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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

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 13 January 2015

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

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

Maria Foley explains why family rituals are so important for giving expats some much-needed familiarity and a sense of belonging.

Bilingual Family: Passing on a mother's tongue

3 November 2014
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.

Let’s get physical: Europe and public displays of affection

8 October 2014
Europeans have vastly different 'langauges of love' - what's the social norm for public and private intimacy where you live?
101 Ways to Enjoy Living Abroad: Moving abroad

101 Ways to Enjoy Living Abroad: Moving abroad 22 September 2014

Want to learn how to feel at home in a foreign country, whether you're there for a weekend, a year, or a lifetime? Then this guide is for you.
I was an expat wife: Why being a Third Culture Kid sucks (sometimes)

I was an expat wife: Why being a Third Culture Kid sucks (so... 9 September 2014

Growing up abroad opens many doors but, as Maria Foley discusses, living between cultures isn't always the easiest path.
I was an expat wife: The 10 best things about being an expat wife

I was an expat wife: The 10 best things about being an expat... 27 August 2014

Maria Foley contemplates the top ten best things about being an expat wife.
Bilingual Family: Language as a tool

Bilingual Family: Language as a tool 5 August 2014

Being multilingual certainly has it advantages - especially when you're a six-year-old trying to convince your parents into giving you what you want...
The most common expat complaints‏

The most common expat complaints‏ 30 July 2014

Moving abroad can be tough as you attempt to integrate into a new language and culture. Hollie Mantle takes a look at some of the most common expat complaints.
In search of the world’s healthiest diets

In search of the world’s healthiest diets 16 July 2014

Emily McLaren searches through a wide variety of the world's cuisines in an attempt to discover the healthiest diets in the world.
I was an expat wife: How to manage culture shock

I was an expat wife: How to manage culture shock 9 July 2014

Maria Foley explores the varying degrees in which culture shock affects expats, and how expats can best manage their culture shock after moving abroad.
Dancing in the Fountain: Hosting guests from abroad

Dancing in the Fountain: Hosting guests from abroad 17 June 2014

When you live abroad, your home becomes a hotspot destination. Karen McCann discusses the best strategies for dealing with houseguests who overstay their welcome.

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