A week of expat problems – Week 4

A week of expat problems – Week 4

Welcome to the fourth week 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!


Ben Wilkerson‏ – @BenWilkerson89

Wishing I could watch any of the NCAA Tournament games on t.v. #MarchMadness #NCAATournament #expatproblems


Maria Celis‏ – @mariacelis

Hand washed undies w/ BVLGARI Omnia Crystalline soap b/c that’s all there is. Got scolded by the maid for doing “her job.” #expatproblems


Joelle Jefferis‏ – @JoelleJeff

Why must I be on the wrong side of the Atlantic for iPlayer? “@BBCTwo: She’s back! #W1A pic.twitter.com/AHfXkOQBNR” #expatproblems


Sheryl Beth Silvers‏ – @sb_silvers

@Divergent doesn’t hit movie theatres in Korea until April 17th, a whole month after its U.S. premiere… #expatproblems #anticipation


Jennifer Schmerling‏ – @schmerco

OH MAN. I MISS PRETZELS. #expatproblems


Alexandra Talty‏ – @TheMiddleOfTime

Number one question for my Internet friends. What the heck is the grippe? And why don’t we have it in America? #expatproblems


Claudia S‏ – @lolaahh

Just for today, I wish I could wear sandals and a tank top. I need some summer soon! #expatproblems


Audrey Camp‏ – @audreycamp

Fighting a fever. Taking my temperature in Celsius. The numbers mean nothing to me. #expatproblems #sickday


Rachel Charlesworth‏@AWanderGirl

My phone still autocorrects “haha” to “jaja” #expatproblems #buenosaires @dinorusso @oamter


Jill Blocker‏ – @jillblocker

Apparently, #StPatricksDay is only celebrated in USA and Ireland. Definitely not a thing in Switzerland. #expatproblems #notgettingpinched


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