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Expat Life

For many Matadorians, travel might not mean “travel” at all, but rather immersing oneself in a foreign culture as an expat. The potential payoffs are huge: language acquisition, adopting a new way of seeing the world, really “getting” a place to an extent that passers-through aren’t able to.

There are hardships too. Expats have to find a place to live and work, connect with a new social circle, and deal with homesickness, all while navigating a new language and culture.

With the help of its editorial staff and expat contributors around the world, Matador has generated articles on all aspects of this form of living / traveling.

Expat Life Articles

12 English habits I lost moving to Mexico

by Susannah Rigg

The 5 most dangerous habits I picked up living in China

by Sam Bleakly

The 10 best countries for expats

by Kia Abdullah

Thinking about moving abroad for love? Read this first.

by Alyssa James

10 reasons you should move to Barcelona right now [vid]

by Jeremy Ullmann

The 9 types of expats you’ll meet in Vietnam

by Jacqueline Kehoe

20 reasons we should all be moving to Delhi right now

by Jason Overdorf

11 signs you’re an American who was raised abroad

by Annabel LaLonde

The biggest lie you tell yourself when you live abroad

by Jen Legra

10 signs you’re going through Prague withdrawal

by Matt Collins

17 reasons we should all pack up and go live in Nairobi

by Tristan McConnell

9 honest questions the French have for you, America

by Celine Lingelser

5 uncomfortable truths about living in Buenos Aires

by Meaghan Beatley

11 reasons the expat life is not what it used to be

by Jeanne Kim

10 American habits I lost when I moved to South Korea

by Dannie Matevia

8 uncomfortable truths about being gay in South Korea

by Meg Ten Eyck

12 reasons you should consider moving to Yangon

by Patrick Winn

5 honest questions Americans have for you, China

by Matt Hershberger
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