September 17, 2020
sfide in espatrio

Expat challenges

The inspiration for writing about expat challenges came to me from a recent chat with a friend. She has never left her hometown but was interested […]
August 11, 2020
migrant for love

Migrant for love – Introduction

“Where did you meet?” They ask me. “In Thailand” I answer. And I see their faces turn into the heart-shaped eyes emoticon… romantic, exotic, interesting … […]
July 20, 2020
The expat panic attack

The expat panic attack, a recipe

I still remember the excitement after deciding to follow my boyfriend to his native Australia; a new adventure, a new love story, a new chapter was […]
July 14, 2020
remembering the past

Remembering the past helps me stay in the present

Although I am aware of the importance of living in the present, I still let myself charm by memories. Since living abroad I find it important, […]
July 5, 2020
sensi di colpa

Expat guilt, something we have to deal with

It may be my Italian Catholic education but guilt is the first thing I packed when I made the decision to live abroad. Initially it was […]
March 17, 2016

My story – not always a happy expat!

At 20 I was in love with the world and its citizens. I left for Paris, the first stop of what will turn into years of […]
March 17, 2016

Hoffman Quadrinity Process, my first step into counselling

In 2003 I wasn’t happy, it is as simple as that. My tendency to self analysis had taken me to different counsellors and therapists but no one seemed […]
November 14, 2015

For Paris, my heart is aching.

Paris is in my heart. It has been there for so long, I hardly remember a time when it wasn’t. I walked off the train in Gare […]
August 8, 2015

Vientiane: Then and Now

A few months ago Paola offered me and the rest of the Expatclic team the opportunity to take part in one of her travel writing workshop. I like to […]
July 29, 2015

A beautiful Sunday in Melbourne

      Today the sun was shining and the air was crisp, perfect day to go and explore Melbourne, I thought! My idea was welcomed by the […]
July 7, 2015

Our made up wedding

When Nigel and I decided to get married, in my mind I knew exactly what I wanted: a beautiful summer day, lovely little church in my dad’s […]
April 16, 2015

Discovering Melbourne, one basketball court at the time

I am not a keen driver and I don’t like sport. In particular I don’t like driving at night and sitting in cold (or very hot) […]
March 23, 2015

Of memories, destiny and special places

In the summer of 1989 I was working in a bar on the beach in Italy, feeling a bit restless and wondering what to do next. […]
March 14, 2015

Immigrant or expat?

I have always called myself an immigrant. For some reason being an “immigrant” in my eyes had a lot more depth then being an “expat”. Moving […]
March 6, 2015

Cultural drinking

My first encounter with a group of rowdy Australians was on the ferry from Ancona to Patras in 1987. In those days my knowledge of Australian […]
February 13, 2015

The evolution of language

I am following a very interesting conversation about bilingual children on the Facebook page of Expactclic (a wonderful resource for all expat women and, possibly, men too!) and, […]

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