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  • Top Travel Tips for the Busy Expats

    Expatfinder.com/Blog
    25 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
      People enjoy traveling. Indeed, traveling is among the top wishes of almost everyone we know. Very frequently, you can hear people saying that their life goal is to travel all over the world, to meet new cultures, history, tradition and other inhabitants. And honestly, the excitement you feel shortly before your traveling adventure starts is unexplainable and inexplicable. However, all of you who have traveled so far know that such a luxury may cause complications and issues. Sometimes they can even lead you to the edge of insanity. The reasons are innumerable but the one you are most…
  • A Brit’s Guide to the American School System

    British Expatriate Community
    admin
    31 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    Three Pieces of Advice When Moving To America from Britain with School Age Children 400 British people emigrate every day, according to the Office of National Statistics.  Many of these families are moving to the US and even though they (purport to) speak English over the other side of the puddle, Americans are very different from Brits; and that’s true of their schooling too.  So here I have three pieces of advice before you consider moving out to America with school age children. Understand The Differences Between UK and US Schools Firstly, In Britain we have posh (and expensive) public…
  • Here or There

    Life with 2 Lads & a Lass
    30 Aug 2015 | 7:02 pm
    Normally a weekend like this would have been fabulous but I'm still too ill and too homesick to function. My cold is awful and I'm weary to my bones, but I'm putting off a docs appointment because they'll just tell me to ride it out and drink fluids. And I'm sooooooo homesick. An FBI search of my Internet history would reveal things like"expats moving home" and "jobs in England". And when Zillow emailed me today with an increase of my house price I was happy and sat, in my living room, planning my tag sale*. Moving back to England? Scares the SHIT out of me. But then I'm not a shrinking…
  • Peru Reports: English-Language News from Peru

    Expat Chronicles
    Colin
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:25 pm
    Expat Chronicles I have mentioned it in my newsletter, but this is the first public announcement of my newest publishing project: Peru Reports. As readers from my days in Bogota may recognize, I am launching the site in collaboration with and under the tutelage of Adriaan Alsema, my friend and editor of Colombia Reports. Like most gringos in Colombia, I visited Colombia Reports every day along with my preferred world-news sites. In fact, I never really read much of El Tiempo or Semana because Colombia Reports’ news was so comprehensive. I didn’t need to. So if you visit this blog…
  • First Day of School!

    Happy Hamburgers
    3 Sep 2015 | 5:51 am
    Senior!!!  Can you believe that?  Feel free to forward any college fund contributions our way!  :)  KE is excited to finish up one more year of high school and the other kids are already fighting over who gets her room!Sophomore!!!  My little girls are big, well they are still little, but you get it.  Sierra is thrilled to leave the house at 6:40am every day now!  Not really, but she is happy to get to play indoor volleyball again ...and she even made the varsity high school team!Fifth grade!!!  My boy!!  This kid is the best boy ever!
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    Expatfinder.com/Blog

  • Top Travel Tips for the Busy Expats

    25 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
      People enjoy traveling. Indeed, traveling is among the top wishes of almost everyone we know. Very frequently, you can hear people saying that their life goal is to travel all over the world, to meet new cultures, history, tradition and other inhabitants. And honestly, the excitement you feel shortly before your traveling adventure starts is unexplainable and inexplicable. However, all of you who have traveled so far know that such a luxury may cause complications and issues. Sometimes they can even lead you to the edge of insanity. The reasons are innumerable but the one you are most…
  • 10 Things Expats Shouldn't Be Afraid to Do

    12 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
      Moving abroad for a job and better life opportunities, you are becoming an expat. As with any other life decision, this one also has its pros and cons. For instance, you will get a better-paid job, more money in your savings account, material stuff and a lot of travelings. However, there are many things to lose as well. You are leaving your home, friends, perhaps the love of your life. And these are just some examples because arriving at the so-badly-wanted country brings you new challenges you haven’t been aware exist until you have met them. You become afraid of many things…
  • Places You'd Never Want To Visit

    10 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
      Our planet is a beautiful place with countless fascinating destinations everyone should visit. But the third rock from the sun also has the other, much darker side that most of the people would not want to see. We will give you the absolute list of destinations from all corners of Earth you should never visit!   The Zone of Alienation Photo: Scott In 1986, there was the biggest nuclear incident after the Second World War with the epicenter in the city of Chernobyl in Ukraine. A nuclear reactor had melted causing an explosion that instantly killed hundreds and leaving even…
  • The Most LGBT Friendly Cities in the World

    5 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
      Perhaps the most frequent LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual or Transgender) phrase says ‘Gay is OK’, but we all know that being a homosexual today is hard no matter where you live. Very often, you can read or even witness yourself how the so-called ‘gay parades’ end up and how much effort do homosexual individuals have to invest only to be recognized as equal members of society. Luckily, times are changing, and queer people continue to fight and achieve their rights around the world. Of course, there are areas where such rights progress slowly, but there are also…
  • 8 Places Worth Risking Your Life To See

    3 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
      No matter how adventurous one might be, the fantastic nature all around the Earth has made numerous challenges when it comes to visiting dangerous and risky places. Many people would love to visit them, but very often they don’t have time or money to make their wishes come true. That is why expats are in advance. While visiting other countries, expats can meet, investigate and search not just culture, but also historical and touristic places worth seeing.   However, there is a group of the so-called ‘dangerous-but-worth-visiting’ areas and expats usually decide…
 
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  • A Brit’s Guide to the American School System

    admin
    31 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    Three Pieces of Advice When Moving To America from Britain with School Age Children 400 British people emigrate every day, according to the Office of National Statistics.  Many of these families are moving to the US and even though they (purport to) speak English over the other side of the puddle, Americans are very different from Brits; and that’s true of their schooling too.  So here I have three pieces of advice before you consider moving out to America with school age children. Understand The Differences Between UK and US Schools Firstly, In Britain we have posh (and expensive) public…
  • How Not To Get Scammed When Buying Property in France

    admin
    28 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    See that wreck nestled in the most beautiful countryside a million miles away from anywhere? What, I hear you say, and it’s only 50,000 euros? Before you drift off into your imaginary paradise of how wonderful it would be to get away from it all while you live out your private utopia, growing your own vegetables, with lambs gambolling at your feet once you have restored that pile of stones to their former glory, STOP! You’re about to fall into the trap of buying the WRONG property and worse yet, a French estate agent will probably not advise you to come to your senses. French…
  • Things to Think About Before Repatriation

    admin
    26 Aug 2015 | 2:51 pm
    Expat life changes you, there’s no doubt about that. While most expats believe this is for the better, it can make repatriation difficult. Have you prepared yourself for going home? Though it’s easy to kid yourself that a year or two experiencing another culture will have no effect on the ‘real life’ you’ll one day return to, many expats are faced with a rude awakening when the time to repatriate rolls around. Some of the challenges repatriation presents are the same as those you will have faced at the start of your expat life. Here, the expat health insurance experts at Medibroker…
  • How to Use LinkedIn to Find a Job Abroad

    admin
    5 Jun 2015 | 11:01 am
    Looking for a job overseas? Websites designed to help people find work abroad can be confusing. Many employers and recruiters now hunt for new talent on LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network. This means it’s important to be visible. Medibroker finds international health insurance plans for people moving abroad, and knows LinkedIn is an important tool in every international jobseeker’s toolkit. Let them help you find your ideal job overseas. Your Profile Here’s how to optimise your LinkedIn profile to help you find a job overseas in a high earning country like Dubai,…
  • Prepare for Success in Australia Before You Depart

    admin
    29 May 2015 | 12:46 pm
    The UK’s only FREE Australian Pre-Departure Seminar hosted by TV and Radio Presenter Nicki Chapman The decision to move more than 10,000 miles away isn’t an easy one – where to live, what to pack, opening bank accounts, finding schools, transferring money – everything you take for granted at home. Every year more than 22,000 British Citizens make Australia their new home – skilled or business immigration streams. The AustraliaReady Pre-Departure Seminar will help you prepare for success in Australia before you depart the UK, delivering expert advice and real insights into the…
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  • Here or There

    30 Aug 2015 | 7:02 pm
    Normally a weekend like this would have been fabulous but I'm still too ill and too homesick to function. My cold is awful and I'm weary to my bones, but I'm putting off a docs appointment because they'll just tell me to ride it out and drink fluids. And I'm sooooooo homesick. An FBI search of my Internet history would reveal things like"expats moving home" and "jobs in England". And when Zillow emailed me today with an increase of my house price I was happy and sat, in my living room, planning my tag sale*. Moving back to England? Scares the SHIT out of me. But then I'm not a shrinking…
  • England Movie

    26 Aug 2015 | 7:04 am
    England 2015 from Pam on Vimeo.
  • Some Insight on our England Visit

    25 Aug 2015 | 5:57 pm
    I feel like I should add a bit more detail to my whopper picture post, when I was high on cold medicine and jet lagged.Leading up to the visit we both remarked how we felt like tourists this time, probably because it had been 7 yrs for me and 8 for Craig since our last visit. I was worried about driving on the left and thought there would be loads of changes since I left. I had visions of car crashes and being attacked by mobs of drunk teenagers. Silly really, because after a few days I settled right back in, like putting on an old favourite shoe, and by the time we left I couldn't imagine…
  • England Visit Part 1: Journey & Arrival

    23 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    On Friday we drove to Toronto Airport, rather than flying from Columbus. It saved us nearly $3,000 and it was a direct flight - score! When we arrived in Southport it was sunny and warm. Of the 14 days we were there it only rained on 2 days, so we were really lucky.I'm going to do this post in SEVEN parts with captions, since there's so many pictures and I'm currently jet lagged. And who wants to read long-winded stories anyway.  It was a fabulous 2 weeks and I'm beyond sad to be home in Ohio. Saying goodbye to our family was really hard for us all, kids included. But anyway, here's…
  • England Part 2: Family Reunion & My Mate Mo

    23 Aug 2015 | 7:03 am
    First day - After a quick cup of tea with my mum we were off to Warrington for Craig's family reunion. This meant I had to drive on the other side of the road, which was hairy to say the least. The roads are narrow, people drive fast and there are roundabouts galore. I found it hard to gauge how close I was to the left curb and I had Craig give me constant reminders about speed limits and not to pull out into oncoming traffic. I had even forgotten what "Give Way" meant and what the national speed limit was - oh my! Thankfully, British drivers are the best and very courteous, so it wasn't so…
 
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  • Peru Reports: English-Language News from Peru

    Colin
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:25 pm
    Expat Chronicles I have mentioned it in my newsletter, but this is the first public announcement of my newest publishing project: Peru Reports. As readers from my days in Bogota may recognize, I am launching the site in collaboration with and under the tutelage of Adriaan Alsema, my friend and editor of Colombia Reports. Like most gringos in Colombia, I visited Colombia Reports every day along with my preferred world-news sites. In fact, I never really read much of El Tiempo or Semana because Colombia Reports’ news was so comprehensive. I didn’t need to. So if you visit this blog…
  • Red Notice: International Business Adventure in Russia

    Colin
    8 Aug 2015 | 9:14 pm
    Expat Chronicles Those who enjoyed The Fish That Ate the Whale by Rich Cohen, an international business adventure and true story about the banana tycoon throwing his weight around central America, will also love Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice by Bill Browder. During my graduate studies in international business, I read The World is Flat by Thomas Friedman and got completely drunk on the globalization Kool-Aid. I decided to go for a career in emerging markets. I ended up looking for a job anywhere in Latin America. Before deciding on the…
  • Accidental Corruption

    Colin
    7 Jul 2015 | 3:25 pm
    Expat Chronicles When an American hears “corruption,” he might think of macro-corruption cases like Rod Blagojevich and Jesse Jackson Jr. Or you might think of smaller fry like Joseph Miedzianowski or the cop they based Training Day on. After a while in Latin America, I stopped seeing things through lenses like “crime” and “lying.” I just lump all of it under “corruption” now. And in addition to macro vs. micro-corruption, you also have intentional corruption vs. accidental corruption. Intentional micro-corruption is the obvious stuff. I needed a copy of my key. I went to…
  • A Gringo’s Intro to Reggaeton Playlist

    Colin
    20 Jun 2015 | 5:28 pm
    Expat Chronicles During the year and a half I spent in the US, I made a critical mistake in trying to turn a friend on to reggaeton. It wasn’t a planned strategy, we were just drinking and talking smack and I saved some YouTube links on his computer. My mistake was I gave him the songs I was listening to at the time. A better strategy, obviously, would have been to put some thought into it. To treat his introduction with kid gloves. So the playlist below includes reggaeton songs to introduce gringos to the genre. I have segregated the lists between boys and girls. For the gents, I…
  • The Man Behind the Mick

    Colin
    6 Jun 2015 | 4:12 pm
    Expat Chronicles Richard McColl published ‘The Man Behind the Mick’ on MarxRand about his interview with Christopher Kavanagh, which he talked about on his Colombia Calling podcast. Richard gives interesting insights as a more removed observer — as opposed to a friend — than me. If you’re a fan of the book or a fan of The Mick, check out his article here: www.marxrand.com/archives/363 There is a significant revelation in the article about Christopher which I did not know. But you’ll have to visit to see that. Here are some excerpts: I am sharing a…
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    Happy Hamburgers

  • First Day of School!

    3 Sep 2015 | 5:51 am
    Senior!!!  Can you believe that?  Feel free to forward any college fund contributions our way!  :)  KE is excited to finish up one more year of high school and the other kids are already fighting over who gets her room!Sophomore!!!  My little girls are big, well they are still little, but you get it.  Sierra is thrilled to leave the house at 6:40am every day now!  Not really, but she is happy to get to play indoor volleyball again ...and she even made the varsity high school team!Fifth grade!!!  My boy!!  This kid is the best boy ever!
  • I'll try again...

    1 Sep 2015 | 7:44 pm
    Like the good daughter that I am I called my mom on her birthday a couple days ago and she finally made me feel sufficiently guilty for not sharing any pictures for the last however many years.  oops...I quickly text-ed her three pictures, but the guilt remained ...so here I am.  But even as I try to post pictures I realize ALL my pictures are being backed up by my wonderful husband who claims I have about 4 million too many photographs.Anyways, these old iphone pictures will have to prove my dedication! Michaela is a SENIOR in high school and Sierra is quickly following as a…
  • For reals...

    1 Oct 2014 | 6:01 am
    This time it's for real.  I'll write more.  HA!Okay, so who wants to know about my day yesterday?  It was a normal, boring Tuesday.  Michaela did run her first light, but I'll spoil the surprise and tell everyone I forced her to do it.  Yep.  Michaela is driving.  I really do need to write more.... I feel like Michaela driving in and of itself needs some explanation.  Here in lovely New Hampshire a CHILD can drive the day they turn 15 and a HALF.  So on the half birthday during their 15th year of life they simply put their birth certificate in…
  • PPPs

    16 Apr 2014 | 7:04 pm
    I can't even think of anything to write about this; nothing I can come up with really does the event justice.  Sierra is nuts!!  Her friend is crazy too!  This water was melted ice and when I say "melted ice" I seriously mean melted ice!  Ice chunks were floating in the water and that white stuff they are standing on is the lake ...the FROZEN lake ...which is ICE ...FROZEN WATER! It was seriously that cold, don't let the blue sunny sky fool you.  I touched the water with my hand and decided that if I jumped in I would have instantly died, like frozen to death…
  • Tricky Day

    14 Apr 2014 | 5:58 am
    I start off at a very young age fooling my children on April Fool's Day.  It's the day when I spend most of my time smiling and even laughing out loud to myself about the sometimes mean jokes I play on my family and friends.  I have to justify this to my youngest children by calling the day "Tricky Day"... because mommy does "tricky" things to trick you.  It's all in good fun.  Right?...and if you've read my blog before you will know that April Fools Day isn't complete until one of my children cries.  Sad, but true.  I first discovered this unfortunate tradition…
 
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  • Making cards

    ruthsplace
    29 Aug 2015 | 9:02 pm
    We are gearing up to the birthday months here at Ruth’s Place. September and October have lots and lots of birthdays in our immediate (Gorgeous Man, Gorgeous Girl and myself are all in these months) and extended family. So I’ve been making cards. This was an experiment that I liked and I think will try again. I think it would also work well in an art journal. Good way to use up scraps. The pink is left over from some gelli printing I did with my very fabulous sister-in-law.  Next I tried my hand at something different. Watercolour and ink. I’m happy with how they turned…
  • Yellow

    ruthsplace
    28 Aug 2015 | 9:02 pm
    I have to admit that yellow is not a colour I usually work with in any of my crafts, but when I saw the mood board at Berry71Bleu I was charmed. I did this page at the beginning of August, but then internet woes (as in non-functioning internet) and a short trip to Australia to take care of some things got in the way of earlier posting. Here’s my take on the challenge. I didn’t have very much yellow in the stash, so I coloured some white flowers with my water colour crayons and edged the page with watercolour and ink. It would be nice to be able to run to the local store to pick up…
  • Fiji Part 3

    ruthsplace
    14 Aug 2015 | 4:39 pm
    I didn’t intend to leave so long between posts, but I’ve been sick this week and it was all I could manage to get to work each day. Once I got home I collapsed in a heap on the couch. We chose Matana Beach Resort  primarily so that Gorgeous Man could become certified to do this: He brought back some fabulous photos of the things he saw. (We put my new camera into a waterproof case). Gorgeous Girl’s new camera (another early birthday present) also takes photos underwater. She really got the hang of snorkelling this trip. I took this next photo as we were pulling away from…
  • Fiji Part 2

    ruthsplace
    8 Aug 2015 | 5:16 pm
    Our first few days at the resort were wet and cold. We were fortunate in that we come from PNG to Fiji via a few days in Australia and so had warm clothes with us. There were guests who hadn’t packed any cool weather clothes at all… This is the view from the dining room. Guests eat together with the manager and dive master. There was a set meal each day, but the resort will take dietary requirements into consideration for you. On our first night we left the dinner table briefly when someone discovered a unique crab. Not being able to find a shell the right size it had used a…
  • Fiji Part 1

    ruthsplace
    7 Aug 2015 | 4:22 am
    I’ve been a bit stalled with writing about our Fiji holiday. How do you condense 450 pictures into a few blog posts? I’ll try and capture the highlights. Flying into Fiji is very different from flying into Papua New Guinea. The international airport in Nadi is set up to welcome the tourist visitor and in the arrivals hall visitors are greeted by men playing the ukelele and singing. We took a taxi to our hotel and Gorgeous Girl wasted no time in making use of the playground and pool. We had one night in Nadi before heading out the next day to Kadavu Island. It was a 19 seater…
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  • Cycling the Loire-a-Velo to Reserve Naturelle de Saint-Mesmin, Orléans, France

    Andrew
    31 Aug 2015 | 9:46 pm
    The centre of France is flat – really flat, which makes the Loire-à-Vélo cycle route accessible to people of all ages and skill levels. I am a lot of things, but a cyclist I am not. I have great memories of buying my first BMX bike, with birthday money provided by my grandfather. I beat that bike around the country roads for years, until my parents bought me a shiny new mountain bike, with Shimano gears. It was a thing of beauty and I kept it until we moved to Belgium in 2005. At that point, I hadn’t ridden a bike for at least 10 years. Fast-forward another 10 years and I am in…
  • Where to Sleep & Eat in French Guiana

    Alison
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Today I share where to stay and where and what to eat when you visit the French Overseas Territory of French Guiana. Warning – Don’t read this post on an empty stomach! One of the most surprising things about my recent trip to French Guiana (or Guyane, in French) was the diversity of the local cuisine. French Guiana is a must for foodies, with options ranging from food-trucks to fine-dining. Luckily, my guide, from Tourisme Guyane, is a foodie too and she led me on a gastronomic tour of the French Overseas Territory. Of course, with all of the activities we were doing, (beyond just…
  • A Canadian Road-Trip from Halifax to Toronto

    Andrew
    24 Aug 2015 | 9:49 pm
    Road-trips are a fun way to visit different parts of the world. Here is our suggestion for a Canadian city road-trip from Halifax to Toronto. If you’ve followed CheeseWeb for a while, you know our fondness for road-trips and mystery drives (one of the key reasons we bought a motorhome). We’ve been known to drive to Amsterdam for dinner (Mexican, of course) or to the south of France for a weekend. Of course, we also spent plenty of weekends exploring the smallest, most obscure roads in Belgium, doing our best to get lost. Canada is also an excellent road-trip destination. We’ve spent…
  • Les Orangeries Hotel and Restaurant – Sustainable Tourism and Dining in Poitou-Charentes, France

    Alison
    21 Aug 2015 | 6:25 am
    Eco Hotel and Restaurant Les Orangeries in Poitou-Charentes, France Les Orangeries Hotel and Restaurant in Poitou-Charentes, is a French leader in sustainable accommodation and dining. It’s worth the trip to tiny Lussac-Les-Châteaux for an unforgettable meal in beautiful surroundings. While, these days, we travel in our (motor)home so our bed is always with us, over the years, we’ve slept in hundreds of hotel beds. Some were quite glamourous, but most were simply a place to rest our weary heads. Most of the time, we choose hotels for their location in relation to our travels.
  • Visiting Airbus and the Aeroscopia Museum, Toulouse, France

    Andrew
    17 Aug 2015 | 10:32 pm
    I don’t know a lot about air planes, but I know one of the biggest is the Airbus A380. So when we were in Toulouse I couldn’t resist a visit to the A380 assembly line. Toulouse is a big city and, like all big cities, it requires time to visit to discover its charms. Unfortunately, as cities aren’t friendly to motorhomes, we spent very little time in the centre. However, one big attraction I was interested in visiting was outside the centre and easily accessed via motorhome: Airbus. As someone who is interested in technology and history, the Airbus facilities and the Aeroscopia Museum…
 
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  • we’re moving – blogging break, back in September

    BLOGitse
    6 Aug 2015 | 10:38 pm
      This is my last summer entry for   Paint Party Friday   ink and watercolor         BLOGGING BREAK – I’LL BE BACK IN SEPTEMBER!         We’ll move from a flat in Helsinki, Finland to a small house in Espoo (a city next to Helsinki, 26 mins by bus to Helsinki city center). We wanted to have our own backyard, a private place to bbq, sunbathe… just be.     Have a great end of this summer!    
  • weekend #31 – knock on wood

    BLOGitse
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:49 pm
      but first my entry for     Paint Party Friday     ‘a pear’   ink & watercolor     I hope you have name/URL option to leave a comment on your blog - I'd like to interact with you!     The other day   I put my camera down, down…   You can see tiny little things, great shapes…   I love the smell of soil…                     Have a relaxing weekend!    
  • weekend #30 – painting outdoors

    BLOGitse
    23 Jul 2015 | 10:17 pm
      The other day I painted outdoors,   I found a good, private spot   Paint Party Friday   ‘these shoes are made for walking….’ and painting           Have a relaxing weekend!     ps.   I can NOT comment on your blog   if you don’t have name/URL option to leave a comment….    
  • weekend #29 – be there!

    BLOGitse
    16 Jul 2015 | 10:50 pm
      here’s my entry for   Paint Party Friday     I try to sketch, just relax and let it go… Not easy because I’m a control freak but this kind of painting feels really good!         We have thousands of international visitors in Helsinki right now. On Thursday I was watching on television how joy and happiness can glue people together – doing the show and watching it on tv. I felt so good listening ‘be there’ and see people moving and enjoying! That was (is) COOL!   Thank you  ‘The World Gymnaestrada 2015…
  • weekend #28 – summer greens

    BLOGitse
    9 Jul 2015 | 11:45 pm
      My entry for   Paint Party Friday   is green   trees I saw from a window…         and a few close-ups       And now a few photos with green         Here’s music I love, to listen and DANCE! Do you like this kind of music?         Dear Blogger blogger,   Please let me comment on you blog,   have a name/URL option to leave a comment, thanks!     Have a relaxing weekend!    
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  • Teach English in Jiangsu(Suzhou,Nantong), China, 3 Vacancies, Start in September

    Amy Smith
    9 Aug 2015 | 4:29 am
    Teach English in Jiangsu(Suzhou,Nantong), China, 3 Vacancies, Start in September #JS20150926 (Full Time) Job Location: Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China Subject to Teach: Oral English , Conversation   Student level: Over three years old Openings: 1 Average Class scale: 10-20 Start: September, 2015 Work from Monday to Friday Salary: 16K RMB per Month Paid holidays Travel allowance Airfare reimbursement Airport-pickup service in China Work visa Residence permit provided #JS20150447Full Time Job Location: Nantong, Jiangsu Province, China. Subject to Teach: Oral English Student level:  3-12…
  • Top Five and a Half Things American Expats Miss from Home

    Greg Dewald
    15 Jul 2015 | 8:16 am
    One -  Mexican Food The only country on earth that can do Mexican food as well as the US, is... Mexico. And the further away you go, the worse it gets, if you can find it at all. Say goodbye to those huge, delicious burritos, endless tortilla chips, and fresh, fragrant salsas, the nearest things you are likely to find will be pale impersonations. Unlike the Chinese, who opened restaurants in almost every corner of the globe, Mexicans haven't roamed far enough and in sufficient numbers to have introduced their delicious cuisine to the wider world. As an American expat, there are times when…
  • The foreigner, the local, the citizen of the world: what’s your personal brand?

    Lily Martinez
    23 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    I  like to compare the beginning of a new life in a new country with a start-up, and we all know personal branding is critical for entrepreneurs. If your enterprise needs to succeed, your clients (people around you) need to understand who you are, what you stand for and the value you bring. However, as much as you might think that personal branding is how you define yourself, it’s actually more about what other people say  about you when you leave the room.  Want it or not, this little talk behind your back can define your well-being, your career and  how long you’re going to stay in…
  • The downsides of living in the UK and the moments of doubt

    Lily Martinez
    9 May 2015 | 3:30 am
    It’s always nice and bright somewhere out there… When I was a little girl, my parents used to work in Baden-Baden.  As much as I loved the city I kept bothering them: “When are we going back to Moscow?! When? When? When?” And guess what…  After we went back to Moscow, I started asking about going back to Baden-Baden. How typical! Not much has changed 25 years later. Even though, I made a firm decision to stay in the UK, there are always moments of doubt. Some of my doubts in my personal blog.
  • What happened to Mike ?

    mike korpi
    7 May 2015 | 5:31 pm
    A year ago I was approached by 2 newspaper writers for Dongguan Daily and they asked to see my Passport I refused and they called the police My visa had expired and when it expired the fine was about 500usd so I thought no big deal as I was planning on staying in China a long time.Well during the time my visa was expired they changed the rules to be much stiffer I think 2 or 3 thousand usd.well I was put in the HouJie city jail after I was told I could only bring a small suitcase.I was there for 2 days on the cold concrete floor these are open air cells and it was cold and rainy nd I was…
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    SOVEREIGN MAN

  • How I made an extra 15% by buying this stock on a foreign exchange

    Simon Black
    2 Sep 2015 | 11:06 am
    September 2, 2015 Vienna, Austria Recently I wrote to you explaining why I’d just purchased shares of Royal Dutch Shell. Shell is a giant in the oil industry that’s been in businesses for more than a century. And while I almost never buy stocks, they were practically giving this one away. When I bought Shell, the shares were trading for less than the company’s net tangible asset value. In other words, the price I paid was essentially less than the company’s ‘net worth’, i.e. the total of their cash and assets minus all the debt. This is like buying a beautiful home in a great…
  • Italian Prime Minister calls for a revolution

    Simon Black
    1 Sep 2015 | 11:38 am
    September 1, 2015 Spoleto, Italy In 1543, Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus published his truly revolutionary work, De revolutionibus orbium coelestium. For centuries prior, humanity had held the Ptolemaic belief that the Earth was the center of the universe. Copernicus shattered that belief, demonstrating mathematically that it was the sun at the center of the ‘universe’, with the earth revolving around it. Though Copernicus died soon after his book was published, his ideas sparked a radical shift, not only in humanity’s view of the world, but in how we viewed our place in the…
  • My alternative Big Mac Index is screaming that these currencies are cheap

    Simon Black
    31 Aug 2015 | 10:13 am
    Spoleto, Italy August 31, 2015 If you’ve ever picked up a copy of The Economist magazine, you’ve probably heard of the Big Mac Index. This is an interesting tool where a bunch of reporters from around the world are forced to go into McDonalds and find out the price of a Big Mac in local currency. In Santiago, Chile, for example, a Big Mac runs 2,100 Chilean pesos, which is around $3. Meanwhile the average price for a Big Mac in the United States is $4.79. This suggests that the US dollar is substantially overvalued against the Chilean peso. It’s the same story across most of the world.
  • All of your hopes and dreams come down to 0.25%

    Simon Black
    28 Aug 2015 | 1:04 pm
    Spoleto, Italy August 28, 2015 Charles Dickens opened his 1859 masterpiece A Tale of Two Cities with one of the most famous introductions in literary history: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times… “ This line is notoriously incomprehensible to high school students around the world. But as paradoxical as it sounds, it truly hits the nail on the head in describing social inequality. Dickens wrote his book about the struggles in England and France just prior to and during the French Revolution. For the aristocracy it was the best of times. These people were born into a life…
  • The perfect place to witness the collapse of financial markets

    Simon Black
    26 Aug 2015 | 11:49 am
    August 26, 2015 Spoleto, Italy It couldn’t be any more beautiful here. Every year we descend upon the Umbrian countryside here in Italy, about 2 hours northeast of Rome for a retreat. It’s a time and place reserved to foster relationships with friends, colleagues, and members of our Sovereign Man community, where three generations of the same Italian family take care of us in a beautiful 400 year old villa. One of the people here is my friend and colleague Tim Price. You know Tim from his regular contributions to Notes From the Field, and he’s also a successful London-based wealth…
 
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    Monkeys and Mountains | Adventure Travel Blog

  • 7 Reasons You Will Love Cycling in Myra Canyon

    Laurel
    14 Aug 2015 | 3:29 am
    The original can be found here: 7 Reasons You Will Love Cycling in Myra Canyon. Please read the original. Myra Canyon in Kelowna, British Columbia is a a scenic cycle route along an old railway with 18 bridges and 2 tunnels with views over the Okanagan valley! Monkeys and Mountains | Adventure Travel Blog - Outdoor Adventures | Germany Travel Tips | Life-Changing Trips | Adventures in Europe
  • Your Adventure Guide to the Castle Wilderness

    Laurel
    7 Aug 2015 | 10:40 am
    The original can be found here: Your Adventure Guide to the Castle Wilderness. Please read the original. Your comprehensive guide to the Castle Wilderness, a paradise in SW Alberta where you can hike and paddle without the crowds. It's also an ideal place for wildlife spotting with 59 mammal species! Monkeys and Mountains | Adventure Travel Blog - Outdoor Adventures | Germany Travel Tips | Life-Changing Trips | Adventures in Europe
  • The Best Wolverine and Bear Watching in Finland

    Laurel
    5 Aug 2015 | 4:05 pm
    The original can be found here: The Best Wolverine and Bear Watching in Finland. Please read the original. Lentiira is one of the best places for both wolverine and bear watching in Finland! I saw 2 of each on my overnight wildlife safari! Monkeys and Mountains | Adventure Travel Blog - Outdoor Adventures | Germany Travel Tips | Life-Changing Trips | Adventures in Europe
  • 64 of the Best Weekend Getaways from Around the World!

    Laurel
    30 Jul 2015 | 1:52 pm
    The original can be found here: 64 of the Best Weekend Getaways from Around the World!. Please read the original. 100+ of the best weekend getaways from travellers around the world! Proof that travel doesn't have to be a far flung getaway, or expensive! Monkeys and Mountains | Adventure Travel Blog - Outdoor Adventures | Germany Travel Tips | Life-Changing Trips | Adventures in Europe
  • The Best Wreck Dive in Okanagan Lake

    Laurel
    24 Jul 2015 | 3:08 pm
    The original can be found here: The Best Wreck Dive in Okanagan Lake. Please read the original. Okanagan Lake is famous for water sports, like water skiing, but treasures also lie below the surface as I discovered on a wreck dive of a rail car barge! Monkeys and Mountains | Adventure Travel Blog - Outdoor Adventures | Germany Travel Tips | Life-Changing Trips | Adventures in Europe
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  • Return to the Blue Lagoon – Iceland

    steve
    21 Aug 2015 | 1:13 am
    Inside the Blue Lagoon The first time I went to Iceland, 10 years ago now, I remember visiting the Blue Lagoon on the way back to the airport and falling in love with the place. Blue skies matched the minerally milky-blue spa water, clouds of steam from the adjoining geothermal plant occasionally revealed the surrounding lava fields and the people daubed with blue mud gave the whole place an other-worldly feel. I’ve often cited it as one of my favourites places on earth, so was excited to return. Otherworldly view from the car park After a long day driving and getting rain-soaked along…
  • Renting a car in Iceland to drive the Golden Circle

    steve
    21 Aug 2015 | 12:55 am
    Arriving in Iceland we decided to start with the country’s most iconic trip – the Golden Circle. This can be done by public bus, coach tour or in a rental car. We opted for the latter so we could set off early and beat the crowds. The bus is cheapest, but as long as there’s 2 or more of you in the hire car it’s cheaper than some of the coach tours. Hiring a car in Reykjavik There are many hire car companies in Reykjavik, but the two closest to the Icelandair Natura Hotel were SAD and Hertz. Given the number of tourists there are a surprising lack of places offering automatic…
  • The trials of getting an Iranian visa in Beijing

    steve
    21 May 2015 | 7:37 am
    For the Chinese New Year holiday we decided to visit Iran. Listed as one of the best up and coming destinations for the last few years I was excited about finally getting there. British tourists need a letter of invitation from an Iranian travel agency, and to have booked a tour guide who would accompany them throughout the trip. The agency said it would take 45-60 days for the letter to be issued. 80 days later it arrived… Visiting the Iranian embassy is straightforward enough, unlike the staff. We queued up. They gave us a form to fill out. We did so. We queued up. They gave us a near…
  • Final thoughts from Jordan – Amman Citadel

    steve
    4 May 2015 | 5:13 pm
    The city of Amman, through the Temple of Hercules Aqaba After touring Wadi Rum we overnighted in Aqaba. I’m glad we didn’t stay longer as it’s a thoroughly depressing place completely given over to cruise passenger. Our first impression was a taxi driver trying to overcharge us by triple the reasonable fare. This ride took us to a couple of local restaurants where we were served pitifully badly prepared food. The next day the food wasn’t much better and in the daylight it was obvious the whole place was a shambles. Even the other tourists were pretty bad. Whilst sat outside a…
  • Wandering through Wadi Rum – Jordan

    steve
    15 Apr 2015 | 3:45 am
    The day didn’t start well, with our drive from Petra back to Amman shrouded in some of the thickest mist I’ve ever seen. Visibility in the mountains was down to about 20 metres, and we really weren’t comfortable driving, but our driver was used to it and carried on at very slow speed. Driving through the mist above Wadi Rum Dropping out of the mountains to Wadi Rum was like flying through the clouds into the bright sunlight above. In just a minute or two the mist stopped and the skies were once again clear. The Seven Pillars of Wisdom Wadi Rum has what looks like a newly built…
 
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    Expat Ukraine Forum

  • Re: Doing Business in Ukraine: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

    3 Sep 2015 | 4:30 am
    You are not allowed to view links. Register or LoginIkea has a shop, but not a mega store, in OdessaYou are not allowed to view links. Register or Loginthe latest stuff too.Yes, good stuff indeed. However, babus...
  • Re: Doing Business in Ukraine: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

    3 Sep 2015 | 4:16 am
    Ikea has a shop, but not a mega store, in OdessaYou are not allowed to view links. Register or Loginthe latest stuff too.
  • Ukrop Beer

    3 Sep 2015 | 12:26 am
    It's not made with dill as the name suggests. It was a good light beer and 50 kopecks go toward the military or so the label says.
  • Re: Putin admits the lies

    2 Sep 2015 | 6:28 pm
    What do you mean? Did you bother to read it?   
  • Re: debt deal agreed

    2 Sep 2015 | 12:46 pm
    McCain gave a speech at Maidan.  American diplomats got their phones tapped there. US Democracy money probably supported some of the political groups involved, at least prior to Maidan. Some might say that constitutes US involvement.    The US obvious...
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  • The Muscat Singers

    Sythe
    1 Sep 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Muscat Singers begin their new season's rehearsals this Sunday, 6th September at TAISM (The American International School of Muscat),7.30pm- 9.30pm.The choir, which has been going for over 40 years has members coming from all backgrounds with varying levels of singing ability. New members are most welcome and no singing experience is needed. Rehearsals take place every Sunday 7.30pm - 9.30pm and will culminate in a concert performance this December. Come along, you're sure to have fun!For further details, please email: muscatsingersoman@gmail.com or…
  • Fancy winning some stuff?

    Sythe
    1 Sep 2015 | 4:00 am
    Those lovely people at O'Malleys in the Radisson Blu are running a daily competition right now on their facebook page. The prize today is RO 25 in vouchers for use in O'Malleys - and you even have a chance at winning an all expenses paid trip to the Dubai 7's later in this year.Which by the way, MRFC will be competing in, just as an aside!Anyway - all you have to do to be in with a chance to win the goodies is to head on over to the official facebook page of the Radisson Blu, and like the page, then comment on the question of the day with the correct answer (today's answer is D) Eden Park by…
  • MRFC website launched today

    Sythe
    1 Sep 2015 | 3:00 am
    How many of you knew that the GCC's oldest rugby club, Muscat Rugby Football Club, was founded on the 9th of August, 1971 and that His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said graciously accepted the position as patron of the rugby club? Amazing isn't it, we've got the oldest rugby club in the GCC right here in Muscat!Time's have been hard for the club in recent years with the loss of it's clubhouse (and thus its main traditional source of revenue) and then the loss of it's rugby pitch in Khuwair a few years ago, which had been it's home since 1985 (between 1974-1985 the rugby club was in Wattayah).
  • Dubai Laughing at Left Bank tomorrow night

    Sythe
    31 Aug 2015 | 5:45 am
    Tomorrow night see's the first Dubai Laughing night at Left bank, which I understand may become a series of events if proved popular. If you like comedy shows you might want to go and check it out at Left Bank tomorrow night.The show starts at 8pm and tickets are RO 10 on the door, or you can call 2469 3699 to make a booking before hand.Also, don't forget, it's free-flowing bubbly for RO 10 for ladies tonight between 7&10pm.More soon!le fin.
  • My Bose bluetooth speaker

    Sythe
    27 Aug 2015 | 5:33 am
    Every now and then I get approached through this blog to advertise various things for people. A lot of the time I don't even respond - I find it hard to write anything interesting about the fact a new shoe shop has opened or something similar. However, Bose have re-fitted their store at the Qurum City Centre mall and it's now open - but with this particular brand of products, I do have personal experience with and I'm actually happy to share my experiences with a great thing that I own!You see, I absolutely love my bluetooth speaker that my wife bought for me for Christmas nearly 2 years ago.
 
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    Expat Explorer

  • A glimpse into the mind of a seasoned expat: As told by the expat community

    28 Aug 2015 | 8:11 am
    The difference between seasoned expats and first timers is often more than just the amount of times that they’ve lived abroad. It’s often the mind-set they adopt in their new location. Whether it is the enthusiasm shown when learning about new customs, the charisma shown when networking or the willingness to practice and be corrected in a new language, an experienced expat’s mind-set is just that little bit different.   Everyday lifeWhether you’ve been taught to eat your food using stainless steel cutlery, or been instructed to eat with chopsticks, letting go of cultural…
  • Preparing for Repatriation: A Masterclass

    25 Aug 2015 | 8:37 am
    As an expat, it’s unlikely that you’d consider moving abroad without doing your research. The beginning of an expat journey can often feel daunting, so doing some reading on what life will be like abroad, how hot or cold the weather will be or even looking up key phrases will always be useful. However, it’s not just a case of preparing for the start of an expat journey. There’s also plenty of value in thinking about how you’ll approach the end of your expat life as well, and the prospect of repatriation can bring a lot of things to consider. If you’re heading home, it’s worth…
  • The top 10 beach getaways for expats

    21 Aug 2015 | 10:21 am
    We understand that life as an expat can be stressful at times but relocating can unlock a world of opportunities to explore. If you’re in the UK, why not take a long weekend trip to Europe; or in the US, explore the different states around you? If you’re feeling a bit short on inspiration, never fear; we’ve put together just ten of our favourite beaches around the world to guide you the next time you’re looking for an escape from the daily grind….!.Australia – Whitehaven Beach If you are residing in Australia, Whitehaven Beach needs to be on your list of things-to-visit! It is a 7…
  • Techno-Expats: How Do You Communicate?

    18 Aug 2015 | 8:05 am
    There’s no question technology's been a game changer for expat life, particularly when it comes to keeping in touch. Moving abroad means you're not cut off or separated - if anything, you're more likely to stay in touch due to all the new channels which have been created to keep people connected.From video calling to video diaries; blogs; social media channels to digital messaging - there's always a way to stay in touchwherever you are in the world, be it a buzzing and connected city or a remote rural location. For some, the steady stream of alerts we receive notifying us of a new message…
  • A soundtrack for your expat journey

    13 Aug 2015 | 7:33 am
    Life as an expat is a fast paced adventure, which is often filled with a lot of different emotions.  As with many experiences in life, music can work to enhance particular moments.  It can also be a powerful tool to record your experience, triggering feelings of nostalgia and enabling you to relive specific experiences.  By making a playlist of songs reminding you of key moment of expat life, you will be able to be transported back to an exciting time in your life in years to come.  Here are some suggestions of songs to be on the soundtrack to your expat journey! Songs for…
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    Le Franco Phoney

  • A straightforward French government website!

    Wendy
    7 Aug 2015 | 4:07 am
    If you’ve ever tried to look up information such as how to get married in France, buy a car in France or register for work in France, you’re probably familiar with the pointlessness of many French websites. For starters, you’ll probably need a good grasp on French, with very few sites offering alternative language options. You’ll also need to have a high level of patience to navigate the sites which are typically over complicated and confusing. For example, one of the associations I have to be member of in order to pay my taxes wrote a letter telling me to go to their…
  • Free entertainment galore in France

    Wendy
    30 Jul 2015 | 1:08 am
    Summer is in full swing here in France, and even in the Alps, the temperatures are unusually warm. Everyone has been enjoying the warm weather — whole businesses, in fact. Last week, I tried calling a doctor, an accountant and a dentist, and all three were on holiday (the doc has a replacement). It’s my fault: I hadn’t noticed that school holidays had started, which is also when France all but closes down. Even in touristy areas such as Annecy and Thônes, where the three businesses I called are located, many businesses close their doors and take holidays. The trend is so…
  • Can I sleep at your place?

    Wendy
    24 Jul 2015 | 12:48 am
    Antoine de Maximy is a name you’ve probably never heard of. He’s a French man who has travelled the world in an interesting and brave way. With cameras all around him recording his journeys, he asks random people if he can sleep at their place. It sounds mundane but it’s some of the most interesting television I’ve ever watched. He builds connections with the most unlikely of people. Through Antoine’s camera lens, the rest of us get to experience the everyday highs and lows of people from all warps of life. His full-length film about crossing the US in 2008 aired…
  • Bastille Day celebrations or lynch mob?

    Wendy
    13 Jul 2015 | 9:18 pm
    Driving home from Annecy on Saturday night, I stumbled across a fete in Thônes. It was an early Bastille Day celebration and I was lucky enough to get there at just the right time for the march through town. The brass band started playing and the only lighting was via sticks on fire. I took a video (email subscribers will need to click through to lefrancophoney.com to see the video). What you don’t see very clearly on the video is the first lot of marchers without instruments. They’re sapeurs – the firemen who carry axes and wear big, thick, white gloves and…
  • French word of the month: canicule

    Wendy
    11 Jul 2015 | 3:24 am
    Anyone living in France at the moment will have heard the word ‘canicule‘ numerous times. Everyone is talking about the canicule – the heatwave that hit Europe last week. French TV stations are playing community service announcements about how to survive, and shutters on houses are closed to try to keep the heat out. To Australians, the high thirties is typical summer weather. We’re used to heatwaves and I remember being bemused when a news item came on the TV in Melbourne during the nineties about the London Zoo sprinkling the animals with water because the weather…
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    iExpats

  • Expat Savings Rates – September 2, 2015

    Jim Atkins
    2 Sep 2015 | 5:04 pm
    Bank of England governor Mark Carney has told savers and investors to ignore global stock market volatility because his plans to raise interest rates are still on track despite the havoc left in the wake of China’s economic woes. Devaluing the yuan, poor economic performance and lack of confidence in official statistics have rocked the markets, but Carney has said outside influences will not impact on his decision making. Carney gave no clue as to when rates will rise in the UK, but did say the pundits’ prediction of early 2016 was not inevitable. “The decision will depend on the…
  • New SEIS Rules Will Restrict Investment Tax Breaks

    Lisa Smith
    2 Sep 2015 | 4:58 pm
    New rules on the way for Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) and Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) will restrict the way companies can raise money from investors. As soon as the finance bill following Chancellor George Osborne’s Summer Budget receives royal assent, these changes will come into effect: Any SEIS or EIS investment must have the intention of growing a business Investors must be independent from the company at the time of the first share issue Investment companies with less than 50% of turnover averaged over five years must show they are knowledge intensive and time limits…
  • Beating The Australia QROPS Trap

    Lisa Smith
    2 Sep 2015 | 4:48 pm
    British expats in Australia have had their retirement plans shaken by the recent HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) ban on Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme (QROPS) in the country. Since 2006, Australia led the way as the leading global financial centre for QROPS – but in June 2015, more than 1,650 pensions were delisted by HMRC for breaching pension age test rules. These rules mean Australian QROPS cannot offer payments to savers under 55 years old, but many local schemes have financial arrangements for younger financial savers and are no longer QROPS. In the latest list,…
  • FATCA List – September 1, 2015

    Lisa Smith
    1 Sep 2015 | 9:25 pm
    Almost 173,500 financial institutions from around the world have signed up to report customer information to the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). Around 2,230 registered with the FATCA portal in the past month, according to the IRS. At least one financial institution has joined the list from every country in the world. The Cayman Islands tops the list with 32,496 financial firms registered, with Britain next on 24,000. In third place is Luxembourg with 8,525. The top three account for more than a third of all registrations. Under FATCA,…
  • How Tax For Couples Can Be A Minefield

    Jim Atkins
    1 Sep 2015 | 5:48 pm
    Tax is becoming is less complicated for singles than couples, so here are a few issues spouses or civil partnerships need to consider. First is the legal definition of a couple for tax. Under tax rules a couple are two people who are married or in a civil partnership living together. Some tax problems then arise if the relationship breaks down and the separation date is then a key date for some taxes. Proof of separation is generally a deed drafted by a lawyer or court papers. So what taxes do couples need to think about when completing their tax returns? Higher income child benefit charge If…
 
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  • Expat in Saudi investigated for beating infant

    Louise Baldwin
    18 Aug 2015 | 10:00 am
    Police referred the case of an Arab expatriate in his twenties to the Bureau of Investigation and Public Prosecution on the backdrop of beating up his two-month-old infant just before he tried to kill himself with a chemical substance. A 19-year-old Syrian female, the mother of the infant, was quoted as saying to a local publication that... Expats Blog -
  • British boy drowns in Spain

    Charles Smith
    18 Aug 2015 | 10:00 am
    A four-year-old British boy has drowned in a swimming pool at a family holiday villa in Spain. The boy is believed to have been fallen into the pool at a property in the Costa del Sol resort of Mijas, while playing with other children during a gathering hosted by his parents. A teenage boy alerted adults, with a parent attempting to... Expats Blog -
  • Expat mum conquers Alps with nine-year-old son

    Steph MacDonald
    14 Aug 2015 | 10:00 am
    A British mum living in France has achieved her dream of becoming a ski instructor and scaling the Alps with her young son. Single mum Tori Collins, 27, grew up in Buckinghamshire and always wanted to be a ski instructor, so four years ago decided to move to the French Alps. Now living in the resort time of Tignes with her nine-year-old... Expats Blog -
  • Maldives: 12 expat cashiers arrested

    Louise Baldwin
    14 Aug 2015 | 10:00 am
    Twelve expats have been arrested in the Maldives as the island nation’s government continues its crackdown of foreigners working as cashiers. In a four-hour operation in which authorities sought to find foreigners in violation of a newly-imposed ban on them working as cashiers, 46 undocumented expats were arrested. Hassan Khaleel,... Expats Blog -
  • Brit arrested in Spain over pub killing wanted in homeland

    Louise Baldwin
    13 Aug 2015 | 10:00 am
    A British expat arrested in Spain in connection with the killing of a German man is wanted in the UK. Thirty-year-old Ross Moore left his homeland in December last year and moved to the Costa del Sol resort town of La Cala de Mijas Mijas. However, it is now known that he fled after being convicted of assaulting his then girlfriend outside... Expats Blog -
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    impressions of an expat

  • the Abraham Lincoln summer

    31 Aug 2015 | 7:03 am
    I remember the summer when I was ten, the same age E is now. We were poor, living off of food stamps and the garden. Summer was an epic stretch of time, one and a half lives removed from the last ride on the long yellow school bus, the weeks spent shirtless in a pair of cutoffs exploring the forest and turning over rocks in the creek. There was the smell of the lopsided barbecue, watermelon, fresh corn. We took rides to the local pool, the water so amped up on chlorine that our eyes burned after we got out. The car was the old pale blue Dodge Dart with the AM radio that came in loud and…
  • snapshots from the end of summer

    24 Aug 2015 | 4:50 am
    The doughnuts are greasy, caked with powdered sugar. These are nostalgic ones from a roadside stand that has not changed since Soviet times. There are faces waiting urgently, ready to churn their cars on and keep going. There are faces staring into space or out the windows, at a parked semi, at the sky. They are in no rush, nursing styrofoam cups of coffee, the table a mess of napkins and slick paper. I lick my fingers, and decide to stick to just the one.It starts to rain a little. I take a meter reading, get a few shots with the leica before I hide it in my pocket.There is a spring of…
  • burnt toast is the sweetest

    17 Aug 2015 | 6:38 am
    E made plans for a few weeks, telling me at random times that there would be a hot cup of coffee waiting for me when I woke up on my birthday. She told me there would be a paper, and a note. She spent a week trying to sew a pillow cover for me from bright orange fabric, the white thread wobbling around, the corners puckered like a strange face. On the day, I woke up long before her. N and V had been up for hours. V looked at me, that tiny mouth jumping wide, a squeal jumping from inside her, legs kicking, tiny feet in the air. I thought to go back to sleep after a present like that and…
  • What do you want to be when you grow up? (sucker punch)

    10 Aug 2015 | 6:11 am
    The streets are ripped up, long bouncing paths of old boards weaving through them. There are nail heads poking out, people trying to navigate with baby strollers, dust kicking into our eyes. I am lost with E, late for a birthday party trying to find the entrance to the biggest toy store in the country. Her hand sweaty in mine, we crane our necks looking for street signs, any indication we are in the right place. Men are working on a hot Sunday afternoon, digging up old pipes. There is a stack of rusted out manhole covers, wobbling as people make their way.We do eventually find the place, the…
  • when you smile (I am a boat)

    3 Aug 2015 | 7:55 am
    She stares at me for minutes on end without blinking. Some days her eyes are more gray, sometimes more blue. I watch the curl of her lips, the same as her mother's. The smile warms, inching across her face. I make noises, wiggle my face around into a thousand expressions. Her toe extends, as if it expresses all of the thoughts in her little head. The page turns and her face goes in on itself. I wonder if she has gas, or is about to cry. I see the lips trembling, the painful sounds brewing behind them. I find myself singing to her.          when you smile   …
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    Philippines by way of Texas

  • Lack of Philippine Education

    Tim Potter
    27 Aug 2015 | 4:21 pm
    Education System in Shambles Students Heading to SchoolLast night I watched the premiere telecast of The Philippine Agenda. The program is related to the election. It talks about the present situation of the Philippines, the problems, and the reality bits of every Filipino family life… Their endeavors and struggles for survival in their daily living… Their overly fixated thirst for just supremacy in the land. And their undying hunger for good government policies and strategies.Last night they tackled about the current situation of the Philippine Educational System. Jessica Soho…
  • Easy Living in The Philippines

    Tim Potter
    6 Aug 2015 | 5:30 pm
    Take it easy in the PhilippinesVolunteer NetworkNot sure why, but living in the Philippines has not been overly difficult for me. After a couple years of adjusting, things have gone pretty smoothly. We all come here for different reasons, but here are some things that's made it easy for me.1. Family Network:  I've tried to integrate into the society. My social network is pinoy. I'm not an outgoing person so my personal network is just my family, but my partner has expanded it to include other parents of the classmates of our kids. They know me, I interact with them. It has been a useful…
  • Poverty In the Philippines

    Tim Potter
    4 Aug 2015 | 9:05 am
    Why is the Philippines so poor? One question I will sometimes ask is: The Philippines is slowly becoming a richer country but is still very poor. Why do you think that is? I have learned to as the first phrase to avoid any chance of making the person feel hiya or their  "Amor Propio"  has been compromised (more on this later). Without doubt the most common answer (in fact almost the only answer) I received was – corruption. I think that may contribute, but I think it's far from the most important reason. I spent a good bit of time talking to people and have…
  • Texas Tim Potter Expat Blog.: Tim Potter Texas Expat 101

    Tim Potter
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:14 pm
    Texas Tim Potter Expat Blog.: Tim Potter Texas Expat 101: Tim Potter Texas Say's Do not kid yourself its hard. Beware of moving overseas! It’s tough, confusing, disorienting… and ultimately, extremely rewarding.  So take it one day at a time and learn to walk before you run.Click Here To Read The Post
  • Adjustment to Life in Texas

    Tim Potter
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:08 pm
    After 6+ years in Cebu Adjusting BackPart 1 of 3When I left Texas it was in 2007 and when I returned it was 2013.  Many things changed and many stayed the same.  I now have a lovely wife and had two gorgeous children upon my return.  It was all about the same for me as I came back.  The wife had a hard time with it at first.  She now seems to be in a sync yet still misses Lano Del Norte Philippines.  The journey for us began right at the Airport where we were greeted with open arms.  All our worldly belongings stuffed in 6 suitcases weighing exactly 50 lbs a…
 
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    Lost In The Leaf City

  • How To Renew A Work Permit In Canada

    Carolyn
    21 Aug 2015 | 4:52 pm
    Lost In The Leaf City Lost In The Leaf City - Blog for Newcomers in Canada For so long I didn’t bother knowing the difference between the temporary resident visa and work permit. Because I came to...
  • Do You Want To Live In Canada . . . Seriously? (Part 2)

    Carolyn
    2 Apr 2015 | 9:50 pm
    Lost In The Leaf City Lost In The Leaf City - Blog for Newcomers in Canada This is the second part of “Do You Want To Live in Canada . . . Seriously?”. Master of Fate So be honest with...
  • Do You Want To Live In Canada . . . Seriously? (Part 1)

    Carolyn
    2 Apr 2015 | 9:47 pm
    Lost In The Leaf City Lost In The Leaf City - Blog for Newcomers in Canada It was like any other chore. I was packing my seemingly new clothes and other things I valued that wouldn’t take much...
  • Discover The New Central Library In Calgary

    Carolyn
    9 Feb 2015 | 8:12 am
    Lost In The Leaf City Lost In The Leaf City - Blog for Newcomers in Canada Have you ever been in the right place at the right time? Well you are if you find yourself in the Stampede City also known...
  • Are You Traveling With Expired Philippine Passport?

    Carolyn
    9 Dec 2014 | 1:49 pm
    Lost In The Leaf City Lost In The Leaf City - Blog for Newcomers in Canada How busy can you become living a life overseas? It’s Monday again and you haven’t done the laundry. Time for...
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    Expatriate Connection

  • Empty Nest Syndrome – Questions That Keep An Expat Mum Awake At Night

    admin
    24 Aug 2015 | 5:43 am
      Maddy knew it since grade 8: when it comes to university, she’ll go ‘back home’.  And ‘home’ is where she comes from, where her parents were born, where her extended family is, where – she thinks – her roots are. Not the current country she lives in because of her father’s job. Now the […] The post Empty Nest Syndrome – Questions That Keep An Expat Mum Awake At Night appeared first on Expatriate Connection.
  • Repatriation – The True Story Of ‘Going Back Home’ 3 Times

    admin
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:49 pm
    Florence Gindre is not only a seasoned expat. She’s an experienced repat. This French woman went ‘back home’ 3 times! Last year, she published a short recount — in French — about her latest comeback ‘De retour chez soi’ and this is how we met. Today, she has generously accepted to share her story and and […] The post Repatriation – The True Story Of ‘Going Back Home’ 3 Times appeared first on Expatriate Connection.
  • Emotional Abuse – Why Expat Couples Are At Risk

    admin
    13 Jul 2015 | 5:45 am
    She comes back home, tired but thrilled. Her Vuitton bag, her manicured nails, her Chanel tailleur… She feels so attractive. In the elevator bringing her home to the 27th floor, a luxurious duplex with panoramic city view catered for by the company, she is in a dream… The CEO, Henry, has just appointed her to […] The post Emotional Abuse – Why Expat Couples Are At Risk appeared first on Expatriate Connection.
  • Expat in a country that speaks the same language as you – Blessing or curse?

    admin
    17 Jun 2015 | 6:04 am
    The netball game just finished. Olivia is in tears. Her team lost 10 to 0. Sandra, her mum, is fuming on the bench. ‘Why is the game so violent, the referee so biased, the girls from the other team so aggressive? The lack of sportive spirit is obvious. Some of those girls had knives in […] The post Expat in a country that speaks the same language as you – Blessing or curse? appeared first on Expatriate Connection.
  • Expats – The News You Dread (Part II)

    admin
    30 May 2015 | 12:02 am
      Lisa just lost her Mum. It was totally unexpected. They lived 15000 km apart. Once she can cry no more, her numb brain emerges back into practical reality. Beyond the pain of loss, Lisa needs to think about the logistics:      Will she go alone to the funeral? The trip is expensive.      When and for […] The post Expats – The News You Dread (Part II) appeared first on Expatriate Connection.
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  • Is now the right time to move to Italy?

    27 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    The United Arab Emirates beckons expats from the world over, luring them with a selection of stylish, cosmopolitan cities and the promise of both excellent employment and investment opportunities. With high levels of personal disposable income, an abundance of generous employment packages and the benefits of a tax free salary, the UAE entices expats to live life to the full as part of a thriving expat community while simultaneously saving for that dream house or holiday. Economic opportunity Last year, the UAE clocked in at a respectable 15th in the world for overall expat quality of life in…
  • City Guide: Zurich

    21 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    The United Arab Emirates beckons expats from the world over, luring them with a selection of stylish, cosmopolitan cities and the promise of both excellent employment and investment opportunities. With high levels of personal disposable income, an abundance of generous employment packages and the benefits of a tax free salary, the UAE entices expats to live life to the full as part of a thriving expat community while simultaneously saving for that dream house or holiday. Economic opportunity Last year, the UAE clocked in at a respectable 15th in the world for overall expat quality of life in…
  • Moving to Abu Dhabi as an Expat - What to Expect

    20 Aug 2015 | 8:30 am
    The United Arab Emirates beckons expats from the world over, luring them with a selection of stylish, cosmopolitan cities and the promise of both excellent employment and investment opportunities. With high levels of personal disposable income, an abundance of generous employment packages and the benefits of a tax free salary, the UAE entices expats to live life to the full as part of a thriving expat community while simultaneously saving for that dream house or holiday. Economic opportunity Last year, the UAE clocked in at a respectable 15th in the world for overall expat quality of life in…
  • Where are Asia's highest expat packages to be found?

    14 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    The mysterious East sings its siren song to expats the world over with its range of diverse cultures, exquisite cuisine and excellent employment opportunities. But where in Asia provides the highest salaries and most competitive expat packages?  A recent expat survey from ECA International concludes that Japan takes this crown, with expat middle managers expecting an average overall package of around US$375,000 (approximately £240,500) per annum. What does an expat package consist of? ECA International conducted the MyExpatriat Market Pay Survey, taking into account a range of important…
  • Expat's Guide to the Côte d'Azur

    12 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    Year-round cerulean skies, dazzling Mediterranean waters and an undeniable penchant for the high life, it is easy to see why the Côte d'Azur, or French Riviera, presents an idyllic and enticing destination for expats. After all, who could fail to be tempted by the old-school Hollywood glamour of cruising in an open-top car, hair blowing in the wind with all the splendour of that never-ending, golden coastline glittering before you? The Côte d'Azur certainly has its fair share of rich and famous fans. The luxury towns of St. Tropez, Cannes and Monaco are the well-documented playgrounds of…
 
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    Los Gringos Locos

  • Laugh and Learn – Homeschool and Parenting Linkup 48

    Tina Marie Ernspiker
    1 Sep 2015 | 3:00 am
    Los Gringos Locos Los Gringos Locos - LIVING ABROAD IN LATIN AMERICA WITH FOUR KIDS Welcome to our 48th week of Laugh and Learn – Homeschool and Parenting Linkup! Laugh and Learn – Homeschool and Parenting Linkup will be open by 6 am every Tuesday morning. Each and every week all of the hosts pick … Continued Laugh and Learn – Homeschool and Parenting Linkup 48 Los Gringos Locos.
  • Ideas to Make Homeschooling Fun & Effective

    Tina Marie Ernspiker
    26 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    Los Gringos Locos Los Gringos Locos - LIVING ABROAD IN LATIN AMERICA WITH FOUR KIDS *This is our first guest post at Los Gringos Locos and it’s a good one! Thanks so much Corinne! Every homeschooling family starts out optimistic. After all, they’ve got so much evidence to back their choice. Homeschooled children consistently outperform their … Continued Ideas to Make Homeschooling Fun & Effective Los Gringos Locos.
  • Laugh and Learn – Homeschool and Parenting Linkup 47

    Tina Marie Ernspiker
    25 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    Los Gringos Locos Los Gringos Locos - LIVING ABROAD IN LATIN AMERICA WITH FOUR KIDS Welcome to our 47th week of Laugh and Learn – Homeschool and Parenting Linkup! Laugh and Learn – Homeschool and Parenting Linkup will be open by 6 am every Tuesday morning. Each and every week all of the hosts pick … Continued Laugh and Learn – Homeschool and Parenting Linkup 47 Los Gringos Locos.
  • Hiking in Uruapan, Michoacan, Mexico

    Tina Marie Ernspiker
    20 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    Los Gringos Locos Los Gringos Locos - LIVING ABROAD IN LATIN AMERICA WITH FOUR KIDS We love being outdoors. There is something about nature that is calming and enlightening at the same time. When I am stressed out and need a break, a breath of fresh air always seems to help. I think God made … Continued Hiking in Uruapan, Michoacan, Mexico Los Gringos Locos.
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    Expat Newswire

  • Cold War Style Military Parade in Beijing This Week to Commemorate End of WWII, Holiday, Delays, and Historical Resonance

    Justin Davis
    30 Aug 2015 | 10:05 pm
    Practice flights for the parade   Thursday, August 3 to Saturday, August 5 will be a holiday in China to commemorate the end of World War II which was mostly against Japan from the Chinese perspective.  There will be a huge parade in Beijing in and near Tiananmen Square to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII, known in China as the “Chinese People’s War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression and the World Anti-Fascist War”. There will be about 200 bomber planes doing stunts and formations, 50 or more military vehicles and up to 450 or more pieces of…
  • Expat Newswire Launches Youtube Channel!

    Justin Davis
    15 Jul 2015 | 2:53 am
    Expat Newswire has now launched our official Youtube channel! Our first video is available here.  Don’t forget to watch it on 720p for the best quality.   This is a video of the view on the Airport Express train from the Hong Kong international airport to Central district on Hong Kong Island, set to the music of Bonobo, TOKiMONSTA, Lockah x Taste Tester, and Rustie. The train starts on Chek Lap Kok island heading east, goes across Lantau Island for much of the journey, then goes across Tsing Yi and other islands, and part of Kowloon as well, before turning south onto Hong Kong…
  • Highest Incomes in Switzerland while Americans Wages Fall

    Natasha Kracynski
    21 Mar 2015 | 6:42 pm
    Switzerland boasts the largest disposable income of any nation on Earth, topping second-place Australia by over $2,000 per month. A new study by Movehub.com shows that personal disposable income, which calculates how much spending power individuals have after taxes, is largest in the central European nation, at over $6,300 per month. Australia was a distant second, with $3,780, followed by Denmark ($3,269), the United States ($3,258), and Ireland ($2,991). The high PDI of Switzerland is enjoyed by a large number of residents, including expats, thanks to the country’s relatively low…
  • Strong Dollar Benefits Tourists, Hurts Expats

    Natasha Kracynski
    16 Mar 2015 | 5:04 am
    Europe is on sale for Americans eager to visit the continent, where a weak euro has made everything from hotels to restaurants cheaper, but the trend is hurting expats living and working in the continent. In addition to cheap euro-denominated goods and services, air travel to Europe has also fallen in price thanks to falling oil prices. Round-trip tickets from New York City to Europe have fallen to as less than $400 in some extreme cases, and many travelers are reporting wide availability across airlines. Expats, however, are feeling the pinch from a falling euro. John Reyes is a financial…
  • Passports for Sale: How to Quickly Get New Citizenship and Passports

    Justin Davis
    12 Mar 2015 | 7:05 am
    heihere is now a growing movement of people investing money into a country in exchange for citizenship.  Put more bluntly it is sometimes called “passports for sale”, though the people involved do like this term. The basic concept is that in countries such as St. Kitts and Nevis, Grenada, and others in the Caribbean, Malta, which is the smallest country in the European Union, and some other places, the government has programs where it is easy to get citizenship and a passport in exchange for a donation, purchase, or other investment. People do this for a number of reasons.  They…
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    Young Rubbish

  • The Birthday Disaster

    J.K.B. Young
    3 Sep 2015 | 2:06 am
    Pictures can be deceiving.We know that most photos are probably not as perfect as they seem, but somehow we still get sucked in. Here's a little story about the epic disaster that was my 27th birthday. I had intended to do a photo-documentary style post, but in the end, the photos were just telling the wrong story. This post needed words.So, here's the brutally honest truth. The day started out ok. Jon had given me a fantastic new book (Sleuth by Philip Mould), which I was having fun reading, and I was still recovering from opening my mother-in-law's b-day gift.  I had…
  • Salt Lake City (Pre-Reunion) 2015

    Young Rubbish
    1 Sep 2015 | 7:00 am
    Hello world! I'm back from vacation.It has been one busy summer full of lots of travels and families and... well, a bit of fattening up. But what is life if you can't eat your weight in peanut butter m&ms, right?Our epic sojourn back to the States started in Utah, where Jon's family lives. As our Young Family reunion was gearing up, we had family slowly trickle into town, which meant we got to have little adventures before everyone arrived. Check out our vlog below:The journey began with a killer flight from London. It was... horrible. Between the layovers in both Germany and Portland and…
  • Young Family Film Festival

    Young Rubbish
    23 Aug 2015 | 1:23 pm
    Alrighty world, here's this big ol' film festival I've mentioned more than a few times. It sort of took over my life this summer, but here are the fruits of it.When I first came up with the idea of doing this, I was sure it would be me, and MAYBE one other family member contributing, but I couldn't have been more wrong. EVERY single sibling put in at least one film. I couldn't believe how much everyone participated.There was laughter. There were tears. But most of all, there were lots of memories. And while this is pretty special now, I can only imagine how great it will be 20 years from…
  • Home | Andrew Young

    Young Rubbish
    16 Aug 2015 | 10:50 am
    This is a little film Andrew and I put together while I was home for Matt's wedding. It's a really vulnerable and brave song choice and subject matter given where his life is right now and I'm awfully proud of him. Happy to say there were a couple of tears when we showed it at the family reunion, which is always a pretty killer sign of success.
  • Chairs

    Young Rubbish
    24 Jul 2015 | 6:25 pm
    I put this little film together for our family reunion. It is probably the thing I am most proud of creating, in my entire life. Please enjoy :)
 
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    Greeker than the Greeks

  • Happy Birthday Blog; a year of blogging.

    Susan Athanasakou
    24 Aug 2015 | 3:15 pm
    Happy BirthdayGreeker Than The GreeksI can’t believe one whole year has past since I first stumbled blindly into the world of blogging, even more amazing is the fact that I kept on going!Like most things that I battle with, it was a case of start, do everything wrong, and then read the instructions.Looking back, how on earth did I think I could do this? My computer skills were pitiful, I had never used “Word” and as for writing, the last time that I seriously put pen to paper was probably a letter to my father.What I did have was enthusiasm, plenty of it, and one year ago today, on…
  • Making Memories for Melina

    Susan Athanasakou
    10 Jul 2015 | 12:43 am
    My three year old angelic granddaughter, MelinaLast night I had the most wonderful time, a time I’m sure to keep in my heart, as one of my fondest memories.“What did I do?” you are wondering, spend the night at a five star luxury hotel with MGG (My Greek God), or did he take me for a slap up gourmet meal, no expense spared?Neither of the above, I spent twelve Euros and took my three year old granddaughter, Melina, on her first visit to the cinema.This week, the local, open-air cinema, ELECTRA opened its doors for the summer season.I had eagerly been anticipating this event, just…
  • Greeks in need....a need to be more tolerant

    Susan Athanasakou
    1 Jul 2015 | 12:28 pm
    Greece;the birthplace of democracy.Greece is going through some tough times right now; all Greeks are worried, afraid, and unsure of what the future holds.It is sad to see people queuing at the ATM machines, sad to see people wondering if they will receive their pensions, afraid that maybe they have lost their hard-earned life savings.I am so sorry to see my beloved Greecein such turmoil.What saddens and scares me most of all though, is to see the wonderful  Greek people turning against each other, at a time when they really need to stand together.I have seen friends, people that I…
  • Facebook, Brits in Greece and pork pies in Athens.

    Susan Athanasakou
    4 Jun 2015 | 10:09 am
    BRITS IN GREECEWe all knock Facebook now and again, me included, usually about how much time we spend on there, logging on to say Happy Birthday to someone and suddenly noticing that two hours has passed, how did that happen?Here, the problem is us, not Facebook, we just have to practice some self-control.The other big thing is the privacy aspect, well, my philosophy on this is, if you have a Facebook account, privacy flies out the window, if you don’t feel comfortable with that, then don’t sign up.So, limit yourself time wise, count to ten before leaving a caustic comment, avoid doing so…
  • Oleander, jacaranda. Blue and white are not the only colours of Greece.

    Susan Athanasakou
    29 May 2015 | 12:16 pm
    OleanderOn seeing Penelope Lively’s informative book, “Oleander, Jacaranda” mentioned in a magazine, I thought to myself;”I must read this book again”Penelope Lively, born and raised in Egypt, just before World War II, writes about her childhood in such a way as to make you feel that you grew up there with her, in the narrow streets and souks of Egypt.She takes you into another era, another country, you can smell the aroma of herbs and spices wafting in the air; hear the sound of the muezzin calling the faithful to prayer.You feel the very essence of Egypt.Click on the link below to…
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  • Terhills Hotel Maasmechelen: luxury in an old mine site

    Sofie
    1 Sep 2015 | 11:00 pm
    After a full day of exploring it’s always nice if you can just check in somewhere for a nice shower, a decent meal and a good night’s sleep. That’s exactly what I got at the Terhills Hotel Maasmechelen. I was invited to stay there by Read Post The post Terhills Hotel Maasmechelen: luxury in an old mine site appeared first on Wonderful Wanderings.
  • Maasmechelen Village, where outlet meets nature and history

    Sofie
    30 Aug 2015 | 11:00 pm
    A while ago I got invited by Maasmechelen Village to visit their outlet shopping village and spend two days in the town. “Two days?”, I thought, “What am I going to do there?”. Well, I just got back and I’m exhausted. Maasmechelen definitely has more Read Post The post Maasmechelen Village, where outlet meets nature and history appeared first on Wonderful Wanderings.
  • Expats in Belgium: Majella from Ireland

    Siddique
    29 Aug 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Each week I talk to someone who left their home country behind and moved to Belgium. This week Majella tells us about her life here. 1. Hi, Majella! Could you please introduce yourself? Tell us a bit about who you are, where you are from, Read Post The post Expats in Belgium: Majella from Ireland appeared first on Wonderful Wanderings.
  • Belgian Expats: Indie moved to Peru

    Siddique
    27 Aug 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Every week I talk to a Belgian who moved abroad and built a new life there. This week Indie tells us about her new life in Peru. 1. Hi, Indie! Please quickly introduce yourself. Tell us who you are, where you’re from, where you moved Read Post The post Belgian Expats: Indie moved to Peru appeared first on Wonderful Wanderings.
  • WIN – A London food tour through the East End with Eating Europe

    Sofie
    25 Aug 2015 | 11:00 pm
    The past few years I’ve been on several two-day trips to London with my dad, but never with my mom. She’d been wanting to go back to London for quite some time and so in July the two of us hopped on the Eurostar to Read Post The post WIN – A London food tour through the East End with Eating Europe appeared first on Wonderful Wanderings.
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