For more or less 6 years, starting on year 2001 until 2007, I was what most commonly is known as an ‘expat’. This is the abbreviated form for ‘expatriated’: someone which legal residence is other than that of birth or nationality. In my case, I was a Spaniard who lived in UK and Brazil, having spent around two months in Switzerland before my initial adventure started.
This part of my life ended September 2007, six years after I was seating at Zurich’s airport watching on the lobby’s TV how the World was changing. It was the 11th day of September, 2001.
Nowadays a husband and a daddy in Spain (my home country), but still an economist, social scientist, and human being, I feel I need to start writing my expat diary. Moreover, I’d like to advise you that ‘once and expat, always an expat’.
More at: The Expat Diaries.