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The (Seemingly) Obvious Advice

I thought I was a seasoned traveler.

I thought I was great at this.

I thought I was invincible.

I’ve flown dozens of times, and never did I ever think I’d end up the victim of the dreaded cancelled flight. 595 more words


Expat Advice Interview on ExpatPsi

A few weeks ago I was contacted by Paula Vexlir, a registered clinical psychologist who lives in Argentina. She leads continuous research on Spanish-speaking expats to increase awareness of specific ways to support the Spanish-speaking expat community. 138 more words


When you moved to the Netherlands what is the one thing you wish somebody had told you about?

The idea for this post came from an expat group I’m in, so the question was originally: When you moved to Hilversum, what is the one thing you wish somebody had told you about? 382 more words


5 ways living abroad changes you for the better

As I’ve previously discussed on this blog, I didn’t do a huge amount of preparation for expat life. I didn’t give too much thought to the practical difficulties, the language barrier, or indeed the many positives that would emerge from such a big life-change. 784 more words


About me

In 2014 I got a case of the seven-year banking itch and my longing for a career change became all too consuming. No regrets; after all, banking got me the golden ticket (ie. 550 more words


Just call me Tante Bitterbal

I have a confession to make: I have a superpower. It first started when I was aged 17, on the bus to college. A friend of a friend began sitting next to me on the bus – a very friendly chap – but even at the time I could tell that his bubbly personality was all bravado and he had more issues than… 826 more words


Why Paris Part 1: It all started in St Tropez

Even as late as September this year I was far from certain that I would be moving to Paris the following month. Whereas moving to New York (for a job), and Sweden (for university) entailed almost a year of planning, this move played out with utter spontaneity. 1,023 more words