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24 minutes | 6 months ago
A teacher goes on exchange in Old Bar, Australia
Kelsey Wilson allowed a stranger into her house in Sylvan Lake. That same stranger also got to drive her car. But it’s totally normal, because Kelsey is doing the same thing to this stranger, on the other side of the world. Kelsey’s on exchange in Old Bar. She talks to us about the challenges of driving a manual transmission car from the right side, how most people think she’s American at first, and how she actually finds surfing pretty exhausting.
25 minutes | 6 months ago
A teacher finds calm in Farnham (S2E10)
Lauren Gillespie had a goal: visit 30 different countries before she turned 30 years old. She managed to achieve that goal thanks in part to living in Europe. But before Europe, she lived in Wellington, New Zealand, and even spent some time in Oman — hard time. Now, she’s enjoying teaching in Farnham, Surrey. The big question for her: will she come back to Canada or continue her travels? Find out in this fun conversation!
30 minutes | 7 months ago
A Canadian storms Newcastle (S2E9)
Carolyn Dickson always knew she’d live abroad one day. And after a trip to the UK with her husband in 2013, she knew she wanted to live in the UK. But it took her and her husband about 5 years to realize their plans. They managed to make the leap in 2018 when the stars aligned (that is, one of them had gainful employment there) and they moved to Newcastle in Northern UK. And though they love where they live, this is a tale of not-so-soft landings, and every Canadian’s greatest fear: being mistaken for an American. Check out HeyExplorer.com for some of the attractions that make Newcastle Upon Tyne famous.
30 minutes | 7 months ago
A Canadian on the Whanganui River (S2E8)
Rihanna Flaherty got into travelling after university. Though her degree wasn’t something she used to travel. She actually fell in love twice. Once with the country of New Zealand itself—she eventually convinced a friend to move there with her where they became canoe guides on the Whanganui River on the North Island—and a second time with a man she met. She and her husband live in New Zealand now, along with their baby. And it’s looking like New Zealand is home for now. Hear about Rihanna’s NZ adventures. And check out these links to learn more about the history of the Whanganui River: New Zealand river granted same legal rights as human being—The Guardian.A Voice for Nature—National Geographic.Whanganui—NewZealand.com
33 minutes | 8 months ago
A Canadian returns from Morocco (S2E7)
The first time I spoke to Emily Mattinglsey was almost exactly four years ago (you can listen to our chat on Episode 26). She’d basically just arrived in Morocco looking for a little bit of life experience and a lot of surfing. Her experience was, to me, remarkable. But I’m certain it’s similar to the experiences of many other Canadians who’ve lived abroad for a spell, and then come back home. Home isn’t the same after that length of time. And it’s likely many of those returning Canadians experienced reverse culture shock. Find out more about Emily’s journey of self-discovery that ultimately brought her back where she started. Check out “Reverse culture shock: what, when, and how to cope,” which is referenced and quoted in the intro to this episode.
30 minutes | 9 months ago
Qatari adventures for a Canadian family (S2E6)
Cora Lea and her family had the opportunity to leave Canada just about four years ago. Their destination: Doha, Qatar. Cora Lea shares her point of view on the folks she’s met over the past four years, the other countries they’ve visited using Qatar as a homebase, and some of the things they miss about Canada. But they’re not looking to return anytime soon! Hope you enjoy the episode.
28 minutes | 9 months ago
A Canadian explores the city-state of Singapore (S2E5)
Robyn Larsen talks to host Adam Rozenhart about her experience living in Singapore, from how she gets around, to the differences from other cities and towns she’s lived in. This episode was recorded during the wintertime, so there’s also talk of something Robyn misses from Canada: the cold!
23 minutes | 9 months ago
A Canadians finds his way in the Mile-High City(S2E4)
Matthew Rix wasn’t finding what he wanted out of his job in Canada. Fortunately, there were opportunities just south of the border. So he made his way to Denver, Colorado. Matthew talks to us about the subtle differences between Americans and Canadians, what it’s meant for Colorado to be the first state to legalize Cannabis, and some of the challenges of long-distance relationships when you’re separated by an international border.
26 minutes | 10 months ago
A Canadian marine biologist dives into Nusa Lembongan (S2E3)
Andrew Taylor lived on the Canadian prairies, at least for part of his life. But he was no stranger to travel. After he graduated from university he did his post-graduate studies in marine biology in Australia. His chosen career meant islands and coast called his name. So, after checking the place out with some friends, he settled in Bali. There, he operates a dive company called Blue Corner Dive. And according to Andrew, you’ll probably feel more safe spending time with him in the water than in a car.
38 minutes | 10 months ago
A Canadian’s adventures in Panama and Bali (S2E2)
Lauren Spicer and her husband are seasoned travellers. Nine years ago, they decided after teaching English for a year in South Korea that travelling the world for work, at least for a while, was the way to go. They made their way to Panama City. They had their first son there. But they weren’t content to stay still for very long. Now they live in Bali. But the pandemic struck, and they decided to move at least temporarily back to Toronto to be near family and a solid healthcare system. Thanks to Lauren for taking the time to chat with us and share her perspective and experiences.
17 minutes | a year ago
S2E01: Canadians Away!
Two years ago, this podcast took an indefinite hiatus. We’d done over 57 episodes where we learned about the lives of Canadians who lived abroad. The show ended, but we kept hearing from people who had stories to tell—about their lives in other countries, and what their experiences taught them about what it means to be Canadian. Those stories inspired us to relaunch the show. We have a new name but the same mandate as before. We’re kicking things off with a preview of what’s to come. And we’re also welcoming a new voice to the show who’ll be helping behind the scenes to bring you stories from Canadians living abroad. We’re glad to be back, and we can’t wait to connect with you! — Adam and Julie, the Canadians Away! team.
63 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 57: One last time, a Canadian Expat in Dublin
Cadence Konopaki fell in love with Ireland when she lived there back in 2000. Fifteen years later, it called her name again. In this final episode of the Expats, we talk about Cadence’s Ireland experience, and we also try to determine if Canadians are good ambassadors for Canada when they go out into the world. Thanks to everyone who’s listened over the last three years. Stay subscribed to the Expats feed to find out in a few months what I’ll be doing next! The Expats has been a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network, powered by ATB.
23 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 56: An Expats Clip Show
Before the Expats goes off the air, host Adam Rozenhart looks back at some of his favourite interview moments. Sure, it’s another one of those annoying clip shows, but when it’s clips about travelling, you know you’ll love it. Thanks to Jaimee Bell, Jane Morrison, Ana Alacantara, Stephanie Simonsen, and ALL the Expats we’ve interviewed over the last three years. The Expats is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network, powered by ATB.
25 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 55: A Canadian Expat in Yemen
Carl Conradi fell in love with Sada’a almost the moment he saw it. He knew after a brief stay in the Yemeni capital that he’s wind up staying longer. He recounts his experiences there, learning about the Arab Spring from the Yemeni people. Here’s some information on the war in Yemen: Backgrounder on what it’s all about from the BBC More Yemen coverage from the Atlantic The Expats is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network, powered by ATB. The Expats will conclude in April with a two-part series finale.
29 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 54: A Canadian Expat in East Africa
Melissa MacKay earned her law degree and got a job as a human rights lawyer. This provided her the opportunity to visit Africa, and spend time in a few different countries there — some for work, and some for vacation. This episode she shares her experiences there on food, the beautiful landscape and the welcoming people she met. The Expats is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network, powered by ATB. The Expats will conclude in April with a two-part series finale.
30 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 53: A Canadian Expat in Denmark
Stephanie Rahbek Simonsen agreed to move to Denmark with her husband, thinking she’d have a few months to get used to the idea. Her husband found a job in Copenhagen inside of a month. Months later, Stephanie joined him. This episode, listen to a Canadian Expat in Copenhagen talk about how foreigners are regarded, Danish cuisine, and advice on whether or not shopping for clothes in Denmark is good for your body image. The Expats is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network, powered by ATB. The Expats will conclude in April with a two-part series finale.
24 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 52: Another Canadian Expat in London
Emma originally moved to London for work. She started out at an HMV, when those existed. Then she got a job in publishing, met her husband, and they’ve firmly established themselves in the world city, living there with their two children. What does Emma miss about Canada? And how is she teaching kids about her home? Find out in our latest episode! The Expats is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network, powered by ATB.
34 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 51: A Canadian Expat in Finland
Duleepa “Dups” Wijayawardhana was lured to Helsinki by a startup called Supermetrics. And while Helsinki’s climate might not be much different from Dups’ home of Edmonton, there are definitely certain things he’s needed to adjust to. Find out how that adjustment is going for Dups (and check out more on his blog). Our show sponsor, Edmonton Community Foundation is hosting a great event in Edmonton with Anita Sarkeesian. Get your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/epl-forward-thinking-speaker-series-the-real-world-of-online-harassment-presented-in-partnership-tickets-40907624807 And check out an interview with Anita Sarkeesian on the Well-Endowed Podcast: https://www.thewellendowedpodcast.com/episodes/episode-16-anita-sarkeesian/ The Expats is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network, powered by ATB.
26 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 50: A Canadian Expat in Oman
When the economy started to crater, Catherine and her husband, who had been living in Calgary, took it as a sign to try out an expat adventure. Their search for a new experience led them to Sur, Oman, where the couple currently resides with their instagrammable dog. Find out about life for these two Canadians on the coast of the Arabian sea in our last episode before we break for the Holidays. The Expats is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network, powered by ATB.
25 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 49: A Canadian Expat in Lincoln, UK
A French-Canadian women met her love on the internet, and wouldn’t allow an ocean to separate them. Now she’s in Lincoln, in the process of renewing her Visa, and living through the bureaucracy of Brexit, while she misses her beloved maple syrup, and, of course, her family. Listen in on the life of a French translator as she learns the ways of the English! The Expats is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network, powered by ATB.
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