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Aspetta per favore! My Italian Driving Licence Nightmare.  

Rumours of Italian bureaucracy have always been rife, so when, in early 2013, I permanently moved from Ireland to Italy, I was mentally prepared for hassles. 722 more words

Italy

Barbies and ballots


Voting in federal and state elections is compulsory in Australia. So on Election Day a carrot and stick approach is used to get the Aussies to the polls. 191 more words

Australia

Brexit breakfast


One of the more obscure advantages of being a British expat living in Australia is on election nights, or in this case Referendum night. I have the advantage of watching the results come in over a leisurely breakfast on a day off. 142 more words

Commentary

Bricks and blooms: London gardens in spring

In the week of the Chelsea Flower Show here’s a look at the humble suburban front garden.

There’s something of the irresistible force of nature in a London spring. 78 more words

Lifestyle

Cocktails and colonials

Singapore Slings at Raffles Hotel

In the days when social etiquette prevented women from consuming alcohol in public, Raffles Hotel barman Ngiam Tong Boon invented a cocktail disguised as a fruit punch: the… 153 more words

Ex-pat

Une conjonctivite

What does this mean? It’s pink eye, baby. I’m going to tell you about my experience (which I’m still living) as it relates to life in France and also give you some tips on how to get through the healing process. 1,623 more words

France

Citizen can!

What could be more optimistic than a new citizenship ceremony?

A new home. A fresh start. New opportunities. For some- security. For others- a reunion with loved ones, or the chance just to be themselves.

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Lifestyle