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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

14 American habits I lost when I moved to Vietnam

by Jacqueline Kehoe

13 signs you’ve been in Korea too long

by Laura Bronner

13 American habits I lost in Amsterdam

by Melissa Adams

9 American habits I lost in France

by Meaghan Beatley

9 ways Spain ruined the US for me

by Gloria Atanmo

6 American habits I lost when I became a nomad in Southeast Asia

by Lash Augsburger

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

11 things that happen when you move to France

by Kathy Saunders

10 ways Vietnam ruined America for me

by Jacqueline Kehoe

13 things Venezuelans miss the most when they’re abroad

by Ana Liz OmaƱa 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
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