Insider Views
Expatica's guides for all you need to know about: rss
101 Ways to Enjoy Living Abroad: 20 tips for expats

101 Ways to Enjoy Living Abroad: 20 tips for expats

12 May 2015 | 0 comments

Learn how to feel at home in a foreign country, whether you're there for a weekend, a year, or a lifetime.

Dancing in the Fountain: Spanish saints to the rescue

Dancing in the Fountain: Spanish saints to the rescue

28 April 2015 | 0 comments

It never hurts to slip dear 'San Pan' a few bucks and a whispered prayer when you have your heart set on something, even if you think it is 'Catholic voodoo', confesses Karen McCann.

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.

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

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?

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.

Not Hemingway's Spain: Tracing the true Valencia orange

Not Hemingway's Spain: Tracing the true Valencia orange

2 December 2014 | 0 comments

Valencia's orange season has arrived! Zach Frohlich looks at the difference between Spain's Valencian oranges and 'Valencia oranges' in the US.

Bilingual Family: Passing on a mother's tongue

Bilingual Family: Passing on a mother's tongue

3 November 2014 | 0 comments

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.

Expatica Offers