Entries by Vivian Chiona

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Top ten Expat Books.

Recently a bumper crop of well-received books written by or for expats have been published – from the serious to the scandalous, the droll to the dramatic. In no particular order, here is Expat Bookshop’s top 10 titles, including a couple of golden oldies which remain ever-popular. Expat Books #1 A Scorpion in the Lemon […]


Tips on how to overcome loneliness.

Loneliness is an emotional state in which a person experiences a powerful feeling of emptiness and isolation. Loneliness is a universal human emotion, yet it is both complex and unique to each individual. Your experience of it may be different to mine. “Loneliness is not about being alone, it is the feeling that no one cares” […]

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Help! I got the festive season blues

The festive season and end-of-year celebrations are supposed to be the most joyous time of the year: fancy dress, gourmet foods, decorations, lights, parties, music, gifts and an opportunity to spend time with family and friends. But this is not the reality for everyone… many people feel particularly sad or down at this time of […]