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REPATRIATION: Will I ever feel that I belong somewhere?

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I love the concept of “Cultureland”. It expresses the essence…
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The tricky expat question: where is home?

Expats the world over establish themselves in new places, but…
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Can we really compare our cultures?

Across the globe, ways of life differ immeasurably – yet people…
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Let’s talk about hometowns: Vancouver, Canada

Capitals, cities, towns, villages, neighbourhoods. We all come…
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A healthy dose of nostalgia

Is there actually such a thing as a healthy dose of nostalgia?…
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Expat life: which way next?

Recent events have probably been causing us to ponder a true…
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My love letter to the Netherlands

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Dutch life from the perspective of an expat living in these flat…
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Dortmund Christmas Markets

A day trip to Dortmund Christmas Markets! When we think of the…
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Free Income Tax Return Seminars April 2019

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During the two Income Tax Return Seminars on April 13th, our…
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How to Learn Dutch for (almost) Free

When moving to the Netherlands, we didn’t know any Dutch.…
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MANAGING A HEALTH CONDITION ABROAD.

It can be extremely stressful when we or someone we love becomes…
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Planning a Multilingual Family

Living away from the home country, I didn’t need to take a…

Passing your Inburgering

Inburgering (integration) diploma is needed for some nationals…
Haarlem Talks

Haarlem Talks with Mihaela.

This is the very first month of the year 2019! Welcome everyone…
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Response to Dutch Government’s announcement regarding Britons in the Netherlands in the event of no-deal

Response to Dutch Government’s announcement regarding UK nationals…
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Find Artistic Inspiration Following Your Relocation To Haarlem

Picture this: A stately windmill stands guard over a placid…
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Why You Should Raise Your Kids In Haarlem

The Netherlands is one of Europe's most kid-friendly countries,…
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14 Ways to Survive the Holidays when you’re Living Abroad

December begins and that means the holiday season arrives. If…
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17+ Important Things you need to know when travelling alone.

Wherever you are in the world, some questions always come back:…
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Haarlem's Among Best Travel Destinations for Women

A picturesque city known for being a market town, Haarlem, Netherlands…
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How I Became My Home

This year marks a decade of me being an expat and I see now that…
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Leaving your pet behind.

Expats often have to leave pets behind and are then taken by…
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Money money money abroad.

Moving Abroad is exciting and a glamorous dream of many people.…

Haarlem Talks with Brittany from South Africa.

Summer is gone but autumn is here! Every season has good sides…