Expat Life Archive

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

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Finding Temporary Work in Sydney

July 22, 2016

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When I moved to Sydney in January 2010, I didn’t have a job lined up. I decided to freelance write and edit and was able to support myself that way for a number of years. However, it was good to know that I had options for finding temporary work in Sydney if my freelancing fell through. Bartenders, […]

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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

November 10, 2015

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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, […]