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How do children address their teachers across the globe?

How do children address their teachers across the globe?

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Do children use the teacher's first name, surname or just 'teacher' – and what does this reflect about local culture?

Dancing in the Fountain: The best – and worst – of expat friendships

Dancing in the Fountain: The best – and worst – of expat friendships

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Should foreigners avoid joining 'expat bubbles'? Blogger Karen McCann considers the pros and cons of mingling with expat groups when living abroad.

Everything you never wanted to know about Dutch toilets

Everything you never wanted to know about Dutch toilets

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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.

Bitterballenbruid: 20 amusing Dutch translations

Bitterballenbruid: 20 amusing Dutch translations

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Giving someone 'lovable maggots’ (madeliefjes) is completely acceptable in the Netherlands – and demonstrates why Dutch shouldn't be translated into English.

22 New Year's resolutions every expat should cross off

22 New Year's resolutions every expat should cross off

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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.

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, particularly during festivities.

Expatica wishes you a merry multicultural holiday

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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.

How to navigate the 'Dutch bike jungle' as a tourist

How to navigate the 'Dutch bike jungle' as a tourist

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"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.

The Mobile Life: The best about 'European' nationality

The Mobile Life: The best about 'European' nationality

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Europe is about incorporating diverse cultural values, free movement and sharing ideas – would you vote for 'European' nationality?

Ready Steady Go Dutch: A lens on going Dutch

Ready Steady Go Dutch: A lens on going Dutch

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From a paracetamol healthcare approach to frugal living, expats from the Netherlands talk about the nuances – good and bad – of living a Dutch lifestyle.

Amsterdam Mamas: Everything you need for a Dutch Thanksgiving

Amsterdam Mamas: Everything you need for a Dutch Thanksgiving

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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.

Planning a Thanksgiving meal: recipes, tips and decoration ideas

Planning a Thanksgiving meal: recipes, tips and decoration ideas

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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.

In search of the 'Great American Thanksgiving Feast' abroad

In search of the 'Great American Thanksgiving Feast' abroad

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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.

Expat life with a double buggy: 16 must-have items to survive a Dutch autumn

Expat life with a double buggy: 16 must-have items to survive a Dutch autum...

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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.

Being Multilingual: Why music is important to language learners

Being Multilingual: Why music is important to language learners

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Just like the alphabet song, Madalena explains why foreign languages can be picked up easier when using rhythmic clues and music.

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