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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

20 signs you’re culturally Chilean

by Elyssa Garrett

10 things that will happen when you move to Norway

by Paul Kucewicz

10 ways Vietnam ruined America for me

by Jacqueline Kehoe

13 American habits I lost in Amsterdam

by Melissa Adams

9 ways Spain ruined the US for me

by Gloria Atanmo

6 American habits I lost in Madrid

by Rebecca Bellan

When I moved to France, I was told to get ready for strikes. Here’s what I’ve learned since.

by Kendra Pierre Louis

11 things Americans ask (and get totally wrong) about Australia

by Kellie Donnelly

13 things Venezuelans miss the most when they’re abroad

by Ana Liz Omaña Caverzan

16 little things you will miss after leaving Tokyo

by C-M "Spike" Daeley

You know you are in Poland when…

by Karolina Goralska

The 5 worst habits I picked up in London

by Madelaine Triebe

Stop asking me how I afford to travel

by Gloria Atanmo

13 things every Chileno misses the second they leave Chile

by Nicolás Vergara

6 American habits that save my ass in Taiwan

by Hannah Smith

You know you’re a Canadian in the US when…

by Claire Litton-Cohn

You know you’re becoming a local in Costa Rica when…

by Liz Galloway

20 ways to recognize a Mexican anywhere in the world

by Iliana Garcia
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