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Living abroad: settling down, discovering the local area, making friends, finding work, learning languages and making yourself at home abroad,

Brexit Moving to UK
What impact does Brexit have on your move to the UK? After many years abroad, I’ve finally decided to move back to the United Kingdom where I lived many moons ago. The first question on anyone and everyone’s lips is ‘But what about Brexit?’. While I know that Brexit is a hot...
Expat Failures
Lessons disguised as hard knocks When planning to move abroad we never know how it will turn out. There are moments in life when it is a far cry from what we expected or planned. Yet, does it mean we are an expat failure? In a world where anything is possible....
This famous quote is more than true. When you revisit a place, much of it will have changed. You will have changed, everything evolves or devolves as the case may be. There will be challenges, be they old or new. Which is the situation I currently find myself in, here...
Surviving your first year abroad
You don’t want to just be surviving your first year abroad, you want to fulfill your dreams and create memories that last a lifetime! A move abroad is a serious life change, a huge upheaval. Endless planning, packing, organizing, shipping all to take your life from one location to the...
Avoid exchange rates and bank fees
Do you like Giving your money to Banks? Have you saved up your hard-earned pennies to go travelling?  Put money aside, gone without a few luxuries to make sure you have a nice bit of savings in your bank.  You trust it will last the whole trip and you’ve counted...
How to Find work abroad
Do you have a dream of moving, working and living abroad just once in this lifetime? Do you question if can you find work abroad? Stumped about where to start looking? Maybe we can rephrase the question, how much would you really like to make it happen? The reality is that...