International Thanksgiving Recipes and a Winter Photo Challenge!

First things first: Happy Thanksgiving! We’ve rounded up some recipe suggestions from around the world. Whether you’re looking for turkey, vegetarian options, side dishes, desserts or drinks, we've got you covered. But it’s not all fun and games when you move abroad. There’s still the bureaucracy and paperwork to deal with. That’s why we’ve put … Read more

Great Coffee And Unusual Loos

Recently we’ve been experimenting with a new kind of article: one that includes several destinations in one go. Previously we’ve focused more on specific countries – health risks for expats in Venezuela, for instance – but now we’re trying something a little more general. Many of our readers have moved all around the world, and … Read more

Language Learning and Quiet Destinations

It’s been a quietish week over on ExpatFocus as both the editor and community manager have been away. The editor – that’s me – got stuck in a house in the middle of nowhere in Scotland with limited wifi, and then on a train with no wifi at all. Which in 2015 feels a bit … Read more

Sayings From Around The World And How To Find A Job As An Expat

It’s all change here at Expat Focus: this week we’ve been trialling a new type of article for you. These ones are longer than before, coming in at about 2,000 words each, and should hopefully be more informative and relevant to more people. We've got a new team of writers on board to help bring … Read more

Culture Shock, Chilean Linguistics And Catatumbo Lightning

This post is coming to you from London, where we have probably the final couple of sunny days before autumn properly gets into full swing. This week was the equinox, which means we’re technically in autumn already: season of woolly jumpers, mugs of hot chocolate and switching to the winter duvet. What's your favourite thing … Read more

From German Folk Festivals To August In Tuscany

This week we’ve been posting even more articles than usual. Over the next few weeks we’ll be making some changes to the site to make it a bit more user-friendly, so watch this space for updates and let us know what you think of the changes. Our most popular tweet this week was one about … Read more

This Week On

This month we’re publishing even more articles than usual (prompting earlier morning rises for yours truly, who queues them up daily), and we’re starting to see more conversation about them, which is nice. Perhaps unsurprisingly, those that people seem to enjoy the most are the beach-related ones: Caribbean life, moving to sunsoaked coasts, and so … Read more

Last Week On

It’s been a busy few days for the Expat Focus team! We’re currently doing some work behind the scenes to make the site even better for our readers, so we’ve been beavering away making changes in the background. The most jealousy-inducing post for me personally was the one about running your own business in Barbados … Read more

This Week On

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 We are … Read more

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