In one corner is our special guest who has years of experience in Bavaria, and in the other, the two of us who have called Berlin home for the past decade. Who will win?? – Americans in Germany Drinking Whiskey 🇺🇸
This past week I had the pleasure of coming on for an episode with one of my favourite expat podcasts Americans in Germany Drinking Whiskey. Geoff and Alex are too Americans also abroad, but based in Berlin. Most know this city has been a polar opposite to my home of Munich. So we decided to chat up the basics, compare, contrast and sass it up a bit.
“Moving to a new country also means leaving another country behind. What if the situation you’re leaving behind is messy, full of problems and stress? Is your choice to move abroad a healthy way to improve your surroundings for a better future, or is it in some way a very elaborate method of running away from your problems? And what happens when certain problems sneak back up on you, because the baggage comes with you, even if you thought you left it behind?” –Nicole, The Expatcast
A while back I sat down with my friend and fellow Expat content creator Nicole of The Expatcast, to discuss the topic of moving abroad. This comes up often in questions, not just from other people but now and then in my own thoughts.
We all have our own reasons for leaving a place, but not too often do we acknowledge the full spectrum of factors that led to our initial decision. For me, I have come to accept it was a mixture of running from my past and running towards a different future… but I may still be on the fence.
Feel free to have a listen to the episode for the full details and let me know what you think
or if you want more of a visual, have a look at my Freiburg visit here ⤵️