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Living in Mexico as an expat

Have you ever thought of living in Mexico as an expat? Is it safe to live in Mexico? In this Expat Interview, Natalie will share about her expat life in Mexico and provide tips on the cost of living in Mexico, the procedure of moving to Mexico…
Yufuin Travel Guide

Yufuin Travel Guide

Located approximately 10 km from Beppu, Oita (another famous onsen destination), Yufuin is a lovely onsen resort that you can easily spend a day discovering. In this comprehensive Yufuin Travel Guide, you can find tips on Yufuin transportation,…

10 Best Tips to Travel to Japan on a budget

Is Japan expensive to visit? Many people think that it's impossible to travel to Japan on a budget, but in fact, the cost of traveling in Japan is quite similar to the one in Europe, or even cheaper! Of course, you cannot compare the price…
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Living in Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane, Australia’s third most populous city and the capital of Queensland, has a sub-tropical climate with good average temperatures all year round. Is Brisbane a good place to live as an expat? Let's discover it in this Expat interview!…
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Living in Tokyo as an expat

Tokyo, the capital and the heart of Japan, is ranked as the 11th most expensive city for expatriates. Is Tokyo a good place to live as an expat? What it's like to live in Tokyo? In this Expat Interview, Lena, an expat who is living in Tokyo,…
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Living in London as an expat

Are you thinking of living in London, or just wonder what it's like to live in London as an expat? In this Expat Interview, Claire will answer all the questions regarding expat life in London. You can understand the city better from an expat’s…
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Living in Fremont, California

Is Fremont a great place to live as an expat? What's it like to live in the United States? Read this Expat Interview and discover a story of Priya - an expat in Fremont, California. She discusses the moving procedures to Fremont, how to deal…

Public Transport in Germany

Whether you are a tourist or an expat, you may feel confused at the first the time you encounter the public transport system in Germany. "Complication" may be the first word you come up with when describing the system, but as long as you get…
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Living in Korea: An Expat Guide to Daegu, Korea

Have you ever wondered what it's like to live in Korea as an expat? In this Expat Interview, Rocio will share her expat life while teaching in Daegu - the fourth largest city in Korea. She will discuss her moving procedure, good and bad…

Top Things to do on Tet Holiday in Vietnam

Tet Holiday, or Lunar New Year, is the most important festival in Vietnam. Tet is the time for family reunion, so people visit their family, preparing and enjoying Tet holiday together. During these days, there are surely lots of interesting…

Expatriates Jeddah: Living in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia as an expat

Have you ever wondered what it's like to live in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia as an expat? In this interview, Noel will discuss the cost of living in Jeddah, good and bad things about living in Jeddah, places to go in Jeddah and more!   1.…

Expat Interview: Living in Gwangju, Korea as an expat

Welcome to Expat Interview Series! In this Interview, Lianne will show you what it's like to live in Gwangju, Korea as an expat. She will discuss her moving procedure, good and bad things about Gwangju, where to visit in Gwangju, cost of…

Hello 2018: Blog Goals & Travel Plans

Happy New Year everyone! Today is the first day of 2018, so I wish you a great year ahead. As I discussed yesterday in 2017 Reflection, setting goals is really important in blogging. Here are my blog goals & travel plans for this year!   1.…
2017 Year in Review

2017 Year in Review: Successes, Failures & Lessons learned

As today is that last day of 2017, I decided to take a look back on my blogging journey this year. It has been an up and down year for Expatolife, but overall it's great! I'd like to celebrate all my wins, as well as my failures/ challenges…

Living in Paris as an expat

Have you ever dreamed of living in Paris and wonder how it would be? In this Expat Interview, Gabriela will show you what it's like to live in Paris as an expat. You can understand Paris from an expat’s viewpoint, and get to know important…

Expat Interview: Living in Madrid, Spain as an expat

Welcome to Expat Interview Series. In this article, Kerry will show you what it's like to live in Madrid, Spain as an expat. You can understand the city better from an expat's viewpoint, and get to know important information such as living cost,…

Expat Interview: Living in Reutlingen, Germany as an expat

Welcome to Expat Interview Series. In this interview, you will get to know what's it like to live in Reutlingen, Germany as an expat. You can see Reutlingen from an expat's viewpoint. Also, this interview covers the cost of living, wanderlust…

I love so many places BUT NOT Prague

Is Prague a good place to live as an expat? In this Expat Interview, Caitlin will share what it's like to live in Prague, the Czech Republic as an expat. You can learn useful information such as the cost of living, how to move to Prague,…
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A Guide to Julefrokost - A Danish Christmas Celebration

Christmas is coming with the most exciting and long-awaited celebration of the year: Julefrokost. If you live in Denmark or know about Danish culture, I think you may once hear about this party. My first time participating in Julefrokost was…

What's it like to live in Beppu, Japan as an expat?

Welcome to Expat Interview Series! In each week, you will get to know what it's like to live in a city as an expat. The purpose of this series is to help YOU, yes YOU, to understand the city from an expat's viewpoint. Therefore, you can make…

Goodbye Vietnam.... and Hello Japan

It's time to say goodbye to my sweet summer vacation in Vietnam and officially finished my exchange period in Denmark. I'm on the way to go back to Japan to continue my 4th year Bachelor at my home university. It has been a great year…