EER053: Living in Moscow, Helsinki and Tokyo with Kids

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Living in Moscow, Helsinki and Tokyo with Kids

Living in Moscow with kids isn’t something I’d even considered before I met Tony Fitzpatrick. A father of two from New Zealand, Tony moved to the Russian capital with two primary school-aged kids and had a blast. In this Epic Education Radio Interview, we discuss living in Moscow with kids, as well as moving to Finland, making friends in local schools in Japan, and lots of Tony’s other adventures. Enjoy!

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  • 03:18 Intro and origins as a travel family
  • 07:35 Living in Moscow and Helsinki with kids
  • 14:20 Adjusting to local Finnish schools
  • 16:34 Moving from NZ to Russia
  • 20:15 Making friends in local Japanese schools
  • 24:03 The Finnish school day
  • 26:55 Routines & Resources
  • 32:14 Other recommended family travel destinations
  • 32:40 Dubai desert safari “The best hundred dollars I’ve ever spent.”
  • 34:15 South Korea, Norway and England


  • Names: Tony Fitzpatrick and his son, Jimmy
  • Hold passports from: New Zealand
  • Type of travel: Living Abroad
  • A few places they’ve been: Lived in Moscow, Tokyo and Helsinki. Traveled in Norway, Estonia, Korea and other countries.



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