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Love Migration Project: Being a 'world citizen' couple

Love Migration Project: Being a 'world citizen' couple

10 April 2015 | 0 comments

Rather than thriving in a local environment alone, Yvonne Salt's research shows many international couples do better by staying connected to an international lifestyle.

10 things friends no longer understand after going Dutch

10 things friends no longer understand after going Dutch

7 April 2015 | 5 comments

The more Jenny Allen accustomed to Dutch life in the Netherlands, the less her friends back home could relate to the 'oddities' of her expat lifestyle.

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 the Netherlands

17 March 2015 | 3 comments

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 | 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.

Bitterballenbruid: 30 amusing Dutch words

17 February 2015 | 9 comments

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

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.

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.

The Holland Handbook: Living on a shoestring, well-fed and well-dressed

The Holland Handbook: Living on a shoestring, well-fed and well-dressed

12 November 2014 | 0 comments

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 | 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.

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