My PhotoI am an American who lived for eight years in England and now live in a little village outside of Prague in the Czech Republic. My life should serve as a sober warning to all parents who happily send their children off for 'just one year abroad, Mom, for my studies'. 

I am settling into village life with the help of my Czech husband (L.) and our two boys (Smalls (5) and Smallest (1.5)). Mostly I write about the funny, the strange, and the sometimes philosophical aspects of living abroad.

Need to know more? Contact me at: expatova (at) gmail.com.


  1. Hi, I’m an intern for a Leopard Films. We produce a variety of shows for HGTV. I’m finding expatriates for House Hunters International casting. Here’s a message from one of our casting directors!

    Hello! My name is Joe Pinzone and I work on a very popular international travel series that documents adventurous individuals’, couples’ and families’ experiences as they make the decision to move abroad. This series is a great opportunity to tell your story and share more about what you like/dislike about your new home. If you think that you or someone you know could be a fit for the show, or if you’d like to get more information, please contact me at JoePinzone@LeopardUSA.com. Thanks!

  2. Hi there

    I am the editor of www.expatarrivals.com. I came across your blog in my research and I would be keen to have you contribute to our site in return for some exposure. If you are interested you can drop me an email - shantalie@expatarrivels.com

    Hope to hear from you.

  3. Love your blog... please come back writing...!!!