From London to Bodrum: Perking the Pansies and Surviving the Expats in Turkey

28 March, 2011 09:47  Erin Erin

Jack ScottMy name is Jack Scott. I am originally from London and last year I moved to Bodrum in Turkey with my civil partner, Liam.

1. Why did you move abroad?
I was a petty bureaucrat for 30 years gently ascending a career ladder to middle management, middle income and a middling suburban terrace; comfortable, secure and passionately dissatisfying. I thought it high time to take a break from my labours, put my feet up and watch the pansies grow.

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From Seattle to Berlin: Back to Berlin...and Beyond!

23 March, 2011 10:31  Erin Erin

Ian AutumnMy name is Ian and I’m born and bred in the Pacific Northwest.  I attended college in Seattle and lived there until 2007, when I moved to Berlin, Germany for a year.  I returned home briefly to get hitched, and now I’m living in Berlin with my wife and having a blast!

1. Why did you move abroad?
I previously had spent a year abroad in Berlin, and after returning home for a couple of years, I realized something was missing in my life.  What it was, was the adventure and excitement that comes from living in a foreign country.

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Welcome to Blog Expat Interviews!

21 March, 2011 09:21  Erin Erin

Hand with a microphone from the monitor © Vladimir Voronin - FotoliaThe expat experience makes for a great story of adventure, drama and surprise. While each expat’s story is unique, we can all learn valuable lessons from each other’s experience.

BlogExpat interviews offers expats a standard format in which they can be as funny, informative, and/or honest as they want about life as an expat. Interviews with expats in the UK, Italy, Russia, Cuba, Holland, Turkey, the United States, Cambodia, and more offers a view into their amazing lives. Questions about how they earn a living, myths about their adopted country, and favorite things about being abroad provide an intimate look at expat life. Each of our interviewees also has an expat blog in which you can hear more about their successes, and occasional failures.

These stories serve as inspiration, advice, and entertainment for expats, travelers, and people who want to hear more about the world. We appreciate their expertise and look forward to sharing their experience with the world. Enjoy the interviews & best of luck in your own adventures as an expat.

   


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