Becoming an expat takes you out of your comfort zone and eventually makes you spend more time with yourself. If you’re lucky enough, you might actually discover a new You..
People here are like children, always smiling and feeling happy. Since I moved here I stopped thinking I’m old.
“There’s always something going on. You always feel like you are missing out on something, and you probably are…. “
I felt like in a mix of anthropological experiment and Chinese torture! Chinese were simple and good people, but acted weird like friends from another planet.
A perfect cultural hybrid grows inside of you, making you live and see your life in a very different way. You learn how to blend into a new culture without forgetting your own.
My opinion is that the whole story about the Games shows Russia in miniature. Most of the people in Sochi hate the Games already. As for me, I think there are must be some changes in Russia otherwise it’s going to be the same situation like in Ukraine.
Many times here or in other countries where I lived I see that people need to get in posh places, with amazing food and drinks, in order to try to have some fun.. And this is still kind of strange for me.
Being an expat it feels like you are different, but in Amsterdam there are so many of us, that you somehow feel you belong here.
The peace and quiet that surrounds the bustling streets of Tel Aviv on Friday-Saturday is something I find very special. And the masses of families that flock to the Ports and Beaches on these days is very refreshing to me, especially because family time here is so important and celebrated in this country.
The sense of community is not very strong, it’s tough and it’s a struggle but people feel blessed because they get to live in the center of the world