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Walking the Minhocão

The Minhocão (known officially as Via Elevado Presidente Costa e Silva), is a 2.2 mile (3.5km) long elevated highway that perhaps exemplifies best how São Paulo came to privilege…

The walker as explorer in São Paulo's concrete jungle

Shortly after moving to São Paulo I started Portuguese lessons at FAAP, a university opposite the Pacaembu football stadium that is about 6km (3.5 miles) from where…

Meet the Expat – Lena Strang, living in the Algarve

Lena Strang is a Scandinavian now living in Portugal after over 30 years spent living and working in the UK. And she's also won the Judo World Masters title…

Meet the Expat – Keith Van Sickle, living in Provence

Keith Van Sickle is a "part-time expat" who divides his time between the highly charged lifestyle of California's Silicon Valley and Provence, with it's more relaxed and leisurely pace.…

10 Workshops to Attend in Singapore

Singapore is known for shopping and eating, but locals will tell you that there is a lot more to do than just that... The city’s mishmash of…

How to pay tuition fees in a different currency

You’ve waited a long time for this. Reduced bills, a quieter household, and fewer demands on the taxi of mum and dad. Seeing your son or daughter…

An expat’s guide to buying property in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a one-of-a-kind place. Being formerly part of the Qing dynasty, the British Empire, the Japanese Empire, and now a financial leader, its rich history…

Things to consider when buying property in Australia

So, you’re buying a home in Australia. Fantastic! We’re sure you’ve considered the ‘big questions’ like where you’d like to buy a house, when you’d like to…

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