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

Expat blogs

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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

Security in South Africa

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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 finally 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 … Read More

Expat Chat: Interview with MaDonna

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A family photo

Interview with a US expat in Taiwan What is your name? MaDonna Maurer Where are you originally from? Missouri, USA Where are you living now? Taiwan How long have you lived there? 7 years… this is the longest I’ve lived in one city since I finished college. Though I must … Read More

Expat Chat: Interview with Ana

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Expat interview with Ana Gaby

Interview with a Mexican expat in Indonesia What is your name? Ana Gaby Where are you originally from? I was born and raised in Mexico, but have lived abroad for the past 7 years. Where are you living now? The Big Durian, officially known as Jakarta, Indonesia. How long have … Read More

Today is the start of my new adventure

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Hamster on a wheel inside a computer Moving overseas

Moving day is here! Today is my last day in Berlin – I’m flying back to the UK this evening. Moving abroad in stages We’re relocating in stages. I have some meetings and other appointments in the UK; visiting potential senior schools for daughter, a photo shoot, a meet-up with … Read More

Expat Chat – Interview with Donnalynn

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Snow in Canada

Interview with a British expat in Canada What is your name? Donnalynn Rainey Where are you originally from? Originally I am from Portland, a small island near to Weymouth, Dorset in England. Where are you living now? Currently I live in the West Island, about 25 minutes from Downtown Montreal, … Read More

Expat Chat: Interview with Olga

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Expat interview

Interview with a Polish expat in The Netherlands What is your name? Olga Where are you originally from? Warsaw, Poland. My husband is German. Where are you living now? Rijswijk, the Netherlands How long have you lived there? I’ve been living here for 3 years, but my husband came here … Read More