Category: expat life

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 […]

December 8, 2020

QUARANTINE IN THE UK: MY EXPERIENCE

With just 2 days left of our 14 – day quarantine, I thought I would take some time today to talk about how and what I’ve been doing to pass the time! Over the course of this year, I’ve been lucky enough not to have experienced any strict lockdowns. As many of you know, Sweden’s […]

November 25, 2020

HEJDÅ SVERIGE/GOODBYE SWEDEN

We leave for Scotland tomorrow, and it’s finally starting to set in that I’ll no longer be living in Sweden. No more midsummer, afternoon fika, or dalahästar. No daily kanelbullar, summerhouses, or ABBA – there are so many things I’ll miss, but I’m certain many of the Swedish things I’ve come to love will find […]

November 17, 2020

LEARNING SWEDISH: MY EXPERIENCE

One of the best parts of living abroad is experiencing the culture, and for me, I found it difficult to do so fully without understanding the language. Though Sweden is known as one of the top countries when it comes to English fluency, it was important for me to try to learn at least some […]

October 27, 2020

WE’RE MOVING TO EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND!

It’s official – we’re moving! At the end of November, MacKenzie, our two cats, and I will all be making the move to Edinburgh, Scotland! These past two+ years in Sweden have quite literally changed our lives and we wouldn’t have had it any other way. We moved to Sweden for the opportunity to live […]

October 13, 2020

CYCLING IN SWEDEN: MY LIFE ON TWO WHEELS

What’s your favourite mode of travel? Before moving to Europe, I would have said car, but after two and a half years of cycling almost every day – bike is my preferred way to get around!  As someone who grew up riding around in a car and was only introduced to public transportation during my university […]

September 29, 2020

HOW TO MAKE FRIENDS IN A NEW CITY

One of the most daunting pieces of moving to a new place is making new friends. As someone who has moved to both new cities and countries in the last few years, this is a struggle that I know all too well. Combined with the inevitable stress of moving, at times it can all seem […]

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