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Expat Experience: Matthew Eaton, Tallinn
My name is Matt. I am 28 years old and from Australia. Born and raised in Sydney and this is also where I am currently living. After so many years away I felt I should come back to Sydney and spend some time with my family. Living in Europe was a very unexpected event for both myself and my family. It just kind of happened randomly. I work for a major transportation company as a logistics coordinator but am just yearning to get back on the road so this job is just temporary in order to pay the bills. Am not sure where my next stop will be in the world as there are a lot of options but ultimately, I will end up back in Estonia.
Where, when and why did you move abroad?
It was very much unexpected and unplanned. In April of 2009 I decided I had had enough of my everyday life and bar job and needed to escape. I handed in my resignation and three weeks later was on a flight to Istanbul on a one-way ticket. It was only supposed to be a three month break. I travelled around most of Eastern Europe and eventually found myself in Estonia. I fell in love instantly with that gorgeous city. The three months ended up turning into five years. I did some more travel after going to Estonia but I kept finding myself heading back there and after my fourth visit I figured I should just settle down there...
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