16 episodes

At the Expat Reality podcast, we discuss what it’s really like to be an expat in Australia. We’ve cover all the top tips on how move to Australia smooth with loads of interviews with other expats who share their relocation stories.

There’s never been a better time to emigrate to Australia, there’s so much to cover, come and join us!

Brought to you by Annie and Steve from Australia’s most popular expat blog, https://londonerinsydey.com

See more at:
https://theexpatrealitypodcast.com

The Expat Reality Podcast with Annie and Steve Londoner In Sydney

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 5 Ratings

At the Expat Reality podcast, we discuss what it’s really like to be an expat in Australia. We’ve cover all the top tips on how move to Australia smooth with loads of interviews with other expats who share their relocation stories.

There’s never been a better time to emigrate to Australia, there’s so much to cover, come and join us!

Brought to you by Annie and Steve from Australia’s most popular expat blog, https://londonerinsydey.com

See more at:
https://theexpatrealitypodcast.com

    Episode 16: Mind blowing Q&A about visas to Australia with Kelly Lloyd from AUREC Migration and Mobility

    Episode 16: Mind blowing Q&A about visas to Australia with Kelly Lloyd from AUREC Migration and Mobility

    We chat to Kelly Lloyd from AUREC Migration and Mobility (our podcast sponsor) about visas to Australia. This episode includes many mind-blowing things we never knew about applying for a visa to Australia. If you are thinking about emigrating to Australia, this episode is for you.

    This is an amazing episode full of so many tips and advice, Kelly truly shares amazing insights which you shouldn't miss if you're thinking of applying to an Australian visa.

    She has been the only migration agent we have ever mentioned on londonerinsydney.com, and for good reason - she's great!

    In this episode, she answers our readers and followers’ questions which include:

    - What to do while waiting for a partner visa?

    - Why is there a big wait for the skilled visas at the moment?

    - When will the Working Holiday Visa be available for up to 35 year olds for Brits?

    - Can you buy a house if you’re not a citizen?

    And so much more!

    Kelly also spills the tea about hidden loopholes you may not know about, the most common questions she gets asked and the common mistakes people make when applying for a visa to Australia.

    Listen to the end… you’ll get so much out of this episode!

    This podcast series is sponsored by AUREC Migration & Mobility. They are the only migration agents we have ever used or spoken about to our readers. If you have any questions about moving to Australia, mention THE EXPAT REALITY PODCAST for a free initial assessment so you can ask them any questions or concerns you have about applying for the right visa to live in Australia at migration@aurec.com 

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    Check out our site for tips for living & travelling around Australia:

    https://londonerinsydney.com/

    I’ve shared all of my visa process to Australia on my site, from Working Holiday, right up to citizenship which you can find here: https://londonerinsydney.com/expat-tips/australia-visa-tips/

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Episode 15: Can we truly settle down as expats or travellers? How to find your place in Australia.

    Episode 15: Can we truly settle down as expats or travellers? How to find your place in Australia.

    We loved recording this episode as we dive into the other side of expat life, a side that is often overlooked. While moving abroad can feel like a fresh start, we discuss whether expats are generally happier leading an expat life, as grief and guilt leaving loved ones behind often catches up with us over time.

    We chat about what some of our followers told us about their current dilemmas as expats in Australia, and we also discuss how our love for travel has shaped our path for trying to fit into the 9-5 lifestyle and as an expat trying to fit into living in a new country.

    Listen to the end as we talk about towns and cities we have considered moving to in Australia (and tips for how to decide where to live regionally vs in a city), as well as tips for how to embrace life as an expat and live each day to the fullest, if you’re feeling unsettled, like many of us are.

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    Follow us on TikTok: https://tiktok.com/@londonerinsydney

    Check out our site for tips for living & travelling around Australia:

    https://londonerinsydney.com/

    This podcast series is sponsored by AUREC Migration & Mobility. They are the only migration agents we have ever used or spoken about to our readers. If you have any questions about moving to Australia, mention THE EXPAT REALITY PODCAST for a free initial assessment so you can ask them any questions or concerns you have about applying for the right visa to live in Australia at migration@aurec.com

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 14: How to Cope with Expat guilt with Amy Butters

    Episode 14: How to Cope with Expat guilt with Amy Butters

    We chat to Amy Butters, a British expat who feels like the ‘guiltiest expat’ alive. When you become an expat, it’s not unheard of to feel a sense of guilt and grief when leaving loved ones back home.

    Over the years, we all have to learn how to accept our new lives living in another country, while learning that life is continuing on without us back home.

    So, in this episode, we chat to Amy who just returned back from UK after a whirlwind trip home. Fresh off the plane, Amy explains what it was like visiting friends and family in January of all months. We talk about what life is like back home right now, how her friends and family are dealing with the energy crisis and how she feels being back in Australia.

    Listen right to the end because we discuss about why we should all be appreciating each and every day like we’re only living the expat life for a short period of time. Changing our mindset could help us feel free from feeling like we’re stuck between two worlds.

    Amy originally shared her moving to Australia story on our site which you can read here:

    https://londonerinsydney.com/amy-expat-central-coast-move/



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    Follow us on TikTok: https://tiktok.com/@londonerinsydney

    Check out our site for tips for living & travelling around Australia:

    https://londonerinsydney.com/



    This podcast series is sponsored by AUREC Migration & Mobility: https://aurec.com  - They are the only migration agents we have ever used or spoken about to our readers. If you have any questions about moving to Australia, mention THE EXPAT REALITY PODCAST for a free initial assessment so you can ask them any questions or concerns you have about applying for the right visa to live in Australia at migration@aurec.com

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 13: The hidden financial costs of being an expat with Emma Edwards from The Broke Generation

    Episode 13: The hidden financial costs of being an expat with Emma Edwards from The Broke Generation

    In this episode we chat to Emma Edwards from The Broke Generation, a super popular Instagram, Tik Tok, weekly newsletter and popular podcast. She creates content, classes and courses that leverage the fields of money psychology and human behaviour to help us feel more financially confident.

    Emma is originally from UK and moved to Melbourne 7 years ago to be with her now Australian husband. In this episode, we chat all about her move to Australia, the psychology around money and how being an expat will cost you so much more than you can imagine.

    We also talk about having expenses back home after you move, what happens to your student loan and National Insurance, as well as how to make more money on the side.

    This is a fantastic episode I know you’ll get so much out of! Make sure you follow Emma’s content by typing in @thebrokegeneration wherever you get your podcasts from, Instagram and TikTok.

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    Follow us on TikTok: https://tiktok.com/@londonerinsydney

    Check out our site for tips for living & travelling around Australia: https://londonerinsydney.com/

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Episode 12: “I moved to Sydney with my family, did the Big Lap of Australia and ended up in Margaret River” – Emma Weir’s Story.

    Episode 12: “I moved to Sydney with my family, did the Big Lap of Australia and ended up in Margaret River” – Emma Weir’s Story.

    Meet Emma Weir, a British woman from Brighton, who ended up moving to Australia with her family after her husband’s work relocated them to Sydney in 2017. She shares all the details from visiting Sydney, to moving over six months later, how she moved her cat over and what it was like living in Sydney.

    When Covid hit, Emma’s husband lost his job and so they decided to take their kids out of school and embark on the famous Big Lap of Australia, travelling around the entire country in their caravan. She shares tips on how she home schooled her children, and how to prepare for travelling Australia in a van.

    When they finished their travelling Australia trip, Emma’s family decided to move to Margaret River in Western Australia. Find out why they moved, and what life is like now they are living there.

    Emma previously shared her moving to Australia story on our site which you can read here: https://londonerinsydney.com/emma-swaps-sydney-for-van-life-in-australia/

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    @thelondonerinsydney: https://www.instagram.com/thelondonerinsydney/

    @theexpatrealitypodcast: https://www.instagram.com/theexpatrealitypodcast/

    Follow us on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@londonerinsydney

    Check out our site for tips for living & travelling around Australia:

    https://londonerinsydney.com/

    This podcast series is sponsored by AUREC Migration & Mobility. They are the only. migration agents we have ever used or spoken about to our readers. If you have any questions about moving to Australia, mention THE EXPAT REALITY PODCAST for a free initial assessment so you can ask them any questions or concerns you have about applying for the right visa to live in Australia at migration@aurec.com

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Episode 11: Honest things to know before visiting Bali, Flores and Sumba In Indonesia for the first time

    Episode 11: Honest things to know before visiting Bali, Flores and Sumba In Indonesia for the first time

    Read our Brutally Honest Tips For Visiting Bali here: https://londonerinsydney.com/honest-tips-for-visiting-bali-for-first-timers/ 

    Having recently visited Bali for the first time, we’re going to share what our experience was like, what perceptions we had before visiting and how did they match up for visiting one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.

    In this travel guide for Bali, learn about how Bali belly is a real thing, how Steve sprained his ankle and what happened at 5:31am which changed our entire holiday. We’ll also talk about the famous Bali Beach Clubs, where to spend New Years Eve in Bali, how to book a driver, and the pros and cons for visiting Bali.

    We’ll also talk about visiting Flores Island, famous for the Komodo Islands. Here we did an amazing trek to a remote village called Wae Rebo which you can read more about here: https://londonerinsydney.com/13-tips-for-visiting-wae-rebo-village-in-flores-indonesia/

    We also visited the amazing Sumba Island which is a whole other world away from Bali. Think traditional villages, pristine landscape, wild swimming holes and waterfalls you’ll get all to yourself and so much more.

    Some of the things we mention in this guide (not sponsored at all) We stayed at these amazing hotels in Bali:

    Seminyak: Maya Sayang

    Canggu: Villa Kano

    Ubud: Menzel Hotel

    Uluwatu: Gravity Hotel (adults only)

    We tried this hangover cure and it surprisingly worked: https://tend2.com.au/

    We watched these videos to get an idea of various areas around Bali before visiting: https://www.youtube.com/@onlinebalidriverandtourstv



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    Check out our site for tips for living amd travelling around Australia:

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    This podcast series is sponsored by AUREC Migration & Mobility. They are the only migration agents we have ever used or spoken about to our readers. If you have any questions about moving to Australia, mention THE EXPAT REALITY PODCAST for a free initial assessment so you can ask them any questions or concerns you have about applying for the right visa to live in Australia at migration@aurec.com

    • 1 hr 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

WeirSocial ,

Expat essential listening

Love this podcast - lots of issues that resonate! Annie and Steve are so friendly and approachable and they make all those expat feelings feel really normal. Lots of laughs too

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