39 episodes

In Meet the Expats you will hear stories from expats all over the world as they share their motivations, challenges and unique experiences in the new place they have decided to call home, for a few years, months or a lifetime. 🌍
From making new friends, and dating, to kids and looking for a new job, these expats will share how they got through the challenges of moving their lives to a new country, their top secret addresses and favorite spots we all wish we had when we settled into a new city. ✈️
Tune in every second wednesday to discover a new portrait, interview and city ❤️
Follow on insta: @meettheexpats
Enquiries at meettheexpats@gmail.com

Meet the Expats Meet the Expats

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.2 • 5 Ratings

In Meet the Expats you will hear stories from expats all over the world as they share their motivations, challenges and unique experiences in the new place they have decided to call home, for a few years, months or a lifetime. 🌍
From making new friends, and dating, to kids and looking for a new job, these expats will share how they got through the challenges of moving their lives to a new country, their top secret addresses and favorite spots we all wish we had when we settled into a new city. ✈️
Tune in every second wednesday to discover a new portrait, interview and city ❤️
Follow on insta: @meettheexpats
Enquiries at meettheexpats@gmail.com

    Meet Christine: moving with intention and purpose

    Meet Christine: moving with intention and purpose

    Meet Christine,



    Podcast host of Flourish in Foreign. In this episode, she shares her journey to expat life in Spain, triggered by an intense hike across the country and gives us tips to

    Set your purpose
    Live your expat life with intention
    Learn how to slow down


    In Spain for 5 years now, her favorite places are:

    🍹Bar: Bugalü Bar - Valencia 

     🌮 Restaurant: Gallo Santo  in Barcelona for Vegan Mexican food

    🍦 Amma  - Barcelona for Vegan Gelato



    Carte blanche:  Sant Pol de Mar beach close to Barcelona



    And her Expat Song: John Mayer "Why Georgia" 



    Check out her podcast Flourish in the foreign 

    • 38 min
    Meet the Italians: Italy in three words

    Meet the Italians: Italy in three words

    Meet my friends in Italy 🇮🇹,



    Well mainly Nicola, he is italian, from Salerno, and has lived in Milan but now lives in Dublin, with Ann, who is Belgian but has lived in Milan, and Youma, french living in Dublin but just as in love with Italy as I am.



    Travelling through Italy for a month I wanted to get different perspectives on the country, in this episode we talk about culture, traditions, the food of course and the work opportunities. 



    For some food 🍕recommendations, Ann has your back with Ristorante Sant'Eustorgio 

    • 30 min
    Meet Florence: Expat Wife, Happy Life!

    Meet Florence: Expat Wife, Happy Life!

    Meet Florence,



    Serial expat for 25 years, currently living in Dubaï she recently published Expat wife Happy life, a practical book to live your best expat life.

    In this episode she helps us explore 

    the questions you need to ask yourself before agreeing to move your life to a new country
    the questions you need to discuss with your partner
    the challenges you can expect
    And shares the reason of her book Expat wife, Happy life ! 



    Now living in Dubaî here are her hotspots:

    Shimmers  to enjoy great food on the beach
    Nammos  for all the Dubaï bling fun
    Nara  for an exclusive desert experience
    And her expat artist is Cesaria Evoria https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-5y1wOw6NQ 

    • 37 min
    Meet Nifer: European and Mutlicultural

    Meet Nifer: European and Mutlicultural

    Meet Nifer,



    Born in Spain, from a german mother and a british father, Nifer has forever been exposed to multiple cultures which have and continue to shape her unique identity.



    True european and eager to move every so often, we discuss:

    learning multiple languages as a child
    adapting and understanding new countires, their cultures and societies
    sense of belonging
    Now living in Paris, she shares her favorite Parisian spots

    🎷Jazz bar café Laurent 

    🍖 Le select  for nice celebration, try the duck

    🚽The Sewers museum for a better und erstanding of how Paris became this city



    and her expat song is An englishman in New York https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d27gTrPPAyk

    • 48 min
    Meet Raul: Digital Nomad

    Meet Raul: Digital Nomad

    Meet Raul,



    Who started working remotely waaaay before the panedmic made it "trendy".



    In this episode Raul tells us how his very first internship and job were in a remote 1st company 🤯and how then when working in a startup in Chile he navigated back to the digital nomad livestyle: travelling and working is the dream! 🏝️ he now spends 6 months in Spain and 6 months travelling the world.

    We cover 

    - why he chose this lifestyle with a corporate job

    - the must haves when digital nomad

    - his love for Colombia! 



    and of course his recommendations for Medellin



    🌮 Restaurants in Parque Lleras: https://www.medellin.travel/parque-lleras/?lang=en 

    💃    El Eslabon Prendido  Salsa bar

    💻 Coworking space: co-Work LaTam 



    And his nostalgia song 🎤 Cadiz Carnival songs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLGJz844otQ

    • 32 min
    Meet Karissa: Battle of the Cultures Quebec vs United States

    Meet Karissa: Battle of the Cultures Quebec vs United States

    Meet Karissa,



    Small town girl who after her very first french class, made up her mind to move abroad and become a french teacher! Little did she know, when she made her move later on what she was in for. 💍
    In this episode Karissa talks us through all her culture shocks, from living abroad in a region where english is not the official language, to cooking 🥑 with college friends. 

    From the differences in educational and healthcare systems to mariage and family. She tells us how she grew and shifted her mindset in this new environment.



    And of course, her recommendations:

    🥚 Brunch: Le Toaster 

    🍸 For drinks Le Sparrow Bar 

    🍷 BYOB Le Pegase 



    And to test your fluency in Quebecois, try her expat song 🎤  Toune d'automne by Les Cowboys fringants https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k--T1IbA7l8



    Music credits


    Not The King - Ice Tea : https://youtu.be/xYI0Rrnk1Jo
    Not The King : https://soundcloud.com/coreygagne

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

LarokoORD ,

Best podcast intro music ever!

As a serial expat and repat, I find these conversations soothing. They bring up memories of my own experiences and also remind me that each expat is on a unique journey. If you wonder what it’s like to live abroad, you can learn a lot from Pauline and her guests about the opportunities and challenges that this lifestyle provides.

Jules! ,

Wonderful podcast!

Pauline is a very pleasant host who interviews interesting expats. The show is interesting and well-run. Very recommendable!

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