoundland dog and two cats we brought with us from Florida. We have learned to become more self-sufficient living in this house because it’s forced us to learn how to do renovations ourselves, given us the space to garden and encouraged us to do a lot of other things like learning to make our own wine, bake our own bread from hand-milled grains and can overage from our garden and orchard.

 1. Why did you move abroad?
Shortly after we met, my husband spent the summer in Germany doing an internship at a Swiss investment bank. After graduation, they offered him a job and we decided to go for it. I graduated a year early by making up my credits in summer school and a few weeks after classes wrapped up, I was on a plane headed for Germany.  We thought we’d just spend a few years here, but it’s now been a decade! Amazing how quickly the time passes.
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From South Carolina to Costa Rica: De La Pura Vida

12 May, 2011 10:09  Erin Erin

costa-rica-sunset- delapuravida erin I’m Erin from the United States - South Carolina to be specific, and no, we don’t all still live on plantations. I have been living in Costa Rica for a year now.

1. Why did you move abroad?
I moved to Costa Rica for a boy! Exactly what us girls are taught NOT to do. What can I say? I’ve always been a rebel…well, a dorky rebel.

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From the UK to Hong Kong: Land of No Cheese

09 May, 2011 10:49  Erin Erin

Hong Kong emilie lan of no cheese My name is Emilie and I grew up in the UK. However, chance has had it that I have only ever worked abroad: Spain, France, and now Hong Kong. I seem to be a bit of an accidental expat.

1. Why did you move abroad?
Love.

2. How do you make a living?
My ticket to HK nearly two years ago was a teaching position, but now I’m an editor/writer for a local publisher, which as well as being closer to my interests, allows me to pay my (disproportionate) rent. I also get to enjoy the perks of being part of a Chinese company: mooncakes in autumn and lai see (red 'money envelopes' ) in spring.

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De Paris à Seattle: Carnets de deux expats à Seattle

05 May, 2011 08:47  Erin Erin

ferry seattle luicJe m'appelle Loïc, je suis français, ex-Parisien et maintenant expatrié dans la ville d'émeraude: Seattle.

1. Pourquoi êtes-vous partis à l'étranger ?
Je me suis expatrié pour une raison toute simple: ma femme a décroché un post-doc dans un labo à Seattle. En fait, c'est un peu plus compliqué que cela puisqu'à l'époque, ce n'était pas encore ma femme, et il a donc fallu se décider très vite! La question de rester en France ne se posait pas vraiment, alors un mariage Rock&Roll plus tard, nous avons sauté dans l'avion.

Il se trouve que cela faisait aussi un moment que je souhaitais vivre à l'étranger pendant une période de temps longue, pour faire une expérience qui sorte un peu de l'ordinaire. Cela m'en a donné l'occasion!
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From Seattle to Paris: Seattleite in Paris

02 May, 2011 10:01  Erin Erin

Seattleite in Paris Eiffel TowerI use the name A Seattleite in Paris. I’m from Seattle, WA and currently live in Paris, France.

1. Why did you move abroad?
I knew the first time I visited Paris as a teenager that I wanted to live here one day. I did a 6 month university study abroad in France and a few years later I returned to attend graduate school and stayed.

2. How do you make a living (working? Tell us about your experience)?
I work in international marketing. After grad school, I had an internship with a global company and they hired me on full time and helped me get a work permit. Working in France has been a very different experience from working in the US. (More)

   


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