Chats, Chums, and Cherry Compote — Loving Life as an Expatriate

Karen Espig
7 min readJun 14, 2022

Updates and tips on living as an expat in Albania

Photo by the author — Vincent, the expat-cat enjoying the garden in Pogradec (June 2022)

About two months ago, I wrote an article about my experience and challenges as a new expatriate. The struggle definitely continues and evolves, but I can feel the progress of the time in-between.

The response to that article has been wonderful. Thank you to the many people who took…

Karen Espig

I am a contemporary figure painter, working primarily in oils. I am also a Canadian Expat living in Albania. Follow my art and travel journey.