Expat lives: Australian teacher’s lessons from the UAE

Australian teacher Louise lucantonio has been living with her family in the UAE for over 3 years - first in Sharjah, now in Dubai
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Louise Lucantonio has gained plenty of insights into Middle Eastern culture after her move to Sharjah and Dubai

Avantika Chilkoti stands by the sea front at Marine Drive, her favourite Place in Mumbai
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Expat lives: FT reporter returns to a changed Mumbai

Avantika Chilkoti recalls feeling like a foreigner after moving back to the Indian city she lived in as a child

Expat lives: Belarus theatre director’s dramatic exit

Natalia Kaliada set up an underground theatre movement in Minsk but was forced to flee to the UK

Daniel Gaus
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Expat lives: the US flower exporter in Ecuador

Daniel Gaus’s company links local flower producers in Quito to wholesalers in the US

Expat lives: FT’s Ireland correspondent in homecoming

Vincent Boland returns to Dublin after 22 years away to find that the country has undergone a revolution

Harriet Petherick Bushman
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Expat lives: London musician finds harmony in Kuwait

Harriet Petherick Bushman teaches piano and stages operas in the Middle Eastern country – while also running a silk business

Lily Meszaros on the waterfront at Woolwich, Sydney
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Expat lives: Rwandan finds new hope in Australia

Ex-law student who fled the aftermath of slaughter to begin a new life in Sydney and win a role in ‘Star Wars’

Expat lives: Bulgarian IT worker’s London love affair

Anton Chernev was forced to give up his British business ambitions, but won’t hear a bad word against his adopted country

Hugh Carnegy at the start of the weekly Sunday afternoon roller-skate tour on Place de la Bastille
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Expat lives: FT bureau chief’s skate through Paris

From state dinners to roller-tours, three years in the city gave Hugh Carnegy some memorable moments

Expat lives: the American who roasts coffee in Prague

Charles Fleer left his pharmaceuticals job to set up a roasting business and café in the Czech Republic

Expat lives: FT correspondent’s life in Jerusalem

The stew of cultures and religions is fascinating and disorienting, says John Reed

Expat lives: City trader opens polo club in Argentina

Former Goldman Sachs high-flyer tells how he ditched his career in London to run an estate near Buenos Aires

Expat lives: FT correspondent on life in Berlin

The German capital has become international but its growing prosperity is a mixed blessing, writes Jeevan Vasagar

Expat lives: English yacht enthusiast in Monaco

The co-founder of a high-end yacht company on the French Riviera talks about his uncertain start as a young boat hand

Expat lives: Canadian scholar in Poland

Soviet history expert felt inspired to write about the Warsaw uprising after settling in the forward-looking city

Expat lives: South African freedom fighter in London

How a friend of Nelson Mandela who fled to London 50 years ago has dedicated his life to tackling injustice

Expat lives: Canadian’s road to ‘Shangri-La’

How an obsession drove a writer, explorer and tea fanatic to live in a remote mountain region in China

Expat lives: FT correspondent’s LA story

Matthew Garrahan looks back on eight years of star spotting and shark dodging in California

Expat lives: mother’s mission to fight poverty

Albina du Boisrouvray talks about her efforts to lift millions out of poverty and the tragedy that drives her

Expat lives: British restaurateur in Chile

Arts project head Cecile Latham-Koenig moved to Santiago for love only to open an innovative eatery