Name: Amber C. Edwards
Where you can find Amber : Instagram
Nationality: USA/Antigua & Barbuda
Current Host Country: Antigua & Barbuda
Years Abroad: 2 years in present country. 3 years overall.
Occupation: Expat Coach
I moved to my current country because: I am of Antiguan heritage and I was able to register and receive my Antiguan passport, but it is easier and less expensive if you apply on-island.
My favorite experience living here has been…the people! Ugh they are sooo good and so helpful. The locals have really embraced us and I love how I have been able to forge partnerships with some local women.
The three things you need to make it here is: access to cash, to meet the local heavy hitters (especially if you are a business owner), and an “Island Life” demeanor.
If you’re considering living here, you need to leave this at home: the expectation that things can get done quickly. There are some people/businesses who have worked in/with westerners, and they understand the hustle, but most of the things you need to know you won’t find on Google so get to know the locals as quickly as possible.