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It’s quite helpful browsing the ex-pat forums – frank responses to the reality of living in different parts of Portugal.

British ex-pats


Settling in Istanbul

The day before I arrived back in Istanbul there had been another explosion. Somebody on a motorcycle detonated a bomb near a police station in an Istanbul suburb (or as Fox News called it, ‘near to the airport’). 597 more words


5 Things US Ex-Pats Are Sick Of Being Asked

1. Do you hate the US?

Honestly, sometimes yeah. Look at the sh*t going on in our country. Between clowns, Tr*mp, and children being killed for carrying a water gun, yes I get fed up with what’s happening in our world. 730 more words

"Into The Sun" Book Review

With the official release of Deni Ellis Béchard’s Into The Sun, I thought I would finally post my review. I read an ARC of Into The Sun back in July. 601 more words

The House with the Pink Shutters - The Fake Priest. Samos Island Greece

View of the House from the other side of the village (it has blue shutters – explanations in later blogs)

The fake priest lives in a house just down the road from us.   1,089 more words


An Eggz-Pat Rant

status viatoris – being ‘on the way’/being in a state of pilgrimage

As my main motivation for travelling is to learn languages, it makes very little sense for me to spend too much time hobnobbing with other Anglophone ex-pats, so I have always avoided their company wherever possible. 620 more words

A Modern-Day Nomad

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Tired Old Tales for Thursdays (Recently I feel as if I might have turned into one of these...)

Back to Africa: Nigerian experiences


I was reminded of just what Nigeria is like when I visited the embassy in Dublin’s leafy upmarket Leeson Place in late June. The visa application office is in the basement of this beautiful old building and it has its own entrance ensuring Joe or Josephine Public is kept far from the embassy offices. 1,283 more words