At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Australia and some of the blogs that might be useful for expats there.
Girl Tweets World
Jayne promises a window into her life of travelling, sunshine, sweets & making a freelance living and truly delivers.One of the most refreshing blog posts on this British traveller’s corner of the internet is simply entitled “10 Things I love About Living In Sydney (And A Couple Of Things That Bug Me)”. Intertwined with style posts, jokes about The Inbetweeners and attempts to master the Australian lingo are some authentically entrancing expat tales.
A Life Unstyled
Moving away from a self-confessed journal of ‘life styled for photographs’, Vanisha splits her heart between her native Fiji and the busy cities of Australia. Sharing her experiences and hard learned truths of being a stranger in her own home, this expat blog is place of inspiration, useful tips and the joys of being a new mum.
My Manly Blog
A long way from Germany, Kerstin shares the challenges of living and working in a foreign language whilst lapping up the sunshine of the Australian dream. Surfing along the Northern Beaches of Manly, Kerstin lives in a thriving expat community where life is actually balanced with work, Christmas parties are held on golden sands and the coffee is amazing.
A Londoner in Sydney
With whole swathes of her blog dedicated to expat tips, tricks and her experiences living in Australia’s most famous city, Annabel’s blog is as beautiful as it is helpful. Casting off her London city pallor from 4 years ago, follow her new life as an alcohol-free vegan who runs and cycles 20km everyday (but don’t worry, Annabel keeps it very real).
Cheskie's Gap Life
Cheskie temporarily left behind the grey shores of her home for the tropical city of Cairns, before falling head over flippers for a life under the beautiful blue sea. With no current plans to return, she is revelling in life under the Australian sun whilst trying to ignore the annoying lack of punctuation in her blogging address. Featuring glorious images of crystal water and swoon-worthy cloudless skies that threaten to break Instagram, Cheskie’s posts share the joy of living the dream.
Eat All Over The World
With a smile from ear to ear, EmilyAnne was a small-town girl with dreams as big as the world. EmilyAnne and her husband packed up their lives for the excitement of adventures all over Australasia and share their expat exploits in a new culture, a love of Lamingtons (local delicacies consisting of spongecakes surrounded with icing and coconut) and their most recent discovery of crocodile jumping.
Proudly South African in Perth
Full of restaurant experiences, how it feels to support South Africa in the rugby and musings about real life away from home, Reeva is immensely proud of her South African roots. Based in sunny Perth, married to a supportive Englishman with a gorgeous son keeping her super busy, Reeva began blogging as an extension of her closed facebook group called “Proudly South African in Perth & WA”, filling the need for a positive group of support. Several years on she still shares her local loves.
We Are Dannah
Based in Perth, Western Australia, We Are Dannah is the beautifully photographed lifestyle blog of two UK expats sharing the real-life escapades of living on the opposite side of the world to their birthplaces. Delicious cafes, keeping fit and a keen eye for perfect lighting feature in their search for #adultlife.
Studying alone is a challenge, but working through a Master of Strategic Communication with the distractions of part-time contracting, a wanderlusting spirit and the sunny climes of Perth show just how determined Danish expat Cami is. Her watchwords are ambition, creativity and curiousity – a young lady to definitely watch as she journeys through a new stage in her life.
Europe 2 Australia
A family blog with a perfectly Dutch twist, Kai, Luka, Willemijn and Oliver are writing about their new life down under, spotlighting their trials and tribulations, their impressions and experiences with a dash of Kookaburras. Full of practical tips such as where to live in Melbourne, primary school experiences and imaginative ideas for children, this is a blog with cross-generational views.
We’re always on the lookout for more sites to feature – if you run a blog about living in Australia, leave us a link in the comments and we’ll take a look!