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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...
2 May at 9 AMFeatured Expat Interview

British Expat Living in Portugal - Interview with Sarah

Sarah Hendrickx and her partner, Keith live in the hills of the Eastern Algarve where they try to work out what to do with 250 lemons, make a pet out of Colin, the gecko who lives behind the bathroom boiler and inflict terrible Portuguese on the local population. Sarah is a writer, author of 7 books (6 on autism, one on cookery), autism...
29 Apr at 9 AMFeatured Expat Interview

American Expat Living in Hong Kong - Interview with Sharon

Sharon began her career as a financial writer in the banking industry, explaining complex subjects in plain English. She has written and taken photographs for many magazines and had a column in her local newspaper. She is now living in Hong Kong and trying to take in all it has to offer. An avid photographer, Sharon loves wandering with...
27 Apr at 9 AMFeatured Expat Interview

American Expat Living in Taiwan - Interview with Andrea

Andi is an American expat currently living in Taiwan where she teaches, travels, and writes about it in her blog "Andi on Adventure". The adventure began a few years ago when she quit her job in aviation sales, rented out her condo, and got rid of her “stuff”. Then she left her life in the US to start over somewhere in Asia, starting in...
25 Apr at 9 AMFeatured Expat Interview

American Expat Living in Germany - Interview with Andrew

Andrew originally moved to Germany to party and get some exotic names on his resume but ended up a father and husband in a German-American family. Maybe that was the intention all along -- make an honest person out of himself. They're a pretty good family. Like if you were shopping for a family they'd be the one a little out of your price...
21 Apr at 9 AMFeatured Expat Interview

American Expat Living in Germany - Interview with Jessica

Jessica is a twenty-something, married lady who recently moved to Germany with her husband and Cockapoo, Copley. She enjoys traveling, writing, working out, cooking and decorating their new apartment. Jessica's expat blog is called Room for Gelato (see listing here) Here's the interview with Jessica... Where are you originally...
19 Apr at 9 AMFeatured Expat Interview

American Expat Living in Colombia - Interview with Allison Voss

Allison Voss took off from her perceived glamorous life in San Francisco, working in investment banking, having lots of friends and a successful boyfriend, and so to say, "had it all", to move to Nairobi, Kenya to create a more meaningful life. In Kenya, she fell in love with a Colombian, and later continued her journey to "understanding...
5 Apr at 9 AMFeatured Expat Interview

British Expat Living in Portugal - Interview with Becky

Becky admits herself that she has a pretty good life with her husband living part time in Portugal and part time in England. When in Portugal her life she's noticed evolves around the tides and weather, as they determine the type, length and location of their walks and explorations! Back home things are more of a juggling act for Becky...
29 Mar at 9 AMFeatured Expat Interview

French Expat Living in Ghana - Interview with Isabelle

Isabelle is a 36 year old French expat. She arrived in Accra, the capital of Ghana two years ago beacause she followed her husband for his work. After a difficult adaptation (1st expatriation) in Accra, she has finally managed to love her new life: she found tremendously fulfilling activities such as being a volunteer in an orphanage. Her...
25 Mar at 9 AMFeatured Expat Interview

British Expat Living in Portugal - Interview with Suzy

Suzy Turner is a British blogger and author living in Portugal. Before becoming a full-time author (she has published ten novels) and blogger, Suzy worked in the publishing industry where she climbed her way up from trainee journalist to magazine editor. She loved her job, but when she was made redundant during the recession, it gave her...
23 Mar at 9 AMFeatured Expat Interview

American Expat Living in Germany - Interview with Ava

Ava is an American housewife living in Germany. A former chemist, she decided to set aside her career for a while so that her husband could train in Germany for his job. She stays busy by exploring her small German town, making futile attempts to learn the German language, and writing about it all on My Meena Life. Her posts are most...
21 Mar at 9 AMFeatured Expat Interview

American Expat Living in Russia - Interview with Jasilyn

Jasilyn is a blogger in her late 20s. She is currently living in Russia where she teaches English. She loves traveling and exploring her own city. Her favorite things to photograph are colorful buildings, graffiti, and abandoned places. She is working on becoming fluent in Spanish and Russian. Her blog is a collection of every day life told...
18 Mar at 9 AMFeatured Expat Interview

American Expat Living in Singapore - Interview with Kate

In April of 2015 Kate moved from the US to Singapore to take on a regional role with her company. She's a mid-level manager (roughly 14 years into her career) and has a permanent case of wanderlust. She takes time to travel frequently, but also writes about managing a local team, working across the Asia Pacific Region and life as an expat...
16 Mar at 9 AMFeatured Expat Interview

Canadian Expat Living in France - Interview with Lillian

Lillian is a Canadian expat living in Paris for the past 2.5 years and blogs about her new life overseas at The Smalls Abroad, www.lilliansmall.com. She embraces life’s opportunities to find adventure and make unforgettable memories. Not afraid of change, uncertainty and challenges, she wants to help other expats and traveling spouses...
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