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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.
Bitterballenbruid: 15 things I never did until I lived in the Netherlands

Bitterballenbruid: 15 things I never did until I lived in th... 17 March 2015

After diving head-first into Dutch culture, expat Hayley recounts the Dutch cultural traits she has adopted since moving to the Netherlands.
Karilogue: The less-glamorous side of expat life

Karilogue: The less-glamorous side of expat life 10 March 2015

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

Madalena considers how some words simply can't be translated without failing to capture their true essence and meaning.
Bitterballenbruid: 30 amusing Dutch words

Bitterballenbruid: 30 amusing Dutch words 17 February 2015

Expat Hayley finds that the Dutch language is full of comical words when translated literally into English.

5 realities of expat relationships

10 February 2015
Hop on board and buckle up for the expat relationship roller coaster. It’s a ride you’ll never want to get off.

International flower relations: Who's the most romantic?

5 February 2015
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

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

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

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

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.
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?

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