how to move abroad and work overseas

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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7 tips to help you stay fit when travelling

guide how to keep in shape on your travels

Summer holidays are in full swing. And no doubt, travelling messes up our training routine and staying fit can be a challenge. ‪
Does that sound familiar to you? … After going away for just a week or two you probably abandon your workouts and healthy diet and it is sooo much harder to follow your usual routine. Or worse, it feels like you have to slow down and start again from scratch?…

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Expat guide: How to keep in touch with family

expat guide how to keep in touch with family and friends Expat life is…

when you’ve been away for so long that your mum starts to confuse you with your sister in law. 

When I first noticed that Christmas and birthday gifts seemed to be for someone else in the family, I thought it was kind of funny. Don’t get me wrong; I am grateful for my family thinking of me! But the second time round I started to ask myself questions.

I guess after 15 years of seeing family only for a few days every year or two, I should feel bad and spend more time with them. 😉 It’s …

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La Gomera island

One Love: La Gomera

Most Europeans have heard of the Canary Islands in Spain and have spent a week on Tenerife, Fuerteventura or Gran Canaria. These islands are known both for affordable all-inclusive beach holiday packages and their barren landscapes, which had put me off going there. That was until I learned about La Gomera, their surprisingly lush green neighbour and a paradise for hikers! Here are four reasons to fall in love with La Gomera:…

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My HelpX experience – why you should volunteer on your travels

helpx volunteering experience

These days I much prefer slow travel – I mean taking the time to get to know the local lifestyle rather than just focusing on classic sightseeing trips. Sometimes I don’t even bother to visit the famous sights but prefer to avoid the tourist crowds. I want to experience the local lifestyle and way of life! Volunteering through HelpX has allowed me to do so on a budget.

HelpX is an online platform where you can find farms or families to stay with. In exchange for 4-6 hours of work per day you get food & board and immersion into …

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Book recommendation: German men sit down to pee

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This book is about the funny oddities and cultural differences of expat life in Germany – mostly from an anglophone point of view. It’s the perfect read if you are an expat in Germany or if your partner is German. It’ll help you understand “zhe Germanz” and will surely make you laugh out loud. In fact, every German should read it – and it’ll be even more fun if you’ve lived abroad. 😉

Here are 6 good reasons why you should read this book:…

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