A week of expat problems – Week 11

A week of expat problems – Week 11

Welcome to week eleven 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!


V. Camarista‏ – @Camaristaesque

In unrelated news, I’ve lived in #melbourne for more than a year and I just realized textas are markers #expatproblems


Alex bint Eisa‏ – @AlexbintEisa

It’s so hot that if I leave the toilet seat cover down the seat gets covered in condensation #expatproblems #summer #khaleejistyle


Kate Ousley‏ – @katetravels2

I woke up in a real bed this morning and didn’t have to get dressed to hike to the bathroom #itsthelittlethings #4040 #expatproblems


Khyati Mehta‏ – @KhyatiMehta

You know you’re an outsider when you have to Google official greetings for public holidays and still get it wrong #expatproblems


Eric Zahn‏ – @Ericez74

Just finished the annual hour-long phone call to delta to reserve our summer trip home. 4 different reservations needed. #expatproblems


Enida Wang‏ – @EnidaWang

I just want to be able to say ‘sies’ without having to explain what it means or send people the Urban Dictionary link. #expatproblems


Tamara Kohl‏ – @tk2307

that awkward moment when you have to write a two-pager in your native tongue and your head is just like “duh?!” #expatproblems #weirdo


Amanda Brock‏ – @amandabecton

today i drove behind a guy who was using his hazards as his blinkers. umm…which way ya turning bud?! #confusing #expatproblems #tia


David Moss‏ – @gottagoplaces

Literally filling every nook and cranny of your bags, and going over the weight limit because of it #expatproblems


Lucy Gossip‏ – @lucygossip

Why do all the best people have to be miles and miles away? #travellerproblems #expatproblems #billynomates


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