Shannon Kapoor, Taikoo Shing

Who are you? I am an individual who believes each day of our life is an experience that evolves us as a person, so learn and move forward with a smile. Where, when and why did you move abroad? In Hong Kong, we are located in Taikoo Shing. We moved here back in 2012.My husband … Read more

Helen Bannigan, Sai Kung

Who are you? I’m a mom, wife, entrepreneur, culturalist, and a lifetime advocate of making the world a better place by following my passions in life and sharing those passions with those around me. Where, when and why did you move abroad? 30 years ago, after graduating from university in Washington, DC, I got fired … Read more

Ben Zabulis, New Territories

It’s a bit of a standing joke in our circles that a few years of procrastination was brought to a timely end by that well-known film and TV actor Ian McShane. You see, whilst enduring a wintry spell in Nottingham, England, we had taken to watching repeats of the series Lovejoy on day-time TV. Not … Read more

Stewart McKay, Yau Ma Tei (Kowloon)

Who are you? My name is Stewart, and I am an English teacher currently living in Hong Kong. I’m originally from the UK. Where, when and why did you move abroad? I moved to Hong Kong just over 3 years ago. I always intended to move abroad, to teach English, and a job came up … Read more

Mary Tod, Hong Kong

Who are you? My name is Mary Tod. For thirty years I worked in the information technology and consulting industries in various roles including marketing, sales and senior management. Now, I am obsessed with writing historical fiction and being an expat is the reason for that change. I am happily married and have two adult … Read more

Angelina Draper, Hong Kong

Who are you? Angelina Draper, life long expat born in what was Jugoslavia to an Irish mother and Jugoslav father. First an expat child, then an expat in my own right and now an expat wife. So far I’ve lived in 26 homes on three continents, seven countries and eleven cities. Where, when and why … Read more

Christine Navin, Hong Kong

If you’ve never been to a wet market in Hong Kong, you are more than welcome to tag along with me. Loosely translated, a wet market is a catch-all phrase describing any open air market offering fresh produce, seafood, meat, and fowl, among other exotic-to-me delicacies. Fresh, as in the fish are still swimming and … Read more

Madeline Acton Rae, Hong Kong

Who are you? Madeline Acton Rae Where, when and why did you move abroad? My husband and I moved from NYC to Singapore for his business. At the end of 2012, after 4 years in Singapore, his company moved us to Hong Kong. Our fist expat posting was in Tokyo, Japan from 2001 – 2004.What … Read more

Hollie, Hong Kong

Who are you? My name is Hollie, and I am a Native English Teacher from the East Coast of Canada. I love books, writing, music, art and travel. I am a grown woman, yet I harbor an unhealthy obsession for Harry Potter. My husband and I are very proud of our East Coast Canadian roots. … Read more

Jennifer Brown, Hong Kong

Who are you? I’m an American ‘serial expat’ who loves people-watching, exploring historic places, and learning something new everyday. All past-times perfectly suited to expat life. We have lived in Mainland China, Holland (briefly), England and are now based in Hong Kong. I am a lawyer by training, but am currently taking time off from … Read more

Shannon Young, Hong Kong

Who are you? My name is Shannon Young. I’m an American writer and teacher currently living in Hong Kong. I love to read, write and spy on other people’s books on the train. My work has appeared on numerous expat websites, on an iPhone travel app, and in the Hong Kong Women in Publishing Society’s … Read more

Tom, Hong Kong

Who are you? Tom. Where, when and why did you move abroad? I moved to Hong Kong from Britain in 2005 on a post-graduate teaching programme and settled more permanently in 2007. I work in a primary school now and share my resources at How did you find somewhere to live? I was lucky … Read more

Doveen Schecter, Hong Kong

I came to Hong Kong just after the 1997 “Handover” of the British colony back to China. I had a little bit of savings in my pocket from my marketing job in Moscow with Deloitte. I was born in Hong Kong so I applied for permanent residency once I had tracked down my birth certificate. … Read more

Lincoln Taylor, Hong Kong

Who are you? I am part of the management team for a large US based chain of language schools. Recruiting, training, and managing teachers are my main responsibilities. My father worked for IBM, so the family moved around quite a bit. First, from London to upstate New York and finally ending up in Sydney. So, … Read more

Brittany Hite, Hong Kong

I’m an American journalist living and working in Hong Kong. I got here by way of Beijing, by way of New York, and originally come from Indiana. I originally moved to Beijing because I found a job there. Before that, I was working in New York but was feeling a bit restless. I was working … Read more

Nancy Bach, Hong Kong

Who are you? I am Nancy Bach, a wife and mother of three. I’m a chemical engineer by training, with an MBA in economics and marketing. I worked for Eastman Kodak for 28 years, first in technical, operational, and supervisory roles in manufacturing, and then as a business manager with responsibilities for strategic planning and … Read more

Nicole Webb

Two years ago today, my life did what you might call a 180 degree turn! At 38 years old I went from being a News Reader with national 24 hour news channel Sky News Australia, where I’d worked happily (mostly) for the best part of a decade, to being an unemployed housewife, smack bang in … Read more

Jade, The New Territories

I’m Jade, a 30-year-old originally from Melbourne, Australia, and now living in the New Territories of Hong Kong. With my husband, 4-year-old son and 2-year-old daughter, I live in a tiny village in the middle of a tropical rainforest with views of the South China Sea. Apart from the stench of drying fish (as seen … Read more

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