Y'all know I'm passionate about talking about the parts of expat life that aren't discussed often enough. The parts that aren't pretty enough for Instagram. The stuff that's too messy to share during small talk.
Well listen. NO ONE talks about the expat struggles that are being separated from your favorite snacks from back home & getting acclimated to the toilets in your new country.
FRET NOT. THE EXPAT CAST IS HERE TO BREAK THE STIGMA. #notallheroeswearcapes
This week's episode of the podcast comes to ya in two parts.
Part 1: snacks we miss from back home, snacks we love in our new home, & comparisons about snacking culture.
Part 2: what toilets are like in Germany, an in-depth analysis of the poop shelf, & pros/cons of toilets around the world.
Link in the bio to this groundbreaking content. Because here at The Expat Cast, we really give a shit. #newslogan
🇳🇿 THIS IS NEW ZEALAND 🇳🇿 •Today marks one year since I explored the South Island in a car, where we stuffed three of us in a tent each night. We weathered rain storms, silly backpackers, sand flies and trekked for hours upon hours a day. Many sunsets, self-made campfires, and not many showers•
I would argue NZ is the most beautiful country in the world....but I haven’t been everywhere....yet ✈️ #TravelNewZealand#SoloTravel#TravelDiaries#Wanderlust
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If you are in London you only have 10 more days to catch the Chihuly glass exhibit at @kewgardens - it’s one of the best things I’ve seen this year, don’t miss it! ❤️💛🧡 And this look is one of my favorite for touring, you can shop it here: http://liketk.it/2FTcl #email@example.com
I was incredibly disappointed in the museums in Cardiff, but wow is the castle incredible! It was a private home until 1947 when it was gifted to the city. Thank you to @visitcardiff for sponsoring my visit to this site that is easily worth making the trek to see.
If only there was sunshine rather than the pouring rain I woke up to. This photo is from last year in Giverny, around the time I started my blog. Read some of my thoughts about the past year at the link in my bio. #travel#france#giverny#americanabroad
1 1016 October, 2019
If you know anything about me, you know that I’m exceptionally talented at laugh-smiling in photos and that I *love* me some job searching at the holidays.
I’m really not joking. This is one of the most strategic times of year to be looking for (and landing) a new role.
If I’m peaking your interest at all, we gotta talk.
In fact, this week, I’m going to lay it all out there. I’m gonna tell you about *all* of the reasons why this is my favorite job search season—and how you can strategically use this handy hiring knowledge to your advantage right this second.
But you’ve gotta be getting my #ENTRYLEVELBOSS newsletter in offer to get the goods.
Sign yourself up right here: alexashoen.com/join-now/
Don’t listen to those people who are saying this year is already over. Trust me: it’s not.
Tune in this week. Share the good news with a friend. Spread the word!
1 8016 October, 2019
Tickets officially booked - headed to Bali for the first week of December.
If I'd have known that the view from my doctors office would be THIS, I might not have put off making an appointment for a year and a half. 😅😍 Then again, I'm from a country where it costs a lot of money to be sick, where having a cold is far from a reason to stay home from work, & where sick days can be pulled from your vacation time. So maybe I would have still avoided making an appointment, because some things are hard to unlearn.
I've been enjoying following the democratic party primaries to see what healthcare policies are popular with voters. Let's see what tonight's debate brings!
4 5315 October, 2019
Castle tour? No, I’m good, I’d rather stay at home ➡️ said me NEVER! 🏰😜 No matter where you’re from, castles elicit a sense of internal wanderlusty wonder. And right now I’m day dreaming about returning to the land of castles when I return to Europe in 30 short days! My renewed passport can’t get here soon enough! 🗺🌍✈️ What’s the most stunning castle you’ve ever seen?📍Durbuy, Belgium 🇧🇪
9 8415 October, 2019
I’m back! I took an accidental break from Insta. I didn’t feel like opening the app, so I just didn’t and that lasted a little while lol. There is nothing wrong with staying on or taking time off any form of social media - live your best life boo. During the time away then there has been so much good, bad and in-between. Quick summary of the big stuff: My brother (@bennybranny ) married the amazing @wanderwommen on a beautiful farm in Colorado, I found out I may need another eye surgery and it would lift the eyelid - which I’m not sure I want to do (more on this later), and now I’m in Amsterdam!
If you need to reach me in the next week please reach out via email, Instagram or Facebook messenger, or if you have an Apple device feel free to text. More soon!
7 6115 October, 2019
The Roman baths in Bath. The audio tour here was really incredible! Thanks to @visitbath for giving me a press pass.
*NEW POST* While this Insta is quite new, my blog turned 1 today! In honor of this milestone, I wrote a little reflection and included some of my favorite photos from the past year, such as this gem from Athens. Check it out at the link in my bio. #travel#athens#americanabroad
“Health is not valued until sickness comes.” - Thomas Fuller
🇪🇸ES: Habéis visto mucho en mis stories que este año ha sido frustrante. Me he enfermado tantas veces. No he podido lograr muchas cosas que me había planteado. Pero he aprendido muchísimo, tanto de cómo cuidarme como de no exigirme tanto. .
En lugar de sentirme frustrada con el entrenamiento que hago que hace un año habría sido mi calentamiento solo, he decidido que voy a ver el lado positivo de todo. En lugar de decir, “que DÉBIL estás”, me voy a decir “cada día estás más fuerte!”, y celebrar las pequeñas victorias porque nuestra manera de hablar a nosotros mismos realmente nos impacta mucho. .
Estamos VIVXS, y hay que celebrarlo 💪 Por qué estás agradecidx hoy? Comenta abajo⬇️, me encantaría saber que te inspira! 💋- Oli
🇺🇸EN: Lots of you have seen in my stories how frustrating this year has been. I’ve gotten sick so many times I can’t even count. I haven’t been able to achieve so many goals that I’d set for myself. But I’ve learned SO much. I’ve learned how to start taking better care of myself, but also how to stop demanding so much from myself. .
Instead of getting upset about doing a workout that would have just been a warm-up for me a year ago, I’m deciding to see everything in a positive light. Instead of telling myself “You’re so weak”, I’m going to encourage myself and say “you’re getting stronger every day!” And celebrate the little victories because self-talk is powerful. .
We’re ALIVE, and that’s a gift worth celebrating 💪 What are you grateful for today? Comment below ⬇️, I’d love to read your story 💋- Liv #gratitude#mentalhealth#stronger
31 34615 October, 2019
Take me back to Fiji..
1 2115 October, 2019
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a... oh no wait, it actually is a bird.
Better late than never right?!
Remember when I said I filmed a video?! There are 2 PARTS OUT NOW 🚨 LINK FOR PART 1 IN BIO 🚨
1️⃣ The story of why I ditched my plan to go to grad school and decided to move my life across the world, and 2️⃣ a Q & A about some of my experiences so far.
Can I get real though? As exciting as this new chapter in my life is, with any new beginning comes a lot of uncertainty. Lately I’ve been feeling stressed and too busy worrying about what I’m doing next (after my 1 year contract ends). Do I stay? Do I go home? Go somewhere new? Sometimes I let it get to me so much that I feel like I’m not present and enjoying this journey, which is crazy because I’m literally traveling the world 😅
All I know is I have a lot of ideas for cool videos that could be interesting and helpful and I’ve been feeling defeated and disappointed in myself that I haven’t already made like 10 videos. But I’m trying. And even if these are the only videos I post (THEY WONT BE THOUGH SO GET PUMPED lol) I hope it helps someone who feels stuck in their life like I did. Although I still feel confused, I don’t feel so STUCK like I did before graduating. I still feel like I’m moving forward. So just remember: you don’t have to have everything figured out, but just keep moving forward 🤗💜 (and like and share my videos, too 😉 hehe)