Expat Wednesdays with SJ Begonja

Croatia

Expats. Travelers who settled down for a tiny bit? Wanderers who found their place on Earth? Seekers who reached a place where they intended to be? Who are they? Would you like to meet them?

Hint: say yes!

The Picktures proudly presents you the new guest post series: Expats Wednesdays! 

Every Wednesday from now on, you will have a great opportunity to meet one expat blogger. I will be featuring their photo essays on home far from home.

Today, I would love to introduce you to SJ Begonja, an Australian expat living in Croatia, editor-in-chief of Chasing the Donkey blog.

The Donkey

Croatia, has won me over. I adore her.

It was not instant love affair. I first came to this small village, when I was just 21. Young and foolish and no respect for the village way of life. Oh how things have changed more than a decade later.

After watching my husband beat cancer, not once but twice, it taught me that life is precious and you need to savor each moment. Now a Mum, and wife, I enjoy the more simplistic life here in my little village. Even as I sit here, an Australian expat, without any family, without any friends, I am the happiest I have been in many years.

In the Garden

I have the beach to take long walks along & the olive garden to wander through and my son to raise. I no longer have the hustle and bustle of big city life, but it’s not so far away if I need it. All I have to do is to hop on plane, jump in a car and I’ll be in a new city, heck a new country even. Although I am always happy to return home to slice my of slice of simple paradise.

My Local Beach
Local Beach
Soon our dream house will be built, and then I can sit on my porch as I drink the homemade wine, and all will be complete.
Homemade
Our Chickens
Local Old Church
Snail Hunting

About the Author

 
 
SJ Begonja is an Australian expat living in Croatia. She is a solo parent for more than 1/2 of the year while her Croatian husband works abroad. They travel Croatia, and the best bits with you. SJ also blogs about navigating a new language and shares recipes and stories about making Croatia home.

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