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Top 20 Expat 2018 Blogs

Everyone, particularly the expats themselves, knows how difficult it is to be an expat. There are countless struggles that you have to face on a day to day basis, and this is not something that you can necessarily prevent. Precisely because you are someone who is new and foreign to the area, it’s understandable if you feel that you need all the help you can get. At the same time, it would also be mighty helpful if you could get some resources from fellow expats who are going through what you’re experiencing, or better yet, have emerged quite victorious above it all.

In this light, then, check out these Top 20 Expat Blogs of 2018, noting of course that these blogs were written by authors from German-speaking countries. With this, it’s pretty certain that the next time you need some vital information, you can come running to these blogs instead.

acaitslife.blogspot.com

Originalität ★★★★★
Design ★★★★★
Social Media ★★★★★

A Cait’s Life is one of those blogs that are written precisely in the form of an authentic story or narrative. While you might not exactly go through the same thing as the author, the value of each article lies in its deeply personal voice. Going through each word, you find yourself getting immersed in the narrative, realizing that really, you’re not alone in the struggles of an expat. Such is the effect of this blog.

justmovedtoswitzerland.com

Originalität ★★★★★
Design ★★★★★
Social Media ★★★★★

What happens when you suddenly move to a new place, and you hardly know anybody? You feel the need to be more in control, right? To at least know some names of places, as well as some things that you can do? Well, if you ever transfer to Switzerland, it’s best to check out this blog, Just Moved to Switzerland. On this blog you’ll find articles that are really helpful, because they’re written by someone who feels the exact same way.

m-the-expat.com

Originalität ★★★★★
Design ★★★★★
Social Media ★★★★★

If you’d like to get the wonderful as well as the not so wonderful details about living an expat life, then M The Expat blog is the right place to begin. This blog provides you with a lot of helpful information when it comes to living a good quality of life as an expat. Apart from that, the blog also has numerous tips for those who are into traveling, which makes it a truly valuable blog, indeed.

ausbasel.com

Originalität ★★★★★
Design ★★★★★
Social Media ★★★★★

Most expats understand and empathize with those expats who have just moved to a brand new place. In more ways than one, such a drastic change can cause a lot of stress and difficulty in the life of an expat, but don’t let it get to you. Comfort yourself by reading the Aus Basel blog, which basically relates the life of an expat who has just moved to Basel. Yes, you’re not alone, and that’s a good thing.

packingbeast.blogspot.com

Originalität ★★★★★
Design ★★★★★
Social Media ★★★★★

Can you imagine the stress (and perhaps the excitement) of moving across three continents and living in eight homes in a span of just twelve years? If that stirs you and gives you the urge to know what it’s like, go ahead and read The Packing Beast. This blog takes ‘expat’ to a whole new level, so in a lot of ways it is a great read.

 

travelingigloo.com

Originalität ★★★★★
Design ★★★★★
Social Media ★★★★★

Being new to a country like Germany can, in a lot of ways, be quite difficult indeed. Despite this looming possibility of difficulty, however, it’s certainly not reason enough for you to not try living in Germany. As for the perfect guide, be sure you check out Traveling Igloo. Full of tips and insights on how to make your stay in Germany a memorable one, this blog is the best friend of Expats in Germany.

therococoroamer.com

Originalität ★★★★★
Design ★★★★★
Social Media ★★★★★

What can an expat do? The instinctive answer would perhaps be “not much”, given that this expat is not residing in his or her comfort zone. However, upon reading the blog The Rococo Roamer, you’ll immediately see that this is not always the case. The author of this blog lives such a full life with her travels, her projects, and her experiences,, so much so that you’ll be convinced that you should be living a full life, too.

mrsralf.wordpress.com

Originalität ★★★★★
Design ★★★★★
Social Media ★★★★★

Living in a new territory, a foreign country is one thing, but having to work and be employed in it is another. Such a prospect is an issue shared by expats all over the world. It’s good, then, to have blogs such Lehrer Werkstatt, which willingly share with you the struggles and the joys of teaching as an expat in Germany.

ohgodmywifeisgerman.com

Originalität ★★★★★
Design ★★★★★
Social Media ★★★★★

The struggles of being a foreigner living in a new country is probably already common knowledge to everyone. However, this blog, Oh God My Wife is German, takes the discussion to a whole new different level, because the author is not just an expat; he’s married to a native.With every article, then, you’ll see and read the bitter and the sweet, as well as how the bitter is still sweet, after all.

sarahstaebler.wordpress.com

Originalität ★★★★★
Design ★★★★★
Social Media ★★★★★

Just how difficult is it to be a mother and raise a family in a country that is not ‘originally’ yours? In this heartwarming blog, My German Life, you will slowly but surely begin to empathize with the author, who, as a mother, seems to be juggling so many things at once. The amazing thing, of course, is that she always bounces back, perhaps to say, you can, too.

wanderingpolkadot.com

Originalität ★★★★★
Design ★★★★★
Social Media ★★★★★

Some of the most surprising moments where a person can show the most strength of character emerges when he or she is met with unfamiliar territory. The author of Wandering Polka Dot is a shining example of what it means to be a person of strength, because the blog itself shows how, in spite of and because of the unfamiliarity, one can still remain to be a happy, optimistic person.

twosmallpotatoes.com

Originalität ★★★★★
Design ★★★★★
Social Media ★★★★★

Being in a new country can certainly be quite daunting and intimidating, but of course, if you happen to be with the love of your life, then most like it won’t be so bad, after all. Such is the story of Two Small Potatoes, a blog that gives you the adventures of a couple of expats in Germany, who somehow manage to turn their life into a magical one, with their every trip and adventure.

erinatlarge.com

Originalität ★★★★★
Design ★★★★★
Social Media ★★★★★

One of the things that will easily intimidate you when it comes to moving to a new country is the scary possibility of not having anyone that you know to support you and be with you. If you travel with your family, though, it paints an entirely different picture. That is exactly the beautiful picture you’ll be getting from the blog Erin at Large. Truly, moving to new territory with your family will have its own struggles, but they will all be worth it.

oaeblog.com

Originalität ★★★★★
Design ★★★★★
Social Media ★★★★★

If you’re looking for a read on a truly expat life in Germany with honest to goodness expat experiences, then you’ve found it in Oddities and Ends. This blog promises not only honesty, but also a full account of the stories and experiences, without censoring the awkwardness. Without a doubt, the blog features the kind of storytelling that will surely give you the consolation that you need as an expat.

triciaannemitchell.com

Originalität ★★★★★
Design ★★★★★
Social Media ★★★★★

What do you get when you combine an expat, a lot of travel, and countless encounters with people? Very simple – you get the blog Travels With Tricia. The blog author is a person whose passions include exploring places and engaging with people, so it’s no surprise that each blog article is an exciting account of Tricia’s life. Read and you’ll eventually find yourself getting involved, in a good way of course.

solongusa.blogspot.com

Originalität ★★★★★
Design ★★★★★
Social Media ★★★★★

The common story that people tell about expats is that they have a hard time adjusting to the new environment. Still, there is an untold story of new love that is found and nurtured, in the form of a person, and in the form of a new home. That’s the story you get from So Long, USA!, and it’s a story that may very well be yours, too.

regensblog.com

Originalität ★★★★★
Design ★★★★★
Social Media ★★★★★

Regensblog is a blog that somehow manages to cover so many things (probably everything) about being in a new country. Tackling everything from the weather, down to a new recipe straight from the kitchens of Germany, here is a blog that truly hits all the right notes for you, whether you are an expat or not. Read, and learn even more about the beauty and excitement of living in Germany.

minimalmeinitaly.wordpress.com

Originalität ★★★★★
Design ★★★★★
Social Media ★★★★★

If you think being an expat is a big enough struggle, try being a minimalist in a foreign country. That is the story of this blog, Minimal Me in Italy, which tells of the journey of a couple who have decided to reject consumerism and live the minimalist lifestyle. As you read, you will also discover that even if the struggle of minimalism as an expat might weigh heavy, the benefits will always outweigh the costs.

alexwilltravel.com

Originalität ★★★★★
Design ★★★★★
Social Media ★★★★★

Without a doubt, going around Europe and seeing a brand new corner of the world one country at a time is truly an exciting prospect. Now, that is precisely the story that Alex has to tell, in the blog Alex Will Travel. From Hungary to the Netherlands, you’re sure to realize that being an expat isn’t so bad after all. In truth, it’s a life-changing thing.

czarrymarry.blogspot.com

Originalität ★★★★★
Design ★★★★★
Social Media ★★★★★

Do you ever get the feeling that some things just feel like home, almost immediately? Well, that’s the state you’re bound to get when you see this blog, My Favorite Things. Ironically, this blog gives you the comfort of home, and yet it’s written by an expat. Somehow, you get to realize that at the end of the day, home isn’t a place; it’s a state of mind. And that is such a consoling thought, for all expats in the world.