My life abroad: A selection of expat stories
We are proud to publish for the first time in paperback a selection of those expat stories that you can read every week on BlogExpat.com.
Selecting and compiling those interviews has been a long task but also a lot of fun with the variety of anecdotes and experiences that so many expats have shared with us.
We hope that you will enjoy the book and share with all the past, current and future expats and friends that you know!
“So, when I had an opportunity to relocate, I didn’t hesitate for one second… and here I am.” So begins the story of many expats as they are told in the pages of this book.
With the Internet’s increased accessibility, many blogs have been created and expats have embraced this new medium of communication in order to share their experience. Since 2011, BlogExpat.com has been a public voice for many expat bloggers through regular interviews published on the website. This book offers a small number of them that we have selected for you.
Those interviewed have become expats for a number of different reasons. Many are attracted by the idea of living in a foreign country. What is abroad? Is the grass greener elsewhere? How do people live there? What are their customs? How would I live in this country?
We imagine throughout the different stories that ties with family or friends are not as undermined as they might have been a while ago. Internet, Skype and social networks have reduced the distance between people. The long-distance disappears and kilometres are no longer an obstacle.
These interviews are snapshots; they express opinions delivered at one time and they may have evolved later. Comments reflect the thoughts of their author at that moment, with their share of subjectivity.
You must read this book as a photo album, allowing you to discover a world view, at a given angle.
This book contains 55 stories, covers all continents and each section and story is illustrated.
We hope that you will enjoy the book and that you will share the news with your friends!
The main authors are expatriates who took part in interviews published on BlogExpat.com’s platform over the last few years. Their responses were selected and compiled by Florence Gindre and Cyril Richert.
- Florence Gindre has been an expatriate over three different periods. She has been a writer since 2012 and has published several books on expatriation.
- Cyril Richert has lived abroad for more than 16 years. He has been setting up and managing online services and expanded features for expatriate websites since 2000.
252 pages – 60 illustrations
Paperback : $16 - £12 - €15
Preview available HERE.
Point of sale:
You can also buy the Book directly HERE.