kitchen board with traditional spices that cure the common cold and coughs

Expat Life: Home Remedies to cure the common cold

When did you last catch a cold and how did you cure it? When living abroad, you’ll quickly notice that every nationality trusts their own traditional home remedies. They’ve been passed down over generations, and most natural ingredients show no side effects. Anyone can prepare them at home! Here is a collection of home remedies from around the world to cure your cold and boost your immune system during this winter season:…

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best christmas presents for travellers

The best Christmas presents for travellers

What’s on your wishlist for Santa?

Christmas is coming and who is not looking for great gift ideas? Travel gadgets will always be welcome, and some of these are essential for any long-term trip. Here are 9 favourite travel gadgets that will make the perfect Christmas present for your loved one. I wouldn’t want to miss any of them!

 

Undercover laptop sleeve

This brilliant idea is available in laptop, tablet and smartphone sizes. It’s a fun travel companion for around the world trips and overseas stays when you don’t want to draw attention to your tech gear. Keep your …

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all you need to move abroad for the job

Go abroad for the job: How to become an expat in 4 weeks

In times of globalization and the economic crisis, international job offers are easier to get than ever before. Whether you went through a tough application process or via an internal job transfer to an overseas office, the new team is probably awaiting you asap. And you may find yourself moving country within weeks. Are you ready to go abroad? Here is a checklist to guide you through the initial steps to international relocation:…

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turquoise sea in Comino island in Malta

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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Aiguablava beach

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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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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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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