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Flavia Holman

Flavia Holman

Why You Shouldn't Believe Everything You See On Social Media

Posted by: Scar on Monday April 18, 2016 (07:12:27)   (582 Reads)

Flavia Holman

I love social media. Technology is evolving so much and I love how we have platforms, such as Instagram, WhatsApp and Pinterest to connect not only with family and friends, but with people that enjoy the same things that we do. There is no way that things will go back to where they were before, of course not, why would it? I'm sure some people did not like very much when the telephone was invented, but where are we now?    more ...


June Finnigan

June Finnigan

Roberto Manetti’s Sculptor Studio, Sunsets, Seasonal Dishes And A Four Man Piano

Posted by: Scar on Monday April 18, 2016 (07:00:35)   (105 Reads)

June Finnigan

Benvenuti to my monthly column from beautiful Tuscany.

If you follow this column you will know that each month I send you a potted history of the previous one, in this case March.

Every month brings new and exciting discoveries in our little bit of Chianti and March brought with it one of the highlights of the year. I was in the farmacia (chemist) in Fiano and bumped into our local world famous sculptor, Roberto Manetti.    more ...


Kathleen Peddicord

Kathleen Peddicord

Living, Retiring, And Investing In The Dominican Republic

Posted by: KathleenPeddicord on Friday April 15, 2016 (17:02:21)   (154 Reads)

Kathleen Peddicord

I’ve been watching the Dominican Republic for more than a decade, waiting for the time to place it on our short list of the world’s top havens.

At last, I believe this Caribbean nation’s time has come.    more ...


Meredith

Meredith

German Manners And Etiquette

Posted by: KaffeeundKuchen on Thursday April 14, 2016 (21:55:26)   (384 Reads)

Meredith

After living in Germany for nearly three years, I’ve slowly picked up on the most important German manners and etiquette. Some customs were easy to adapt to (or very similar to what I was used to in Canada), while others continue to elude or puzzle me to this very day.    more ...


Clara Wiggins

Clara Wiggins

Why We Need More English Words For “Home”

Posted by: Scar on Monday April 11, 2016 (06:25:07)   (1003 Reads)

Clara Wiggins

We all know that Eskimos have many ways of describing snow – I am assuming because snow is such a huge looming part of their lives. But as an expat I have started to wish there were more words in the English language for “home”.    more ...


Dhyan Summers

Dhyan Summers

Transitioning From Newbie To Seasoned Expat: Notes From A Psychotherapist Abroad

Posted by: Scar on Thursday April 07, 2016 (07:22:44)   (2397 Reads)

Dhyan Summers

For the past 10 years I have been the director of Expat Counseling and Coaching Services, where I have worked with hundreds of expat clients and their families all over the world.

Of course the topic of transitions is key to any expat, as they are frequently in transition from one place to the next.    more ...


Daniel Reed

Daniel Reed

Why I Moved To Sweden - And Why You Should Think About It Too

Posted by: kwaimind on Wednesday March 30, 2016 (09:22:39)   (357 Reads)

Daniel Reed

Sweden gets ignored by most expats and people looking to move aboard. But I want to give my experience about why I moved to Sweden and why you should think about it too.    more ...


Emmy Petersson

Emmy Petersson

How To Really Date And Love An Expat Woman - 7 Keys To Her Heart

Posted by: emmypetersson on Wednesday March 30, 2016 (05:08:37)   (635 Reads)

Emmy Petersson

It does not matter where you are from and what culture you represent. There is an emerging universal theme I've noticed when speaking to single expat women all over the world and of all ages (including my internal dialogue for the past few months as a single expat woman) and it's time someone put together the key insights of what and who we are looking for.    more ...


Rosemary Border Rabson

Rosemary Border Rabson

Spring Roars Through The Morvan

Posted by: Scar on Tuesday March 29, 2016 (05:23:57)   (204 Reads)

Rosemary Border Rabson

In March I spoke of the rustle of Spring. Now it is roaring through the Morvan. In the UK cowslips are a protected species. Here les coucous are common as daisies. When we first came here I transplanted hundreds of cowslips to safe havens under the trees to save them from the mower. The locals laughed uproariously. 'Elle transplante les coucous !' It was as if I'd transplanted dandelions.    more ...


Kathleen Peddicord

Kathleen Peddicord

Understanding Airlines' Low-Cost Pricing

Posted by: KathleenPeddicord on Thursday March 17, 2016 (19:03:08)   (2084 Reads)

Kathleen Peddicord

Panama is, indeed, the Hub of the Americas, and, living in Panama City, you’d think that traveling around Latin America would be easy and cheap. Easy, yes... cheap, not so much.

Copa flies to most major cities in Central and South America and continues to expand its destinations in the United States, the Caribbean, and Canada. So you’ve got many and increasing options for where and when you can fly; however, prices aren’t low, thanks to limited competition.    more ...