From Washington, D.C. to Papua New Guinea: Educating Wendy

29 September, 2011 08:50  Erin Erin

wendy png I’m Dr. Wendy and I grew up on the outskirts of Washington, DC., and lived most of my life in Virginia (USA). I currently live in Lae, Papua New Guinea.

1. Why did you move abroad?
I finished my Ph.D. and started looking for university jobs…..  Papua New Guinea?  Sure, I’ll apply….
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From Colorado to Rabat: Rock The Kasbah

26 September, 2011 10:14  Erin Erin

rock the kasbah famHey I'm Marie and I've moved with my husband Craig and our kids Sky, River, Jade and Ember from Colorado to Rabat, Morocco.

1. Why did you move abroad?
We want to give our kids a global perspective.  We want them to appreciate being an American and what better way than to totally deprive them of the American way of life for two and a half years?  Oh and we thought they should try some authentic Moroccan couscous and what better way right?
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From San Francisco to San Salvador: What's up El Salvador?

22 September, 2011 09:57  Erin Erin

whats up el salvador family We are Andy, Nanelle and Emme Newbom, and we moved from the San Francisco Bay Area of California, To San Salvador, El Salvador. We are chronicling our life as expats living in El Salvador.

1. Why did you move abroad?

We moved abroad because over the years of coffee sourcing trips (Andy was the owner of
Barefoot Coffee Roasters), we fell in love with El Salvador. My career in Law Enforcement was fun, but definitely not going to move forward, and both of us had developed a love for craft beer, and both of us felt Barefoot needed to get a major investment to grow.

We sold the coffee roasting company, along with our house, our furniture, our cars, our clothes, bikes and everything else that wouldn't fit into 4 suitcases, and I quit my very good job, to come here and start a Craft Beer brewery and source Direct Trade coffee for roasters.!
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De Costa Rica a SeĂșl: Desde SeĂșl

19 September, 2011 09:02  Erin Erin

desde seulMe llamo Elías Molina, tengo 21 años y soy originario de Costa Rica (en América Central). Desde hace más de 1 año y medio resido en las afueras de Seúl, la capital de Corea del Sur.

1. ¿Por qué se fue al extranjero?
En mi país de origen, participé para una beca para realizar los estudios de bachillerato en una universidad en Corea del Sur. Luego de varias semanas de papeleo, y entrevistas, y alrededor de 2 ó 3 meses de espera en silencio, me notificaron que había sido elegido, y que tenía que volar a Corea dentro de 2 semanas. Por lo tanto, actualmente y por unos años más estaré realizando mis estudios universitarios en este país.
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From Atlanta to Morroco to Copenhagen: Traveling Mama

15 September, 2011 09:57  Erin Erin

travel tribe My name is Tina, but online I am known as the Traveling Mama.  Our Flying House is quite full with my husband, Jack, and our three kids, Hailey (10), Parker (6), and Landon (3).  We moved to Copenhagen, Denmark a little over a year ago after living in Morocco for three years.  We call Atlanta “home” home because that is where our extended family still lives, but we are most at home abroad.

1. Why did you move abroad?

Originally we began our journey overseas in Spain doing nonprofit work.  Prior to moving to Spain we had gotten married, had a baby, but never bought a house or a new car and lived in rentals debt free.  We were determined to move overseas!  But after living for two years overseas with a baby, we decided we wanted to go home.  So, we went home, bought a house, and started going into debt.  We quickly realized that the “American Dream” wasn’t what we thought it was.  We spent the next two and a half years undoing the financial damage we had done in our first six months back.
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From America to Switzerland to Qatar: Koo ‱ Ki

12 September, 2011 10:24  Erin Erin

koo ki You can call me koo • ki. My real name is a mess; I never know what to call myself. And since moving to Qatar, all sorts of variations have been added to all manner of legal documents. Note to self: always check which name is on the card before signing.

I’m US American born, Swiss immigrated, living in Qatar, where I (currently) have my permanent residence, but I’m writing this in France.

1. Why did you move abroad?
Why not! One cold January afternoon my Swiss husband asked me if I wanted to move to Qatar. It took me less than a second to answer: “Definitely.” Two seconds later, I asked, “Where’s Qatar?” I didn’t know if it was a country, a city or a fantasy.

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Von Deutschland zu Kuala Lumpur: Ein Neues Leben in Malaysia

08 September, 2011 09:57  Erin Erin

fishing village Malaysia German Mein Name ist Conny Sandland ich bin Deutsche und lebe jetzt in der Nähe von Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

1. Warum bist du ins Ausland umgezogen?
Wir hatten schon lange den Wunsch in einem anderen Land zu leben. Gründe dafür waren zum einen das schlechte und kühle Wetter in Deutschland, die hohe Steuerlast, allerdings auch die typisch schlechte Laune und Schwarzmalerei der Deutschen.
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From Florence to Stockholm: Don't Look Now

05 September, 2011 09:29  Erin Erin

don't look now valerieHi, I'm Abilene and come from Firenze, Tuscany. Firenze is probably one of the most beautiful cities in the world with art, food, nightlife and a lot of nice stuff but because I lived there almost all my life I decided to try something different and moved to the quiet, sleepy, nordic capital of Sweden.

1. Why did you move abroad?
I’m a bit of a gypsy. I can’t spend too much time in the same place. I’ve chosen Sweden because life is easier and more relaxed than in Italy. The job conditions are much better here than in my country. I could afford one month holiday and I’m more respected as a woman. At the moment i’m happy here with this life. Next year.. I don’t know yet. (More)

   


From West Virginia to Costa Rica to Barranquilia: Black in Latin America

01 September, 2011 08:58  Erin Erin

Costa Rica black latin america Being Wayne Branch, I say R. Wayne Branch and others say Dr. Branch, from Rand, West Virginia and now living in Barranquilla, Colombia. Has been a hell of a journey.  I am blessed.  

1. Why did you move abroad?
I have always been a little different.  So it was not surprising to hear some of my friends say “… you never cease to amaze me.” So perhaps moving outside of the country has always been in my DNA.  I am ready to live life more simply; less focused on what I can accumulate and more focused on creating opportunities to live my passions.  I am ready to consume myself with family, of enormous value in Latin America, and projects that secure my future.  I am ready to be more giving to myself, less stressed, in better balance and in better health.  I have always been, and now I am ever more so, less accepting of the racism I feel here in the United States.  I am less tolerant of the negativity and frustrated by our inability to improve the infrastructures supporting our society.  I want to be in a place where I feel nurtured.  I want to be in an environment where people care about our connection to the earth and to one another.  I feel those things on the coast of Colombia.   (More)

   


From British Columbia to Budapest to the South of France: That's Hamori!

29 August, 2011 09:29  Erin Erin

hamoriI am Eva Hamori. We sold our life in BC, live part time in Budapest and buying a B&B in the South of France.

1. Why did you move abroad?
I love the European lifestyle. Walking streets, people dress up to go to the store, communities gather in parks and have outdoor celebrations. The pulse of Europe is young, alive and fun. Families are active, they are travellers and have strong family ties. It’s not just a place to live, it’s a place to be alive.
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