Category: Expat Things

  • Could I Live Here? Fujikawaguchiko Edition

    Could I Live Here? Fujikawaguchiko Edition

    There’s nothing that soothes my soul quite like being by a lake or in the mountains. Fijukawaguchiko is the mother of all lake towns because it’s on the serene Lake Kawaguchiko and on the foothills of the majestic Mount Fuji. It’s a beautiful place to visit, but is it a livable destination? Atmosphere Outside of…

  • Could I Live Here? Kyoto Edition

    Could I Live Here? Kyoto Edition

    For over a millennium, Kyoto was Japan’s main city and capital. Though it’s been overshadowed by Tokyo, Kyoto remains a vibrant city where tradition meets the modern world. It’s certainly one of the cities not to miss on a visit to Japan, but what would it be like to live in Kyoto? Atmosphere The great…

  • Could I Live Here? Tokyo Edition

    Could I Live Here? Tokyo Edition

    Tokyo is without a doubt one of the most interesting cities in the world and also one of the most overwhelming. Returning to Tokyo after 8 years was a bit of a funny experience because in the months leading up to this trip, my memory kept telling me that Tokyo wasn’t nearly as interesting as…

  • Could I Live Here? Salzburg Edition

    Could I Live Here? Salzburg Edition

    Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart, the setting of the Sound of Music. There’s no denying that Salzburg is a significant and historical city. But while its cute pedestrian avenues and boutique shops are eye-popping on a weekend trip, the potential for long-term residence is a bit less rosy. Atmosphere Like many cities in Austria, Salzburg…

  • Could I Live Here? Sevilla Edition

    Could I Live Here? Sevilla Edition

    Despite how much its changed over the last several years, Sevilla is my favorite city in Spain. It’s not even a contest. So if I had to move anywhere in the country, it would definitely be Sevilla. (And yes, I know it’s Seville in English but I speak Spanish so I can’t bring myself to…

  • Could I Live Here? Arcos de la Frontera Edition

    Could I Live Here? Arcos de la Frontera Edition

    Arcos de la Frontera is a small town that is part of Spain’s Pueblos Blancos, arguably its most popular white village. This probably isn’t a city that I would have ever even heard of before my visit, except that I know someone who actually did live there for a year. Bless her soul, could not…