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Sonja Thomson, Edinburgh

Published Monday June 05, 2017 (13:11:37)
Sonja Thomson
Who are you?

I’m Sonja, originally from New Zealand but now based in Scotland, and I write about travel and expat life on my blog, Migrating Miss. I love travelling (obviously), finding unique cafes where I can sample the coffee and cake, and pushing myself out of my comfort zone with adventure activities. I started moving countries when I was 16 years old, and I’ve lived in five countries since, other than my own.    more ...

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Emma Creese, London

Published Friday December 09, 2016 (04:01:12)
Emma Creese
Who are you?

As a travel-addicted dreamer - although it’s hard to tell from my developing English accent - I originate from New Zealand, also known as Aoteoroa, Middle Earth, Hobbitland or Land of the Long White Cloud. As a country, we are known as 'Kiwis'; not necessarily the small furry-skinned brown fruit, but named after a small flightless bird who lives in our forests.    more ...

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Alessandra, London

Published Wednesday August 31, 2016 (14:53:43)
Who are you?

My name is Alessandra and I am a positive and fun loving person who loves writing, photography and travel.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

Originally from Brazil, I decided to move overseas almost 10 years ago. My first destination was Melbourne, Australia, then I moved to California in the USA, where I continued studying International Business. I am currently living in London, UK, and I have been here for almost 3 years now.    more ...

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Estelle Van De Velde, London

Published Monday August 15, 2016 (12:17:59)
Estelle Van De Velde (c) Sébastien Santarelli
Who are you?

My name is Estelle Van de Velde. I am a Belgian writer and book blogger, expat in London. I’ve been public relations manager for a football club before daring to move to another country. Then I did a Creative Writing MA at Brunel University London and worked for three months as a digital marketing assistant. I am now ready to follow my dreams: becoming a full-time writer.    more ...

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Amanda Dales, London

Published Tuesday August 09, 2016 (09:50:41)
Amanda Dales
Who are you?

I'm an American transplant in England. I'm originally from New Mexico, specifically from Albuquerque (of "Breaking Bad" fame). I trained as an actress and freelance any way I can. My most passionate hobby is my blog, Rhyme & Ribbons.    more ...

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Tudor Stanescu, Colchester

Published Friday November 27, 2015 (03:22:52)
Tudor Stanescu
Who are you?

Before moving to England the first time, I was a recent university graduate, working as a Data Analyst for a one of the largest grocery retailers in Canada. As a Commerce graduate which specialized in Marketing, as you can imagine I was not very fond of my position as a Data Analyst, a number driven and dry field of work, at least for me. I was very unhappy about my work situation. I was and still am very passionate about photography and dreamt about having the opportunity to travel and take photographs.    more ...

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Julie Falconer, London

Published Wednesday November 11, 2015 (15:00:34)
Julie Falconer
Who are you?

I am a London-based travel blogger and speaker. I'm originally from San Francisco, and moved to London after leaving a career in finance. I started writing my blog, A Lady in London, when I moved to the UK. Originally it was a way to keep in touch with people back home and have a creative outlet to write about my travels, but over time it attracted a following and I started writing for a wider audience.    more ...

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Rami Kremesti, Manchester

Published Tuesday August 11, 2015 (17:44:30)
Who are you?

My name is Rami Kremesti, I am a water treatment specialist and power station chemist.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

I moved to the UK in February 2015.

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

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Meghan Fenn, Brighton

Published Friday May 09, 2014 (02:18:59)
Meghan Fenn
Who are you?

Meghan Fenn, American mother of 3, director of White Ochre Design Ltd, expat parent blogger and author. I've lived in England with my British husband for about 15 years now.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

I moved abroad in 1994 to work as an English teacher in Prague, Czech republic. Then I moved to Tokyo for two and a half years, and then to England to be with my British boyfriend who is now my husband.    more ...

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Jaime, North London

Published Thursday April 24, 2014 (02:51:54)
Who are you?

Hi! I’m Jaime. I’m originally from the Puget Sound area in Washington State and I’ve lived in the UK for over seven years now. I work in book publishing and currently reside in North London with my husband, who’s British.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

I first came to England when I studied abroad at the University of Oxford as a junior at Mount Holyoke College.

After graduating from Mount Holyoke, I returned to the UK to study for a Master’s Degree in Renaissance Literature from the University of York.    more ...

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