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How To Take The Perfect Landscape Photograph: A Guide

Posted on Monday December 14, 2015 (15:15:21)

Photography is among the most absorbing, rewarding hobbies anyone can take up. Especially as an expat exploring a new country, there’s often so much around you that completely bowls you over with its beauty, and that you would like to capture for posterity. Photography gives you the opportunity to do this and plenty more. With increased access to better equipment, it is now arguably easier and cheaper to get into photography as a hobby than ever before.   more ...


Hangover Cures From Around The World

Posted on Saturday December 12, 2015 (10:27:14)
© Magnus D

With the party season in full swing, most of us are likely to overindulge and spend a day laid up as a sweaty, groaning mess of regret and nausea.

Whether it be the office Christmas party or just a rabble-rousing session with close friends, the demon drink can strike even the hardiest hellraiser down with a heart-breaking hangover.   more ...


Thinking Of Buying A Home For Renovation? Read This First

Posted on Saturday December 12, 2015 (09:05:52)
© Neil Theasby

The idea of buying an old house that’s fallen into disrepair, and doing it up so it looks as good as new, has a lot of appeal for many people. It’s almost always cheaper than buying a brand new house that’s ready to move into, and in addition, it’s a great way to get exactly what you’re looking for in a house. For people who enjoy such work, the entire renovation project itself can be extremely satisfying.   more ...


Ten Iconic Desserts From Around The World

Posted on Thursday December 10, 2015 (16:19:35)
© Aaron Logan

They say it isn’t over until the fat lady sings, the final whistle blows or the ringside bell rings, but sweet-toothed gastronomes say a meal doesn’t end until dessert.

Of the three courses in a posh meal, the only one that matters is the last one. Soup is a non-starter and the main is just a warm up for the true main event: dessert, pudding, afters or sweets. Whatever you call it, it’s the best bit of the meal.   more ...


These Five Countries Have The Highest Percentage Of Expats: Find Out Why

Posted on Thursday December 10, 2015 (15:34:24)
© Nuroptics

According to the UN’s population division, as of 2013 there were over 232 million people living outside of their home countries, a number that makes up 3.2% of the world’s total population. In addition, studies in recent years have thrown more light on various expats of expat life and movement around the world, including the Expat Insider ‘Ease of Settling Index’, HSBC’s ‘Expat Explorer’ report, and the World Bank’s ‘Ease of Doing Business’ report.   more ...


Winter Around The World: Your Photo Submissions

Posted on Wednesday December 09, 2015 (13:06:53)
© Katchalicius on Instagram

A couple of weeks ago, Expat Focus asked our followers on social media to submit photos of what winter looks like in their countries. We received a lot of submissions, and now we're sharing the best with you.

We'll be running other photo submission challenges and asking for your input about articles, so keep an eye on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts if you'd like to take part!   more ...


Ten Challenging And Rewarding Volunteering Opportunities Worldwide

Posted on Monday December 07, 2015 (14:15:05)
© Evo Flash

Moving abroad and learning about other parts of the world is one of the most satisfying things a human being can do. Seeing spectacular scenery, travelling difficult paths and meeting new and interesting neighbours: there is nothing like an adventure to set the spirit soaring.

What if you could combine your life in a new country with the chance to make a real difference to the world? A double whammy of the feel-good factor could see you volunteering your time, effort and expertise around the world.   more ...


Festive Feasts From Around The World

Posted on Saturday December 05, 2015 (18:56:02)
© Przykuta

'Tis the season to eat, drink and be merry. The festive period is an excuse to kick back and indulge with delicious delicacies, dishes so decadent they can only be brought out once a year.

Millions of families will gather together to celebrate Christmas, but the way in which they do it varies greatly. Some of us celebrate on the 25th of December, others hold off until January, some celebrate for weeks on end.   more ...


Christmas Traditions From Around The World

Posted on Thursday December 03, 2015 (15:48:02)
© Beatrice

The ads are appearing on TV, the decorations are going up and the shops are filling with frantic shoppers. Christmas is definitely coming.

Like a magical sleigh pulled by a troupe of gravity-defying reindeer, the Christmas season sweeps over the world, sprinkling seasonal joy and jarring advertising alike. That’s not to say that everyone celebrates the most wonderful time of the year in the same way.   more ...


Interview With Dominika Miernik, Expat Coach, DM Coaching

Posted on Thursday December 03, 2015 (14:40:29)
Dominika Miernik

Dominika, you're an expat coach - tell us a bit about your company and its aims.

I specialize in helping people seeking to make an international career change to navigate the challenges and opportunities associated with discovering their dream career and then adapting to a new country. I aslo work with people who are thinking about starting up a business and I guide them to connect the dots between what they love to do and how they can design a business that matches their desired lifestyle.   more ...

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