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Calling young expats: Complete a survey for your chance to win a prize!

Calling young expats: Complete a survey for your chance to win a prize!

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If you're aged 18–28, have your say in ThinkYoung's survey for your chance to win an iPad mini or a Spotify Premium three-months voucher!

5 reasons you need to go sailing in Greece this summer

5 reasons you need to go sailing in Greece this summer

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Need inspiration on how to best enjoy your summer holidays? Look no further than sailing the Greek Islands this summer. [Contributed by Sailing Nations]

19 German slang phrases you need to master

19 German slang phrases you need to master

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If a German 'gets on your cookie', it's probably because they have 'hair on their teeth' – but is it really worth making an 'elephant out of a mosquito'?

Geek Madel: 10 tips to reach German fluency

Geek Madel: 10 tips to reach German fluency

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Learning German fluently is about integrating it into your daily life but without making it a chore; Germany-based expat Meg McFarlane shows us how.

Speaking Denglish: 10 cheap and authentic German experiences

Speaking Denglish: 10 cheap and authentic German experiences

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Texan expat Alexandra shares her tips on how to stretch your euros and 'do as the Germans do' to discover a cheap and authentic Germany.

How do children address their teachers across the globe?

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Do children use the teacher's first name, surname or just 'teacher' – and what does this reflect about local culture?

Dancing in the Fountain: The best – and worst – of expat friendships

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Should foreigners avoid joining 'expat bubbles'? Blogger Karen McCann considers the pros and cons of mingling with expat groups when living abroad.

22 New Year's resolutions every expat should cross off

22 New Year's resolutions every expat should cross off

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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.

An expat wife: Why rituals are important for expat families

An expat wife: Why rituals are important for expat families

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Maria Foley explains why family rituals are so important for giving expats some much-needed familiarity and a sense of belonging, particularly during festivities.

Celebrating New Year’s Eve in Germany

Celebrating New Year’s Eve in Germany

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New Year's Eve in Germany brings parties, raclette, glühwine and fireworks. Michele Carloni recalls New Year's Eve in Berlin and what to expect for a German New Year's celebration.

Expatica wishes you a merry multicultural holiday

Expatica wishes you a merry multicultural holiday

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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.

The Mobile Life: Why I want 'European' nationality

The Mobile Life: Why I want 'European' nationality

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Europe is about incorporating diverse cultural values, free movement and sharing ideas – would you vote for 'European' nationality?

10 things I find weird about Germany

10 things I find weird about Germany

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There are certain idiosyncrasies in this lovely, and somewhat strange, country to get used to, says South African expat Charlotte Otter.

Planning a Thanksgiving meal: recipes, tips and decoration ideas

Planning a Thanksgiving meal: recipes, tips and decoration ideas

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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.

In search of the 'Great American Thanksgiving Feast' abroad

In search of the 'Great American Thanksgiving Feast' abroad

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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.

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