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Grounded Traveler: How not to feel overwhelmed as an expat

Grounded Traveler: How not to feel overwhelmed as an expat

9 December 2014   0 comments
Adjusting to all the 'newness' abroad can leave any expat feeling overwhelmed. American expat Andrew Couch offers advice for coping with the expat sensory overload.
Unfold Conflicts: Cultural differences in the silence department

Unfold Conflicts: Cultural differences in the silence depart... 26 November 2014

What happens when two Italians, a Greek, a Belgian and many Dutch catch the same train? Plenty of awkward moments, as Louise Dancet found out.
Xenophobe's® Guides: The efficiency in Dutch culture

Xenophobe's® Guides: The efficiency in Dutch culture 19 November 2014

Dutch life runs with a quiet efficiency, due to a belief that good organisation helps make life 'gezellig'.
The Holland Handbook: Living on a shoestring, well-fed and well-dressed

The Holland Handbook: Living on a shoestring, well-fed and w... 12 November 2014

The Holland Handbook reveals how to live well-fed and well-dressed in the Netherlands while living on a shoestring budget.
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.

Opposite Ocean: Learning Dutch is 'silly'

22 October 2014
Dutch is full of humourous words when translated literally into English, as Leah Budke discovers through comical illustrations by artist Laura Frame.

Dancing in the Fountain: Losing friends when moving abroad

15 October 2014
Karen McCann recounts how many of her friends were surprised and even angry when she made the decision to move abroad.
Opposite Ocean: Dutch, the mythical unicorn of languages

Opposite Ocean: Dutch, the mythical unicorn of languages 14 October 2014

With its different 'dialects' and evolving phrases, Leah Budke questions whether Dutch as a language really exists at all?
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?
Top 10 tips for dating the Dutch

Top 10 tips for dating the Dutch 8 October 2014

You may have heard that Dutch women are the most beautiful in the world... or that Dutch men are boring. We look behind the rumours on dating the Dutch.
Being Multilingual: Multilingual rudeness

Being Multilingual: Multilingual rudeness 30 September 2014

Linguist Madalena Cruz-Ferreira discusses how attempts at 'multilingual rudeness' can go astray without learning the other vital clues associated with language.
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.
Unfold Conflicts: Dealing with cultural conflicts at work

Unfold Conflicts: Dealing with cultural conflicts at work 16 September 2014

Louise Dancet discusses how cultural differences can easily lead to conflicts at work, and how expats can avoid cultural clashes in a multicultural work environment.
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.
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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