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Practical tips and ideas when moving to a new country.

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The Hidden Secrets Of Living Abroad That People Won’t Tell You

Life overseas is a different experience for different people. It’s never the same. Most of the time, we think of the good things to expect: the freedom, the culture, and friends among others things....
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5 Important Tips For First Time Expats

Every year, thousands of people quit their jobs, pack their bags, and move abroad. Living the life of an expatriate is certainly the road less travelled. It could either turn out the one step...

Do you want a successful intercultural relationship? Consider this!

  Amidst the many possible barriers or difficulties cross cultural relationships face, there are some that have very significant repercussions. Most of the time, some of the things that help us value and accept each...

Just left my country to a foreign country. What do I need to learn?

You have dated your significant other for a while now, you both feel it is time to come together and live as a family because moving to a foreign country for the sake of...

Things To Do Before You Move To A New Country

In today’s globalized world, an increasing number of people are moving away from home. Whether they are moving for work, or for love, the fact remains that there are many expats out there. When preparing...

Choosing to be happy no matter what: International Relationship

I love standing in line to buy food in Havana, there is nothing worse than the present circumstances our relatives must go through to make ends meet. But even in the middle of those...

Settling into a new country despite the best efforts of bureaucrats

Moving to a new country can be challenging on so many levels, especially if you are going to stay a while. Forget the culture shock, getting lost around town, or difficulty communicating. All of these...

Things to consider if you are moving abroad with children

Moving abroad is a massive step for anybody at any stage of life, but doing so with children presents even more challenges. If you are young and single with no dependents, there is less to...

Overcoming your fear of moving abroad

Moving to a different country can be rewarding for so many reasons, and you may find that some of your old assumptions are challenged. Not everyone that lives abroad does so of their own free...

Where do expats most enjoy living?

Every so often a survey comes along reporting on the best places to live. Some of them may seem a bit arbitrary, but some review the opinions of expats themselves. The InterNations Survey draws up...

Choosing a place to settle with your partner

In an intercultural relationship you may sometimes find yourself living away from home. However at the same time this doesn’t mean that you necessarily have to live in the home country of your partner. In...

Eating at the in-laws: Mima’s most powerful potion

There was a time when I had so much to say about food combining, and the positive aspects of raw eating and juicing. Thinking back now, I realize that I have been blind-sided by...
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Relocating with Pets

It may be one of the last things you consider when moving to a new country, but taking Fido and Kitty along can be a tricky process! There are a host of factors that need...