A week of expat problems – Week 6

A week of expat problems – Week 6

Welcome to week six 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!


Tyler Bell‏ – @Tyler_Bell87

You’ll never know how great your friends are until they’re not there to drink with you. #expatproblems


Tiffany Dang‏ – @tiffanillaa

Finally watched HIMYM finale last night; still deconstructing it. #expatproblems #HIMYMFinale


Shawnna R.‏ – @theshawnna

You’ve been in Sweden too long when you suggest to someone else that they ought to eat that sandwich with a knife and fork. #expatproblems


Amy R‏ – @thetidethatleft

Out for dinner. Makeup? Check. Hair? Check. Mosquito repellent? Check. #expatlife #expatproblems #Tanzania


Kelly Delp‏ – @kelly_delp

How can #France be called a developed nation when there is no white queso here? #TakeMeHomeCountryRoads #ExpatProblems


Maria Celis‏ – @mariacelis

Gotta love a country that has “plunder” listed as a criminal offense. #expatproblems


Lizzy B.‏ – @d20Blonde

Convenient how the exchange rate always goes up juuuust in time for me to pay my rent. #expatproblems


Angelo_W73‏ – @Angelo_W73

No idea what’s going on in pop culture! #ExpatProblems


Jennifer Kerwood‏ – @JenniferKerwood

I got bit by a spider last night hiding in the long grass. Sometimes I forget I’m living in a jungle. #expatproblems #cantgounderit


Megan Collette‏ – @Mcdoyle_

I just got judged for buying a Mother’s Day card. Little do they know I’m not late, I’m actually two months early. #expatproblems


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