The Scattered Heart of the Expat

It is a strange sweetness, feeling that you are anchored to different parts of the world. Those ghosts of your younger self ever walking the streets of your memories, their footsteps echoing deep inside your heart.

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How To Survive In A New City

It takes a certain type of personality to not only enjoy, but to cope with so many new places, and often without initially speaking the language. You need to be adventurous, yes, but you also need to have a thick skin and an innate ability to adapt. Plonking yourself down somewhere brand new takes an awful lot of effort, and there are many things to be tackled. New job, new house, new friends, new language, new local bar, new arthouse cinema, and lots and lots of paperwork. It can be tough, but if you put the effort in, it can also be one of the most rewarding and exciting ways to live. 

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Travelling With Friends

Not all travelling friendships are made equal, so here are a few basic pointers to help you to decide if taking that mini break together is a good idea, or if it will result in tears, tantrums and a quick flight home.

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Iceland

Once we have filled our basket we head back to the house, and my friend’s mother helps us to bake them into a pie. As it comes steaming from the oven, we wrap it in cloth and set off down the hill, little hearts beating as fast as birds with excitement. We hand over our prize, and the farmer hands over his.

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