Expat Blogs & Photos

Expat Blogs & Photos

Living abroad? Write about your experiences! Expatica encourages you to send in your views about living in Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and the UK. Expatica’s Blogs & Photos section publishes content on a variety of expat topics including politics, local events, local food recipes and photos as well as restaurant, film and book reviews, so the choice of subject matter is up...

Blogs & Photos - Essential Articles

29/07/2014 The most common expat complaints‏

The most common expat complaints‏ Moving abroad can be tough as you attempt to integrate into a new language and culture. Hollie Mantle takes a look at some of the most common expat complaints.

15/07/2014 Colors of Brussels: The legends of Manneken Pis

Colors of Brussels: The myths of Manneken Pis Discover the folklore surrounding Manneken Pis, Belgium's famous bronze fountain statue in the heart of Brussels.

14/07/2014 In Great Spirits: Becoming a French wine 'spécialiste'

In Great Spirits: Getting to know French wines Wine educator Sharona Tsubota lists the best ways to get acquainted with the world of French wine, from French wine fairs and wine tasting classes to self-guided wine tours in France.

01/07/2014 Lipstick and Laptop: Dealing with German housing deficits

Have Lipstick and Laptop will Travel: German housing deficits When living in Germany, if you expect light fixtures, wardrobes and the kitchen sink to be intact in your new German home... think again.

10/04/2013 Enjoy Living Abroad: The indispensable little white lie

Enjoy Living Abroad: The indispensable little white lie Karen McCann uses her grandmother's lesson to avoid embarrassment.

30/01/2013 Top 10 UK foods

Top 10 UK foods Traditional British food is ‘comfort food’: heart-warming, filling and satisfying. Here are some typical foods and dishes from around the country.

29/07/2014 Dancing in the Fountain: How to make friends as an expat

Dancing in the Fountain: Making amigos Not knowing anyone in a new city offers the opportunity to reinvent yourself, but it certainly gets lonely too. How can you make friends as an expat living abroad?

24/06/2014 Unexpected Traveller: Gare du Midi – lost by translation

"The Unexpected Traveller: Gare du Midi: Lost by translation" Confused by Belgium's train station signs in different languages? Antoine's visitors get lost in translation between Bruxelles-Midi and Brussels-Zuid at Gare du Midi.

10/06/2014 Xenophobe's® Guides: How to act French

"Xenophobe's® Guides: French Etiquette" The French distinguish between rules and formalities: The former are to be ignored, while the latter strictly dictate French etiquette and behaviour.

27/05/2014 In Germany, A Broad: The language learning curve

"In Germany, A Broad: German Language learning curve" Skilled at German pantomime? Flapping your arms to indicate you want 'bird food' is just one part of the German language learning curve.