Category: Expat Things

  • Could I Live Here? Cadiz Edition

    Could I Live Here? Cadiz Edition

    Having traveled to not one but several coastal Spanish cities this year, Cadiz has some competition as a potential long-term home. The city feels more local than some resort towns like Marbella, but is that enough to consider it livable? Atmosphere It’s apparent even simply by the number of dogs you see on the street…

  • Could I Live Here? Lisbon Edition

    Could I Live Here? Lisbon Edition

    Lisbon is like the San Francisco of Europe, and while I don’t hate it nearly as much as I do San Francisco, it doesn’t really speak to me as a place to live. For starters, it doesn’t have enough of a unique charm, and it’s way too busy. And that’s just the tip of the…

  • Things that make you an obnoxious American expat

    Things that make you an obnoxious American expat

    There’s a lot to dislike about American tourists. We’re loud and rude to waiters and do embarrassing things like try to imitate local accents. But at least American tourists are only in town for a couple of days. There’s a special place in cultural hell for someone who chose to immigrate to another country and…

  • Could I Live Here? Corfu Town Edition

    Could I Live Here? Corfu Town Edition

    Corfu is on the whole one of the most beautiful and relaxing vacations I’ve ever had. The island’s gorgeous coastline and surrounding emerald sea provide endless views, and the vibe is friendly and chill. The island’s capital, Corfu Town, is busy but fun; it’s the perfect vacation spot. But would it be a good place…

  • Could I Live Here? Vienna Edition

    Could I Live Here? Vienna Edition

    Vienna is one of the most unique cities in Europe in that it’s the most beautiful and also the most boring, and it’s hard to understand how both of those things could be true simultaneously. It has good food and not-so-great people, and while it’s pretty to look it, very little of the city has…

  • The ins and outs of owning a pet in Prague

    The ins and outs of owning a pet in Prague

    There’s almost no place in Europe more dog-friendly than Prague. 41% of households in the Czech Republic own at least one dog. And if you live in Prague, you’ll see dogs constantly even in restaurants and bars. So how can you get a furry companion of your own? And what do you need to make…