No Longer Native - an expat experience

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No Longer Native - an expat experience
No Longer Native is an expat blog from an American couple living in Bogotá, Colombia. It's a journal containing our travels, cultural musings and bits of everyday life. We also want this to be a resource for others facing the same change.
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  • Why expat assignments fail - Thoughts from trailing spouses 1 day ago I’d been living abroad a few months when I first heard the term trailing spouse. It was an important moment because it helped me put what I’d been feeling into words. During those first few months, I felt like I was shouldering a huge responsibility. But at the end of the day, I had a hard...
  • The dos and don'ts of Spanish dining 4 weeks ago   When I was younger I loved reading etiquette books. Thankfully for everyone, my Emily Post days are long gone. However, I still find myself researching dos and don’ts before I go somewhere new. Every place has their own way of doing things and I’ve found that a little cultural sensitivity...
  • Five characteristics of happy expats 1 month ago   Before I moved abroad I was one of those people always asking expats or long-term travelers about how they made the leap. Looking back, my focus was solely on the logistical part—visas, working, what they did with their stuff. Anything else was filtered through rose-colored glasses and...
  • Madrid's best bite-sized museums 1 month ago   The Prado, Reina Sofía, and Thyssen are world-class museums. I would tell any visitor to Madrid they belong on the must-see list. But also, I totally know that feeling where you just can’t imagine another slow shuffle down a mile long museum corridor. Especially (gasp!) if you aren’t that...
  • About that expat guilt 2 months ago In the U.S. this past Christmas I was chatting with my mom about her life growing up. I loved hearing how her grandpa came over every Sunday with a German chocolate cake or a pineapple. My step-dad chimed in that on Sunday afternoons his mom took him to visit his scary aunts who lived in […] The...

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