Empty shelves in the toilet paper aisle amid panic buying Hong Kong
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Coronavirus in Hong Kong: Typhoon in a Teacup?

With the outbreak of the corona virus, how has life in Hong Kong has been disrupted? And is it just a typhoon in a tea cup or the end of the world as we know it?

Zulu stone circle to appease the spirits
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Sticks and Stones May break my bones, but Expat Names won’t Hurt Me

Sticks and stones may break my bones but expat names won't hurt me.

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Win a copy of Culture Smart! Mexico

¡Ay, caramaba!, next up in our series of monthly book giveaways is a copy of Culture Smart! Mexico. Read on to find out how you can win our October 2019 book giveaway.     October 2019 Book Giveaway It's Competition Time Next up is a copy of Culture Smart! Mexico. Below is a photo of… Continue reading Win a copy of Culture Smart! Mexico

Culture Smart South Africa front cover of book.
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Win a Copy of Culture Smart! South Africa

As the nights draw in in the Northern Hemisphere you may be contemplating curling up with a book. Equally, as spring blooms in the Southern Hemisphere perhaps you are longingly eyeing your poolside lounger and dreaming of five minutes peace for quiet reading session. It's your lucky day. We're hosting a series of monthly book… Continue reading Win a Copy of Culture Smart! South Africa

spoonful of sugar sweet
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Discover the Best Trailing Spouse Synonyms

Alternative names for Trailing Spouse. Vote now. Expat partner, tandem nomad, dung beetle, Sue? Tell us what you want to be called.

Life on the Move by Lisa Webb available on Amazon.
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Life on the Move – Now Available on Amazon

Wow, I've read my advance digital copy of Life on the Move and it's fabulous.  I loved all the stories.  I was so interested to read the tales set in my home country, the UK, as they hold an interesting lens up to things I don't normally pause to think about. However, after a combined… Continue reading Life on the Move – Now Available on Amazon

Packing boxes on lawn outside house.
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On why the First Year is the Worst Year for Expats

I can tell the kids are tired and ready for a break.  For the last couple of weeks, getting them up for school has been increasingly tricky.  At the weekend it felt like herding slugs just convincing them to get dressed head out to the supermarket.  I know I'm ready for a break.  I'm feeling… Continue reading On why the First Year is the Worst Year for Expats

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Life on the Move is Coming Soon

Life on the Move is a great project that I'm pleased to have played a tiny role in, alongside a formidable army of female writers.  Our stories have been collected into this exciting new anthology and I have to say, I can't wait to read it.  I'm happy to tell you that there's not long… Continue reading Life on the Move is Coming Soon

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Find out who our Expat Pass the Parcel Winners Are

Expat Pass the Parcel is officially closed and we have three lucky winners.  Please watch the live draw below to find out if it's YOU.  Is it you?  I hope it's you. Apologies in advance for any name mispronunciations.  I don't normally sound so croaky either, too much cheering at the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens… Continue reading Find out who our Expat Pass the Parcel Winners Are