At Expat Focus, we read a lot of articles about adjusting to a new country, but many of our featured bloggers this week have had to adjust to a whole new hemisphere. The bloggers below discuss moving Down Under, becoming an Australian citizen and what it’s like to celebrate Christmas in the summer.Stumble Down Under
Cosette’s blog covers everything from Australian scenery and bird watching trips to coworking in Melbourne. She’s also coined the term “Seasonal Identity Disorder” to describe what it’s like when summer becomes winter, and vice versa. The blog of a Cuban-American expat living in Melbourne, Stumble Down Under takes an honest and humorous look at the experience of moving to a new country.
Wear To Next
One of the most stylish expat blogs out there, Wear To Next focuses on arts and culture from an expat perspective. Written by a Canadian who has settled in Perth and blogs about life, travel and style, it features a fantastic photography category, which includes some beautiful pictures of stunning Australian scenery. The ‘As An Expat’ section is also recommended reading for anyone who’s uprooted themselves to move across the world.
Mum’s Gone To Aus
A site specifically centred around giving advice, support and information to families who are relocating, Mum’s Gone To Aus features reader stories, a photo diary and information about settling in to a new home country. There’s even an ‘Emotions & Dilemmas’ section for anyone who’s feeling a little overwhelmed by all the new experiences.
In Search of a Life Less Ordinary
Russell is an English expat who moved to Australia to seek out a healthier style of life. A freelance writer, he provides hints and tips for anyone who’s looking to make a living out of writing, as well as for people who are thinking of moving abroad for the first time. The site also includes a handy Resources section which is invaluable for those seeking out more information about expat life.
The Crafty Expat
A writer, crafter and avid reader, Rita blogs about life as an expat in Melbourne, and includes some useful tutorials and guides for anyone who wants to learn how to use hobbies to supplement an income. Rita’s positive outlook is reflected in her posts, making The Crafty Expat an excellent, reassuring read for those who might be having second thoughts about their expat decisions. Be sure to take a look at the Recipe section for some great kitchen tips too!
Those are our top Australian expat bloggers for today. Do you write about being an expat? Leave us a comment and let us know!