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Expat Experience: Deborah and Jon, Bangalore
We are a family of three – Deborah, Jon and Myles (11) – originally from Toronto, Canada but our home is in London, UK.
Where, when and why did you move abroad?
We moved to Bangalore, India in September 2013. The timing and location were ideal for us. Deborah had been director of a campaigning charity in London and was looking for more opportunities to build something ‘on the ground’ rather than fighting politicians. Jon had recently received an MA in Creative Writing and was craving time to write on a full-time basis. Myles was old enough to appreciate living abroad and young enough to move without too many home ties.
We chose Bangalore (after many other considerations) because it offered Deborah the most opportunities and was affordable enough to allow Jon to write. Also, we have a very good friend here who made our transition much smoother than it would otherwise have been...
Read more about expat life in India.
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