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Kerstin Höfner, Manly

Friday May 20, 2016 (10:01:01)
Manly, Australia
Australia

Who are you?

I am a traveler, explorer, a true seeker, always searching for the bigger, better and more fulfilling in life. I am lucky enough to call the Northern Beaches my home and the ocean my backyard. I have found my true home in Manly, this is where I belong.    more ...


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Jayne Gorman, Sydney

Wednesday May 18, 2016 (09:42:05)
Jayne Gorman
Australia

Who are you?

I'm a freelance travel blogger and writer who loves street art and sweet treats.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

I moved to Sydney in June 2014. I met my Aussie husband in London 5 years ago and after living together in London for a few years we decided to try his country on for size.    more ...


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Nicola Sutcliffe, Melbourne

Tuesday February 09, 2016 (15:04:50)
Nicola Sutcliffe
Australia

Who are you?

I'm Nicola Sutcliffe and from Manchester in the UK. I live in Melbourne and work in marketing communications and also write a blog, 'Upside Down', based on my experiences as an expat. I'm also a mummy to a three-year-old crazy lady.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

Our journey to Oz began in early 2010 when the British environmental consultancy I had been working for was taken over by an Australian-owned organisation.    more ...


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Jennifer Burge, Brisbane

Monday June 29, 2015 (17:40:02)
Jennifer Burge
Australia

Who are you?

I'm an American writer living in a peaceful bush suburb north of Brisbane, Australia. This is after 30 years in the United States, a year in Germany, five years in Holland, and four years in Singapore. I grew up on the shore of Lake Erie, west of Cleveland, Ohio. As a proud Buckeye, I graduated from Ohio State University in 1994.    more ...


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Courtney Alkek, Brisbane

Wednesday April 22, 2015 (05:04:46)

Australia

Who are you?

I am Courtney Alkek, an American expat who lives in Australia.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

We moved to Brisbane, Australia in July of 2014 for my husband’s job.

What challenges did you face during the move?

Deciding what to bring, what to sell or donate and what to store was probably the most stressful part of the moving process.    more ...


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Australia

Laura Hinderaker, Melbourne

Thursday April 09, 2015 (01:11:00)
Laura
Australia

Who are you?

I'm Laura, originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota. I'm a 26 year old expat living in Melbourne, Australia.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

My husband and I moved to Melbourne, Australia in July 2014 for his job at a local University.

What challenges did you face during the move?

We were living in Missouri prior to our move to Melbourne, so we had to move all of the belongings we did not want to bring to Australia to our parents' houses in Minnesota.    more ...


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Australia

Rita Azar, Melbourne

Sunday June 15, 2014 (02:09:36)
Rita Azar
Australia

Who are you?

Hello everyone! I’m Rita and I’m French Canadian, born and raised in Montréal. I also have a Lebanese background. My first language is French and I also speak Arabic. I studied law and practiced as a criminal lawyer for four years in Canada. But, a trip to Italy in 2006 changed my life. I met an Australian man who, later, became my husband. I blog at The Crafty Expat about my love for words, my many hobbies and my life as an expat in Melbourne.    more ...


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Diana, Perth (Western Australia)

Monday April 28, 2014 (01:05:11)
Diana
Australia

Who are you?

I'm Diana from Vancouver, Canada. I work in PR, sales and marketing. I'm a passionate writer, budding photographer and dual citizen of both Canada and Australia living in gorgeous, sunny Perth.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

I moved to Perth, Western Australia almost two years ago to this day. In fact, this month marks my two-year expat birthday!

Crazy, I know - but I moved for a long distance relationship. I met my future fiancée on a trip to Hawaii. And decided to give it a go. My parents are originally from Perth.    more ...


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Australia

Carolyne Huber, Melbourne

Thursday February 06, 2014 (05:07:31)
Carolyne Huber
Australia

Who are you?

I’m Carolyne, a late twenties young professional on the quest to discover, grow, and understand social cultures.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

After having moved to France from Canada for work single, I left 2 years later but this time with a French partner in tow. We moved to Australia as a personal investment in our future. Australia provided us with the great opportunity to discover a new land all while my partner learned and gained confidence in English.    more ...


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Australia

Mike, Perth (Western Australia)

Sunday January 12, 2014 (20:37:11)
Mike
Australia

Who are you?

I'm a family guy first, trained as a mechanical engineer and working in the Oil and Gas services industry.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

We were living in our home town of Edmonton, Canada and were offered a position by my company in Perth, Western Australia. The thought of having an "Australian Experience" on the company dime was too great to pass up.

What challenges did you face during the move?

The relocation company we worked with was very experienced moving people from the US but was very unfamiliar with Canada.    more ...