2016 – A Year In Expatland

As is now the tradition, in the last days of the year, I’m taking you on a journey: the story of an expat woman, Susan, through a compilation of all the articles published on the blog in … [Read more...]

Ageing Abroad – When The Past Bites Back

Ageing abroad is a series created to celebrate Seniors Week in Tasmania. It aims at underlining the challenges and rewards faced by people living abroad as they get older. All the individuals … [Read more...]

Trailing Spouse – Why It’s Harder To Tell Your Truth

7:30 am – A typical morning in your expat family ‘Mum, where is my lunch box?’      ‘Mum, I can’t find my soccer gear’ ‘Mum, did you sign the form for our theatre excursion today?’  ‘Mum, … [Read more...]

Six Disturbing Experiences When Going Back Home For A Holiday

It’s been a while since you've set foot in your home country but this year, you’re going back. For a holiday. Three weeks of jam packed program trying to optimize everything and please … [Read more...]

The Biggest Challenge of Repatriation – What You Thought You’d Never Need To Know

If you’re planning to go back to your home country after living abroad for any length of time, I bet you’re not madly skimming the Internet for information on how to make the most of your transition. … [Read more...]

Expats – Your Body Aches But You Don’t Listen (And What To Do Instead)

'I've got a terrible headache. And it’s not the first time.   My vision is blurry. When the pain strikes I can’t even stand up. I’m feeling dizzy. At first I didn’t worry too much. I thought it … [Read more...]

2015 – A Year In Expatland

As is now the tradition, in the last days of the year, I'm taking you on a journey: the story of an expat woman, Lisa, through a compilation of all the articles published on the blog in … [Read more...]

Trailing Spouse – Does Volunteering Make You Happier?

Sophie avidly reads an article reporting the conclusions of a Harvard study conducted in 2014: ‘Volunteering makes you happier’. It’s been 6 months since she arrived with her family in this new … [Read more...]

Paris Attacks – 5 Contradictions You Face As An Expat When Terror Strikes In Your Home Country

For the second time this year, Paris is the scene of multiple terrorist attacks:  137 people lost their lives and 352 are severely wounded. The random killing of innocent people is wrong  no matter … [Read more...]

Repatriation – The True Story Of ‘Going Back Home’ 3 Times

Florence Gindre is not only a seasoned expat. She's an experienced repat. This French woman went ‘back home’ 3 times! Last year, she published a short recount -- in French -- about her latest … [Read more...]