Category: expat life

January 11, 2022

TOP 5 BOOKS OF 2021

My reading goal for 2021 was 50 books, and wow did I find some good ones this year! I’ve always been an avid reader, but it’s become a bigger priority for me over the past few years, especially as I’ve noticed my screen time creep up and up. This year, I set myself a goal […]

November 30, 2021

ONE YEAR IN EDINBURGH!

It’s been one year since we packed up our life in Sweden and moved to Scotland, and wow- time has flown by!  Moving to a new place in the midst of a pandemic has definitely been tricky; between obtaining all the right paperwork/covid tests, bringing the cats, putting our things in storage, and quarantining only […]

November 9, 2021

THE HARDEST PART ABOUT MOVING ABROAD

Most of the time, I love living abroad. I absolutely live for the adventure, meeting new people, and experiencing new cultures. I love taking every opportunity to travel, and love trying all the new foods and experiences. And most of the time it’s just that. I’m happy with my decision to live abroad and am […]

April 6, 2021

5 PLACES I WANT TO TRAVEL IN 2021

Though we’re very much still in the middle of a pandemic, and travel isn’t recommended yet, I’m feeling hopeful that as more vaccines go out and restrictions start to be lifted, it will be possible to safely travel again at some point this year. One of the main reasons we chose to move abroad was to […]

March 2, 2021

SO YOU WANT TO MOVE ABROAD? TIPS FROM AN EXPAT

After a year in lockdown, are you sick of the same old same old, feeling that wanderlust, and itching to try something new? Have you always dreamed of waking up to the sunrise in Greece, shopping in France, or having daily fika in Sweden? Maybe your company has another branch in Germany, and you’re debating […]

January 26, 2021

5 LESSONS LEARNED ABROAD – GUEST POST WITH KATIE WEE

This week on the blog Katie Wee, my cousin and fellow expat is here to share her reflections and musings on lessons learned while living abroad. Katie currently lives in London and has so many interesting thoughts and stories to tell when it comes to facing the incredible experiences and challenges of living abroad! -Emily My […]

January 19, 2021

10 THINGS THAT HAPPEN WHEN YOU LIVE ABROAD

Life might be difficult for a while, but I would tough it out because living in a foreign country is one of those things that everyone should try at least once. My understanding was that it completed a person, sanding down the rough provincial edges and transforming you into a citizen of the world.” – […]

December 16, 2020

LIFE IN SCOTLAND: MY INITIAL THOUGHTS

Somehow we’ve already been in Edinburgh for three weeks, and I’m not sure where the time has gone! People keep asking if we’ve “settled in”, and to be honest – it’s been a really strange time. Moving to a new country and quarantining immediately (not to mention in a temporary apartment with only some of […]

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