Expat Espresso in Vietnam

Carole Hallett MobbsExpat Interviews, Expat Life3 Comments

Mug with coffee beans

Excerpts from expat life This month we grab a cuppa with Laura in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. Where do you currently live and how did you come to live there? We live in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. My husband works for a global beverage logistics company. … Read More

Expat Espresso in China

Carole Hallett MobbsExpat Interviews, Expat Life2 Comments

Mug with coffee beans

Excerpts from expat life Welcome to the first in a new series of interviews with expats. ‘Expat Espresso’ is so named because when brainstorming the potential title for this series, I imagined sitting in a café with a friend and drinking lovely coffee. I don’t know if it’s a ‘thing’ … Read More

Expat blogs

Carole Hallett MobbsExpat blogs, Personal stories

Words in a word cloud about expat bloggers and links
Links to personal expat blogs The most useful and interesting way to find out what it’s like living in a new country is to read all about it from those already living there! On this page I list some links to personal expat blogs, ordered by country. Through these blogs ... Read More

Positive thinking when stressed

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Positive thoughts

Being back in my home country I realise I haven’t updated this personal part of my site for some time – a year in fact. Most of my time is taken up with building and maintaining this site and I find it more invigorating to reach out to people in … Read More

Security in South Africa

Carole Hallett MobbsCarole's blog, Safety & security5 Comments

Sign post with hi-jacking hot spot written on it

Crime in South Africa I was all too aware of the many crime issues in South Africa prior to us moving here – we couldn’t escape the doom-laden tales from the media, friends and colleagues. Interestingly, the most negative stories came from those people who had never actually been to … Read More

Making a house a home

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Hello from South Africa! Yes, I’m online properly again! How are you all? I’ve been here for three months and I’m finally beginning to get everything sorted. I have my own room to use as an office and it’s fully connected to the internet now, so I can throw myself … Read More