Kim Reid, Hermanus

Where, when and why did you move abroad? I moved to Hermanus, South Africa from the US three and a half years ago to be married.My husband is from South Africa, but grew up in America. We actually met in art school, but were just friends back then. One of the assignments that we had […]

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Phil Maloney, Pretoria

Who are you? I’m Phil. I’ve been many things.A university English instructor, a musician, a picker-upper of dead bodies, and a sales guy. Where, when and why did you move abroad? In January 2016, one of our VPs in Canada asked me if I’d consider relocating to South Africa for a few years. I thought, […]

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Amy Thom, Cape Town

Who are you? My name is Amy Thom. I’m a freelance writer, nonprofit research consultant and gypsy traveller extraordinaire. I’m originally from Chicago but escaped Midwestern winters and resettled in San Diego, California. During my 10+ years on the west coast, I earned an undergrad degree in International Studies, started a successful business as a […]

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Sine Thieme, Johannesburg

My name is Sine Thieme and I am what they call a trailing spouse. Or sometimes dragged-by-her-feet spouse. I’ve had to pack up our household and four kids more times than I can remember, leaving behind places I’d just gotten comfortable in to set out for the next adventure, and reinventing myself in the process. […]

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Jane, Johannesburg

My name is Jane. I’m an English-born expat currently living in Johannesburg, but as with most things in my life, it is a little more complicated than that. My first expat experience was living in Paris and working as a teaching assistant at a lycee. I was only there for a year, but it gave […]

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Caroline Collie, Gordon’s Bay

What a deep question right off the bat! My name is Caroline Collie, and I’m an American married to a South African I met in Scotland. We work for a charity called Samaritan's Feet and have one delightful little Scottish-African-American son, and another on the way this month! I first moved to Edinburgh, Scotland in […]

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