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EXPAT YEARS: 10 things we learned our first year as expats (Year 1 Part 3)

The Funks have been living abroad as expats for just over a year and just like anyone’s life, a lot has happened.  For newcomers here, check out more of our story or listen to our podcast episode where we announced our move to the Turkey. Currently, we are working to re-apply for our visas. Our 1 […]

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EXPAT YEARS: The Truth About Living Abroad (Year 1 Part 2)

“There is a puddle of water in here!” I gasped in horror at the floor of our extra bedroom. Just 1 month into our rental, our landlady was checking over some final projects on our apartment renovation when she randomly checked the extra room and discovered a layer of water. “This is not suppose to […]

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EXPAT YEARS: Our First Year Abroad (Year 1 Part 1)

‘You get a strange feeling when you leave a place, like you’ll not only miss the people you love, but you miss the person you are at this time and place because you’ll never be this way ever again.’ — Azar Nafasi 4 checked bags, 2 carry ons, and 2 people boarded a 5 a.m. […]

EXPAT: 5 ways to document your expat adventures

Note: This article was first featured over at Expat Magazine at Expat.com titled “5 Ways to Document Your Expat Adventures.” – You can see all my published works on my portfolio page. Quick Foreword: If you haven’t figured it out by now, I’m going to let you in on a little secret. I LOVE talking about expat […]

EXPAT: 5 Tips to Overcoming Culture Shock

When the excitement of moving abroad wears off Note: This article was first featured first on the Expat Women in Turkey website. You can see all my published works on my portfolio page. Spring is gorgeous here. The sun shines and the weather is just the right temperature. Recently, I went out for a few […]