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EXPATS

EXPATS

Expats share their worldwide experiences with guest posts. Here you'll also find Bex's experiences as an expat in Greece

Girl Gone Greek - Read the novel by Rebecca Hall

“Girl Gone Greek” – a novel

My novel's been out for three years now - but let's have a look at the development of writing Girl Gone Greek. Back in the summer of 2010 I was back in the UK visiting...
Kalimera and Koukla mou - Greek greetings you're sure to hear when you visit the country- LifeBeyondBorders

“Kalimera” and “Koukla mou” – Greek greetings you’re sure to hear when you visit

We've looked at some odd Greek superstitions such as why Greeks might spit at you when you visit (truly! But don't worry, it's a compliment).  There are also some really helpful tips about Do's...
Expat Life in Rhodes, Greece

Expat Life in Rhodes, Greece

Greece is not only popular for holidaymakers, many people choose to make their home in Greece too, either by purchasing a holiday home or relocating permanently. One such person is Amanda Settle – a ‘transplanted Brit’ who calls the Dodecanese island of Rhodes her home and has done for the last 4.5 years. 
We all know my love of this country – I decided to catch up with Amanda to see where her love stemmed from and why she decided to build an expat life in Rhodes, Greece.

Life lessons teaching – and travelling – have taught me

That expression "Jack of all trades, Master of none" used to really irritate me, probably because it summed me up quite well yet seemed to have negative connotations.  In my 20s I was really...

Greece, the UK, the EU Referendum

**Warning: Swearing in this post - plus some honest opinions you may not like** Thank you. She stepped up to me and embraced me.  I looked and felt a little perplexed. Your chocolate tonight is free, on...

Impact Hub – Athens

You're a travel blogger, a remote or location independent worker. You're coming to Athens, Greece for a short or mid-period of time and whilst you may've rented a great AirBNB apartment to base yourself,...

Fund your travels with TEFL?

Many of you will know; prior to my life as a travel writer, I trained as a TEFL teacher and taught in Greece for over 5 years. I recently read a really interesting article about...

Moving Overseas

Those familiar with my site know that I've travelled overland by train from London to Athens and even taken a container ship from Athens to Hong Kong, all in the name of experience and adventure....

Top 10 Posts of 2015

Hello and happy holiday season for 2015!  To all regular and new followers of Life Beyond Borders, I thank you for your support.  Here, I give you a round up of the top 10...

Launch of “Girl Gone Greek” in Athens

Followers of my site will know I also wear a different hat: that of an author of fiction.  In May 2015 I released my debut novel Girl Gone Greek on Amazon. I self-published it...

Greece ‘in crisis’ – JULY 2015

It seems a real shame that I have to write this. Many of you will know that I live here and am a huge fan of Greece and the Greek people.  And many of you...

Celebrating six months of teamwork

Sunday 21st June 2015 was the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere - the Summer Solstice.  In some parts of the Hemisphere, people celebrated with their various rituals.  Here in Athens,...

An expat in Italy – guest post

BIO: Helen is originally from Cornwall, UK, and spent some years in London before moving to Dublin, Ireland in 2003. There, she was swept off her feet by an Italian - Mr M. In late...

Living the Dream in Cambodia

Half English, half American, Lucy is the author of www.lucysmilesaway.com She has spent the last six years travelling and most of that time is spent getting lost and making friends who can read maps. She has...

Top five things about life in South Korea

The League of Expat Writer's has been rather silent for a while.  We're back now!  Meagan - an American in South Korea - shares her experience with us. I moved to South Korea 3.5 years...

Beekeeping in Athens

Would you like to come and see my bees? a friend asked me.  No, it wasn't a pick-up line, my friend genuinally has bees on a small mountainside in Melissia, a suburb to the north...

An oasis in Athens city on a hot day

A glorious 28 degrees today - but I am in the middle of the city! I love the southern beaches, but they're a bit too far to venture out to by the time I...

North American expat in Peru

Tina Stelling is a dispossessed expat, freelance writer, blogger, recently published guide writer, and lover of all things delicious. You can buy her first guide on Arequipa, Peru on Amazon. You can also follow...

American life in a small UK seaside town

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Incorrect assumptions of an expat lifestyle

As followers of my site will know, I run regular stories by expats in my Expats Sharing Experiences section.  I like to reach out and encourage others to share their stories of expat life,...
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