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Ten Lost Cities You Can Actually Visit

Posted on Tuesday December 01, 2015 (07:00:19)
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At some point, every traveller has imagined themselves as a fedora-sporting adventurer discovering hidden treasures. Even though most of our expeditions now involve sipping a hot mocha-latte in an airport lounge, we still crave the adrenaline rush of swinging a machete through tangled jungle toward a mysterious destination.

In these days of jet-set globetrotting there aren’t many corners of the world left to be discovered. Many of the globe’s lost wonders are now thoroughly found and firmly marked on the map; some can even be explored on Google Streetview.   more ...


10 Creative Hobbies You Can Pursue From Anywhere In The World

Posted on Tuesday December 01, 2015 (06:18:12)
A lot of busy people make the mistake of thinking they don’t have the time to indulge in a hobby, but in fact, a hobby is no indulgence. It’s a great way to relax, and a great way to expand your personality and skill set. There’s plenty of research to show that hobbies make us happier and healthier, and even more productive than we would otherwise be. For expats, hobbies can be especially valuable.   more ...


Which Country Should You Move To In 2016?

Posted on Monday November 30, 2015 (05:46:54)
For many expats, the country that they live in isn’t exactly one they picked off a map – they were simply brought there by circumstances. Living and working in a new country is often the result of a job posting from within the organization you already work for, or else it’s a new job that you’ve chosen to take due to a lack of satisfying career opportunities in your line of work back home.   more ...


Where Are The World's Best Fireworks Displays?

Posted on Monday November 30, 2015 (05:25:24)
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There are few things as mesmerizing to watch as a fireworks display. Even though fireworks were invented in China and were originally meant for the purpose of scaring away evil spirits with their noise, today they’re popular across the world, and mostly for the purpose of pure entertainment.

And many displays across the world are beyond spectacular: there are cities and celebrations that repeatedly put on incredibly beautiful, complex, and dazzling displays, which draw tens of thousands of people, sometimes for days on end.   more ...


Visiting Home? Here's How To Find A Reliable House Sitter

Posted on Saturday November 28, 2015 (09:48:33)
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Everyone spends some time away from home, when their house is locked up and empty. A short weekend trip, a week spent with family or friends: there are plenty of situations where it’s necessary to leave your house unattended to. This usually isn’t a problem when it’s just a matter of a few days. However, longer trips of a week or more can be problematic.   more ...


Interviewing In Your Second Language: An Essential Guide

Posted on Thursday November 26, 2015 (09:28:40)
For many people, interviews can be the most challenging, stressful part of professional life. Many of the best professionals can approach their actual jobs with the utmost confidence and ease, even in crisis situations, but doing well in an interview situation can still be a struggle.

Unfortunately, interviewing in a second language can be an essential requirement for many expats, and when you’re interviewing in a language that’s not your native tongue, you have additional layers of complexity and stress to deal with.   more ...

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Join Expat Focus For December Drinks In Aid Of Central London Samaritans

Posted on Wednesday November 25, 2015 (15:13:04)
On the 8th of December 2015, Expat Focus will be holding an evening of drinks in aid of Central London Samaritans.

This will present a great chance to meet other expats living in London, grab a beer or a glass of wine, and show your support for Samaritans. Plus, the first drink is on us!

The event will start at 7pm at the Phoenix, Cavendish Square, London W1G 0PP.   more ...


Ten Thanksgiving Recipes Influenced By Local Cuisines Around The World

Posted on Wednesday November 25, 2015 (09:39:35)
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Being an expat means sharing in the culture of your new country, and discovering traditions and celebrations that you otherwise perhaps wouldn't know about. Whether you're in Mexico for your first Day of the Dead, Scotland for Burns Night or South Korea for the Boryeong Mud Festival, expat life can open your eyes to a whole new kind of tradition.

That being said, sometimes it's nice to keep some of the traditions of your home country alive.   more ...


The Top 10 Countries For Beer Lovers

Posted on Tuesday November 24, 2015 (11:00:45)
One of the wonderful things about being an expat is the opportunity to explore other cultures, and in particular, their food and drink. Gastronomy is a universal language, and one that doesn’t require a knowledge of the local language - at least, not for those of us with adventurous palates.

Alcohol isn’t quite as universal as food, but for those who do drink, it can add a whole other dimension to the expat experience.   more ...

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Lonely In London? You're Not Alone.

Posted on Tuesday November 24, 2015 (10:37:08)
Photo by DAVID ILIFF. License: CC-BY-SA 3.0
Moving abroad is a brilliant way to immerse yourself in a new culture and give your life a makeover. Many expats decide to make the move for reasons related to their careers, perhaps being relocated by their companies, or to set up their own business in a place where the overheads are lower than they would have been at home. Others move to retire, to provide a higher standard of education for their children, or simply for a change of scenery.   more ...

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