Category Why I Live In…

Living in Seoul, South Korea

Sarah Shaw: Why I Live in… Seoul

A travel writer and artist, Sarah Shaw is currently enjoying her last remaining months as an expat in South Korea. She’s originally from Maine, but throughout the past six years has lived on four different continents, and spends her days getting lost, petting stray cats and embarrassing herself in foreign languages.Read More
La Paz, Bolivia

Rosanna Bird: Why I Live in… La Paz

Describing herself as a serial expat, Rosanna Bird had already done stints abroad in Romania, South Korea and Taiwan before she and her boyfriend decided on an impermanent move to Bolivia. Beginning in January 2012, with a flight to Brazil, they zig-zagged through Argentina, Uruguay and Chile before their current extended stop in La Paz.Read More
Chicago, USA

Pola Henderson: Why I Live in… Chicago

Pola Henderson was less than three years old when she first travelled long distance and has been fond of jetting around ever since. She started blogging in 2010 and currently juggles her passion for globetrotting with a day job in marketing communication.Read More
Living in Bali, Indonesia

Graeme Swift: Why I Live in… Bali

For now circumstance dictates that Graeme Swift spends only half the year in Bali with his Balinese wife and their son. Between them they manage their holiday villa rental business while Graeme also works in the UK as a freelance business English teacher. Eventually hoping to cut all ties with the UK to retire and live full time on the island, he talks to us about his life in Indonesia. Read More
Living in Madrid

Francesca Luke: Why I Live in… Madrid

Since she was a child Francesca Luke has dreamt of living in a sunny Mediterranean country and fulfilled that ambition when she moved to Madrid to work as an English Teacher. She tell us more about her life in the Spanish capital and also how the company she co-founded can help you to live with a Spanish family in Madrid, working as an English Language Assistant.Read More
Freiburg, Germany

Ali Garland: Why I Live in Freiburg

A while back we received a tweet from Ali Garland asking if we knew of any job opportunities in Freiburg. We didn’t but suggested she talk to one of our previous interviewees for this column, Andrew Couch of Grounded Traveler. Unknown to us, and as she explains below, Andrew was the reason why she was looking for work in Germany. Read More
Living in Paris

Edna Zhou: Why I Live in… Paris

Edna Zhou’s transferable skills in journalism and social media marketing have kept her on the move around the world. No stranger to working abroad she had already lived in China and Singapore before a combination of planning and chance landed her in Paris.Read More
Living in Salta

Leigh Shulman: Why I Live in… Salta

With her husband Noah Edelblum and daughter Lila, Leigh Shulman shrugged off her old life in New York to travel Europe, the US, Central and South America. Advocates of slow travel their pace ground to a halt when they settled in the Argentine city of Salta and founded an art and education NGO.Read More
Nonthaburi, Bangkok, Thailand

Nicholas Orwin: Why I Live in… Nonthaburi

The first time he saw Michael Palin’s Around the world in 80 days Nicholas Orwin knew he wanted to travel and not just go on a holiday abroad. Captivated by Asia for as long as he can remember he took a job teaching English in Thailand.Read More
Living in Cappadocia

Duke Dillard: Why I Live in… Cappadocia

A happy family man for the past 17 years, he had a normal white, middle class childhood in suburban America and at age nine had a significant encounter with Jesus Christ that still impacts his life today. Though he and his family have already spent many years living in Kazakstan, Uzbekistan and Ankara, they are fairly new residents of Cappadocia and tell us more about living there.Read More