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Where is home for an expat?

June 14, 2020
In my early expat days, I have asked this question from myself almost once a day: Where is home? When conversing with my colleagues and local friends, I used to refer to my rental place as home: I am going home after work to pick up my gym clothes…
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Can an expat get a UK mortgage?

May 23, 2020
Each year, many Brits are leaving their small, humble island behind and moving abroad as the call of global adventure grows ever stronger. Taking a step into the unknown can be scary and some of us take comfort in knowing we still have a foothold…
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A Home away from Home

May 15, 2020
Feeling comfortable and safe at home is a priority for anyone but even more for someone who lives abroad. When we move to a new country our brain constantly tries to decode new signals coming from the environment that surrounds us: a new language, a…
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Just a diplomatic spouse

May 07, 2020
Looking from outside, most of the time the diplomatic world seems privileged, glamorous and at the same time, quite restrictive. Not many people are aware what happens behind the ‘fancy curtains’, and that’s often a source of clichés, misconceptions…
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Frenchie you are, Frenchie you will stay

November 10, 2019
For some people, being an expat is the best way to live in a place which looks like heaven on Earth - you know, a place where we can drink cocktails and enjoy the sunshine every single day! Well, I’ll let you in on the secret... as an expat, my life…
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Vancouver: Walking out on the West Coast

October 31, 2019
Stained with natural scenery, Vancouver is the most beautifully placed city on this planet. This was the primary reason that Canada’s West Coast appealed to me as a place to live after finishing university in 2016. The other reason being the…
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5 tips on how to find a job in Germany

October 18, 2019
While studying International Management in Ireland and my home country Spain, I gained first work experience in Germany when interning with an e-commerce company in Berlin. Having received a degree, I worked as a Key Account Manager in the retail…
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Living in Paris: what is it about?

October 18, 2019
It's late afternoon on a Sunday in Paris. The sun is setting just behind the Jardin de Luxembourg in the 5e arrondisement, and the temperature is cooling. I am wearing a black-and-rose-flowered cotton sun dress and dark Jackie-O style sunglasses. I…
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Life of an Expat in Islamabad

August 27, 2019
I am Hira, Pakistani, married to a Romanian expat and we met in Pakistan. I am writing this blog to tell about expat life from the eye of a local and expat. They state you cry multiple times when you go to Pakistan, first when you hear you are being…
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