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Diary of a Move: The language of foreignness

Diary of a Move: The language of foreignness

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Ever felt like your IQ slips 30 points when speaking a foreign language? Sometimes you can only feel 'authentic' in your own language says Katia Vlachos.

Four reasons to be grateful for bad weather in Holland

Four reasons to be grateful for bad weather in Holland

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From binge-watching Dutch reality TV to finding a hobby, Sophie Boisvert has a few ideas for coping with the soggy Dutch weather.

The European Mama: How to talk to Dutch doctors so they will listen

The European Mama: How to talk to Dutch doctors so they will listen

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Olga Mecking accepts the 'natural' Dutch health approach, but sometimes an expat just wants some real medicine besides 'bitterballen' and paracetamol.

"i am not a tourist" Expat Fair: For expats who want to 'arrive'

"i am not a tourist" Expat Fair: For expats who want to 'arrive'

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Learning Dutch, finding a house, experiencing Dutch culture, making connections, solving immigration and tax issues – all at Expatica's “i am not a tourist” Expat Fair in Amsterdam on Sunday, 4 October 2015.

A rail romance: 6 ways to make train travel work for you

A rail romance: 6 ways to make train travel work for you

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Travelling by rail through Europe can be as romantic and adventurous as it sounds, if you know a few tips to make train travel a blast not a burden.

Polyglot problems only multilinguals have to worry about

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'You get woken by a phone call and forget which language to use' – some problems can only be understood by those who speak more than one language.

101 Ways to Enjoy Living Abroad: 20 tips for expats

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

Love Migration Project: Being a 'world citizen' couple

Love Migration Project: Being a 'world citizen' couple

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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