Expat Blog Awards 2012 Winners: Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Scotland

Expat Blog Awards 2012

Winners

Welcome to the Expat Blog Awards 2012 winners' page for the following countries: Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Scotland.
If you have won an award please see your listing for your new badge!

Poland
Polish Housewife (gold)
The Adventures of an American Expat in Poznań One fan says: Always well written and interesting. Great ideas for things to do and see! Thanks for blogging.
Never a Dull Day in Poland (silver)
I am just an average American who just happened to move to Bydgoszcz, Poland. One fan says: A super blog describing the everyday life we have as foreigners in wonderful Bydgoszcz! This blog has information, humor, great photos and fantastic stories! Enjoyable!
Wrocław Uncut (bronze)
Your ultimate alternative guide to Poland's cultural epicentre. We say: Cracking website run by Scottish expat Gregor, packed full of local information, this is more of an online magazine than a blog; to quote a fan "it's like "Time Out" magazine for New York or London, but for the very vibrant, young, dynamic city of Wrocław, Poland. It's very hip, helpful, and informative. Well done."
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Portugal
Julie Dawn Fox in Portugal (gold)
Discovering and sharing the delights and surprises of living and travelling in Portugal (by Julie Dawn Fox) One fan says: It takes you to familiar and unfamiliar places, through familiar and unfamiliar experiences, and brings them alive with vivid descriptions and just the right touch of humour - a very personal view of Portugal. Great blog!
Algarve Blog (silver)
About our move to live on the sunny Algarve in Portugal One fan says: This blog is a perfect place to find information about moving to Portugal, what to see and do there. It gives you a lot of useful tips and you easily feel the love Alyson has for her expat country.
Oregon Expat (bronze)
American expatriate in love with Portugal, living in the Algarve, and indulging a love of language, travel and photography. (Also science and general geekiness.) One fan says: Oregon Expat is a daily must check for me. It has led me to many, many things I would never have found on my own. I especially like the reading about the explorations of, and commentaries on, Portuguese culture. All together it is a perceptive, well written and honest reflection of the author's micro and macro world view.
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Qatar
4 kids, 20 suitcases and a beagle (gold)
Kirsty Rice is an Australian writer and Blogger currently living in Qatar. After calling 7 countries home over the past 11 years she's embarrassed to admit she still can't pack a suitcase properly. One fan says: Kirsty is a talented writer who blogs. Her blog posts are often so evocative they make me laugh and cry, in turn. One of my must-read blogs!
Epps in Qatar (silver)
Blog by 'gypsy', an expat in Qatar. Spent years in Japan and now resides in Qatar We say: A blend of astounding photos and charming family shots, combined with her account of daily Dohan life and some thought-provoking posts, e.g. on the population of Qatar, make this an exceptional blog.
Scary Azeri (bronze)
Born in Baku, Azerbaijan, I then spent 12 years in a wonderful commuter village near London, and recently decided to try an expat lifestyle and relocated to sunny Doha. We say: Just read the latest post "The girl with stunning eyes" and become an instant fan.
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Russia
Torussia4love - My adventures in Moscow (gold)
My adventures in Moscow One fan says: I love Heather's blog! Her wit, honesty, and detail bring to life all of her amazing adventures. I particularly enjoyed reading about her work at the Moscow hospital. Her kindness just emanates from her words. Fabulous blog that deserves the top spot!
A Diamond in Moscow (silver)
a housewife living in Moscow, thrown into the deep end to find a home and a life in a city she never dreamed would be her home for next 3 years with her husband. Written in light humor for a true but entertaining read. One fan says: Excellent reading. Not just informative but entertaining as well. A must read if you are going to live in Moscow. Helped out people from USA, New Zealand, Belgium, UK, Sweden and Mexico and that in its self is testimony of the blog! Keep it up Karla Spera!!!
Russia Lite by Jennifer Eremeeva (bronze)
Veteran American expatriate, calling Moscow home for the last 17 years, I'm also a photographer, historian and cook. One fan says: Not many things make me miss Moscow, but Jennifer always does. If you have any interest in Russia but you haven't yet read this blog, you have no idea what you've been missing! Start reading, there is a lot of catching up to do.
English Dad In Moscow (honour)
A travel blog and diary of life in Moscow Russia, documenting the daily routine of being a stay at home father. We say: Entertaining take on expat life as a SAHD in Moscow, join English Dad in Moscow for "a tongue-in-cheek fun journey into another universe".
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Saudi Arabia
Blue Abaya (gold)
A Finnish medical professional married to a Saudi exploring the Magic Kingdom of Saudi-Arabia. One fan says: As a soon to be resident (hopefully) expat wife, I have found Blue Abaya a valuable source of information on life in the Kingdom. A very enjoyable and interesting read. Thank you.
The Pink Tarha (silver)
Written by four Filipinas who are living in the desert of Arabia, The Pink Tarha is the lifestyle guide to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia One fan says: I am very thankful that we have TPT Ladies here in Riyadh. They make the lives of expat here in Riyadh so easy...their blogs help us in understanding the culture and way of life here in Saudi Arabia...So ladies keep up the good work!!!
Jeddah Blog (bronze)
Discover the best of Jeddah! (by Jeddah Blog) One fan says: What I like about Jeddah Blog is the energy and enthusiasm you get from its team. There are lots of blogs about Saudi Arabia which focus on the problems, but this is the only one to bring out the positive for those of us living here. It's extremely helpful (for example the schools list) and lets us know what's happening in Jeddah in terms of courses, activities, funfairs and plays. A lot of people I know are now referring to Jeddah Blog as their source of happenings in the city. Keep it up!
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Scotland
Small Town Oil Wife (gold)
I hope this to be a fun, entertaining, and informative blog about moving from Texas to Aberdeen, Scotland for family, friends, and all you other people out there. Let the adventures begin. We say: "Fun, entertaining, and informative blog about moving from Texas to Aberdeen, Scotland for family, friends, and all you other people out there" We couldn't have put it better!
My Life in Scotland (silver)
I'm an American living in Scotland and I'm addicted to reading. I can think of worse habits. We say: Sound advice for would-be expats, delicious recipes, the upsides and downsides of expat life... There's something to interest everyone.
Dreams & Happy Things... (bronze)
I am an American woman who moved from Los Angeles, California to Edinburgh, Scotland with my husband and our 3 cats We say: Beautiful pictures - some fun personal ones - with fascinating snippets of information about Scotland interwoven with anecdotes on Rianne's expat life in Edinburgh.
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