Bruce Joffe, Portugal

Who are you? My name is Bruce Joffe. My partner (husband) is Russ Warren. On January 25th, we celebrated our 30th anniversary. A “retired” university professor, church pastor, public relations executive, and publisher (six books, six magazines) – I do like alliteration – I retired four years ago and moved with Russ and our three … Read more

Elena Leeming, North Yorkshire (UK)

Who are you? My name is Elena Leeming, and I am originally from Western Siberia in Russia. I am 37 and I am married with two kids. We live in North Yorkshire, UK. Where, when and why did you move abroad? I was 16 and I moved abroad with my mother originally. What challenges did … Read more

Malaika Neri, Paris

Who are you? Hey! My name is Malaika Neri, and I’m an Indian-born expat in Paris, France. Paris has been my home for the last five years – with a break of two years when I cycled from Alaska to Argentina. I was born and raised in India, then moved to the US for my … Read more

Jenna, Düsseldorf

Who are you? Hey! My name is Jenna, and I’m a Canadian-born expat living and working in Düsseldorf, Germany. Germany has been my home for the last three years, and while I’ve visited over 50 countries, Germany is one of the only places I’ve been able to call home. My longest expat experience, second to … Read more

Caterina, Italy

Who are you? My name is Caterina, and I’m a 61-year-old who still thinks she’s 30. Where, when and why did you move abroad? I’ve been in a small Sicilian city in the Catania province for three months; I plan to be here a year, then to the US, then back again. I’m a Granny … Read more

Birgit Böttner, South Africa

Who are you?  My name is Birgit Böttner, a translator originally from Germany, and on social media I go by my author name, Evadeen Brickwood. I’m 59, have been widowed for four years, and my two daughters in their 20s are married. Where, when and why did you move abroad? In 1991, I moved to … Read more

Debbie, Ocho Rios

Who are you? My name is Debbie, and I am from Canada. I am a retired customs/immigration officer. Where, when and why did you move abroad? I moved to Jamaica in 2017. I moved to Ocho Rios, St. Ann Parish, because of the warm weather and the close proximity to the beaches and rivers. What … Read more

Neta Galeen-Malcolm, Jamaica

Who are you? My name is Neta Galeen-Malcolm. I am 30 years old and was born in Israel. I relocated to Jamaica almost four years ago, and I am an Operations Manager in Diamonds International Jamaica. I also have a travel vlog about Jamaica called ‘Why Jamaica’. Where, when and why did you move abroad? … Read more

Bruce, Portugal

Who are you? My name is Bruce Joffe. If you insist, honorifics can be added: Rev. Bruce H. Joffe, Ph.D. If, by “who am I?” you are asking “what do you do?”, I am a semi-retired communications professor, church pastor, magazine publisher, book author, and marketing guru, who currently is publisher and creative director of … Read more

Gloria, Edinburgh

Who are you? My name is Gloria, and I am Italian, bubbly and a travel lover. I am 25 years old and living in the beautiful city of Edinburgh. Where, when and why did you move abroad? I moved to Scotland about seven years ago. I decided to study and get my undergraduate degree here … Read more

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