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Review: Uncorked

Posted by: Scar on Thursday March 23, 2017 (11:10:01)
Uncorked by Paul Shore
When I first offered to review Uncorked, I did so because I thought it was a book about wine. The author replied that this wasn't the case, and that he didn't want me to get my hopes up and end up reading something I didn't enjoy.

I thought I'd give it a go anyway, because it sounded like an interesting memoir. And it was.   more ...


Interview With David Anicetti, Expat Author

Posted by: Scar on Wednesday March 22, 2017 (10:16:51)
David Anicetti
David, you're an expat living in Guatemala. Where are you from originally, and what prompted you to move abroad?

I am originally from the United States. I grew up in Maine, but lived 8 years in the Miami area prior to moving to Guatemala. I moved to Guatemala to operate a magazine publishing business that I had opened with a partner. The magazines were for countries in Central America and it made good business sense to have the office in Guatemala where my business partner, also an expat, lived.   more ...


Interview With Funky Chicken, Expat Author

Posted by: Scar on Wednesday November 02, 2016 (09:57:39)
Funky Chicken
Funky Chicken, you wrote Why The Chicken Crossed The World, a book of true stories. Tell us a bit about the book and its aims.

Expats living in China are seeing, living, and breathing an amazing opportunity to see the world's largest emerging market, while it is still emerging. How cool is that? My aim is to capture this very special moment in history, and arguably one of the most exciting times in our lifetimes. Also, it is a way to remind ourselves of the special experiences that we foreigners can relate to as "only in China."   more ...


Recommended Reading: Ten Books For New Expats

Posted by: Scar on Saturday August 20, 2016 (13:47:14)
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Trends for living abroad have gone up and down through the course of history. However, right now the worldwide expat population is bigger than it has ever been before. A couple of years ago, the UN Population Division reported that more than 230 million people were living outside their home countries, a number that has certainly only increased since then.   more ...


Review - Six Car Lengths Behind An Elephant

Posted by: Scar on Tuesday August 02, 2016 (06:00:57)
Six Car Lengths Behind an Elephant
Expat memoirs can be quite hit and miss. While moving abroad is almost invariably an interesting experience for the people directly involved, it can be quite dry to read about. So when expat memoirs drop through my mailbox, I’m not always thrilled to see them.

This one, though, is a definite exception. For one thing, Lillian McCloy is a talented writer. And for another, her story is absolutely fascinating.   more ...


Interview With Betsy And Mark Blondin, Expat Authors

Posted by: Scar on Friday May 06, 2016 (04:30:13)
Betsy & Mark Blondin
Betsy & Mark, tell us a bit about yourselves. Are you expats? Where did you move from and to?

We refer to ourselves as slow-travelers, constantly discovering as we search for the physical place we will call home. Already we consider wherever we are with a few belongings to be home, but we suspect there is somewhere we belong more permanently.   more ...


Review - Follow In The Tigerman's Footsteps

Posted by: Anonymous on Thursday February 25, 2016 (10:30:38)
Follow In The Tigerman's Footsteps
Colin Guest is an author and a serial expat. Having lived and worked in fifteen countries, including Iran, Saudi Arabia and Turkey, he has now compiled his extensive experience into a memoir which covers life in each place.   more ...


Review - Singapore Salvation

Posted by: scar on Friday January 08, 2016 (09:46:05)
Singapore Salvation
Singapore Salvation is the second book in a series by Jennifer Burge, describing her experience of life as an expat in various countries.

Having moved away from the Netherlands where she met her partner, in Singapore Salvation Burge arrives in Asia and sets about beginning a new life in Singapore.   more ...


Review - The Essential Vegan Travel Guide

Posted by: scar on Tuesday January 05, 2016 (07:51:46)
The Essential Vegan Travel Guide
Moving abroad is hard enough at the best of times. Knowing that you’ll be facing the challenges of culture shock, being away from your family and friends, and probably either starting a new job or moving into a different position in your current company, does not make for the easiest of periods.

Add to that the adventures of dealing with a whole new cuisine, and it’s fair to say that a considerable proportion of expats will feel somewhat daunted.   more ...


Interview With Gabrielle Collison, Author of Buying Property in Portugal

Posted by: scar on Wednesday November 18, 2015 (08:56:49)
Gabrielle Collison
Gabrielle, can you tell us something about your background and what prompted you to write "Buying Property in Portugal"?

I was born in London and attended Nonsuch High School for Girls in Cheam. Being a rather free-spirited person, and finding the constraints and curriculum of an all girls grammar school a bit too much, I left at 16 to start a job in structural engineering in London. However, I later returned to academic life and studied Sports Science at university to post-graduate level.   more ...

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