A Sideways Life: The honest guide to living & working abroad
74: Living & working abroad in Split, Croatia - Everything we know so far

74: Living & working abroad in Split, Croatia - Everything we know so far

May 14, 2022

In this episode, we talk about our last 7 weeks where we've been living and working in Split, Croatia.

We talk about the areas we liked (and those we didn't), the general cost of things (including rent), and Lea brings back the Factoids segment with some facts about Split.

NOTE: This is following our new format of podcast episodes that are either about:

  • WHY you want to live & work abroad (last week)
  • HOW to live and work abroad (this one)
  • WHERE to live & work abroad (next week)

Let's get stuck in. 

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The roadmap we mention can guide you through the questions you need to ask before starting your own adventure.

Want to get involved? It's completely free - just go to ASidewaysLife.com/roadmap.

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As ever, get in touch on Instagram (@asidewayslife) or email asidewayslife@gmail.com. We genuinely would be thrilled to hear from you.

 

73: Living abroad as a couple (without stabbing them in their sleep)

73: Living abroad as a couple (without stabbing them in their sleep)

April 29, 2022

In this episode, we reflect on how we've lived & worked together as a couple for almost 10 years, without having (too many) arguments.

We outline the 7 principles and hacks that ensure we stay sane and happy.

NOTE: This is following our new format of podcast episodes that are either about:

  • WHY you want to live & work abroad (last week)
  • HOW to live and work abroad (this one)
  • WHERE to live & work abroad (next week)

Let's get stuck in. 

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The roadmap we mention can guide you through the questions you need to ask before starting your own adventure.

Want to get involved? It's completely free - just go to ASidewaysLife.com/roadmap.

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As ever, get in touch on Instagram (@asidewayslife) or email asidewayslife@gmail.com. We genuinely would be thrilled to hear from you.

 

72: The mindset you need to live & work abroad

72: The mindset you need to live & work abroad

April 22, 2022

In this episode we talk to the amazing Mayaan & Gal from Smoozitive who specialise in helping people take that first scary step from comfortable home-life to a strange, exciting and brand new world as a Nomad or Ex-pat.

Join as we talk about belonging, making friends, reverse ex-patting (where you go back to your home country) and the 'Fire Game' (Not as dangerous as it sounds).

You can find Gal & Maayan on Instagram (@smoozitive), their website and you can join the waitlist for their brand new program here.

Let's get stuck in.

PS. The sound at the beginning is Al knocking his microphone over... that lunchtime wine probably wasn't the best idea... 

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The roadmap we mention can guide you through the questions you need to ask before starting your own adventure.

Want to get involved? It's completely free - just go to ASidewaysLife.com/roadmap.

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As ever, get in touch on Instagram (@asidewayslife) or email asidewayslife@gmail.com. We genuinely would be thrilled to hear from you.

 

71: Why you needs ’boots on the ground’ before committing to a rental property

71: Why you needs ’boots on the ground’ before committing to a rental property

April 15, 2022

We've recently fucked up a bit. 

We normally do quite a bit of research on the area we're going to live before committing to a longer (3 weeks or more) rental, but this time we did not, and it's bitten us in the arse (quite literally for our poor dog peanut who was attacked this week by another neighbourhood dog).

So, in this episode, we give you the top 7 mistakes that most ex-pats or nomads (and us!) make when choosing somewhere to live - this includes renting an AirBnB abroad!

Join us as we talk 'finding a home abroad' and we'll tell you all the mistakes we made, plus the hacks and shortcuts we've found that meant that (almost) every place we settled made us very, very happy.

The roadmap we mention can guide you through the questions you need to ask before starting your own adventure.

Want to get involved? It's completely free - just go to ASidewaysLife.com/roadmap.

 

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Get in touch on Instagram (@asidewayslife) or email asidewayslife@gmail.com. We genuinely would be thrilled to hear from you.

70: A roadmap to live & work abroad

70: A roadmap to live & work abroad

April 8, 2022

In this episode, we reveal our brand new roadmap for anyone wanting to live and work abroad.

In addition, we actually go through the 9 questions ourselves.

You see, last week we left our lovely house in Istria, and are spending the final 5 weeks of our visa in Split (Croatia), before heading off to test Portugal as a potential place to live.

So you'll see exactly how the roadmap can guide you through the questions you need to ask before starting your own adventure.

Want to get involved? It's completely free - just go to ASidewaysLife.com/roadmap.

 

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Get in touch on Instagram (@asidewayslife) or email asidewayslife@gmail.com. We genuinely would be thrilled to hear from you.

69: WTF? We ran away from home (and this is what we learnt…)

69: WTF? We ran away from home (and this is what we learnt…)

March 10, 2022

You might have noticed that we've been missing for 3 weeks...

That's 'cos we went away for 4 days and ended up staying away for almost 4 weeks.

In this episode, we look at why we ran away, what we learnt and how this could be useful if you're considering living and working abroad.

 

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Get in touch on Instagram (@asidewayslife) or email asidewayslife@gmail.com. We genuinely would be thrilled to hear from you.

68: Live from the road!

68: Live from the road!

February 14, 2022

Welcome to the shitshow.

Listen as we try (and fail) to record an episode on the road, using nothing more than Al’s iPhone and Leanne ‘singing’ our theme tune.

Yep, it’s exactly as you’re imagining.

67: (Part 3 of 3) Want to live & work abroad in 2022? Today we look at WHERE to live…

67: (Part 3 of 3) Want to live & work abroad in 2022? Today we look at WHERE to live…

February 3, 2022

This episode is the final part of the 3 questions you MUST ask before living & working abroad.

The three questions are:

  • Episode 65: Why do you want to live and work abroad? (Released 2 weeks ago)
  • Episode 66: How do you live and work abroad? (Released last week)
  • Episode 67: Where in the world can you work and live abroad? (This one!)

HINT: If you’ve not listened to episode 65 or 66 yet, go back and listen to those first - it’s vitally important to know why you want to live and work abroad, and how you'll do it before you think about where you'll live.

In this episode, we give you a simple framework for working out the perfect place for you to live.

  • Part 1: Ask 6 questions about yourself: Do the VITALS exercise (see link below)
  • Part 2: Ask 3 questions about the place: Infrastructure, Tax/Visa/Cost & Weather

By the way, despite our very honest talk, we believe you can do this!

Oh, and get in touch if you are interested in joining an upcoming challenge that will help you to live and work abroad in 6 months. 

Links & other episodes mentioned:

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66: (Part 2 of 3) Want to live & work abroad in 2022? Today we look at how to make it happen…

66: (Part 2 of 3) Want to live & work abroad in 2022? Today we look at how to make it happen…

January 28, 2022

This episode is part 2 of 3 of the 3 questions you MUST ask before living & working abroad.

The three questions are:

  • Episode 65: Why do you want to live and work abroad? (Released last week)
  • Episode 66: How do you live and work abroad? (This episode)
  • Episode 67: Where in the world can you work and live abroad? (Coming next week)

HINT: If you’ve not listened to episode 65 yet, go back and listen to that first - it’s vitally important to know why you want to live and work abroad before you think about how or where.

In this episode, we talk about our own experiences as working remotely in a job, working as a freelancer, working as a consultant and owning a business.

By the way, despite our very honest talk, we believe you can do this!

Oh, and get in touch if you are interested in joining an upcoming challenge that will help you to live and work abroad in 6 months.

PS. About 38 mins in we finally work out what the difference is between freelancer and consultant! 

Other episodes mentioned:

  • Ep 63: Alex, the sports physio who moved his business from the UK to the Austrian Alps
  • Ep 36: David, who got a job in another country
  • Ep 35: Will, who's both a freelancer and business owner
  • Ep 32: An American freelancer who lives in Croatia and has US clients
  • Ep 21: Paul, who moved to the Spanish division of his bank

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65: (Part 1 of 3) Want to live & work abroad in 2022? Real talk in this episode about WHY you want to do this…

65: (Part 1 of 3) Want to live & work abroad in 2022? Real talk in this episode about WHY you want to do this…

January 20, 2022

In this episode, we get really honest (and quite passionate) about planning a life where you live and work abroad.

So today is part 1 of 3 of our series we've tentatively called, '50 Days To Freedom' which looks at the 3 questions you should ask (and in which order):

The three questions are:

  • Episode 65: Why do you want to live and work abroad? (This episode)
  • Episode 66: How do you live and work abroad? (Coming next week)
  • Episode 67: Where in the world can you work and live abroad? (Coming in 2 weeks)

We realise that a lot of listeners (and potential future listeners) are sitting at home in January thinking, 'This year is the year I escape and live and work abroad!'

So we dig into the first of the three questions you must ask yourself before embarking on the adventure of your life (and yes, if done right, this will be the adventure of your lifetime).

Warning: We get very passionate and quite sweary in this. Oh, and we bust your balls for the first 23 mins - if you can get past that, then you pass the test, and an amazing life awaits you.

Subscribe today to ensure you hear parts 2 and 3 over the next few weeks.

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Unless you're trying to sell us crypto scams or inform us that a Nigerian Prince has died and left his fortune to us.

 

 

 

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