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Weather you like it or not

When we made our decision to emigrate to Quebec neither I nor my husband had ever set foot in Canada. We realised winter would be a tad…

The Parking Paradigm - Part 1

To paraphrase Oscar Wilde: “To get one parking ticket may be regarded as a misfortune; to get two looks like carelessness” - unless that is you live…

Meet the Expat – Amy Grace in Algarve, Portugal

This week we head over to the sunny Algarve region of Portugal to catch up with newby expat family Amy, Richard and James Grace from the UK. We've…

Meet the Expat – Rebecca Hilton in Germany

In this week's interview we head over to Germany to talk to Rebecca who moved there from the UK (via Thailand) with her young family. We have been…

Why extracurricular activities matter for your expat child's future

Now that school is in full swing it’s the perfect time to get your expat children’s extracurricular activities organised for the rest of the year. It’s easy…

Simple tips to learn a new language in 3 months

Whether you’re learning to speak Spanish, French, German, Portuguese or even Pirate, on this, International Talk Like a Pirate Day, here are 9 tips that will help…

How to protect your empty second home

If you have a second home that you have to leave empty for extended periods of time, read these tips to help ensure you protect it as…

5 ways to impress a property buyer

At some point in our lives, most of us will make the decision to buy a property. Apart from general location, available schools and accessibility what is…

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