Author Archives: Thomas

Born to be nomad: expat and local at the same time

“It struck me already at that early age what a melting pot the World really is” — Eric The Expat Earth Interview Series #2 I’m interviewing my French expat friend Eric in his apartment in Potsdam, outside Berlin. Eric is … Continue reading

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Ohana means family!

Great line from Lilo & Stich. But this Hawaiian word means more than just family. “Ohana” is family, community, a sense of belonging, but it’s at the same time much more than these words can express. There is no Paradise … Continue reading

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When you move, move for real

“We were prepared for change when we moved from Denmark to Australia. The change we were totally unprepared for was the move from one place to another within Denmark!” — Rolf & Jane The Expat Earth Interview Series #1 Rolf … Continue reading

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Mental tsunami – when disaster strikes

When a natural disaster strikes somewhere in the world, everyone is saddened. We were too of course, but perhaps more personally touched than most people who live far away. Because we’ve been there. We’ve lived there. And we have friends … Continue reading

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Stepping out of your comfort zone? – expats do it daily!

“What’s the fuss?” I heard a speech the other day about “stepping outside of our comfort zone”. It is said that we need to do that in order to learn and grow. I do agree with that. It just struck … Continue reading

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Blogging your experience – what’s in an expat blog?

Expat Earth is one month old. Yay! It’s been a month of blogging for the big public now as opposed to “just” blogging for family and friends. Wherever we’ve been in our expat experience during the past 5 or so … Continue reading

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Starting at a new school: Expat kids, part 2

We already touched upon the benefits of moving abroad for expat kids. But one thing is looking back at what you’ve accomplished, another is being in the middle of becoming an expat: You’re visiting possible new schools, talking to teachers, … Continue reading

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Any benefits of moving abroad for expat kids?

Uprooting the family, creating expat kids We already talked about the reasons for moving abroad; money or adventure, a better life or a career choice. Whatever the reason, when you’re moving abroad with kids, the decision no longer has an … Continue reading

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Yes, it will be Christmas! abroad once again …

Christmas abroad: still same as always As a follow-up to my first Christmas post, I thought I’d round off our holiday theme here on Expat Earth with this short post. We’re done with Christmas shopping now: All the presents are … Continue reading

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Will it ever be Christmas?

Real Christmas? I grew up in Denmark, where winters are cold and wet … and Christmas is celebrated indoors with a real tree, rich and fat food, and the big event takes place on the 24th of December. When we … Continue reading

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