8 Things I Wish I Knew Before Moving Abroad
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8 Things I Wish I Knew Before Moving Abroad

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  1. Lalisse G says:

    I recently just left Maryland to live in Stockholm and these 8 tips are ON POINT!! In many ways, moving to Europe was an easy transition for me, but in many other ways I found myself blindsided by unexpected cultural differences. My favorite point that you made was that “FOMO levels are inexistent.” So true! Rather than worrying about what is happening back home, I’m more focused on planning my next trip and/or continuing to absorb everything Stockholm has to offer me while here.

    Awesome post!

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    1. Coco Hunter says:

      Thanks Lalisse! Exactly. When friends reach out and ask if I’ll join a trip to Miami or the Caribbean, went from saying “Yeah, let me see” to “Nah, I doubt it”. I think about how many times they ditched me on trips and suddenly don’t feel so bad anymore! It’s petty, but I rather spend my coins seeing more of the world. Good luck with your expatriation to Stockholm! I still need to visit the Nordic countries!

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  2. Nikki Smith says:

    I’ve always wanted to live abroad so thank you for this great article! These are the things that I never hear people talk about when living abroad. Most people just present the adventure of it all so thanks for keeping it real!

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    1. Coco Hunter says:

      Thanks for reading Nikki! I try to keep it real in all of my posts. Check out my blog http://www.cocogoneglobal.com for more posts about my adventures and living abroad! ————————-Coco S. HunterBrand Influencer / Travel BloggerWebsite   | http://www.cocogoneglobal.com  LinkedIn  | https://ch.linkedin.com/in/cocohunter Mobile      | +41 79 411 9876

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  3. Brittany says:

    I know racism is everywhere but out of curiosity, what made you want to live in particular places in Europe versus places that are more ethnically diverse?

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    1. Coco Hunter says:

      Hi Brittany,I chose to live in Switzerland because my boyfriend was working and living here and the long distance from Dubai, just got to be too much. Although, I wish there were more brown girls around, I love Switzerland! It’s a safe, peaceful place, where they actually don’t see color. Having lived in Atlanta for 11 years, that’s a huge change. Switzerland is full of natural elements and they actually have all 4 seasons! Another welcomed change from living in Dubai where its 90+ degrees all year round. If you’re interested in moving to Europe, I’d just research and see if there are local and expat groups that fit the community you crave. I found a Black Girls in Europe group and found some brown girls from random travel groups as well. Cities like London, Paris, and Amsterdam may be more your liking. But don’t give up on places like Dublin, Berlin, Madrid just yet.They might surprise you! ————————-Coco S. HunterBrand Influencer / Travel BloggerWebsite   | http://www.cocogoneglobal.com  LinkedIn  | https://ch.linkedin.com/in/cocohunter Mobile      | +41 79 411 9876

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  4. I can always appreciate when women give a transparent testimony about their expat journeys. It is a thought that has crossed my mind over the last 3 years more than a few times. Now, more than ever, I am considering making that move. Thanks for sharing, Coco!

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  5. Sharla says:

    Loved this article so much, it has literally caught me at the right time because I’m now 100000% that I’d like to relocate to Europe and Switzerland has been at the top on my list. I’ve read a couple of articles which suggested that it’s very difficult to get a residency there because you have to demonstrate an actual interest in integrating with the society- which makes complete sense to me btw. All the best to you and thanks for great read x =)

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