A week of expat problems – Week 5

A week of expat problems – Week 5

Welcome to week five 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!


Bali Expat Problems‏ – @BaliExpatProbs

Expect to be sweaty/clammy/dirty 98.9% of the time in Bali. #heatproblems #expatproblems #bali


Colette Franks‏ – @ColetteFranks8

I miss hotdogs. Not like British sausage, get plenty of that, but a really like HOT DOG. #expatproblems


Candice Gopaul‏ – @CandiceGopaul

That awkward moment when nobody talks to you at the faculty dinner. #expatproblems #korea


Katie O’Neill‏ – @keoneill82

The neighbors are being incredibly loud, but I don’t speak enough of the language to ask them to be quiet. #expatproblems #dumbamerican


April Marshke – ‏@peacelovebikes

#expatproblems I speak #dutch to Germans and #german to Dutchies. 6am flights in other countries are tough #travel


Kailyn Clarke‏ – @kailsclarke

I had to stop watching K-dramas and anime because my English was getting too bad. #expatproblems #engrishisno


Jess Harrow – ‏@HollaHarrow

Have just come to the sad, sad revelation that I have never been classified as a ‘local’. #ExpatProblems


Tabitha Langley‏ – @tabithakayyy

I don’t appreciate having to wait 9 days to watch the new episodes of @OnceABC just because I live in a different country #expatproblems


JP Williams Esq – ‏@JPWilliamsEsq

At the barbers… Him: how you want cut boss? Me: just a trim nothing too adventurous thanks. Cuts it too short… #fml #expatproblems


Sheryl Beth Silvers‏ – @sb_silvers

Trying to stay up late enough to Skype with family and friends at a respectable hour for them… #expatproblems


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