Holiday versus living abroad: • 4-star hotel vs cleaning and organizing your own place • Party with your holiday buddies vs being alone and not knowing anybody • Diner at the restaurants vs buy groceries and cook yourself or eat bread • Cocktail at the bar or on a terrace vs walking past the bar and save that $ • Endless vacation vs reality, responsibility & obligations • Sleep out all morning vs Alarm clock buzzing ‘get to work’ • Luxury gifts and souvenirs vs reasonable spending • Fun to buy vs NEED to buy • Spend and spoil vs work and EARN $$$ • Strolling by the beach vs hurry to be in time • No attention to the locals or language vs Hang with the locals. Dine with the locals. Be one with the locals.
Clearly 2 different things.
So, if you think of Expats being on holiday, please think again. 😉