Expat Espresso in Switzerland

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Mug with coffee beans Expat interview

Excerpts from expat life in Switzerland Well-known in ‘expat circles’, this month’s expat interviewee is the lovely and very talented Sundae Schneider-Bean. A sudden and unexpected move to Switzerland from the marvellously named Ouagadougou has given her a unique and useful insight to the unexpected turns of expat life. Where … Read More

A cure for homesickness?

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Missing things from home? Whether you’ve already left the UK and have settled in your new home, or if you are thinking of taking the plunge and emigrating for good, you might be worried about feeling homesick. Sometimes it’s the little things that really matter. They can cause pangs of … Read More

Expat Espresso in Colombia

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Excerpts from expat life in Colombia Welcome to Marta Guarneri, a very well-travelled Italian expat currently living in Colombia. She is a global business nomad and has a refreshing, positive and practical outlook on expat life which she now shares with ExpatChild and you. Where do you currently live and … Read More

Expat Espresso in Japan

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Excerpts from expat life in Japan This month we meet Jenny, who is taking on a new life (and Darth Vader!) in Japan. After a rough start, she is doing very well and has some vital information to share with others when moving abroad with children. Where do you currently … Read More

Expat isolation and how to cope

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expat feeling lonely woman wearing an orange top with her head in her hands

How to deal with isolation as an expat  When you have to start your life from scratch in a foreign country where you potentially know no-one apart from your partner, where you are not familiar with the customs, where you don’t really know the location or even the neighbourhood, there … Read More

Expat Espresso in South Africa

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Excerpts from expat life in South Africa This expat interview comes from my friend, Clara Wiggins, here in South Africa. Clara has contributed some excellent articles to ExpatChild in the past and, as well as working and parenting, has also managed to find time to write a useful book, The … Read More

Staying safe when you are overseas

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Tourist couple having their bag snatched

How to stay safe while travelling abroad as an expat We’ve all heard the horror stories; backpackers found dead on a beach in Thailand, a surfer’s body found in his burnt out VW van in Mexico, a woman out dog walking in Spain is never seen again. These, and many … Read More

Leap Year traditions around the world

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February 2016 calendar Leap Year

Weird and wonderful Leap Year customs So this year, 2016, we get a whole extra day to enjoy our travels, our adventures and our families. How exciting is that? The extra day in February comes but once every four years, and is designed to accommodate earth’s precise revolutions around the … Read More