Real meetup with Puglia expats? Any thoughts?

Ciao a tutti!
My name is Yurie, and I live in Andria city. I'm Japanese origin but lived in Australia for years.
Considering I was grown up in very international cities/countries, I kinda miss the atmosphere of multi-lingual communities. 
And I am wondering if anyone feels the same, or little bit home sick about your country, or any Italians who would like to learn different cultures and languages and vice versa.

Little bit about myself: I graduated from Language and culture in Japan. After the graduation, I moved to Australia as I always loved(and still do) that country. I worked for awhile as a translator and interpreter, studied hospitality management, then I was headhunted by a famous restaurant in Melbourne for their new locations.
During my time in Australia, I have met my current Italian partner. We travelled and lived in South East Asia then moved to Puglia for a life change. Currently I'm a freelance travel designer/planner who love to travel a lot ;)
I speak English, Japanese, Italian (some 'diaretto pugliese too), some Chinese and Indonesian.

So, where are you from? Are you an expat here in Puglia or travelling around? Thinking about moving here? Or simply anyone up for a coffee? :)


I am Zara originally an Iranian but lived in the UK for nearly 30years. My husband and I moved to Puglia a couple of months ago as we always liked to do this. I am pharmacist but for physical difficulties i retired early . I love photography and travel. Therefore i have combined these two and work very much on travel photography. I have been to many countries and learnet about different cultures. I agree with your suggestion about getting together. We can start with a coffee or something stronger and the others msy want to join us.
Kind regards

Hi Zara,

Thank you for your response! Nice to meet you.
I wasn't expected any responses here in Puglia forum. I know there are many expats around Alberobello but not where I live.

Anyway, I will send you PM :)


Where do you live. I leave near Ostuni

Hi Zara,

I live other side of Puglia, Andria city. But I visit Ostuni and Cisternino quite often :)


Hi yurie, I saw your post so decided to sign in to this group. My name is Anne and I am Irish currently living in Dublin. I will be living just outside Ostuni from February and would like to meet up. I have been to puglia twice now and it is so beautiful but as I know no people there it would be nice to meet some interesting people. Looking forward to meeting you. Anne

Hi Zara, I saw your post. I will be living just outside Ostuni from February and currently I know nobody (that will change I hope) . I’d like to meet up if you’re free and see how the other half lives.

My name is Veronica.
I am Irish, and moved to Puglia one year ago.
I live cose to Fasano in the village of Selva di Fasano.
Would like to connect with other expats to share ideata etc.


My name is Gabriela and I am from Bulgaria. I currently live in Bitonto, but I am having a hard time meeting any other foreigners. If anyone is interested in meeting for coffee, it would be great.

Ciao I’m Elisa from Australiaand living in a trullo near Locorotondo and ‘rating FrancaI understand what you mean and maybe we can meet soon..I have never been to Andria ..So you could be my guide?  let me know if you’d like to connect 🤗

Hi Guys!

Happy New Year!

Anyone here from the Barletta-Andria-Trani or Bari area?

I'm British and moved to Puglia last year. I haven't had much luck finding any English speaking friends as of yet and I'm hoping to connect with some fellow expats on here 😀

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