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7Q: Lauren from Chicago

7Q: Lauren from Chicago

I’m an American expat currently living in Seoul, South Korea by way of Chicago. I’m a collector of maps, passport stamps and freckles but my official job title is ESL teacher. I also freelance write and blog for a number of outlets, including the blog of the official website of Korea. 1) What made you […]

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I Dream of Scooters and Street Food

I Dream of Scooters and Street Food

I bend down to inspect a vacant spot on the concrete steps in front of a brightly lit store with a blue and green neon “Family Mart” sign. Seeing no excessive fluid or grime, I lay claim to the prime real estate and turn my attention to my recently acquired loot. A small plastic bag […]

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Cast Cutting in China: Check-ups in a Foreign Land

Cast Cutting in China: Check-ups in a Foreign Land

[pullquote align=”left”]One of my favorite stories to tell people is about the time that a horse rolled over me and fractured my wrist and L3 vertebra two weeks before my first trip to China. I was pretty out of it for a few days, but I got a cute, purple, short cast on my left […]

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Book Review of Expat Women: Confessions

Book Review of Expat Women: Confessions

Andrea Martins, Victoria Hepworth, Expat Women: Confessions – 50 answers to your Real-Life Questions, 2011. After 12 years of living abroad and the reading of numerous books on the topic, I wondered what I was going to really learn by reading Andrea’s and Victoria’s book. I was wrong. This book is impressive. I particularly like […]

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Berlin, Germany: Discovering Hidden Culinary Treasures

Berlin, Germany: Discovering Hidden Culinary Treasures

The adventurous foodie will feel right at home in Berlin. Popular city guides focus on fast-paced itineraries, often overlooking the culinary gems within the city. Berlin, in addition to its historic sites, museums, and amazing nightlife, offers an array of unique dining experiences. Here’s a small taste of some of Berlin’s hidden culinary treasures. Supper […]

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Six Ways to Write About Your Life Abroad

Six Ways to Write About Your Life Abroad

[pullquote align=”left”]Many people decide to go and live abroad and of those, many also harbour dreams of writing a book about their experiences. With Julia Roberts in the title role of the film of Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love, books about people doing stuff overseas have never been more popular.[/pullquote] I call this genre expat […]

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