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Columnists > Kathleen Peddicord

Kathleen Peddicord

Exploring Krakow’s Market Square: Poland’s Culture Capital

Posted by: KathleenPeddicord on Tuesday November 29, 2016 (17:20:36)   (91 Reads)

Kathleen Peddicord

Bookstores, universities, market squares, and cafés are four things that make a city worth spending time in.

Some time ago in Krakow, we happened upon the world’s first bookshop, opened in 1610 and still a bookstore today. Walking around this city, we passed a half-dozen other bookstores, as well, including some specializing in rare and antique volumes.    more ...


Columnists > Rosemary Border Rabson

Rosemary Border Rabson

Mistletoe, Oysters and Chocklit Log in the Morvan

Posted by: marelebas on Tuesday November 29, 2016 (17:03:08)   (94 Reads)

Rosemary Border Rabson

Here we are again: Advent, with its Christmas markets, Christmas concerts and - er- festive fare.

Pedantic Digression: The use of fayre is an abomination second only to the instrusive apostrophe. According to The Free Dictionary website fayre is 'a pseudo-archaic spelling of fair, fare'.    more ...


Columnists > Kathleen Peddicord

Kathleen Peddicord

6 Rules For Offshore Asset & Property Protection

Posted by: KathleenPeddicord on Wednesday November 23, 2016 (17:46:51)   (255 Reads)

Kathleen Peddicord

Years ago, a friend–a smart guy…a guy who’d been around the block…done business all over the world–engaged an attorney to help him structure his holdings to mitigate his global tax liability.

My friend spent more than US$100,000…didn’t understand the structures he ended up with…    more ...


Columnists > Micaela Crespo

Micaela Crespo

Being An Expat Can Make You A Better Mother

Posted by: Payitamon on Tuesday November 22, 2016 (13:07:14)   (433 Reads)

Micaela Crespo

This is not the typical expat mother story. The one where she abandons her career to follow her spouse half way across the world and feels empty. The one where she has a hard time adapting to the new culture and speaking the new language, and can’t wait to go back home.    more ...


Columnists > Sally Hilton

Sally Hilton

Seven Steps Towards Overcoming Loneliness As An Expat

Posted by: SallyH on Wednesday November 16, 2016 (17:36:01)   (2585 Reads)

Sally Hilton

Research shows loneliness is on the rise in general, but for expats we can find ourselves struggling with loneliness more than most. Loneliness is not the same as being alone (although it can be). Loneliness is what happens when we don’t get as much satisfying social contact as we want.    more ...


Columnists > Kathleen Peddicord

Kathleen Peddicord

Do I Feel More Or Less American Living Overseas?

Posted by: KathleenPeddicord on Monday November 14, 2016 (15:53:25)   (544 Reads)

Kathleen Peddicord

I get this question a lot.

I’ve been living outside the States for 18 years, and, to answer the question I’m so often asked, I’ve never felt more American than I do today.

Living in the States (I lived in Baltimore, Maryland, for my first 35 years), we Americans take being American for granted.    more ...


Columnists > June Finnigan

June Finnigan

Earthquakes, Hurricanes, Wine Windows And Rock Tours

Posted by: junefinnigan on Monday November 14, 2016 (11:48:57)   (437 Reads)

June Finnigan

Benvenuti to all my lovely Loyal and New Followers,

Well, here we are again reflecting back on the previous month, which in this case is October in beautiful Chianti.    more ...


Columnists > Kathleen Peddicord

Kathleen Peddicord

How To Open A Bank Account Offshore

Posted by: KathleenPeddicord on Monday November 07, 2016 (20:52:04)   (313 Reads)

Kathleen Peddicord

My husband Lief and I sat in the lobby of Barclays bank on rue de l’Opera for two hours our last visit to Paris, awaiting our account manager. We wanted to obtain debit cards for our accounts. We’d inquired by email but had been told we’d need to come in person for this request.    more ...


Columnists > Kathleen Peddicord

Kathleen Peddicord

A Breakdown Of Costs For Those Who Want To Retire Overseas

Posted by: KathleenPeddicord on Monday October 31, 2016 (15:29:47)   (2635 Reads)

Kathleen Peddicord

How To Afford To Retire Wherever You Want

Could you afford to retire how you want wherever you want? The opportunity for you to do just that could be greater than you might imagine.    more ...


Columnists > Rosemary Border Rabson

Rosemary Border Rabson

All Saints and Armistice Day in the Morvan - and Movember in the UK

Posted by: marelebas on Sunday October 30, 2016 (15:59:39)   (204 Reads)

Rosemary Border Rabson

Hallowe'en is a non-event here in the Morvan. Look up Hallowe'en in the big Harraps dictionary and you will find La Veille de la Toussaint, together with an explanation in French, as if Hallowe'en were an esoteric Polynesian custom chronicled in National Geographic. Aldi and Atac, our local supermarkets, have a few packs of supposedly spooky sweets on display, but in 11 years at Maré le Bas I have never opened the door to a troop of trick-or-treaters.    more ...