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Are These The World's Most Unusual Toilets?

Posted on Thursday November 19, 2015 (15:58:34)
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Happy World Toilet Day! Yes, it is a real event, organised every year by the World Toilet Organization to promote awareness of sanitation issues worldwide. In honour of World Toilet Day, we bring you what are, in our opinion, the most unusual toilets in the world.

As an expat, you have likely come across many an unusual toilet in your travels – from squat toilets in China to toilets in the woods in rural areas.   more ...


Interview With Robin Pascoe, Expat Expert

Posted on Thursday November 19, 2015 (15:14:15)
Robin Pascoe, Expat Expert

Robin, can you tell us a bit about your background?

My husband used to be as Canadian foreign service officer (he's been in the private sector now for many years with his own global company) but during his time as a diplomat we were posted four times to Asia. As a journalist of more than 35 years now, at the time, I was not allowed to work as one given I carried a diplomatic passport!   more ...


Interview With Jo Danehl, Director, Intercultural Account Management & Sales, Cartus Corporation

Posted on Thursday November 19, 2015 (15:10:28)
Jo Danehl

Jo, can you tell us a bit about your background before joining Cartus?

I have been with Cartus for 8 years (the past 6 years in the USA) but worked within the training industry for my entire career. I started in the Learned Society of the Institution of Electrical Engineers based in London putting together educational programs for the membership.   more ...


Interview With Sylke Riester, Managing Director for Europe, Rosetta Stone

Posted on Thursday November 19, 2015 (15:00:40)
Sylke Riester

Sylke Riester is Managing Director for Europe at leading language-learning software company Rosetta Stone.

Sylke, can you tell us a bit about your background before joining Rosetta Stone?

Before joining Rosetta Stone in 2009 I worked in telecommunications – so you could say I am very enthusiastic about getting people talking. I worked for a company called Tele2, a leading Swedish telecommunications company active in 11 European countries, for six years.   more ...


The World's Weirdest Ways to Say I Love You

Posted on Wednesday November 18, 2015 (15:08:47)

Across the world, language varies to an incredible extent – depending on how one defines a language, there are at least 4,000 or 5,000 living languages in the world today. Love however, like music, is often said to have a language of its own that cuts through these barriers. In a sense, this is perhaps true, but when you look a little closer, you find that even this language isn’t quite as universal as it seems.   more ...


The 10 Best Coffee Breaks Around The World

Posted on Wednesday November 18, 2015 (14:46:10)
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Coffee: it’s good for every occasion. If you’re groggily getting started in the morning, an espresso hit will get you going. Working through the daily grind, there’s a grandé latte to lighten your mood. Meet friends over a frothy cappuccino or invite that special someone home for a ‘coffee’.

Whatever the situation, a cup of java can make things better. But where in the world can you find the best coffee break?   more ...


Interview With Jeffrey Todd, Deputy Editor for The National

Posted on Wednesday November 18, 2015 (14:07:51)
Jeffrey Todd

Jeffrey Todd is the Deputy Editor for "The National", one of the UAE's most popular English newspapers.

Jeffrey, can you tell us a bit about your background before you joined "The National"?

Prior to The National I worked at the Toronto Star covering the crime and destruction beat, including fires, car crashes, murders and kidnappings. It was a challenging time because I had to get information out of people who were reluctant to give it to me - and I had to do it fast!   more ...


Interview With Megan Fitzgerald, Founder of Career by Choice

Posted on Wednesday November 18, 2015 (14:04:00)
Megan Fitzgerald

Megan Fitzgerald is an Expat Career & Personal Branding Coach and founder & CEO of Career By Choice

Megan, can you tell us a bit about your background prior to founding Career by Choice? What made you decide to start your own business and what services do you offer?

Ever since I was in high school I had a passion for exploring other countries and cultures.   more ...


Interview With Narin Ganesh, Regional Finance Director at Crown Relocations

Posted on Wednesday November 18, 2015 (13:50:37)
Narin Ganesh

Narin Ganesh is the Regional Finance Director responsible for international relocation operations in the UK, Ireland and Scandinavia and recently featured in the Channel 4 program 'Undercover Boss'.

Narin, can you tell us a bit about your background before you joined Crown Relocations?

Before I joined Crown Relocations I was Finance Director at Neal's Yard Remedies, a manufacturer and retailer/wholesaler of natural plant-based cosmetics & toiletries. Before that I spent four years at Alpha Airports Group in a couple of controlling roles.   more ...


Interview With Julien Faliu, Founder & CEO Expat Blog

Posted on Wednesday November 18, 2015 (13:45:07)
Julien Faliu

Julian, can you tell us a bit about your background before founding

Before founding Expat blog six years ago, I worked as a web developer and marketer in the UK then in Spain for a few years. I went to London right after my studies where I got my first job. I must say that I fell pretty young under the spell of living abroad.   more ...

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