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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
36

12 culture shocks Americans have in Germany

by Genevieve Northup
166

9 culture shocks Americans will have in Hungary

by Colm FitzGerald
21

7 uncomfortable truths about living in Australia

by Sara Schneider
10

The first 13 things Americans learn upon moving to Spain

by Gloria Atanmo
3

12 American habits I lost in Tokyo

by C-M "Spike" Daeley
3

How to become a Spaniard in 20 easy steps

by Ana Bulnes
9

9 ways to humiliate yourself in Budapest

by Barbara Litzlfellner
4

6 things you should never say to an expat

by Kia Abdullah

35 ways you know you’ve become Swedish

by Morgane Croissant
2

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

by Dayana Aleksandrova
2

The 5 most dangerous habits I picked up living in Argentina

by Madelaine Triebe

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
1

The 3 most dangerous habits I picked up in Budapest

by Barbara Litzlfellner
1

How I totally destroyed myself in Vietnam

by Colin Heinrich
2

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

by Meaghan Beatley
2

11 side effects of living in Luxembourg

by Paula Veselovschi
6

9 western habits I lost when I moved to Taiwan

by Amelia Easten
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