A week of expat problems – Week 10

A week of expat problems – Week 10

Welcome to week ten of #expatproblems. Each week, we’ll scour the twittersphere to uncover the Top 10 linguistic hurdles, communication nightmares and cross-cultural faux pas that make expat life so wonderful! Expat life has it’s ups and downs, filled with weird, whacky and surprising experiences. Our weekly #expatproblems series will give you a glimpse of expat life across the world.

This is a series for expats, written by expats. Above all, we hear you!


Sarah Morrow‏ – @semorrow

I found cheddar cheese! Yes, that is important enough to tweet. #expatproblems


Lisa Hill‏ – @Lisapisa921

Way behind on @GreysABC but can’t catch up because @hulu is blocking VPN users now. #expatproblems #frustrated


Eleanor Wylie‏ – @EleanorWylie

Accountant: “can you send me a scan of a recent bill sent to your Kabul home address?” Er…. have to get back to you on that #expatproblems


Samantha Angell‏ – @MrsAngell13

Finally cleaning out your old purse and realizing you have six different currencies in it– #expatproblems #expat


Clare Messink‏ – @CMessink

An #american in #thailand celebrating #mexican holiday #CincoDeMayo in her #argentine accent. #culturallyconfused #expatproblems


The Expat Chap‏ – @TheExpatChap

Receiving Happy Birthday Messages From Your Pals In English, French, Turkish, Arabic, Spanish, Dutch, Afrikaans Etc..#ExpatProblems..


iLyse Liffreing‏ – @IlyseLiffreing

One thing hard about living in China–having interviews at 1AM. #expatproblems #Shanghai


the real aindee‏@aindee

Tomorrow at work I’ll have no one to talk to about the Semi Final #Eurovision #expatproblems


Brianna Tichá‏ – @breezi185

I’m already beginning to not be able to understand the new slang terms Americans my age are using. #oldladystatus #expatproblems


Cait‏ – @caitertot

I’m in this stage of using half imperial half metric…my brain is confused. I use whichever number is bigger at the gym. #expatproblems


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