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Together Magazine offers a sideways glance on why it’s easy to love the flat lands of Belgium and its cultural quirks.
It's a hard climb to the top of mount fluency – especially when those linguistic nerves are determined to trip you along the way.
Do children use the teacher's first name, surname or just 'teacher' – and what does this reflect about local culture?
Should foreigners avoid joining 'expat bubbles'? Blogger Karen McCann considers the pros and cons of mingling with expat groups when living abroad.
Giving someone 'lovable maggots’ (madeliefjes) is completely acceptable in the Netherlands – and demonstrates why Dutch shouldn't be translated into English.
As an expat it's more about memorising foreign irregular verbs or visiting that landmark you keep putting off, rather than slimming down or saving.
Maria Foley explains why family rituals are so important for giving expats some much-needed familiarity and a sense of belonging, particularly during festivities.
There's no better time to mix the best of our cultural traditions than at Christmas. The Expatica team shares personal favourite Christmas traditions, as we reflect on the best of Expatica 2015.
Europe is about incorporating diverse cultural values, free movement and sharing ideas – would you vote for 'European' nationality?
A French person won’t comment on your 'broken French' but they’ll let you know you speak French 'like a Spanish cow'.
Anne Caborn of 'Make It And Mend It' offers a short guide to Thanksgiving, with tips, recipes and decoration ideas for non-Americans out there.
American expat Eric Asp does some soul-searching and asks why Thanksgiving is, for him, one of the hardest days of the year to be living in Europe.
Just like the alphabet song, Madalena explains why foreign languages can be picked up easier when using rhythmic clues and music.
How does 'Gangnam Style' sound in other languages? Meg McFarlane finds an intriguing way to boost your foreign language skills – get your earphones ready.