Our heroines often tell to us, how they decided on radical changes and moved to another country, and explain what difficulties they faced and how they managed to solve them. In this article, we have collected exciting stories about moving to different cities and countries - Barcelona, South Africa, Tokyo, Istanbul and many others.
How i fell in love
My crush on Barcelona started with a rom-com-worthy story. I flew to this city exactly on the day of my majority, completely alone, and spent five days in it - without a special plan, without places to visit, with zero knowledge of Spanish. I walked the streets with my mouth open, admired the balconies and thought: "I want to live here!"
How I moved to London
for love and found myself in work
Accelerated by oxytocin and immigration law, we decided to get married and move to London, where, of course, my work as a photographer was going to be thrown down right away.
How I moved to Germany to study and work as a journalist
I did not strive to move to Germany, but now I understand that it is she who suits me the most: I like its rich cultural life and that you can fly to any part of Europe in a couple of hours.
How I moved
to Tel Aviv and took life into her own hands
I became an emigrant even before I really emigrated. During my school years, traveling around Europe with my mother, I looked at each new city through a personal prism. Could I move here?
How I moved to New York to become a stylist
I wanted to go to New York since I was twenty, but something kept me constantly: there was no money, then there was a boyfriend, then a career. But then everything came together one to one: when you are laid off, you are paid a lump sum, but I was paid twice, so some kind of material base was accumulated, and there was no more work.
How I moved from Minsk
in Tokyo to become a scientist
My love for Japan didn't come from manga, anime, and video games. It all started for me with the prose of Natsume Soseki and Banana Yoshimoto, the poetry of Basho and Fujiwara no Teika. Laconism, attitude to time and space, a different vision of nature was unusual, but at the same time very cool.
How I gave up everything
and moved to live
I remember that day, May 25. I was having breakfast with a friend and somewhere between a sandwich with sausage and yogurt "Activia" I realized that it was time to move to Istanbul. This plan has matured in my head for a long time, but only in the subjunctive mood. My close friends, I suppose, were already pretty tormented by talking about how I want to live in Turkey. And also because I don't do anything for this. So this time my friend just said wearily: “Lena, stop ******. Take and move already! " And somehow I took it and moved.
How I moved to South Africa
and launched the site
I started my first independent trip to Africa when I was a year and a half. The family decided that it would be calmer to spend the early nineties in the tropical thickets of the Russian embassy in Ethiopia. And, in general, we were not mistaken: the first years of my life were associated with riding on huge turtles and fighting monkeys, who were constantly trying to steal my food.
How I left for Shanghai on vacation, stayed for eight years and am in no hurry to return
Somehow it happened by itself that after graduating from university I left for China - first I tightened my language, then I received an economic education. Then she worked in Moscow, but returned to Shanghai again. I thought I was just going to visit friends, for a short while and with a small suitcase. But I wanted to stay - nothing kept me in Moscow.
How i left
to teach children
People who come here tend to be of two types: falling in love with a local / local or getting stuck after traveling in Latin America. Both types are united by incredible adventurism. However, the people who remain are grouped into “don't you dare offend my Latina”, “free here” and “transit point with perspectives”. I am one of the latter.
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