Aussies Round The World

Australians can be a fickle bunch. They love their home country but being so far away from everything else tends to bring out the wanderlust in them. So I decided to reach out to our fellow Aussie expats and get their stories about moving to a new country – sometimes the USA, sometimes other countries – and hear the good, the bad and the ugly.

If you’d like to contribute your own Aussie expat story, please contact me letting me know where you moved to and how long you live/d there.

A year long US road trip

What happens when you pack up your life, including three children in Australia, and take them on a year long US road trip? I’d like to say magic. But I’m thinking that it’d be more like 365 days worth of swings and roundabouts. And an adventure of kid wrangling and…

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Aussies Round the World: From Victoria to three different continents

Moving overseas is almost easy nowadays – from the bunch of expat groups and businesses ready to give you advice, to organisations ready to help with the visa process. But that’s mostly if you’re using the well-worn path of the common westernised expat countries. How many of us have really,…

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Aussies Round the World: From Tasmania to the Netherlands (via London)

Lots of Australians make the expat pilgrimage to London at least once in their lives (myself included). But what happens when an Aussie leaves the comforts of an English-speaking country? Tasmanian Kristy started her expat journey as an English teacher in London, but love took her to the Netherlands. Kristy…

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Aussies Round the World: Actor and writer Adam Zwar

From an absolute outsider’s perspective, Australian actor and writer Adam Zwar is the quintessential laidback Aussie – all cricket and footy references with the occasional Tim Winton-esque thoughtful tangent thrown in for good measure. Born and raised in Cairns, he was a journalist for the Sunday Herald Sun before moving into…

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Aussies Round the World: The cowgirl of North Carolina

It took a move from the country NSW town of Gunnedah to the United States to turn young Aussie Chloe Cox into a rodeo star making her mark on the international circuit. Despite the fact that her parents both rodeoed in Australia – her dad was a bullfighter and her…

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Aussies Round the World: Challenges of cross-national relationships

This is a guest post by Aussie expat Melanie, who inspires expats over at her blog, The Wandering Darlings. She writes about her her life in the UK with her British fiance and their bunny Bruce. Here she writes about the joys and difficulties of cross-national relationships. Find her on Facebook and Instagram for more…

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“Trailing spouse” in Hong Kong: making new friends

This is a guest post by Aussie expat Jess Mizzi, who has written an awesome collection of travel itineraries over at her blog, Expat Getaways. Jess worked training tour guides in Cairns before her husband got a job in Hong Kong and the couple upped-sticks. Find her on Facebook and Instagram for…

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Aussies round the world: Insane in the Ukraine

This is a guest post by Aussie expat Lara, who writes about her life in the Ukraine over at Lost Lara. She’s also lived the expat life in London. Are you wondering what it’d be like to live in a town where you don’t speak the language and no one…

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