A week of expat problems – Week 3

A week of expat problems – Week 3

Welcome to the third 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!


Bee.‏ – @Beeyouwhat

I miss Tesco too much #ExpatProblems


Sunny in London‏ – @Sunny_in_London

After living in #London for 2 months, I still have NO CLUE where cars are coming from. #American #ExpatProblems


UrbanFindsDE‏ – @UrbanFindsDC

When I order in German and answer all of your questions auf Deutsch and you only speak to me in English, I get really pissed #expatproblems


Sara Louise‏ – @CestMoiSaraLou

I have a closet! A CLOSET!!! (expats: you know what I’m talking about) #expat #expatproblems #repat… http://instagram.com/p/laHsnmyLuY/


Amanda‏ – @inanotherlangua

The worst part about not having a microwave is that I can’t easily heat up my coffee if I forget to drink it. #expatproblems


Shauna Newman‏ – @ShaunaNewman

I need to see Blake Griffin and Steph Curry play ASAP. #expatproblems #imisslivesports


Alex bint Eisa‏ – @AlexbintEisa

There is a pretty serious #sandstorm going outside, my first sandstorm! #welcometothegulf #madinatkhalifa #doha #qatar #expatproblems


Rheagan‏ – @SipsofCoffey

Just had to text a friend to ask how to say hello in #Irish, mainly to settle a pronunciation fight between my kids. #expatproblems


Aviva Tabachnik‏ – @Aviva_Currency

Miss my mom and dad #expatproblems


Hannah Kroonblawd‏ – @hlkroonblawd

the real reason I want to move back stateside is because I miss my books… #expatproblems


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