Expat lives: FT correspondent on life in Berlin

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

Charlie Birkett
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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

Paul Joseph at Dollis Brook viaduct, near his home in north London
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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

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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

Matthew Garrahan in Santa Monica, Los Angeles
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Expat lives: FT correspondent’s LA story

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

Albina du Boisrouvray in Sion, Switzerland, in front of a picture of her son François-Xavier, who died in a helicopter crash
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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

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Expat lives: British restaurateur in Chile

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

Guy Dinmore with his motorino outside the Stadio Olimpico in Rome
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Farewell to Rome: FT correspondent’s last dispatch

Despite the rain, bureaucracy and crumbling infrastructure, Rome remains mesmerising, says Guy Dinmore

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Athens to Beijing: consultant Gerry Mattios

The graduate of The Prince’s business programme now works with business leaders in China on sustainability issues

From Wivenhoe to Moscow: charity worker Shona McGrahan

At a women’s club meeting, the mother of three was introduced to the work of Action for Russia’s Children

Zimbabwe to Portugal: sculptor Toin Adams

After going on holiday in the Algarve, the artist decided to stay permanently and set up a ‘mini-community’

Los Angeles to Paris: property developer Ashley Maddox

US businesswoman has learnt to do things the French way

Informal ambassador

British businessman Simon MacKinnon builds bridges between the UK and China

Thinking space

Google creative Tom Uglow explains why moving to Australia enabled him to explore his love of digital art

Catalan makeover

British interior designer Graham Collins finds style inspiration in Barcelona

Queen of the desert

Head chef Michéle Müller describes working in a male-dominated industry in Abu Dhabi

Belgian architect builds life in Malaysia

Globe-trotting hotel designer Jean-Michel Gathy explains why he chose to settle in Kuala Lumpur

Love, labour and loss

How an Iranian student became a winemaker in Italy and what stops her returning to Tehran

Settled in Seattle

Restaurateur Wassef Haroun gave up tech career to reconnect with his homeland in Syria