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12 Apr at 9 AMFeatured Expat Interview

British Expat Living in Germany - Interview with James

10 years ago, James swapped England’s postindustrial West Midlands for the beautiful German city of Wiesbaden. Some old habits die hard. Nutella and coffee will never replace a Sunday morning cup of tea and bacon sandwich. His local adopted Bundesliga team are FSV Mainz 05 because they play in red and white, so it was kind of destiny. He...
10 Apr at 10 AMFeatured Expat Interview

Croatian Expat Living in Russia - Interview with Iva

In my other life, before Moscow, I was a career woman. As life is not predictable, in a matter of few months, my husband got a job in Moscow, Russia and I decided to become a CEO of home, taking care of our two kids and a dog. Trying to understand and cope with what I was told and what really there is to know about Russians, I started a...
24 Mar at 9 AMFeatured Expat Interview

Belgian Expat Living in France - Interview with Maya

Born to Belgian parents in the Middle East, Maya moved to Belgium when she was 3 months old and, except for a year spent in the US when she was 4, has lived all her life in Brussels. That is until she moved to France mid-2013. In another lifetime she was an HR professional and for 14 years worked for international banks. It all changed when...
15 Mar at 9 AMFeatured Expat Interview

British Expat Living in Singapore - Interview with ispyprettyplaces

Hi I'm ispyprettyplaces, found and owner of the ispyprettyplaces blog. Since the age of 11 I've been an expat living in 4 different countries. I caught the travel bug pretty early in life and so spend as much free time as possible discovering beautiful places on our Earth. My blog is part travel blog part expat blog, unravelling the trials...
10 Mar at 9 AMFeatured Expat Interview

Canadian Expat Living in France - Interview with Ashley

Ashley is a Canadian freelance photographer living in Provence, France. With her blog, CuriousProvence, she shares her passion for cooking, the markets of Provence and the Provencal lifestyle. Ashley's expat blog is called Curious Provence (see listing here) Coffee at Eygalieres market where I provide market tours.Here's the interview with...
24 Feb at 9 AMFeatured Expat Interview

Swedish Expat Living in Portugal - Interview with byRaDe

byRaDe publishes weekly columns that are observations and thoughts about the many, small, big, fun, awkward, obvious, hidden, everyday differences that are so there when living in another culture. byRaDe is an energetic and curious personality who loves to do things and enjoy life and what it offers. She arrived in Portugal with her...
9 Jan at 9 AMFeatured Expat Interview

British Expat Living in USA - Interview with Vicki

Vicki is a British expat who's lived in the USA for over 30 years. She started out as a student at grad school in Philadelphia, and has since lived and worked in New Haven and Chicago, before settling back in the Philadelphia suburbs and raising a family. After years working as a country risk analyst for a major global financial services...
23 Nov at 9 AMFeatured Expat Interview

American Expat Living in Germany - Interview with Eifel Mausi

Eifel Mausi is a small town Texas girl who followed love across the world. Today she lives in the Eifel region with her German husband, teaches at a local university, and continues to work on her German skills as she shares the beauty, history, and culture of the Eifel with all those who visit her blog. Eifel Mausi's expat blog is called...
10 Nov at 9 AMFeatured Expat Interview

French Expat Living in Saudi Arabia - Interview with Shérine

Shérine is a French expat living in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) with her husband who has a job there. She was born in Syria and grew up therem then she moved to France, then to Germany and moved to Riyadh four years ago after finishing her Master Degree in Landscape Architecture. She works as a freelance Architect and Landscape Architect....
4 Nov at 9 AMFeatured Expat Interview

Swiss Expat Living in Australia - Interview with Sandra

A Momma's View is about a Swiss now living on the big island of Australia and writing about her journey as a homeschooling mother, a wife, a woman, an expat and her thoughts about life in general. Sandra's expat blog is called A Momma's View (see listing here) Uluru from aboveHere's the interview with Sandra... Where are you originally...
14 Oct at 9 AMFeatured Expat Interview

French Expat Living in USA - Interview with Floriane

Floriane is a 24 year-old French expat who arrived in the United States three months ago on a fiancée visa. She came to the United States, more precisely to Michigan, to join her American Companion and got recently married. She is currently waiting on her adjustment of status to become a permanent resident and is helping her husband with...
30 Sep at 9 AMFeatured Expat Interview

American Expat Living in Singapore - Interview with Lucy Day

Singapore is a city and a tiny island country in Southeast Asia. The culture is very Chinese but there are multiple types of Chinese heritage here, and Malay, Indian, and European heritage as well. The dominant language is English but half a dozen others are common. The country is only 50 years old and yet it's been a fantastic economic...
28 Sep at 9 AMFeatured Expat Interview

British Expat Living in Portugal - Interview with Kev

A 36-year-old English language teacher and writer from the UK, Kev has been living in Lisbon for two years, after stints in Turkey and Poland. He came to teaching and living abroad late, aged 31, after a decade working as a financial data analyst but has no doubt it was the right move and is not looking back. Kev's expat blog is called An...
9 Sep at 9 AMFeatured Expat Interview

British Expat Living in Spain - Interview with John

My wife, Sue, and I sold up in the UK and moved here to the north of Fuerteventura, one of the Canary Islands, in 2013 after she retired. I continued to run my business remotely from here for a couple of years before closing it in early 2015. For a few years we both knew we wanted to retire to Fuerteventura. Sue was actually ready a year...
29 Jun at 9 AMFeatured Expat Interview

American Expat Living in Brazil - Interview with Jeanie

Jeanie is a thirty year old who loves to bake, sew, and read when she's not binge-watching Friends on Netflix. She also loves to run, but since arriving in Governador Valadares, Brazil, she's found it a bit too hot. She emigrated from the United States, where she was in the military for over ten years, when her mother-in-law became ill....
22 Jun at 9 AMFeatured Expat Interview

Finnish Expat Living in Canada - Interview with Melissa

Melissa's life got turned upside down after she fell in love with a Canadian during her studies in the UK. A few years later she now finds herself in French-speaking Canada, without a plan and without really speaking French. Always looking for new adventures, Melissa blogs about her spontaneous travels across the globe as the writer...
10 Jun at 9 AMFeatured Expat Interview

Dutch Expat Living in Peru - Interview with Tess & Antonio

After living in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Lima, Peru and extensive periods of traveling through South America Tess and Antonio are planning to move to The Netherlands later this year. It will be the first time that they as a couple have lived together in one of their native countries. Learn more about their expat and traveling life and...
2 Jun at 9 AMFeatured Expat Interview

Expat Living in Germany - Interview with Morgan

Hello! Morgan is a Californian who loves to travel. Exploring different cultures, and foods, is what fills her drive to explore. When she's not traveling, she enjoys running, reading, cooking, crossfit and gardening. Rain or shine she's always ready to go on an adventure, and in fact keeps an overnight bag packed at all times just in...
23 May at 9 AMFeatured Expat Interview

South African Expat Living in Ireland - Interview with AJ aka Vossie

They arrived in Ireland on a very cold, blustery day in Jan 2001. The sleet froze their brains; some say his never thawed. They came for five years but remained. The roots are now too deep to return home yet he still feels like an expat. As outdoor folk coming from the warmer South African climate it took time to adjust. Life goes on, they...
13 May at 12 PMFeatured Expat Interview

Filipino Expat Living in Japan - Interview with Vic

What is the best part about an expat life in Japan? Studying, traveling, and living abroad at the same time! Vic's blog talks about his life in Kyoto and Japan. Where he reads, hikes, bikes, and eats! Vic is also an international student so his blog tells a very different story than most of the other expat blogs out there. Vic also has...
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