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Episode 42: A Canadian Expat in Berlin

BerlinBerlin is one of the world’s great capitals, with a storied history — not all of it good. And it’s there that Canadian expat Andrea Babic is writing her own story: one of cross-continental love. She’s moved to Berlin to live with her partner, himself a German native. But, as Andrea reveals, it’s not always easy to pull up the stakes of your life for someone you love.

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Episode 37: A Canadian Expat in Turkey

Istanbul

Chris Mitchell is no stranger to the expat lifestyle. He’s an experienced traveler, and lately he’s hanging his hat in Istanbul, Turkey. In this episode, Chris shared his experiences around culture, food and the amazing travel opportunities within Turkey.

Check out Chris’s travel blog TravelingMitch.com — after you’ve listened to this episode, of course. He recently launch a new podcast called Into Istanbul. You can check out the first episode on his website.

You can also follow Chris on Twitter @travelingmitch.

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Episode 36: A Canadian Expat Couple in Kenya

Moi Ave, Nairobi

Pierre and Deborah Boileau were bit by the travel bug early on. From casual adventure travel, to now living the expat life in Africa, they’ve seen and experienced quite a bit. And they’ve been able to have successful careers and raise a family in the process.

Find out about their experiences living in both France and Kenya!

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Episode 35: A Canadian Expat in Egypt

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Owen Murray is a world-travelling photographer who’s spent a lot of his adult life travelling. We caught up with him in Luxor, Egypt and spoke to him about the value of travel, what it means to be Canadian, and that sometimes the Canadian impulse to say “Sorry” is a great entrée to conversations in foreign lands.

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Episode 31: A Canadian Expat in Beijing

Beijing

Maria Tran’s been living the Expat life for almost her whole career. As the principal at an international school in Beijing — which the former Edmontonian arrived at by way of New Brunswick, of all places — she sees a few different sides of life in the massive Chinese city.

Find out about challenges with the internet, cab drivers, and what the life of a Canadian teacher is like in one of the biggest cities on Earth.

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Episode 29: A Canadian Expat in the Maldives

Maldives in the morning (Constance Halaveli Resort & Spa)

Imagine living on an island the foundations of which are millions of living and dead organisms. That’s a little hint of what it’s like to live in the Maldives.

Learn about Lara Hill’s experiences on the atolls and getting stranded alone on New Years Day!

For those looking for a similar experience, Lara recommends you look into applying for a UN experience through UNA-Canada’s IDDIP program: www.unac.org

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Episode 28: A Canadian Expat in Bavaria

Erlangen City Center

They say to really know someone you should walk a mile in their shoes. But Scott Kosman says you should walk a kilometer in their Adidas. I mean, he doesn’t say that, but he should. Listen to this episode about Scott’s expat life in Erlangen, Germany, and you’ll start to understand what Adidas have anything to do with this. And we don’t even really talk about food!

Thanks to Ambassador Humantorch for sharing his experiences!

Image by Euro Slice on Flickr. Used under Creative Commons License.

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Episode 23: A Canadian Expat in Scotland

Edinburgh Castle

Leah Cavanaugh’s academic pursuits took her to a place you’ve likely seen depicted and sometimes exaggerated on film and television. Home to warrior poets and engineering feats: Scotland.

Leah’s studying at the University of Edinburgh. And though she’s very much enjoyed her time there, she’s one of the few expats I’ve spoken with who’s eager to come home.

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Episode 22: A Canadian Expat on Broadway

Broadway

Ben Wheelwright’s journey to the stage on Broadway moved in a path eastward, beyond the atlantic, and back to New York City. We spoke with Ben about his experiences as an expat Broadway actor. You can see Ben before in the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime at the Barrymore Theatre.

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Episode 21: A Canadian Expat in Switzerland

Bern, Switzerland, Europe

Sometimes, you have a shitty day at work, so you sell all your belongings and move to Switzerland. That’s a somewhat accurate description of Tatiana Warkentin’s expat experience… sort of. Tatiana shares her four and a half year-long experience living in Bern, Switzerland with her husband.

This episode of the Expats is brought to you by NationGear.ca. All the best apparel for Edmonton Oilers fans. Use promo code EXPAT10 to get 10% off your next purchase.

And if you have five minutes, please take our audience survey as well. It’ll help us get more show sponsors, and make the show bigger and better!

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