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This Week On ExpatFocus.com

Hi everyone, here´s a quick overview of what we’ve been doing this week.

Our ‘Expat Experiences’ section is a place where people who are already living abroad can give a snapshot of what life in their chosen country is like. If you would like to be interviewed in this section, please email scar@expatfocus.com. We are particularly interested in interviewing expats in the following countries: Cayman, Chile, Cuba, Egypt, Estonia, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Israel, Jordan, Morocco, Peru, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Taiwan, Venezuela, and Vietnam.Tweet of the week:


Are you currently learning a new language? Does it have any untranslateable words? Tell us in the comments!


Welcome to our newest columnist, Jennifer Burge! Jennifer is an American expat living in Germany. Take a look at her latest column, Are You Leading A Double Life?

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Are you an expat in London, UK? Join our Facebook group and get to know other people in your area.

Expat Focus runs Facebook groups for 84 countries, so there’s probably one for you! Take a look at the list of groups here and find other expats living in your area.

Things we read this week:

A Year In The Merde: How The French Won Waterloo (Or Think They Did) by Stephen Clarke

Based on Stephen Clarke's own experiences and with names changed to "avoid embarrassment, possible legal action, and to prevent the author's legs being broken by someone in an Yves Saint Laurent suit," A Year in the Merde provides perfect entertainment for Francophiles and Francophobes alike.

Read our interview with Stephen Clarke.

Coming Home by Annabel Kantaria

Evie has been away from home long enough to bury the pain that shaped her childhood. Now, with the sudden death of her father, she must return. Back to the same house. Back to the memories. Back to her mother.

At first, coming home feels unexpectedly comforting. But, as she goes through her father’s files, Evie uncovers a secret that opens old wounds and changes her life forever. As Evie’s world starts to shatter around her, she realises that those she loves most are also those capable of the deepest betrayal.

Read our interview with Annabel Kantaria.

Are you an author who writes about expat life? We’d love to review your book! Email scar@expatfocus.com for details.

Things we wrote this week:

If you’re moving to the Cayman Islands, Barbados, Bermuda, Gibraltar, Romania or Estonia, click the corresponding country name for a list of recommended blogs and websites that contain useful tips for expat life there.

Katie Law shares her experience as an expat in Bermuda.

Here are five good reasons why you should move to Slovakia (and one reason you shouldn’t!).

How should you manage your money as an expat living in Iceland?

Are you moving to Ecuador with children? Take a look at our brief guide to family relocation.

Here are our top ten safety tips for expat women in Morocco.

Moving to Finland? Try to avoid making these mistakes.

Would you like to submit an article or become a columnist for ExpatFocus? Email carole@expatfocus.com or get in touch using our contact form.

That’s our round-up of what we’ve been doing this week. Until next time, have a good week and keep in touch on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn.

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