I am a 30 something global soul, a perpetual expat. I was born in the Netherlands to a Dutch/Irish Family. Since then I have lived in Norway, Nigeria, Turkey and Venezuela. I went to school and university in the UK and settled there for some years, married an English man and had very normal English life for a while. Then we decided to have an adventure and took our children and the dog to live abroad, firstly in Kazakhstan and now at various different locations around Malaysia.
Life as a 21st century expat is very different to my life as a child; we have mobile telephones, the internet and skype so the world is a much smaller place, but some things remain the same. There are things you cannot buy away from home, normal everyday things you suddenly hanker for or cultural expectations that lead to strange situations.
This blog is about how we muddle through daily life as expats and how things have changed from the adventures of my childhood.