Am I? Yeap. I am an expat. An expat chica!

I have been an expat most of my life. Before I even knew the meaning of the word “expatriate”. And serial to be more specific. For some strange reason, it only just recently dawned on me. Labels may be restrictive but when used for good, can be liberating and empowering. So...Yay! My name is Paola … Continue reading Am I? Yeap. I am an expat. An expat chica!

5 reasons Australia is a fantastic place to start your own business 

As a former architect trained in Argentina, I got used to thinking about my career from the entrepreneur standpoint, ever since my Uni years. It is assumed that you'd start your own architectural practice, and have clients; we were never told to look for a job, instead, we had to create it and then manage … Continue reading 5 reasons Australia is a fantastic place to start your own business 

When a quote moves mountains (or inspires you to cross an ocean, moving away from the mountains*)

I am a big fan of inspirational quotes. Back in early 2012, as I was making preparations to move to Sydney yet harboring a few small doubts (variations of "Am I doing the right thing?" mostly), a friend sent me this one (which has been usually attributed to Goethe). It was one of the coolest, … Continue reading When a quote moves mountains (or inspires you to cross an ocean, moving away from the mountains*)

Twilight sailing is over but winter series is almost here!

Sailing is such a fantastic sport. I am still deeply grateful for having found this hobby.; it brings me great joy. I got my first clue that it would be so about 11 years ago in Vancouver. My dad and I got inadvertently invited to sail with Bruce Winfield, currently CEO of Defiance Silver, out of the West Vancouver … Continue reading Twilight sailing is over but winter series is almost here!

Argentinean conundrum. Part 2: Yes, it is time to go back!

A little over a year ago, I wrote about why I thought it was time for investors to return to Argentina; I shared what was happening after Mauricio Macri took office and what was to be expected, in my opinion. Shortly after, I was also one of the experts interviewed by The Northern Miner, a … Continue reading Argentinean conundrum. Part 2: Yes, it is time to go back!

The Argentinean conundrum: Is it time to go back?

It’s been only 70 days since Mauricio Macri took office, Argentina’s 53rd president, and already the mining industry can celebrate pro-business policies being put forward boldly and without hesitation, as promised during his campaign. The currency controls were lifted swiftly –as I always said they would, but frankly I never thought it would take so … Continue reading The Argentinean conundrum: Is it time to go back?