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Dominic Dinkins, Incheon

Posted by: Scar on Thursday January 19, 2017 (12:13:35)   (687 Reads)
Dominic Dinkins
Who are you?

I'm Dominic Dinkins who was born and raised in Detroit, and has been living overseas in South Korea since 2009. I've always wanted to live overseas at some point in my life, and kind of mistakenly got lead to Korea by a friend, and ended up loving it. I also met my wife here and we have been married since 2015. We started our own blog / website about our intercultural relationship and about language and life in Korea.   more ...

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Nichola Gwon, Seoul

Posted by: Scar on Wednesday January 18, 2017 (10:36:15)   (1035 Reads)
Nichola Gwon
Who are you?

My name is Nichola Gwon. I'm Australian and I'm an artist and blogger / YouTuber and also a webtoon artist (for the international version of Naver Webtoons). My husband Hugh is Korean. We run a blog and YouTube channel called 'My Korean Husband' where we make comics and videos about being an intercultural couple and exploring cultural differences.   more ...

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Lindsay Nash, Gyeongsan

Posted by: Scar on Friday January 13, 2017 (11:26:38)   (566 Reads)
Lindsay Nash
Who are you?

I'm a mid-30s American expat and marketing professional. I live in Gyeongsan, South Korea with my husband and two young children: Finn (6) and Poppy (2). We love living abroad for the opportunities it presents every day to experience a different culture.   more ...

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Laura Bronner, Global Nomad

Posted by: scar on Wednesday January 20, 2016 (08:01:36)   (929 Reads)
Laura Bronner
Who are you?

My name is Laura. I’m a blogger over at Collecting Labels and I’m originally from New York.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

I moved abroad just over five years ago. I graduated from college and wanted to spend a year traveling. My boyfriend and I started in New Zealand and accidentally stayed there for a whole year.   more ...

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Brock And Tanj, South Korea

Posted by: scar on Wednesday July 15, 2015 (09:04:57)   (1073 Reads)
Brock & Tanj
Who are you?

We are Brock and Tanj and we run the travel blog A Travelogue by Brock and Tanj. We are a husband and wife who are adventurers and visual storytellers who love to see the world together. We document our expat lifestyle through photographs - big or small, even the mundane or the extraordinary details of our travels, with our dogs. So far, our jet-setting life took us to live in four countries across three continents.   more ...

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Lindsey Coulter, Incheon

Posted by: Carole on Sunday June 02, 2013 (08:06:31)   (4479 Reads)
Lindsey Coulter
Who are you?

My name is Lindsey Coulter and I’m a 30-year-old from Denver, Colorado. However, for the past two years I lived in Incheon, South Korea. As a freelance writer whose life revolves around travel, photography and the great outdoors I am almost always on the move and have also been a resident of rural Iowa, Chicago and even spent a season in Guatemala City. Seeing the world is definitely my passion, and I’ve visited countries as far flung as Mongolia, Taiwan, Ireland, Italy and the Dominican Republic. When I’m not planning my next adventure I am usually digging away in the garden, wandering through antique shops, sampling new restaurants or enjoying a movie marathon with my significant other.   more ...

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Janice, Daejeon

Posted by: Carole on Saturday May 25, 2013 (19:49:57)   (3601 Reads)
Janice
Who are you?

I’m Janice, a 37 year old Canadian. I have a BA in Communication Studies, and am working on my MA in Applied Linguistics. I’ve taught ESL in China, Korea and Thailand.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

In February, 2003 I left Canada to move to Daejeon, South Korea. It was 4 years since I’d graduated from university, and I was disappointed with my job prospects, and the looming spectre of my student loan. Several friends of mine were already living and working in South Korea, and they convinced me that I could pay off my student loans in 1 or 2 years, instead of the 10-12 years I was facing if I stayed at my current job in Canada.   more ...

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Sue Meldrum, Seoul

Posted by: Carole on Saturday December 10, 2011 (22:23:25)   (2640 Reads)
My name is Sue Meldrum. I have a husband named Guy and two children - Jacques who is 10 and was born in London and Sophie who is 6 and was born in Sydney.

I currently live in Seoul, South Korea. My husband moved here in August 2008 but my children and I didn't relocate here until August 2009. I have been an expatriate for 20 years and this is my 9th international posting. For 10 years, I was the employee and for the last 10 years, I have been an expatriate wife, so I have seen expat life from 'both sides!' Guy and I met at work and had dual careers with the same company for many years, until I left to have my first child in 2000. My career in communications/marketing has been predominantly with two major multinationals and my husband is still working for the same company where we met. My first international assignment was back in 1988 when I went to New Zealand for 3 years. The move was a smart career decision and also an opportunity to escape and try something new.   more ...

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Brijesh Bolar, Seoul

Posted by: Carole on Friday December 09, 2011 (22:02:34)   (1518 Reads)
Brijesh Bolar
I am Brijesh Bolar, an Indian Software Engineer.

I just wanted to be out of India and was looking for an international exposure in my career. That is when I came across a job offer in Seoul through my friend who was working here and I grabbed it with both my hands. I moved here almost a year ago.

None, but it took me 2 months for the entire visa processing. So I had to be patient. Also, even after giving a notice period of one month to my previous employer I ended up serving them for another month extra which worked in my favor as my visa processing was getting delayed.   more ...