Insider Views
Expatica's guides for all you need to know about: rss
Being Multilingual: Finding your multilingual name

Being Multilingual: Finding your multilingual name

21 April 2015 | 0 comments

What's in a name? If your name doesn't translate well abroad, you can always enter the world of multilingual identities.

Unfold Conflicts: Integrating a new culture

Unfold Conflicts: Integrating a new culture

31 March 2015 | 4 comments

Is true integration possible? Louise Dancet explains how different cultural habits can leave expats feeling offended, and how to overcome this.

Borders and Burpees: 10 job skills you gain from travel

Borders and Burpees: 10 job skills you gain from travel

24 March 2015 | 0 comments

Emily McLaren recounts the life skills she gained thanks to her backpacking experience abroad.

Karilogue: The less-glamorous side of expat life

Karilogue: The less-glamorous side of expat life

10 March 2015 | 10 comments

Despite loving life as an expat, Kari Martindale explains that expat life is not always as glamorous as it appears. Here's some realities on expat life.

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.

10 important tips for first-time expats

26 February 2015 | 0 comments

Moving abroad can be a daunting experience, but these top tips will set any first-time expat on the right track to a positive life abroad.

Dancing in the Fountain: The tipping point of Spanish coffee

24 February 2015 | 2 comments

Karen McCann explains the peculiarities of ordering and types of tea and coffee in Spain, and how tipping is generally handled in Spain.

MoneySaverSpain: Subsidised and free courses in Spain

MoneySaverSpain: Subsidised and free courses in Spain

17 February 2015 | 0 comments

MoneySaverSpain explains how you can study and improve your knowledge with free and subsidised training in Spain.

5 realities of expat relationships

5 realities of expat relationships

10 February 2015 | 0 comments

Hop on board and buckle up for the expat relationship roller coaster. It’s a ride you’ll never want to get off.

A guide to dating in Spain

A guide to dating in Spain

10 February 2015 | 0 comments

If you think dating is complex, you have clearly never dated in Spain. Hear from six expats who took the plunge and offer insight into dating a Spaniard.

International flower relations: Who's the most romantic?

International flower relations: Who's the most romantic?

5 February 2015 | 0 comments

Sending flowers may be a typical gesture in most countries, but what do our flower-gifting habits tell us about international relations?

Top 10 things to see in Madrid, Spain

Top 10 things to see in Madrid, Spain

16 January 2015 | 0 comments

A guide to the top 10 things to see and do while you are in Madrid.

Geek Mädel: Getting back into my languages

Geek Mädel: Getting back into my languages

13 January 2015 | 1 comment

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

Expatica wishes you a merry multicultural holiday

23 December 2014 | 0 comments

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

An expat wife: Why rituals are important for expat families

23 December 2014 | 1 comment

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

Expatica Offers