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Do children use the teacher's first name, surname or just 'teacher' – and what does this reflect about local culture?
Should foreigners avoid joining 'expat bubbles'? Blogger Karen McCann considers the pros and cons of mingling with expat groups when living abroad.
Expat blogger Tiffany Jarman Jansen exposes the weird world of Dutch toilets, from the pay-to-pee phenomenon to the good (or bad) inspection shelf.
Giving someone 'lovable maggots’ (madeliefjes) is completely acceptable in the Netherlands – and demonstrates why Dutch shouldn't be translated into English.
As an expat it's more about memorising foreign irregular verbs or visiting that landmark you keep putting off, rather than slimming down or saving.
Maria Foley explains why family rituals are so important for giving expats some much-needed familiarity and a sense of belonging, particularly during festivities.
There's no better time to mix the best of our cultural traditions than at Christmas. The Expatica team shares personal favourite Christmas traditions, as we reflect on the best of Expatica 2015.
"Everybody in the traffic is crazy, except you," says comic actor Maxim Hartman in his Dutch cycling video for newcomers – and don't forget to carry 'an emergency potato in your pants' for snacking.
Europe is about incorporating diverse cultural values, free movement and sharing ideas – would you vote for 'European' nationality?
From a paracetamol healthcare approach to frugal living, expats from the Netherlands talk about the nuances – good and bad – of living a Dutch lifestyle.
Whether you're American or not, who can resist a Thanksgiving turkey feast with all the trimmings? Here's a list of restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinners, or tips on where to find ingredients to cook your own.
Anne Caborn of 'Make It And Mend It' offers a short guide to Thanksgiving, with tips, recipes and decoration ideas for non-Americans out there.
American expat Eric Asp does some soul-searching and asks why Thanksgiving is, for him, one of the hardest days of the year to be living in Europe.
For a typical Dutch autumn, you'll need a winter coat, a summer jacket and a rain coat – you have to be prepared for all four seasons each day.
Just like the alphabet song, Madalena explains why foreign languages can be picked up easier when using rhythmic clues and music.