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Homesick expatriates

Homesick expats hitchhiker holding a sign saying home

Homesickness and how can to cope with it What is homesickness? Experiencing a longing for one’s home during a period of absence from it. Judging by the number of people searching for answers on this subject, homesickness is a huge ... Read More »

Expat culture shock

John Tenniel's illustration of Alice meeting the Dodo in Wonderland Culture shock

Culture shock and reverse culture shock If you’ve never experienced culture shock, try imagining that you are Alice in Lewis Carroll’s books, ”Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and ”Through the Looking-Glass”. They provide perfect descriptions of the many emotions that swirl ... Read More »

How to combat jet lag – Infographic

woman relaxing on holiday looking at a plane

Jet lag demystified Did you know that there is an ‘anti-jetlag’ diet? I didn’t! See the infographic below for more information. Explore more visuals like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually. Read More »

Surviving summer and the expat exodus

Children in a swimming pool with inflatables Create your own summer fun during the expat exodus

http://www.healthydietadvisor.com/weight-loss-pills/garcinia-cambogia/ How to enjoy being ‘home’ without going ‘home’ Summer, the time of the year where the biggest event in the expat community takes place: the Expat Exodus. What is the Expat Exodus? Almost everybody takes advantage of the school ... Read More »

The pregnant expat

A pregnant woman holding an ultrasound scan picture

Pregnancy and childbirth in the US You’ve been trying for four months already? I think you should see a fertility doctor! We heard these words from my OB/GYN in Portland, Oregon after we had been trying to get pregnant with ... Read More »