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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
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20 ways to recognize a Mexican anywhere in the world

by Iliana Garcia

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

by Claire Litton-Cohn

6 American habits that save my ass in Taiwan

by Hannah Smith

13 things every Chileno misses the second they leave Chile

by Nicolás Vergara

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

by Liz Galloway
9

Stop asking me how I afford to travel

by Gloria Atanmo
1

8 signs it’s time to get the hell out of Dublin

by Sorcha O'Higgins
1

17 little things you will miss when you leave Vietnam

by Jacqueline Kehoe
8

What happens when someone from Portugal moves to the UK

by Sandra Guedes

13 signs you’ve become culturally Peruvian

by Samantha Jenkins

8 American habits I lost in Japan

by Louise Hung
1

The 9 most dangerous habits I picked up in Vietnam

by Jacqueline Kehoe
3

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

by Meaghan Beatley

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

by Laura Mason
1

How I totally destroyed myself in Vietnam

by Colin Heinrich
2

The 5 most dangerous habits I picked up living in Argentina

by Madelaine Triebe
5

6 things you should never say to an expat

by Kia Abdullah
3

12 American habits I lost in Tokyo

by C-M "Spike" Daeley
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