Caroline Donahue and Tara Calihman are expats living in Berlin and Dublin, respectively. Caroline hosts The Secret Library podcast and is currently at work on a novel. Tara is a comedian and writer currently at work on her abs.
Today we're tackling a tricky topic- transportation! Both Tara and Caroline went car free for their moves to Europe, so learn how we get around, and how relying on public transport has worked out. In addition, we discuss a list of questions you'll want to consider about transportation when evaluating potential new countries and cities to live in.
At last- we return with a back to school episode! What better theme for this time of year than learning to make new friends? Moving to a new country often means uprooting your social life, so this time on GTFO, Caroline and Tara share the challenges and successes they have had making friends abroad in their new home. Bonus: this is the first episode recorded live and in person, with just one microphone.
"But what about healthcare?" This is a question we've received numerous times so... here are our thoughts on health care, health insurance, and staying healthy while living in a different country. Every country is different, and we expect this will be a topic we'll return to in the future. Thanks for your questions and thanks for listening!
Money Money Money
We're back with an episode about the topic people have been asking about: MONEY. While we are not accountants or experts in finance, we are each able to share tips and strategies we have learned about dealing with your money as an expat. Learn about banking, hidden rules, and other things we've often learned the hard way living abroad and having accounts both at home and in our new countries.
As always, show notes are available at gtfopod.com. Happy listening!
Expat Chat: Tara's Parents in Saudi Arabia
This week, we're launching a new feature: the expat chat. In addition to sharing what we've learned about moving abroad, each month we'll be talking to people who've also made the leap and are able to share experiences from their moves. This will allow you to hear about countries other than Ireland and Germany, or to hear from people who've moved to our countries from different home countries. For this first episode, we begin with Tara's parents, who moved her and their family to Saudi Arabia when she was a child. Tara was truly able to say "I learned it from you" to her parents when she decided to move abroad to Ireland.
We hope you enjoy this episode! Share your thoughts and comments at http://gtfopod.com
72 Hours Out
This episode takes us to the final hours before Caroline departs for Berlin on her big move. Get inside the experience of really moving 6,000 miles away from home as Caroline wraps up her final details, gets rid of last items and prepares herself (and her husband and cats) to GTFO for real.
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This podcast couldn’t have come at a better time
This podcast has spurred many conversations with my husband. We’re now thinking about the logistics of making such a move at the end of next year. I hope the episodes keep coming, they’re so I formative!
I’ve been talking about this for years. And I think my husband is finally on board. This couldn’t come at a better time as we continue to discuss and dream. I love the topics - there is so much to think about and having someone who has been through it (recently) is a plus. They’ve already talked about things we didn’t think about. Thanks ladies!