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Polyglot problems only multilinguals have to worry about

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

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

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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

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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.

International flower relations: Who's the most romantic?

International flower relations: Who's the most romantic?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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