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

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

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