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Dr. Michèle Moriarty, Salzburg

Published Monday March 16, 2020 (17:24:44)
Who are you? / Where, when and why did you move abroad?

My name is Dr. Michèle Moriarty and I am originally from Johannesburg, South Africa.    more ...


James, Tyrol

Published Monday February 24, 2020 (08:47:18)
Who are you?

Hello! My name is James and I am a 35-year-old microbiologist from Canada.    more ...


Michelle, Vienna

Published Saturday August 08, 2015 (22:12:25)
Michelle, Vienna
Who are you?

Hey everyone! I’m Michelle from the United States, living in Vienna, Austria — so I’m an American in Vienna (hence the blog name!). Besides being a blogger, I am also busy as the creator and co-organizer of the Facebook group,”Women of Vienna'' (

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

I moved abroad because of my husband! He got a great job in Vienna so I decided to make the move and come live with him in a foreign city.    more ...


Kelly Bembry Midura, Vienna

Published Thursday August 21, 2014 (20:35:00)
Kelly Bembry Midura
Who are you?

Kelly Bembry Midura, spouse of an American Foreign Service Officer for the last 25+ years. I blog about the Foreign Service, our many travels, and several other subjects at

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

Our first assignment was to La Paz, Bolivia in 1989. Since then we lived in Guatemala, Zambia, El Salvador, the Czech Republic, Washington, DC, and finally, Vienna, Austria from August 2011 until about three weeks ago.    more ...


Carly Hulls, Vienna

Published Sunday August 03, 2014 (03:04:14)
Carly Hulls
Who are you?

I'm an aussie expat blogger at who loves travelling and brunch in equal measure! I work for the travel startup TourRadar (an online tour booking site) and am originally from Melbourne, Australia, now living in Vienna, Austria.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

I first left Melbourne in 2011 to become a European tour guide for the Australian tour company Topdeck. After two incredible years guiding and living without a fixed address, I met a Tyrolian boy and we are now living happily in Vienna.    more ...


Holly Kooi, Vienna

Published Thursday July 31, 2014 (04:17:30)
Holly Kooi
Who are you?

I’m Holly Kooi, a 25-year old American expat living in Vienna, Austria with my husband, son and cat.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

My little family and I moved to Vienna, Austria in May of 2012 to do mission and non-profit work with two other families who were already settled in the city and needed additional help. We offer English programs to a variety of ages, as well as Bible studies and craft nights.

What challenges did you face during the move?    more ...


Kerry Smith, Vienna

Published Monday November 28, 2011 (06:25:28)
Kerry Smith
My name is Kerry Smith and I was born in Brighton on the south coast of England (UK) where I have lived for most of my life.

I write the blog a new girl in vienna. I like to take photographs, cook, eat out and write about my daily experiences as I try to settle into a new life abroad.

I moved to live in Vienna, the capital of Austria, with my boyfriend in March 2010. Unexpectedly he was approached and offered a job working in Vienna and so we made a quick decision to leave our life back in England and embark on a new adventure together abroad. From him accepting the position and us arriving to live in Vienna it was only 6 weeks.    more ...

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