“Expat” has become a common term for an expatriate person and many folks living abroad in retirement consider themselves expats.
Merriam Webster Dictionary defines the word expatriate (verb) as:
"to withdraw (oneself) from residence in or allegiance to one's native country"
This is quite different from ex-patriot – as it is sometimes mistaken for; on the contrary, many expats are not ex-patriots and are, in fact, quite patriotic.
Since I am already an expat once over (Polish expat), I wonder what exactly I would be considered if I moved to Puerto Rico… Continue reading