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5 Steps to a New Life

5 Steps to a New Life

Starting an expat assignment doesn’t just imply a new job and/or a new home. For sure those two seem to be the real deal, a new work environment with new rules and new colleagues; a relocation that can be very difficult as many expats get to chose their home through the internet, and the assessment […]

Expat Life: What’s changed?

Expat Life: What’s changed?

There is at least one general truth that applies to all new expatriates: you never quite know what you have until it is gone. Whatever perception you had of your own home country, and of the new country you are/have been moving to, the good and bad are not quite what you had anticipated on. Do you remember those things you […]

Why expats need more wallets

Why expats need more wallets

When we packed to move to China, like most women I had several handbags, but I had only one wallet. It contained everything, from my bank card to shop cards, money, and all those small little things you carry randomly, a lost button you need to put back on a cardigan but never seem to […]

Get ready for China

Get ready for China

If you have been to France, you will know the difference between Paris and “la province”. This is how the Parisians call the “rest” of France, the deeper France of medium to small size towns, the rural France. La province is almost a derogatory term. Unlike in the capital city, restaurants stop taking orders after 9pm. […]