Africa

An American in Tunis

American expat JouJou's dream of living abroad became reality when she moved to Tunis in Tunisia earlier this year. Here she shares what it's like to live and work in Tunisia, a country whose beauty, people, and culture fascinate her. JouJou also gives some tips on learning Arabic and French there, and gives us a glimpse into Tunis cost of living.
 
 

Expat life in vibrant Cape Town South Africa

German expat Regina and her family are no strangers to living abroad, and their present location, Cape Town in South Africa, is where they have been staying for the past three years. She wants to stay there longer and do many more things, among them seeing more of Africa and learning the local languages. She describes the ups and downs of living in South Africa and shares some of the many things that she and her family love doing there.
 
 

Children's author living on the edge of the Sahara Desert

UK expat Stephen lives with his wife in Djibo, Burkina Faso, so close to the alluring yet forbidding Sahara Desert. This young author of children's literature describes the joys and challenges of living in that part of Africa, and his admiration for the Fulani people, their language, and their culture. He also shares with us some tips on adjusting to the local customs. Stephen Davies - children's author
 
 

Tales from a Trailing Grouse in Cairo

Originally from Scotland, 'Trailing Grouse' has been living in Cairo, Egypt, for the past seven years. Like all other cities, Cairo has its good and bad sides, and this Scotswoman shares some of her impressions of those in her interview. Read on for her expat life experiences in Egypt - from trying to find a job to favorite recreational activities to tips for adjusting to the local culture.
 
 

From the Big Apple to the Desert Rose

LeAnne, a young American journalist, has been living in Cairo, Egypt, for several months now, and like all expats, she has her share of good and bad days. Here she talks about why she went to Egypt and gives snippets of her everyday life. She also gives tips on how to adjust better to the local practices and culture.
 
 

Life in a Sandbox: A Canadian in Egypt

Canadian expat Umm Travis lives with her husband in a suburb in historic Cairo in Egypt, a place where she has found humor and patience to go a long way towards adjusting to the local culture. Here she shares some of her observations, recommendations, and insights on living in Egypt.
 
 

Living in Seychelles

Born in Japan, lived in Switzerland, Louise now calls the island of Mahé in Seychelles home - a country where she has family ties. She continues her love affair with this African nation, having lived there for a number of years in the 1990s. Louise describes her life as an expat in Seychelles and shares information on things like the cost of housing and employment options.
 
 

An American in Uganda with a camera and a notebook

American expat Glenna leads an adventurous life in Africa, where she works as a journalist. This young woman, who writes the blog Uganda Scarlett Lion (www.ugandascarlettlion.blogspot.com) describes how she came to be living in Kampala and aspects of her life there. She also gives helpful tips on things like the cost of living and how to avoid malaria. Glenna Gordon
 
 

Life in Marrakech

British expat Elizabeth moved to Morocco with her husband two years ago after having visited that country many times. She describes some of the sights and sounds of the city of Marrakech, the leisurely pace of life, and some of their favorite things to do there. Elizabeth in Marrakech
 
 

Walk like an Egyptian

German expat Cathy, who works for a clothing company, shares what it's like to live in Egypt -- a land of mystically ancient and glorious history. Egypt may not be the ideal location for first-time expats, and Cathy helps to provide helpful information and tips on the practical aspects of living in the land of the pharaohs. Cathy Heinemann