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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 – Ken Shaw living in Gran Canaria, Spain

Ken Shaw is living the expat dream in his tropical home in Gran Canaria, Spain. It is, quite simply, his idea of paradise... which he and his wife…

Meet the Expat – Mariam Ottimofiore living in Dubai

Our guest this week describes herself as an "eternal expat". She has lived in 7 countries and 3 continents and is now raising 2 multicultural and multilingual kids in…

Top shopping tips for a bountiful Black Friday

Sharpen your elbows, put on a pair of comfortable shoes and get mentally ready to leap for the best deals, but before you do here's a shopping…

How powerful is your passport?

Does your passport control your life? Yes, it probably does, and that's quite a thought really, that that little red, blue or green booklet has enough power…

Help! I need more bedrooms over the festive season

If, like me, you've got guests coming for Christmas but you don't want to be packed in like sardines, yet don't have the budget to accommodate them…

How to get your rental property booked this Christmas

If you have a property you want to rent out over the holidays, now is the time to think about what you're going to offer potential clients.…

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