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Ban on Brits returning from holiday homes in France

British people who have second homes in France may have to just stay there, according to new legislation announced today by the Government.

In a move that is seen by some as pandering to potential UKIP voters, those who own second homes in France are to be targeted for their reputation for coming back into the UK bringing suspect European practices and customs. 204 more words




Two weeks back in Malawi.

It is dry. Dusty. A hazy glow rests on the horizon. The land looks crisp and yet the jacaranda blossoms are just emerging as if in defiance to the lands thirst. 711 more words



Today’s posting is about a book written by the man we all can thank for our fun times at the Mah Jongg table.

In 1912 an American by the name of Joseph P. 145 more words

Mah Jongg

The Mermen and the Ugly Mermaid

By: Dennis Lynch

An American living abroad will tend to seek the company of other English speakers, and so within a week of moving to the island, Dennis found himself at the bar of The Ugly Mermaid, and after two weeks he rarely went anywhere else. 914 more words

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Gearing Up

Well, I leave tomorrow.  My bags are packed, waiting for the trip to the airport. It’s the same two I returned to America with seven years ago. 346 more words

New Broads

Comparing Ex-Pat Experiences Around the World

I used to think that teaching English was the only way to survive financially as an expat, but, boy, was I wrong.

When I first made the move to the fairytale city of Prague, I jumped right into  525 more words


The End is Near

I am writing this with something of a heavy heart: this is one of my last The Broad is Back columns. Faithful readers won’t be shocked to learn that the Broad is going to be abroad again. 987 more words

New Broads