A millennial Filipino who left her life in Manila to work abroad in Sweden.
I started this blog as an outlet for sharing my weekend adventures and experiences abroad (even those negative ones) but it quickly turned into something more than that: a platform providing you all with tips and guides on how to live life overseas or just talk about what it’s like being different from home!
If there’s anything we can do together – whether it’s planning your move abroad today; getting advice from someone who already lived here awhile, or feeling inspired after reading one of the many stories – let me know!
I have helped (and met) a lot of foreigners, mostly Filipinos, who are planning to move abroad or who have moved to Sweden.
About the Blog
How it all started
After graduating high school, I relocated to Australia for college and spent less than a year there. After completing the program, I returned to the Philippines to finish my bachelor’s degree before relocating to Sweden in 2018.
I work in the IT industry and was lucky to get a job in Sweden. This is my second chance to move abroad, and it felt like the right moment as well.
Three years later, I am married, my husband moved to Sweden, we bought an apartment, and are really starting a new life here.
This inspires me to rebrand my blog, karenroldan.net, and focus on travel and life abroad content!
THE HEART OF EVERYTHING IN THIS BLOG IS AUTHENTICITY.
Karen Roldan is a travel and life abroad blog that seeks to provide travelers with different travel experiences, advice, and ideas. As a traveler, I like to spend more days in a city and discover its undiscovered gems. I’m more enthusiastic if I can go to an underappreciated city first!
You will also discover here my escapades and encounters while living abroad as a (non-EU) foreign resident in Sweden.
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