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Being Multilingual: Languages come in flavours

Being Multilingual: Languages come in flavours

3 March 2015   0 comments
Madalena considers how some words simply can't be translated without failing to capture their true essence and meaning.
The Dubious Hausfrau: This idiot's expat survival guide

The Dubious Hausfrau: This idiot's expat survival guide 17 February 2015

Canadian expat Tatiana Warkentin explains how she survives the highs and lows of being an expat.
5 realities of expat relationships

5 realities of expat relationships 10 February 2015

Hop on board and buckle up for the expat relationship roller coaster. It’s a ride you’ll never want to get off.
International flower relations: Who's the most romantic?

International flower relations: Who's the most romantic? 5 February 2015

Sending flowers may be a typical gesture in most countries, but what do our flower-gifting habits tell us about international relations?
Geek Mädel: Getting back into my languages

Geek Mädel: Getting back into my languages 13 January 2015

After inadvertently making language-learning a chore, Meg McFarlane finds new ways to make learning languages fun and interesting.

Expatica wishes you a merry multicultural holiday

23 December 2014
There's no better time to celebrate than at Christmas. The Expatica team shares their personal favourite Christmas traditions, and reflects on 2014.

An expat wife: Why rituals are important for expat families

23 December 2014
Maria Foley explains why family rituals are so important for giving expats some much-needed familiarity and a sense of belonging.
Xenophobe's® Guides: A life of Swiss regulation

Xenophobe's® Guides: A life of Swiss regulation 12 November 2014

Swiss laws and regulations can make living in Switzerland seem restrictive, but it has become an ingrained part of the Swiss way of life.
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.
Let’s get physical: Europe and public displays of affection

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?
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.
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.
Diccon Bewes: Everyday sexism in Switzerland

Diccon Bewes: Everyday sexism in Switzerland 3 September 2014

Would you like a 'Madame' or 'Monsieur' portion? Diccon Bewes highlights examples of Swiss sexism that linger in everyday life.
Expat Stories: Karen Herzog on life in Switzerland

Expat Stories: Karen Herzog on life in Switzerland 2 September 2014

After 19 years of living in Switzerland, Karen Herzog shares some insight into what she would change about life in Switzerland.
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.

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