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Unfold Conflicts: Cultural differences in the silence department

Unfold Conflicts: Cultural differences in the silence department

26 November 2014   0 comments
What happens when two Italians, a Greek, a Belgian and many Dutch catch the same train? Plenty of awkward moments, as Louise Dancet found out.
Opposite Ocean: 5 major differences between Belgium and USA

Opposite Ocean: 5 major differences between Belgium and USA 12 November 2014

It's hard not to compare to your home country, as Leah Budke discovers while listing her major differences between life in Belgium and her native US.
Bilingual Family: Passing on a mother's tongue

Bilingual Family: Passing on a mother's tongue 3 November 2014

Raising bilingual families means a 'mother tongue' and a 'mother's tongue' are not always the same. Teaching both preserves a part of family history and unity, as Annika discovered.
Opposite Ocean: Learning Dutch is 'silly'

Opposite Ocean: Learning Dutch is 'silly' 22 October 2014

Dutch is full of humourous words when translated literally into English, as Leah Budke discovers through comical illustrations by artist Laura Frame.
Dancing in the Fountain: Losing friends when moving abroad

Dancing in the Fountain: Losing friends when moving abroad 15 October 2014

Karen McCann recounts how many of her friends were surprised and even angry when she made the decision to move abroad.

Let’s get physical: Europe and public displays of affection

8 October 2014
Europeans have vastly different 'langauges of love' - what's the social norm for public and private intimacy where you live?

Dating the Belgians

8 October 2014
Here are some tips to help you find love in Belgium, from our free dating site to tips for socialising in in the Belgian culture.
Xenophobe's® Guides: Belgian manners and etiquette

Xenophobe's® Guides: Belgian manners and etiquette 1 October 2014

Find out how to perfect Belgians' marathon greetings and the art of lavish gift-giving to stay on a Belgian's good side.
Being Multilingual: Multilingual rudeness

Being Multilingual: Multilingual rudeness 30 September 2014

Linguist Madalena Cruz-Ferreira discusses how attempts at 'multilingual rudeness' can go astray without learning the other vital clues associated with language.
101 Ways to Enjoy Living Abroad: Moving abroad

101 Ways to Enjoy Living Abroad: Moving abroad 22 September 2014

Want to learn how to feel at home in a foreign country, whether you're there for a weekend, a year, or a lifetime? Then this guide is for you.
Unfold Conflicts: Dealing with cultural conflicts at work

Unfold Conflicts: Dealing with cultural conflicts at work 16 September 2014

Louise Dancet discusses how cultural differences can easily lead to conflicts at work, and how expats can avoid cultural clashes in a multicultural work environment.
I was an expat wife: Why being a Third Culture Kid sucks (sometimes)

I was an expat wife: Why being a Third Culture Kid sucks (so... 9 September 2014

Growing up abroad opens many doors but, as Maria Foley discusses, living between cultures isn't always the easiest path.
Bubble and Chic: Importing a car into Belgium

Bubble and Chic: Importing a car into Belgium 3 September 2014

Learn the best way to import your car into Belgium, including all the necessary paperwork and fees.
I was an expat wife: The 10 best things about being an expat wife

I was an expat wife: The 10 best things about being an expat... 27 August 2014

Maria Foley contemplates the top ten best things about being an expat wife.
The Culture Trip: Time travel at Bruges’ Historium museum

The Culture Trip: Time travel at Bruges’ Historium museum 19 August 2014

Bruges' multimillion Historium museum take visitors back to the Middle Ages with a tour that uses each of the five senses to explore the city as it once was.

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