Tuesday, 7 September 2010
Life beyond the expat bubble
We came across this great photography blog by Brandon Hoover that inspired this post about breaking the “expat mould”. As seasoned expats, we only know too well about hanging out with other expats in the same bars every Friday night and visiting the same restaurants week-in, week-out.
Moving away familiar expat communities to go venturing off the beaten path is a powerful feeling. It allows expats to fully experience and immerse themselves within the local culture and surroundings. Anyone who’s read Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love will understand and resonate with the notion of the expat life as active choices and not just living within your comfort zone but in a different country. Often expats find many pleasant surprises that adds to their overall experiences abroad. Our previous guest bloggers, Rebecca Self and Chelsea Christensen are great examples of people who have made that choice to embark upon that journey of self-discovery.
We’d love to hear about your stories of when you experienced life beyond the expat bubble. Leave us a comment below.