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Maribeth Theisen, Near Split

Published Monday March 09, 2020 (17:25:50)
Who are you?

My name is Maribeth Theisen. I’m an American married to a British man.    more ...


Phil And Katya, Sibenik

Published Monday September 09, 2019 (14:06:36)
Phil and Katya
Who are you?

We are Phil and Katya, the couple that travels and moves from country to country looking for a new experience and exploring our wonderful world. Together we’ve been to seven countries and some more before we met each other.    more ...


Rod Young, Gornji Karin

Published Monday July 08, 2019 (16:42:05)
Rod & Cheryl
Who are you?

Rod Young. From the UK.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

Moved to Gornji Karin near Zadar in March 2017.    more ...


Tina Donovan, Istria

Published Monday July 01, 2019 (16:58:46)
Tina Donovan
My name is Tina Donovan and I am Australian with dual nationality (UK). I am living in Istria, in the north west of Croatia, and have now been here for ten months.

For many years I have wanted to live in Europe. I visited Italy many times while still living in Australia and loved it. In some way it just resonated with me - I felt, right from my first moments on Italian soil two decades ago, that this should be my home. I always say that I have a European soul!    more ...


Moe, Zagreb

Published Friday July 07, 2017 (12:41:21)
Who are you?

Moe from Jordan, married to a Croatian girl and just moved to Zagreb after working in Dubai for 15 years.    more ...


Jennifer Graf-Domijan, Northern Coastal Croatia

Published Friday June 16, 2017 (14:18:56)
Jennifer Graf-Domijan
Who are you?

Jennifer Graf-Domijan: I work in the music and travel industries. My background is as a classical opera singer, but I’m currently working half of each year as a tour director in Central Europe. I also own and operate a successful Christmas Caroling business, which operates seasonally during the holidays in the Northeast United States.    more ...


Theresa Khalil, Zagreb

Published Tuesday June 06, 2017 (11:41:55)
Theresa Khalil
Who are you?

I am Theresa Khalil from Egypt living in Zagreb with my Croatian husband. I am a documentary filmmaker and founder of Unique Zagreb, which I initiated to create English speaking activities for people in Zagreb.    more ...


Anastasia Kingsley, Dalmatia

Published Tuesday May 10, 2016 (11:16:24)
Anastasia Kingsley
Who are you?

I'm Anastasia Kingsley, born, raised and educated in the USA (California to be exact). My dad was a first generation American, of Croatian heritage, though he never set foot in his homeland. His parents were immigrants and his way of life, all his life, was definitely European. My mom is of French heritage, but much more Americanized. I didn't speak Croatian or any other language besides English when I came to live here.    more ...


Nat Newman, Croatia

Published Thursday July 16, 2015 (13:18:22)
Nat Newman
Who are you?

I'm Nat Newman, an Australian writer living in Zagreb.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

I moved from Australia to Croatia two years ago in March of 2013. That's the easy part. The hard part is why. I suppose I'm not your average expat. I didn't move for my career or for love. I'd been living in Sydney for a few years, with a good job and a good group of friends.    more ...


Diane Huebner, Rijeka

Published Saturday November 09, 2013 (02:27:47)
Diane Huebner
Who are you?

I am an American who has been living in the Balkans for 6+ years now (after this long, you stop counting). To the surprise of many, I do NOT have roots from this area. I am pretty much as American as you can get without being a Native American – meaning my ancestors came over to the “New World” well over 100 years ago.

When people ask me where I am from, I am not really sure what to say. My family moved around a lot in New York State (i.e. not the city) and then to Ohio. When I was 16, I finished high school a year early and moved to Philadelphia on my own. I eventually went to college there as well and have a Bachelors of Arts degree in Sculpture.    more ...

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