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Expat, Tourist, Traveller, Backpacker or Digital Nomad ?

What’s the best way to discover a new place?

How do you prefer travelling when discovering new places? Most of us have been a tourist before and some may have chosen to travel on a budget as a backpacker. But what distinguishes them from a traveller? And would you consider becoming an expat or digital nomad? They are certainly similar and overlap at times. Let me try to shed some light on what the differences are and how to benefit from all of them: …

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How to cope with the four stages of expat relocation

I recently came across an article on the 4 stages of cultural adjustment when moving abroad. As an expat who has lived and worked in 7 different countries I couldn’t relate more! While each time can be slightly different, there is definitely a repeating pattern every time you make that move. Being aware of these emotional phases and learning how to overcome difficulties during expat relocation helps to take a step towards understanding the culture of your new expat home. Here’s how to immerse yourself in a new country:…

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Relax: 7 things to do in Malta

How about escaping the cold weather on a small Mediterranean island with beautiful turquoise blue bays and breathtaking beaches? Malta may be your perfect off-season destination or winter escape. Its picturesque coastlines definitely surprised me! On top of that it’s very affordable and ideal for travellers on a budget. If you’re up for some island life, hanging out by the sea, snorkelling, sightseeing or pretty coastal walks, check out these top 7 things to do in Malta:…

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Book recommendation: How to be German in 50 new steps

How to be German book recommendationAre you an expat living in Germany or thinking of moving there anytime soon? Well, this might be your chance to discover 50 pleasant chapters about what it’s like to mingle with its people and really get to know the German mentality.

It’s a fun read with insightful expat advice and you will find yourself chuckling away while nodding wisely and thinking to yourself “IT’S SO TRUE!” I’d even recommend it to German expats living abroad – it may be a great Christmas present.

 

Here is how to be more German:…

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Studying abroad in Spain

It’s been tricky lately to post regularly because I have been doing a part-time masters degree in online marketing and e-commerce while working and trying to run this blog. The good news is I am about to hand in the final thesis and ready to share my experience.
Have you been thinking of studying abroad or gaining additional qualifications in another country? Here are helpful ideas and practical advice how to approach your goal and know what to expect.…

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7 ways how to move abroad

Want to live abroad but you’re not quite sure how to tackle it? You’ve had a fabulous Erasmus year and want to move overseas again sometime? Getting bored with things at home and the thought of going abroad seems attractive? Don’t just wait for the occasion. Make it your goal and find a way to get there.

Living abroad will definitely be character building and open a new world with different points of view. You’ll strengthen your personal skills such as flexibility, courage and tolerance. At times it will push your limits and you’ll be out of your comfort zone. …

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