Help Wanted: Do You Know Of An Expat Blog I Should Be Following?

16.February 2012

Expat Journey

Maybe you can help me.

When I was looking to travel the world I scoured the web for personal blogs of people just-like-me who were doing it. Mostly to prove to myself that people-just-like-me could do it but also to learn how people were doing it.

How did they save the money? How much did it cost them? Where did they go? How did they decide? Did they get sick while traveling? Did they get along? How did they know to catch that bus right there? What did they eat? Where did they sleep? Did they like it? What if they didn’t? What made them take off to travel the world? Was it easy to meet people? Was it what they expected? Were there lots of bugs? What were they doing to do when they got back? Were they ever scared? What was their favorite meal? Why did they choose that particular island? What about retirement? How did they keep in touch with friends? Did they take malaria medication? Were they quitting their jobs? How did they get their India visa? Is the beer in Germany really that good?

Endless questions.

I have so many of the same questions now only, this time, it’s about becoming an expat and, while there seem to be bucket loads of travel blogs now I’m having trouble finding expat blogs that resonate with me.

Here’s the part where maybe you can help.

I’m looking blogs of people who have left their home land and are living somewhere new and different for them. As I was with traveling, I’m drawn to personal stories rather than magazine type sites. I’m interested in hearing how they made the decision, what struggles they overcame and how their new life is now.

Do you know of an expat writer that I should be following? A blog that is hiding away that I must read? I need to know!

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8 Responses to “Help Wanted: Do You Know Of An Expat Blog I Should Be Following?”

  1. Kim Says:

    I don’t know… but one day I’ll be following YOUR expat blog :)
    Kim recently posted..We Reached Our RTW Savings Goal!!!!!!!

  2. Sara Says:

    Give gomexicoguide.com a look! Part mag style, part personal. Laura traveled across South and Central America and has now been living in Mexico City for a couple years.

  3. Gillian Says:

    I just found http://futureexpats.com/ I’m still trolling through all the archives but it looks really good. Susanna and her husband are moving to Panama this week but they started their expat journey just by deciding to leave their home (USA) – not knowing where they wanted to go, how they would support themselves or how to get there. I think it’s going to make for some good reading!
    Gillian recently posted..Finally Becoming Myself

  4. Alouise Says:

    I Eat My Pigeon (http://www.ieatmypigeon.com) is a great expat blog. And it’s not a blog but http://www.expatistan.com is a great website that lets you compare the cost of living in different cities around the world.
    Alouise recently posted..Road Trip Memories 17 – World’s Largest Oil Lamp in Donalda, Alberta

  5. mr.Lou Says:

    Hello Gillian. You should visit http://aBareAdventure.wordpress.com for tips on saving money as an Expat. It’s geared toward Expat parents, but the information is generally helpful to anyone living abroad. Enjoy.