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China

Marta Mariño, Suzhou (Near Shanghai)

Posted by: Carole on Monday May 25, 2015 (22:13:45)   (110 Reads)
Marta Mariño
Who are you?

I am Marta and I was born in a town in the west of Spain in 1984. I started studying Mandarin Chinese during my first year of University in Spain and when I graduated I went to Beijing to improve my language skills. I currently work as a translator in a computer and mobile games publisher in Shanghai and I spend my weekends in the neighboring city of Suzhou, where my boyfriend and our dog live.   more ...

United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Kriska Marie, Dubai

Posted by: Carole on Sunday May 24, 2015 (22:46:48)   (71 Reads)
Kriska Marie
Who are you?

I'm Kriska Marie, an IT Engineer by trade and a cook, baker, and blogger by choice.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

I moved to Dubai, UAE, just last August 2014. My partner brought me here and we plan in staying here for good, if God permits.   more ...

Germany

Diana, Hamburg

Posted by: Carole on Wednesday May 20, 2015 (21:57:46)   (342 Reads)
Diana
Who are you?

I'm Diana, a 26 year old expat in Germany, I studied International Commerce and I have a five year old daughter.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

We moved to Hamburg in 2012 thanks to a Scholarship Pablo received to do his Master's degree. Once that was finished last December we decided to stay a bit longer.   more ...

Switzerland

Menorca C, Basel

Posted by: Carole on Sunday May 17, 2015 (21:25:34)   (246 Reads)
Menorca C
Who are you?

I am an Indian expat in Europe, currently living in Switzerland. I work in research and am also a blogger/freelance writer, apart from being a coffee lover,dreamer,traveller and reader.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

I moved to Germany in 2011 to pursue my Master studies, and then came to Switzerland for my thesis work. After that, I decided to stay back and work in Switzerland.   more ...

United States (USA)

Alison and Jean-Philippe, Ellensburg (Washington State)

Posted by: Carole on Saturday May 16, 2015 (12:30:16)   (219 Reads)
Alison & Jean-Philippe
Who are you?

Alison & Jean-Philippe (Australian & French, butpermanent resident of Australia and has lived abroad for 10 years)

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

We moved to Washington State in October 2014. We moved because my husband was offered a job in Ellensburg, Washington State, USA at a scientific researcher at the university.

What challenges did you face during the move?   more ...

Switzerland

Diana, Geneva

Posted by: Carole on Wednesday May 13, 2015 (21:46:58)   (155 Reads)
Diana, Geneva
Who are you?

My name is Diana, I was born and raised in Mexico. I am currently living in Switzerland and I am married with Emmanuel that is French (I am half French, but have never lived in France). I am currently working at 100% and also have my own blog about Geneva, I love to share my expat experiences with others!

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

I am living in Geneva for more than 3 years now, and moved to Switzerland 6 years ago! I moved here for my hospitality studies and fell in love with the country and of course my husband that lived in Geneva.   more ...

Denmark

Rebecca Thandi Norman, Copenhagen

Posted by: Carole on Wednesday May 13, 2015 (21:11:24)   (112 Reads)
Rebecca Thandi Norman
Who are you?

Rebecca Thandi Norman, co-founder & Editorial Director, Scandinavia Standard. I'm originally from Boston, MA, USA.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

I originally moved abroad to Copenhagen in 2008 to study during my undergraduate. During that time I met my current husband and, after moving to London and then Cape Town, we settled back in Copenhagen and have been here since 2012.

What challenges did you face during the move?   more ...

Germany

Oliver, Frankfurt

Posted by: Carole on Tuesday May 12, 2015 (21:22:09)   (98 Reads)
Where, when and why did you move abroad?

I am originally from the UK and first went overseas to asia for study. After travelling, studying and working in a few different East Asian countries, I knew that I would never be able to settle down in a single country. I was lucky in that I was able to find a job in the UK that allowed me to travel extensively all over the world and when the chance came to work permanently overseas about 10 years ago, I jumped at it. First in Switzerland and now in Germany.

What challenges did you face during the move?

Funnily enough, my biggest challenges came from trying to get practical local information from a distance.   more ...

Denmark

Laura Berg, Copenhagen

Posted by: Carole on Tuesday May 12, 2015 (20:54:31)   (87 Reads)
Laura Berg
Who are you?

My name is Laura, and I’m a German expat currently living in Copenhagen. I’m 27 years old and work in an investment bank as a risk manager. In my free time, I also write a blog, The Copenhagen Tales, about my life and experiences as an expat in Denmark.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

I moved to Copenhagen, Denmark, in September 2012, from Germany. I moved to Denmark to live with my boyfriend, who’s a Dane. During my many visits to Copenhagen, I’d fallen in love with the city, which made the decision to move much easier!   more ...

Germany

Meredith, Near Stuttgart in Baden-Württemberg

Posted by: Carole on Thursday April 30, 2015 (19:40:47)   (518 Reads)
Meredith
Who are you?

My name is Meredith and I am from Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada. I love to travel, read, bake and blog!

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

After five and a half years of being in a long distance relationship, I moved to Germany in 2013 to join my German fiancé. After living so many years apart, we are now happy to be married and living together near Stuttgart in Baden-Württemberg. Shortly after moving to Germany, I started writing my blog Kaffee und Kuchen to describe my experiences living as an expat in Germany.   more ...

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