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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

Expat, Hong Kong, Travel

The Expat Pass the Parcel COMPETITION

 Expat Pass the Parcel?  Read on to find out how you can enter this brilliant competition and win a mystery prize.    The Expat NetworkThey say there are only 6 degrees of separation between us.  For expats I'm sure it’s less.  Maybe more like 2.5 degrees.  That's because we are connected by the mysterious and… Continue reading The Expat Pass the Parcel COMPETITION

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Being Left-handed in a Right-Handed World

I'd forgotten that being left handed was a thing, but recently I have been reminded once again that left-handers are navigating a right handed world. A World Designed for Right Handed People Growing up sometimes being left-handed was irritating or inconvenient.  There were the  almost permanent ink stains on my left hand from smudging my… Continue reading Being Left-handed in a Right-Handed World

Expat, Hong Kong

On why Hong Kong Living is A Squash and A Squeeze

Hong Kong is an exciting city.  It's completely different to anywhere else we've lived. There are things that we like, things that we love and things we're still getting used to.  One of the biggest adjustments when moving from almost anywhere else in the world to Hong Kong  is the bijou nature of the accommodation.… Continue reading On why Hong Kong Living is A Squash and A Squeeze

Expat, South Africa

Hilarious South African Signs: Penguins, Potholes, Peeping Toms

Here are just a few of the most unusual and memorable signs we've encountered in South Africa.  In many ways they reflect our experiences here. Always Expect the Unexpected ...and in South Africa always expect wildlife, anywhere and everywhere at any time. Watch out for the poor little penguins. There are many frustrations to expat… Continue reading Hilarious South African Signs: Penguins, Potholes, Peeping Toms

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Farewell 2017, Hello 2018

The holiday is over and it's back to reality.  New posts are already in the works.  In the meantime, just in case you missed them the first time around or just really really want to read them again, here's a quick round-up of Expatorama's top posts from 2017. Ponte Tower I had read about the… Continue reading Farewell 2017, Hello 2018

Expat, Expat Life, Expat Women

Expat Stereotypes to Avoid: Charity, Emma and Betty

Expat stereotypes, we all know them, we all love them.  We all love to hate them.  I previously wrote about three stereotypical expats who are unlikely to survive expat life.  And before you get all excited up on that high horse of yours, just take a little chill pill and know that this is entirely… Continue reading Expat Stereotypes to Avoid: Charity, Emma and Betty

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Are you a badass expat? Take this quick quiz to find out.

Do you think you're a hardcore badass full-fat expat?  Let's find out. A few days ago I shared a link to a recent Business Insider article entitled 'The 19 countries with the worst quality of life in the world for expats.'  I soon had friends and readers telling me how many years they'd spent in… Continue reading Are you a badass expat? Take this quick quiz to find out.

Expat, Expat Life, Expat Women, Istanbul, Nigeria, The Netherlands

Hair Raising and Hair Razing Expat Experiences Abroad

Getting a hair cut should be a fairly simple procedure and yet I have found it to be one of the lesser known, but very real challenges of expat life.  Plenty of expat blogs cover all the obvious, big ticket hurdles to being a successful and happy expat: emotional resilience, repatriation, culture shock, depression, leaving well… Continue reading Hair Raising and Hair Razing Expat Experiences Abroad

Africa, Expat, wildlife

Scorpion on the Line

  This is a passenger announcement.  Regular blog services are running late.  Normal service has been severely disrupted by The Christmas Holidays...and a scorpion on the line. Regular service will resume shortly. 2016 Top Blog Post Roundup In the meantime, just in case you missed them the first time around, the most popular 5 posts… Continue reading Scorpion on the Line