I started out by being a reporter for a music channel and had to stay in several countries max. a year per turn. It was an extremely fun and adventurous time and I immediately was thrown into the deep by having to take care of myself. I could consider myself being an expat. And I needed to find information about the culture and more important things as a good health insurance. Every country had different insurances and you needed to do your best at finding the best one for a great price.
Other important things was finding housing, basic laws and getting your social life in order. That last part can be quite tricky. Some places I lived the expat community was small and you had to really do your best to keep up and fit in, which was a shame in a way. It was always better when there was a larger community so everybody felt a bit more free to do what they wanted to do, and lived their own lives next to the expat life.
But in most cases I didn’t really had any problems with it, I already was active in the night life and made quick friends with the owners and employees of the clubs. The best time I had was in Italy, for my work I had to travel around Italy looking for great clubs and analyze these.