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.

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Expat Life Articles

Luciana and Miguel

by Cathy Brown

7 expats tell us how they scored the life of their dreams

by Leslie Finlay

7 reasons Cambodians are the coolest people you’ll meet abroad

by Allison Jane Smith

Crossing the street in Ho Chi Minh City is terrifying [vid]

by Matt Hershberger

6 myths about Colombia that need to be busted

by Sarah Duncan

What it really means to be alone abroad

by Emma Sokoloff-Rubin

On the realities of expat life in Ghana

by Chris Gerakiteys

Top 20 most expensive cities in the world to live…and why

by Claire Litton-Cohn

How to be a Latin American hippie

by Laura Yan

Valentine’s Day in Paris, for cynics

by Nikkitha Bakshani

What it’s like to be a military contractor in Afghanistan

by Charlie J. Nolan

You really can’t watch the Super Bowl abroad

by Matt Hershberger

How to piss off an expat

by Walter Crab

How not to look like an idiot in Korea

by Deva Lee

Sketches of Spain

by Jason Wire

5 lessons learned living outside the US

by Colin Heinrich

Finding jeong in South Korea

by Deva Lee

8 lessons you learn in Patagonia

by David Miller
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