Have you ever traveled somewhere and met someone who had been a tourist, same as you, fell in love with the place and just stayed? I’ve read about it, and I’ve met people who have done it. As a rigidly logical person, I find it unfathomable that someone would just stay. Just stay. How do you do that?
Jim and I do love taking our time to get to know a place. We’ve lived in five different countries together, and we absolutely love the expat life, but the difference is we have jobs. Our jobs provide us with housing and other supports. We aren’t truly doing this on our own, we’re sort of cheater expats. I’m not sure I’m brave enough to go out there and just stay, then find housing, jobs, a life. It sounds scary.
I know lots of expats that are certainly more courageous than we are, and some of them even write blogs. Here are a few of my favorite expat blogs:
Diary of a Serial Expat – Soon to be in Saudi Arabia
The Three Under – the Netherlands
Albom Adventures – New Zealand
Chasing the Donkey – Croatia
Budget Travelers Sandbox – South Korea
Travel Turtle – Germany
The Lou Messugo Blog – France
Mountains and Passports – China
Guten Blog Y’all! – Germany
Maroc Mama – Morocco
Waegook Tom – Taiwan
Frank About Croatia – Croatia
Unlocking Kiki – Iceland
Monkeys and Mountains – Germany
Sidewalk Safari – Ireland
Curiosity Travels – Spain
This is by far an incomplete list of fantastic expat blogs, so if you know of a great one please put in the comment section!
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