Delivering a baby. Every person is different, which means every delivery is different. Which means NO ONE can tell you what is about to happen to you. I read stories and even checked videos and read all the articles you can find. How does this work in Macedonia? And then the doctor tells you: ah… Continue reading Being pregnant abroad – Delivery and my bundle of joy
Getting prepared during a pregnancy, so many questions are popping up on how to organise it all. So many people are asking you stuff or advising you with their best intentions. We read so many articles and scrolled up and down through forums to figure out what we should do and how we need to… Continue reading Pregnant while living abroad – Being prepared
It has been a while since I have written anything on my blog. My focus was on something completely different. I was pregnant. Being pregnant abroad can be quite the challenge as I discovered. But luckily, I can look back at it as a very pleasant period. We were in the Netherlands and I was… Continue reading Pregnant while living abroad – the beginning
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?
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
Since I live here for over 1,5 year and have known Macedonians for more than 5 years, I can honestly say that there are a few things that are slightly weird to me. Actually I am used to it now and some things don’t even surprise me anymore. So here are 15 things that were… Continue reading 15 weird things Macedonians do
Here I was in Macedonia without a job and not really searching for one either. But couple of months before my visa expired, I started to ask around. As I mentioned in my previous blogs, this Dutch community in Macedonia is small but very, very strong. And right on time I got a job in a… Continue reading Macedonia, the shocking and wonderful mentality
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?