Follow Up Interview with Wareham Weekly

I'm really grateful for all the support from my hometown. Since filming I've had the privilege of doing a couple interviews for the local paper and I've received really sweet Facebook messages from people from my hometown giving us support and encouragement. It's nice to know that there's a place, in this big huge world, that I can always call home. I guess that's why I was never afraid to leave hometown - my mom would always remind me, "If you try it and don't like it, you just come back. No worries". You can't really be scared when the worst case scenario is that you book yourself a ticket back home.

With that being said, I just wanted to copy and paste the follow up interview that I just did for the local paper in Wareham, MA. Once again, Caitlin, you did a good write up :-) Click HERE to read the first article she wrote about our story.

And one last thing .... if you happened to miss the airing of our House Hunters International episode, do not fret - it'll air again on June 21st at 11pm and again at 2am EST.


Eliza Austin-Richardson's life is a little bit like a television show, so it made sense that the show "House Hunters International" wanted to profile the Wareham native's journey to Muscat, Oman.
The show helps people who are looking to live abroad find their way in a foreign country. The episode was shot last spring, and since then, 25-year-old Richardson has carved out a niche for herself in her adopted country.
"Life here's been good … I guess I'm just getting a bit more established," said Richardson. "I think as time goes on, you get a bit more settled."
Richardson was working as a flight attendant out of Boston when she met her future husband, Ash, who happened to be a pilot. He knew he'd have more job opportunities abroad, so he decided to see what was out there. Then, he landed a job flying out of Oman.
"House Hunters International" discovered their story through Eliza's blog, and reached out to the couple to document their transition to life in  Oman.
Richardson was a little nervous about how the editing process would cut and paste their life for the small screen, but she breathed a sigh of relief when she saw the finished product.
"I was actually pleasantly surprised," said Richardson. "I'm really happy with the way it turned out. ... It was really accurate. They did a good job."
Richardson was excited about the move, but apprehensive about how she would fill her days.
"We came out here for him … but for me I kind of had to start from scratch," said Richardson. A self-taught guitarist, she decided that with no immediate job prospects, it was time to pick up her guitar again.
She's been giving guitar lessons to children and teachers who attend The American International School in Muscat.
"A long time ago I put up a flyer in the teacher's lounge, and that's how I got most of my students," said Richardson.
Oman is a relatively liberal Muslim country, but some things are still slightly different. Sometimes Richardson will try to click through to a news article on the Internet, and find that it's been censored.
Some elements of popular culture are censored as well.
"Say they're showing something on a red carpet [on T.V.] and a girl is wearing a backless dress. All that is blurred out," says Richardson.
Despite the adjustments, all in all, Richardson says she's having a ball living the ex-pat life.

Article taken from HERE 

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