What happens when you hang out too much with people from your own country or other foreigners? Are you adapting to your new environment? Is that even necessary? And what happens when you hang out only with the natives? Will you forget where you came from? Will you lose your old habits? But in both… Continue reading Living abroad: will you adapt, lose or find yourself?
I always have this argument with the Macedonians telling me that their language is not difficult and doesn’t have that many grammar rules. So yes I have difficulty with it but, the good news is that Macedonians use a couple of words very often. First of all you need to know that the most common subjects in… Continue reading GLOSSARY – A Foreigner’s Guide to Basic Macedonian
First of all, it is rare to buy or even rent a house in Skopje. The prices are very high compared to renting or buying an apartment. Second, it seems a lot of people from Skopje like to live in an apartment (don’t ask me why), so construction companies keep building huge apartment complexes. This… Continue reading Apartment hunt in Skopje
2 years ago the car, loaded with my stuff, crossed the border of Macedonia. 2 years ago I started living together with my boyfriend in Skopje. 2 years ago a new chapter of my life began, my life abroad in Macedonia. Was it what I expected? Did everything go according to plan? Am I fluent… Continue reading 2 years of living abroad
Every expat is different and every single expat is experiencing living abroad differently. But there are some benefits that all expats can agree on, no matter where you have moved in the world. 1. Self-awareness We most likely all have had that feeling, at a certain age, where we think we know ourselves. I thought… Continue reading The 4 benefits of living abroad
So here I was, just moved in together with my boyfriend in an apartment in Skopje. The first year of my new life in Skopje and I didn’t had a job. Some people would say they would get so bored or would go crazy because they don’t have work. But I had the time to… Continue reading How life abroad goes when you don’t know the language
I moved abroad for love, some move for work and others because they are travelers. And living abroad is something different, something on a whole new level of experience. I wasn’t completely new to the country; I knew his family, most of his friends and their culture, but it was not easy. Not everything will go… Continue reading The first year living abroad, what is happening?
So you are planning to move abroad, but you don’t have all the information you need? Read the second part to help you with your preparations for moving abroad. It is not easy to find out all the laws of the country about immigration, especially if you don’t know the language. Find people who do,… Continue reading Are you planning to move abroad? Be prepared! Part 2
Can you emotionally prepare for emigrating? No. You cannot predict how you will be feeling and it is different per person. I planned my emigrating for a year, from the moment that I decided to move to Macedonia till the moment I actually left my home, and I was not prepared for the emotions. ‘Are… Continue reading Emotionally preparing, the journey towards my new chapter
Oh dear lord, the paperwork. There is a lot to keep in mind when you decide to move abroad. And it doesn’t matter to which country you go, there is paperwork and it is a lot. For me luckily my boyfriend is arranging visas for a living, so he knew exactly what documents I needed. The… Continue reading Are you planning to move abroad? Be prepared!