Everybody who has spent time in a different country knows that expat life is not quite like anything else in the world. The confusion of the first few days and weeks, the slow, but steady process of acclimation, the little peculiarities and quirks that might strike you about your new surroundings: almost any situation you encounter can make for a great story. If you are so inclined and want to blog about it, of course!
Our InterNations recommended blog section features talented expat bloggers from around the world. Their offerings to the blogosphere have been selected for their great entries and high quality, whether they may be funny, informative, interesting, deeply personal or a combination of all of the above.
Let’s hear from our featured bloggers in Perth:
After a few weeks I was hit with massive culture shock and the only surfing I was doing in Oz was crashing through waves of homesickness. It encompassed everything from the lack of brewed coffee to not being able to go for a walk in the evenings (it gets dark early and the city empties out) and of course, driving on the other side of the car/road (The driving, I’m still working through, ha ha!).
I didn’t really have any expectations, sure I had heard stories but I just came with an open mind. I think the only thing I might do differently is prepare for job hunting a bit sooner! As your money doesn’t last long here without a job.