Tag: expat things

  • 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…

  • 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…