EPISODE 6&7: A SENSE OF ADVENTURE – A CANADIAN IN PORTUGAL & KEEPING YOUR (CANADIAN) EXPAT KIDS ROOTED – A CANADIAN LEAVES PORTUGAL
What do you do when nothing about your foreign posting turns out as planned? If you’re Ginnelle Elliott, you embrace unexpected housing and schooling situations as challenges. Ginnelle has lived outside her “home” country, Canada, for over 20 years now. In this, part 1 of our conversation, we talk about her family’s time in Corfu, Greece and Cascais, Portugal, and how a sense of adventure has made every and any expat “problem” manageable.
What is it like to move to the US after living in Greece and Portugal? Ginnelle Elliott and I talk about the difficulties of repatriation, making sacrifices for your kids, and how to keep them both grounded and rooted. And can a Canadian ever truly feel “at home” in the United States?