Category: Episodes

Episode 53: A Canadian Expat in Denmark

Copenhagen

Stephanie Rahbek Simonsen agreed to move to Denmark with her husband, thinking she’d have a few months to get used to the idea. Her husband found a job in Copenhagen inside of a month. Months later, Stephanie joined him.

This episode, listen to a Canadian Expat in Copenhagen talk about how foreigners are regarded, Danish cuisine, and advice on whether or not shopping for clothes in Denmark is good for your body image.

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The Expats will conclude in April with a two-part series finale.

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Episode 52: Another Canadian Expat in London

Fuller's Griffin Brewery

Emma originally moved to London for work. She started out at an HMV, when those existed. Then she got a job in publishing, met her husband, and they’ve firmly established themselves in the world city, living there with their two children. What does Emma miss about Canada? And how is she teaching kids about her home? Find out in our latest episode!

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Episode 51: A Canadian Expat in Finland

Helsinki y la catedral

Duleepa “Dups” Wijayawardhana was lured to Helsinki by a startup called Supermetrics. And while Helsinki’s climate might not be much different from Dups’ home of Edmonton, there are definitely certain things he’s needed to adjust to. Find out how that adjustment is going for Dups (and check out more on his blog).

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And check out an interview with Anita Sarkeesian on the Well-Endowed Podcast: https://www.thewellendowedpodcast.com/episodes/episode-16-anita-sarkeesian/

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Episode 50: A Canadian Expat in Oman

Sur, Oman

When the economy started to crater, Catherine and her husband, who had been living in Calgary, took it as a sign to try out an expat adventure. Their search for a new experience led them to Sur, Oman, where the couple currently resides with their instagrammable dog. Find out about life for these two Canadians on the coast of the Arabian sea in our last episode before we break for the Holidays.

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Episode 49: A Canadian Expat in Lincoln, UK

Empowerment Sculpture - Lincoln UK

A French-Canadian women met her love on the internet, and wouldn’t allow an ocean to separate them. Now she’s in Lincoln, in the process of renewing her Visa, and living through the bureaucracy of Brexit, while she misses her beloved maple syrup, and, of course, her family.

Listen in on the life of a French translator as she learns the ways of the English!

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Episode 48: A Canadian Expat in Chile (through China)

Santiago de Chile at night

Heather Morrow lost her job in oil & gas when Alberta’s economy tanked. But she didn’t take it lying down: she decided it was exactly what she needed to begin an expat adventure that’s taken her through China all the way to Santiago, Chile.

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Episode 47: A Canadian Expat in Osaka

Osaka

Jevon Larocque hadn’t intended to spend more than one year teaching in Japan. He’s now been there for over 14 years. Though he still considers Canada to be home, he knows that Osaka is where he’ll likely live the rest of his life. And in his own words, it’s exactly where he’s supposed to be.

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Episode 45: A Canadian Expat Family crisscrosses the globe

Athens

I so enjoyed talking with one Canadian couple about the “gap” six months they took off with their two children, that I was eager to talk to Ted Buracas about the year he, his wife, and their daughter took off to crisscross the globe. It’s a charmed life they lead, and I wanted all the details. Teddy was fun to chat with, and shared a lot of insights and wisdom as well.

Make sure you check out Teddy’s blog, and make sure you subscribe to his YouTube channel.

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Episode 44: A Canadian Expat Family in Central and South America [Part 2]

Flamingos

In the last episode, Jocelyn and Mike talked about all the planning that went into the 6-month sojourn in Central and South America. This episode, we get into some of the nitty-gritty of their travels: where they stayed, what countries they visited, the people they met — and perhaps more importantly — what kind of wildlife they saw.

The family is back in Canada now adjusting to their lives at home. But they (well, at least one of them) are already contemplating their next journey.

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