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Top 20 Expat Blogs 2018

Foreignness is perhaps one experience that people are not too comfortable with. For one thing, being the ‘foreigner’ in the room can sometimes be too unsettling, especially if you happen to stick out like a sore thumb. Because of this, it’s pretty easy to just settle for one’s comfort zone, as well as to stay there.

When people do decide to leave their comfort zones, though, it’s clear that it is almost always an act of bravery, an act that dares to go against the tide. For some proof that a number of people have indeed done that, here are the twenty best expat blogs. And no, they’re not just here for information, but more importantly, for inspiration, especially for all of you expats in Spanish-speaking countries.

mybeautifulair.com

Originality ★★★☆☆
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If you’ve never been to Buenos Aires, then you’re most likely missing out on about half your life. Of course, that’s an exaggeration, but that’s just meant to show you how vibrant Buenos Aires is. To prove to you that there’s really so much you’re missing, check out the wonderful My Beautiful Air blog. By reading, you’ll certainly feel that you’re breathing in Buenos Aires, too.

sucrelife.com

Originality ★★★☆☆
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If you’re planning to stay for a long time in Bolivia, or maybe to settle there, it might be a good idea to narrow down your search to Sucre. Definitely one of the most picturesque sights in Bolivia, Sucre is a place that will willingly reveal all her secrets, as long as you ask the right questions. For the perfect guide to living and loving in Sucre, be sure to read Sucre Life – certainly the best blog on having the time of your life in your newfound Bolivian home.

bayessence.com

Originality ★★★☆☆
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Living in Chile as a foreigner might seem to be quite the struggle, but it doesn’t really have to be that difficult. This becomes especially true with a blog as helpful as Bay Essence, which gladly and willingly gives you the lowdown on everything you need to know about Chile – food, hotels, and making more memories. Suddenly, being an expat in Chile doesn’t sound so intimidating anymore, does it?

chilchile.wordpress.com

Originality ★★★☆☆
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Being a country that’s so full of life and with so many possibilities for adventures, Chile is certainly not the place for the faint of heart. With this blog, Chilling in Chile, you’ll see a couple that have so generously poured their hearts out to each other and to turning life into an amazing adventure, right in Chile. If you need some help putting some excitement back into your life, do read this blog; it just might be everything you need.

openmindedtraveler.com

Originality ★★★☆☆
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Planning to move to Colombia, but you aren’t exactly sure how or where to begin in this major change in your life? Let the Open Minded Traveler blog help you out, with its countless stories and tips for your efforts in making a home in Colombia. Covering a wide range of topics, plus a beautiful blog layout, this blog certainly adds more depth to your expat experience.

stuartoswald.com

Originality ★★★☆☆
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Being new to a place like Colombia might feel quite frustrating, especially if there are certain secrets that you would like to discover but you just can’t. Well, fortunately for you, you don’t have to go through this alone. Here’s Stuart Oswald’s blog, aptly named after him, to be your virtual best friend when it comes to getting around Colombia, all its ends and corners. Really, you can’t ask for anything more helpful.

michaelandgraciela.com

Originality ★★★☆☆
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One thing that blogs have to search for is a sense of the blog’s niche, its unique position in a world already full of blogs. In the case of Michael and Graciela, as a blog it has already found its niche. Being a blog written by a couple in their retirement age who move to Bogota in Colombia, this is enough to establish the blog as one that’s clearly unique in terms of its audience and content. If you need more inspiration in your life, go ahead and read Michael and Graciela – you simply won’t regret it.

understandingintent.com

Originality ★★★☆☆
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Understanding Intent is a blog that centers itself on the idea of finding purpose and meaning in a life that you have probably gotten used to. Knowing how real boredom with life can get, what better way to avoid this than to explore each corner of the world, beginning with right where you are. As an expat, you have no reason to live a meaningless life, and this is something that Understanding Intent will gladly teach you about.

wiegand.org

Originality ★★★☆☆
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My New Life in Colombia is the blog of Chip Wiegand, and he is definitely giving you reasons to love Colombia, because of each article he writes. In the blog you’ll find certain wonderful details about living in Colombia; it will be almost impossible to not wish you were there, too. Or, if you happen to be an expat in Colombia, too, well, lucky you. Welcome to your new life in Colombia.

 

www.sarepa.com

Originality ★★★☆☆
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  1. One thing that’s true about being an expat is that it certainly is not easy to be uprooted from your native land. There are far too many things you have to try and get used to, which means you are going to need all the help you can get. Good thing there’s the Sarepa blog to help you out. Sarepa is a blog that exudes empathy and concern for you as an expat, especially if you’re living in Colombia. Sure, it’s not easy, but there’s always hope, and the blog is proof of that.

howtobogota.com

Originality ★★★☆☆
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Colombia appears to be a place that is so full of life and simply brimming with energy. For an expat like you, however, this much energy can feel quite distressing. However, there’s no reason to let yourself get disheartened, precisely because here’s the How to Bogota blog to save the day. With an endless number of precious tips for surviving and having a full life in Bogota, this blog is your ticket to a better expat, a better you, in Colombia, beginning today.

nolongernative.com

Originality ★★★☆☆
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The appeal of No Longer Native begins with the fact that it is one of the best-looking blogs you’ll probably ever see. The layout is so reader-friendly, giving you a reason to keep reading. To make things even better, each article is written with such an honest and personal voice, all aimed at helping you in moving to any Spanish-speaking country. Surely, you’ll feel quite at home wherever you are, armed with the insights from this blog.

gwenithwhitford.com

Originality ★★★☆☆
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There are certain experiences that will always leave an indelible mark in your heart. In the case of the Ti Dominik Tales blog, that particular experience was being on the island of Dominica. Full of heartwarming stories as well as some informative comparisons between Dominica and the author’s place of origin, Canada. Truly, travel makes the heart of any person larger than before.

delapuravida.com

Originality ★★★☆☆
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The beauty of De La Pura Vida as a blog begins with the fact that its layout is such a perfect fit with the blog’s content. The purity of the blog’s layout does fit so well into the optimism of each article, convincing you that yes, while moving to a new country might be difficult, there will always be a silver living. And, with your consent, you’ll eventually make a home out of your new territory, as the blog author managed to do so well.

adullroar.blogspot.com

Originality ★★★☆☆
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If you’re moving to Costa Rica and you are at a loss when it comes to the quick facts and the much needed information in order for you to get through an entire week quite well, well, you won’t need to worry much longer. A Dull Roar is the perfect resource to match your needs, and the articles written here could very well be your Survival Guide to Costa Rica. All in all, this blog is a great read.

dianascostaricablog.blogspot.com

Originality ★★★☆☆
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If there’s one thing that will probably best describe Diana’s Costa Rica blog, it’s this word: straightforward. The title itself says it all, and the rest of the blog articles do not disappoint, either. Reading this blog, you always get what you came for: a lot of helpful tips and insights for living in Costa Rica, the kind that you’ve always needed as an expat.

blog.therealcostarica.com

Originality ★★★☆☆
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You know how certain blogs claim to give you reviews of some places, but they never quite give the total picture? The great thing about The REAL Costa Rica Blog is that you’ll have none of that deception. As the blog promises to do, the articles written here give you all the necessary information about living in Costa Rica, withholding nothing from you, telling you like it is.

costaricahappy.com

Originality ★★★☆☆
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The subtitle of this blog goes: “…big changes in small places!” As you can probably expect, the content of this blog is largely directed towards helping you see that moving to Costa Rica often means taking charge of the change yourself, and using to make your life better. If you need inspiration, you simply have to read through this blog author’s life and see how she has made that change happen for herself and for her whole family.

twoweeksincostarica.com

Originality ★★★☆☆
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Are you interested in taking a leap of faith and moving to Costa Rica? Here’s the best blog to help you out, Two Weeks in Costa Rica, precisely because that’s exactly what the blog authors did. Bravely bidding farewell to a comfortable and predictable life in Boston to pursue the ‘pura vida’ in Costa Rica, these authors are great proof that sometimes, to make a dream come true, all you have to do is take that risk.

warmreptile.wordpress.com

Originality ★★★☆☆
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When was the last time you did something remotely outrageous, something that you hardly imagine yourself doing? Well, with this blog, Out On A Limb, you’ll surely see that in more ways than one, doing that one thing you thought was crazy will turn out pretty worth it in the end, especially if it involves seeing a paradise like Costa Rica, or in another part of the world, New Zealand.