In order to thrive as an Expat in a new country, we often find that the more flexible, open-minded and sociable you are, the more successful you will be at assimilating to your new home. We took our inspiration from Mother Nature and discovered that Starling Birds have all of these qualities. They are incredibly social and are often found flying together in large flocks called murmurations. Sometimes, other species of Starlings or even entirely different species of birds can also be found traveling together in these murmurations. Starlings are extremely adaptable and can thrive in a wide variety of environments. They will build their nests and roost in cities, suburbs as well as on farms. The Starling’s flexible nature can truly inspire the Expat lifestyle!
The idea of this blog is to bring Munich alive, through the voices of locals and expats alike. Whether you are just visiting or you plan on making Munich your home, we hope you’ll find useful tools and advice that will not only help you maintain your sanity after a stressful move, but also to find your anchor in a place where you might feel lost.
Jamie – I’ve been through three major moves and I can tell you it gets easier, but you have to devote time & effort into finding that place of contentment, maybe even bliss. I´m still not there, but I´m enjoying the journey.
Marisa – I have been living and thriving as an Expat in Munich for almost 10 years. After making the personal decision to move from California to Germany for love, I quickly realized that living in another country was an entirely different experience than visiting or working in another country. I have learned a lot about myself over these past few years, but more importantly, I learned that the definition of HOME is not necessarily a place, but a feeling within yourself. My hope is by sharing with you any tips I have gained while living as an Expat, I can inspire you to find your HOME no matter where your journey takes you!
Nisha – Born and raised in South India, currently living in
Mexico City, New York, Bangalore, New Jersey, Munich. An introvert who dreads small talk, I have managed to survive 6 long years in foreign countries, while making the best of my time living abroad. Traveling, making new friends and experiencing cross-cultural awareness are some of the perks I enjoy as a trailing Expatriate. This packing & unpacking lifestyle, in spite of the hassle, has definitely helped me evolve and broaden my horizons. To all the starlings out there, I hope this space helps you find your way in your new residence!