Expat Life Archive

From January 2010 to June 2013 I called Sydney, Australia home. Read about my adventures there.

Bike at a detour sign

When I was 27

May 15, 2016

Around this time of year, I always think about my layoff back in 2009. It didn’t happen until mid-June, but the rounds of cuts had been going on at my company since January. That and a breakup earlier in the year had spurred me to reconsider the path my life was taking. I remember May […]

75 Facts About Sydney

75 Facts About Sydney

November 10, 2015

in australia, history, infographic

In what city would you find ‘the coathanger’ or the deepest natural harbour in the world?   The answer is, of course, Sydney, Australia! Sydney is a city full of unique things to do for both tourists and locals. From the backpacker beaches of Bondi and Manly to the cultural delights of Auburn and Parramatta, […]

How to Transfer Money as an Expat

April 13, 2015

in currency, expat finance, money transfer

Over $582 trillion was sent as remittance by expats in 2014, according to The World Bank. That’s a staggering number indeed, and one of the main reasons the Foreign Exchange Market is currently the world’s largest market. Why does this matter to me? If you’re an expat, by definition, you will be sending money internationally. Here are […]