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Living Lucky Country Doesn't Come Cheap Paperblog Pick in Expat

Living in the Lucky Country Doesn't Come Cheap

I recently wrote for the UK Telegraph on the rising cost of expat life in the land down under. This is a contentious issue and one which is stirring up opinion on both sides of... Read more

Anomalies French Life, Redux: Chemical Christmas Tree Paperblog Pick in Expat

Anomalies of French Life, Redux: the Chemical Christmas Tree

For some reason, many French people prefer chemically sprayed Christmas trees to real ones. I don't know why this is, and can only think that it is some lapse in their usually... Read more


  • G̶y̶p̶s̶i̶e̶s̶ R̶o̶m̶ Romanians in Paris

    G̶y̶p̶s̶i̶e̶s̶ R̶o̶m̶ Romanians Paris

    Like most Americans, I arrived in Europe with no prejudice I was aware of against gypsies. They do figure in a lot of songs and ballads, but usually in a... Read more

    The 16 December 2011 by   Sedulia
  • St. Nikolaus Day in Germany

    Nikolaus Germany

    Christmas in Germany is a lot of fun. There are so many traditions and activities to do during the month of December. On December 6th, Germans celebrate St.... Read more

    The 07 December 2011 by   Ladyexpat
  • Mannheim Christmas Market

    Mannheim Christmas Market

    Christmas in Germany is really nice.  There are a lot of Christmas markets.  After the visit to the specialist in Mannheim the other day, we went to our first... Read more

    The 03 December 2011 by   Ladyexpat
  • The "ultra All-inclusive" Barut Lara Resort Hotel

    "ultra All-inclusive" Barut Lara Resort Hotel

    This week I celebrated Gabi's birthday by spending a few days with her and her beau, Murat, at the Barut Lara Resort Spa and Suites. The idea behind this hote... Read more

    The 06 December 2011 by   Ellen
  • Expat Life: Looking for Love in Palestine

    Expat Life: Looking Love Palestine

    Many people enjoy living the expat life in the Middle East, but Ramallah, Palestine, is not generally known to be an expat haven. Yet it is a lovely place full... Read more

    The 09 December 2011 by   Miss Footloose
  • Expat Life: For Non-Americans Only

    Expat Life: Non-Americans Only

    Get me out of here! Do you enjoy being in a crowd? Dancing, praying, demonstrating? Me, not so much. I am not fond of crowds, of being in a crowd. It makes me... Read more

    The 02 December 2011 by   Miss Footloose
  • Teaching Children Forgiveness

    Teaching Children Forgiveness

    Digg DiggSorry is the hardest word to say Your toddler has inadvertently hit you in excitement. Or, your preschooler has hit you out of anger. Both actions... Read more

    The 26 December 2011 by   Expatdoctormom1
  • A Lousy Cup of Coffee and a Good Cup of Tea

    Lousy Coffee Good

    Downtown Antalya Some days are just so frustrating. Like the other day, which started with an unadvertised bus route change that had me touring the entire regio... Read more

    The 17 December 2011 by   Ellen
  • The Girl’s Got Balls

    Girl’s Balls

    No balls on this boyOur neighbour, bubbly Beril has just returned from an extended stay in Ankara to see family. She’s been away for about three weeks leaving... Read more

    The 04 December 2011 by   Jackscott
  • Expat Trouble: Encounter With a Toilet Lady

    Expat Trouble: Encounter With Toilet Lady

    As an expat of the Trailing Spouse Tribe, I sometimes get opportunities to visit places I wouldn’t have expected to go to. Like Belgrade, Serbia, where I spent ... Read more

    The 16 December 2011 by   Miss Footloose


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