Kate and John, Angeles City, Philippines

Who are you? My name is Kate and my boyfriend’s name is John. Together we are Kate & John Travel Abroad. Where, when and why did you move abroad? We currently live in Angeles City, in the Philippines. We moved here a month ago from Florida. We wanted to take advantage of the attractive exchange … Read more

Ben and Estel, Molise, Italy

Who are you? We are a Belgian couple, Ben and Estel (46 and 42 years young), who share a love for travel. One country in particular stole our hearts a long time ago, and that country is Italy. Where, when and why did you move abroad? Italy has the best food in the entire world, … Read more

Patricia, Cyprus

Who are you? I am Patricia Alves, the creator of a Youtube channel called Find Your Blue about relocation to and life on the island of Cyprus. Where, when and why did you move abroad? I am originally from Brazil and have lived abroad half of my life. My last move with my family was … Read more

Mariana, Geneva

Who are you? Hello, my name is Mariana and I am so excited to be writing for Expat Focus! I am 30 years old and I live in Geneva, Switzerland, and I am from Portugal. Where, when and why did you move abroad? I have been an expat since February 2018 so about 4 and … Read more

Amanda, Chandigarh, India

Who are you? My name is Amanda, and I am an Australian born and raised 32-year-old female. Where, when and why did you move abroad? I moved to Chandigarh, India in June 2019 to get married. My husband is Indian, and we were in a long distance relationship for around 15 months before I moved … Read more

Celeste Tat, Athens

Who are you? My name is Celeste Tat. I am a Dutch/Italian born and raised in the Netherlands. I live inAthens, Greece with my family. As a digital marketing freelancer, I write stories abouttraveling, moving, and living in Greece for a number of websites and on my ownplatform called Family Experiences Blog. Where, when, and … Read more

Alex Jaton, UK, USA, Thailand, Spain, Argentina

Who are you? Hello! I’m Alex Jaton, a world traveller, book and language nerd (I speak six languages), dog lover, “serial expat”, and co-founder of Ubindi. I was born in Brazil, grew up in Switzerland, and I’ve lived in seven countries over the last 20 years, and eaten more airplane peanuts than I care to … Read more

Loraine Marshall, Spain

Who are you? My name is Loraine Marshall. Before moving to Spain, I had my own business in property management and student rentals. I met a businessman in 2009 and started a relationship. I lived in Sunderland in the North East of England, and he lived in York. The relationship seemed good, and we spent … Read more

Surekha, Shanghai

Who are you? I am Surekha. I am a South African citizen. Where, when and why did you move abroad? We relocated from East London, South Africa to Shanghai, China. My husband then got a job at a university, as a clothing designer lecturer. What challenges did you face during the move? The language barrier … Read more

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

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