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Safety Scouts Advice: Top five travel scams in Paris

Safety Scouts Advice: Top five travel scams in Paris

14 May 2015 | 0 comments

Don't let a scam ruin your Parisian dream; let a former French policeman guide you on how to avoid the classic scams designed to part you from your valuables.

Flip-flop France: To 'bonjour' or not to 'bonjour'?

Flip-flop France: To 'bonjour' or not to 'bonjour'?

5 May 2015 | 0 comments

Rather than commit a French social faux pas, Sasha explains how and when to say 'bonjour' while out and about in France.

Eat, See, Do: Bonding in broken French

Eat, See, Do: Bonding in broken French

7 April 2015 | 0 comments

Being the new expat can be lonely at first, but making French friends is not as difficult as it first appears if you put yourself out there.

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

3 March 2015 | 0 comments

Madalena considers how some words simply can't be translated without failing to capture their true essence and meaning.

Eat, See, Do: How to make French friends

17 February 2015 | 0 comments

There's a foreigner in the room, do you think it saw me? Expat Anna Krahn explains how to be the 'awkward foreigner' and still make French friends.

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 the French

A guide to dating the French

10 February 2015 | 2 comments

Dating French men and woman is for charmers who want intelligent conversations and cultural exchange; but avoid stereotypes. Here's some dating advice to help you find love in France.

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?

101 Ways to Enjoy Living Abroad: 20 tips for expats

101 Ways to Enjoy Living Abroad: 20 tips for expats

22 January 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.

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.

Flip-Flop France: France's little differences

Flip-Flop France: France's little differences

16 December 2014 | 2 comments

From the lack of small talk to grandmas in high-heels, US expat Sasha Steiner lists some French things she may never get used to.

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