Book Review: Times New Romanian by Nigel Shakespear

Times New Romanian – no, you read this right. This is not a typo, and this post doesn’t actually describe popular fonts and typefaces. Times New Romanian: Voices and Narrative from Romania is the title of a recent book edited and published by Nigel Shakespear, himself a British expat in Eastern Europe. He has lived […]

Book Review: Quiet New York

“Let silence take you to the core of life.” This quote by the 13th-century Persian mystic Rumi could serve as the unofficial motto for author Siobhan Wall and her series of unusual travel guides. She is an artist, photographer, writer, and curator in search of tranquility, even in the very midst of urban life. Motivated […]

The End of Belonging: A Study of “Existential Migration”

This week, I’m going to talk about a rather „fancy-sounding“ topic – that is, „existential migration“. “What’s that?” you may ask. Actually, I hadn’t heard about this novel concept, either, until author Greg Madison kindly provided me with a review copy of his book, The End of Belonging: Untold Stories of Leaving Home and the […]

New Flower Ethopia: An Interview with Blogger Cynthia in Addis Ababa

In this interview series we let our members take the spotlight! Today, we are introducing Cynthia, an Australian expatriate who moved to Addis Ababa earlier this year. She blogs about her African adventure on New Flower Ethopia. Please tell us a little bit about yourself. Who you are, where you come from, when you moved […]

Surviving in Italy: An Interview with Blogger Misty in Florence

In this interview series we let our members take the spotlight! This week, we are introducing Misty, a former art student from the US who fell in love with Italy – and an Italian guy. She talks about her new life and her struggles with love, language, and culture on Surviving M.E. Please tell us […]

Wonton Cruelty: An Interview with Blogger Michelle in Mongolia

In this interview series we let our members take the spotlight! Today, we are featuring Michelle, a Californian expat, who is now raising a family in Mongolia. She blogs about her life on Wonton Cruelty. Please tell us a little bit about yourself. Who you are, where you come from, when you moved to Mongolia, […]

The Roofs of Kathmandu: An Interview with Blogger Zeljka in Nepal

In this interview series we let our members take the spotlight! Today, we are talking to Zeljka aka Ms Z., a Croatian expat now living in Kathmandu. She joined her husband in Nepal only very recently and has started blogging about her relocation on The Roofs of Kathmandu. Please tell us a little bit about […]

eSlovénie: An Interview with Expat Blogger Patrick in Slovenia

In this interview series we let our members take the spotlight! Today, we are talking to Patrick, a French expat who has now settled in Slovenia. He writes about traveling and living in Slovenia on eSlovénie. Please tell us a little bit about yourself. Who you are, where you come from, when you moved to […]

Five Questions for Debbie Wibowo from Upwardly Global

We have recently talked quite a bit about “self-made expats” in this blog. But what about skilled immigrants, or highly qualified refugees, who’d like to “make it”, too, but who often have more difficulties in finding a career opportunity in their field? The US organization “Upwardly Global” aims to support this very specific group of […]

Six Degrees North: An Interview with Expat Blogger Chrissie in Ghana

In this interview series we let our members take the spotlight! Today, we are talking to Chrissie, an Australian expat in Ghana. She joined her husband in West Africa about one and half years ago and blogs about her Ghanaian adventure on Six Degrees North. 1. Please tell us a little bit about yourself. Who […]