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12 May at 10 AMFeatured Expat Interview

British Expat Living in South Africa - Interview with Lucille

Lucille has three nationalities and no home country, and as a result is slightly confused as to where exactly she is from. Born in England to Dutch and South African parents, Lucille has lived in five countries on three continents. She currently calls South Africa home (but not for long) and is raising two tri-national bilingual boys to be...
11 May at 10 AMFeatured Expat Interview

British Expat Living in USA - Interview with Caroline

Caroline is a British expat living in Austin, Texas. In March 2014 she relocated to Austin due to her husband's work bringing two young children and two cats with them. Over the past eighteen years Caroline has graduated with a BA Hons degree in Media, worked full time in Marketing roles, got married and now her main focus is raising their...
7 May at 10 AMFeatured Expat Interview

American Expat Living in Dominican Republic - Interview with Sarah

Sarah is not your typical MBA graduate - after completing her Master's, she went on to work in nonprofit development in New York City. She then moved to Santo Domingo, the capital city of the Dominican Republic to teach English. She has always liked traveling and was thrilled to have the opportunity to move abroad and really experience a...
8 Apr at 9 AMFeatured Expat Interview

American Expat Living in Netherlands - Interview with Lee

Lee V. writes as the expat blogger "DutchInLaw" about life in the Netherlands. She moved overseas with her family as a child and is now addicted to the "backpack life," as she calls it. As a homeschooled teenager in Western Europe, she visited other countries and studied the art, wars, and worldviews that shaped them. As a photojournalist...
2 Apr at 9 AMFeatured Expat Interview

Italian Expat Living in Ireland - Interview with Aurora

She left Italy many years ago, looking for a new adventure! The adventure in Ireland turned out to be a little bit different from her initial dreams. But somehow, she still pursues them, by keeping the wheel turning! Aurora's expat blog is called love isn't for everyone (see listing here) Me and AsiaHere's the interview with...
27 Mar at 9 AMFeatured Expat Interview

Australian Expat Living in England - Interview with Sasha

Throwing caution to the four winds, this small town Adelaide girl packed up her life so her worldly possessions consisted of two suitcases, a backpack and a banana to try her luck in big ol' London-town. Convinced she couldn't make a new life on her own on the other side of the world, she has beaten the odds: working, travelling, exploring...
20 Mar at 9 AMFeatured Expat Interview

German Expat Living in Canada - Interview with Kathrin

Kathrin is a freelance writer and social media expert living and working in Vancouver, BC. She currently writes for the German online magazine ligastudios.com and her personal expat blog thecuriouspretzel.wordpress.com. Prior to moving to Canada she was living in Vienna for six years after working and travelling in Australia, New Zealand...
17 Mar at 9 AMFeatured Expat Interview

American Expat Living in Austria - Interview with Michelle

Michelle is an American expat living in Vienna, Austria. After meeting a Bosnian-born Austrian citizen, she married and jumped on the opportunity to live in a European city. Having come from a small town in Connecticut, moving to Vienna was quite a big change, so in her blog Michelle shares not only her personal insights of what it's like...
13 Mar at 9 AMFeatured Expat Interview

Filipino Expat Living in Singapore - Interview with Honey

Honey is a medical doctor and a lifestyle blogger. She was born in the Philippines, lived her high school life in Saudi Arabia and moved to Singapore in 2012. She is a self-proclaimed travel junkie, a foodie and a bookworm. She views life as an adventure and continues to explore life's surprises together with her husband and 8-months old...
11 Mar at 9 AMFeatured Expat Interview

Singaporean Expat Living in Northern Ireland - Interview with Joanne

Joanne is Singaporean living in Belfast whose passions are food, ballet and Japan. With a background in international relations – Joanne also speaks Mandarin and Japanese – she now spends the work day staring at Excel spreadsheets in a marketing operations role. Joanne likes exploring new restaurants, dreams of meeting Neil Gaiman and...
9 Mar at 9 AMFeatured Expat Interview

Australian Expat Living in United Arab Emirates - Interview with Keri Hedrick

Introducing Keri - Aussie expat mum of 3 from Abu Dhabi. Born to Brits who had immigrated to New Zealand, but mostly raised in Australia she started expat life over 10 years ago when she went to ‘do London’ as a newly qualified accountant for a year; 8 years on after a very hectic career that involved travelling all over Europe - for...
5 Mar at 9 AMFeatured Expat Interview

Canadian Expat Living in Thailand - Interview with Paul

Paul has dual Canadian/British nationality and has lived in Southeast Asia for the past 27 years. He currently lives in Thailand. Paul's career has been a mix of Information Technology and Motorsport Management. Paul's expat blog is called twitterings @ paulsr.net (see listing here) A typical Thai Riviera beach.Here's the interview with...
3 Mar at 9 AMFeatured Expat Interview

Dutch Expat Living in Norway - Interview with Inge

Since moving to Trondheim, Norway, Inge is absolutely smitten with Norwegian culture. Or maybe she already was... But now it has found its way onto her blog as well. Inge's expat blog is called Pure Cottongrass (see listing here) One of the lovely streets of Bakklandet.Here's the interview with Inge... Where are you originally from? From...
16 Feb at 9 AMFeatured Expat Interview

British Expat Living in Spain - Interview with Maria

Maria is a thirty something freelance graphic & web designer. She was born in the Philippines but raised in England from the age of 10. Having had enough of the rat race and being fortunate enough to have the freedom to work from anywhere in the world, Maria and her family made the decision to move to Valencia in 2012. When she's not...
7 Feb at 9 AMFeatured Expat Interview

German Expat Living in China - Interview with Anna

Anna is a freelance illustrator and portrait artist in her late 20s, with a passion for Martial Arts and Chinese culture. She was born in Russia, grew up in Germany and studied in the UK. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and graduated with a masters degree in China and International Relations from London University. Following the slogan...
5 Feb at 9 AMFeatured Expat Interview

American Expat Living in Italy - Interview with Sophie

Sophie moved to Italy in the fall of 2011 when her professional-hockey-player-husband signed a contract with a team in Cortina d'Ampezzo, located in the beautiful Dolomites. Ever since, Sophie and her husband have split their time between Cortina and Steamboat Springs, Colorado, where they live in the summer. While in Italy, Sophie teaches...
1 Feb at 9 AMFeatured Expat Interview

American Expat Living in India - Interview with Neil

Neil moved to Chennai in January 2010. He read a lot of books and did a lot of research before coming to India, but nothing could have prepared him for what he experienced trying to start his own business and then working with a mid-sized family-owned Indian company. Every time that he thought India would finally get the best of him, he was...
30 Jan at 9 AMFeatured Expat Interview

American Expat Living in Portugal - Interview with Joy

Joy Hanford is a Midwestern American writer and artist. When she was a little girl, she know exactly what she wanted to be when she grew up then she forgot then she remembered. She spends her week filling pages in her sketchbook with stories and adventures, and her weekends searching for dragons hiding in castle corners. Joy's expat blog is...
28 Jan at 9 AMFeatured Expat Interview

Singaporean Expat Living in Indonesia - Interview with Cassandra Riene

Cassandra is the writer behind Mummynista.com. She is a Fashion grad. Advertising professional. Service critic. Self-taught cook. Closet musician. Expat wife. Mother-of-two. She writes about her lifestyle, dining and family experiences in Jakarta, Indonesia. Cassandra Riene's expat blog is called Mummynista (see listing here) Here's the...
26 Jan at 9 AMFeatured Expat Interview

British Expat Living in Colombia - Interview with Marie

Marie is a twenty-something environmental and political scientist who is working in Colombia on food security and climate change. She enjoys travelling, exploring different cuisines and learning languages along the way. Having already lived in Colombia and Spain before, this is the first time she is taking a more long-term approach to being...
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