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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 culture shocks Americans have in Germany

by Genevieve Northup

9 culture shocks Americans will have in Hungary

by Colm FitzGerald

7 uncomfortable truths about living in Australia

by Sara Schneider

The first 13 things Americans learn upon moving to Spain

by Gloria Atanmo

12 American habits I lost in Tokyo

by C-M "Spike" Daeley

How to become a Spaniard in 20 easy steps

by Ana Bulnes

9 ways to humiliate yourself in Budapest

by Barbara Litzlfellner

6 things you should never say to an expat

by Kia Abdullah

35 ways you know you’ve become Swedish

by Morgane Croissant

The 5 most dangerous habits I picked up living in Argentina

by Madelaine Triebe

8 American habits I lost in Japan

by Louise Hung

The 9 most dangerous habits I picked up in Vietnam

by Jacqueline Kehoe

13 signs it’s time to get the hell out of Melbourne

by Laura Mason

The 3 most dangerous habits I picked up in Budapest

by Barbara Litzlfellner

How I totally destroyed myself in Vietnam

by Colin Heinrich

10 things that will make you say “FML” in Buenos Aires

by Meaghan Beatley

13 signs you’ve become culturally Peruvian

by Samantha Jenkins

The 7 first things a Bulgarian learns when they move to the US

by Dayana Aleksandrova
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