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And the Dog Came Too: Travelling with Expat Pets

And the Dog Came Too:  Travelling with Expat Pets

[pullquote align=”left”]The often forgotten passengers in a life of global travel are the unsung heroes dragged along with us, our family pets. On our first international move from England to New Orleans, USA, we were the owners of Max, a superior and long-suffering English Springer Spaniel, who was unaware he was a canine. In his […]

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India and Pakistan: Not Ordinary Enemies

India and Pakistan: Not Ordinary Enemies

The Wagha border between India and Pakistan is located 30kms from Amritsar, Punjab.  Upon partition, Punjab was divided into two, literally dividing neighbours into separate countries.  Each afternoon a ceremony is held to mark the closing of the border for the day. I traveled to the border in the back of an overcrowded jeep with […]

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To Comment or Not to Comment, That is the Question

To Comment or Not to Comment, That is the Question

[pullquote align=”left”]I followed a heated debate on the Turkish Living Forum in response to an article in the Guardian called “Turkey is Not a Free Country”. The predicable salvos from unbending minds ensued. -I think this, you think that, and never the twain shall meet. It’s a futile exercise in grand standing and the usual […]

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Cold Feet

Cold Feet

This time, however, we had arrived in early winter, which was a completely different story. Outside, it was sunny and maybe a little fresh first thing in the morning (but still wonderful compared to the harsh British winters). Unfortunately, the interior of the cottage was more a darkened pit of despair.   I can honestly […]

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“Aplatanado” or Going Native, Dominican style

“Aplatanado” or Going Native, Dominican style

One of the biggest compliments a Dominican can give a foreigner is that he or she is “aplatanado”. Literally, it means that the newcomer has become like a plantain, but what they’re actually telling you is that “you’re one of us”. It’s not a compliment that is dished out lightly. In the Dominican Republic, plantains […]

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7Q: Sirin of Turkey

7Q: Sirin of Turkey

Hello. My name is Şirin, and I’m Turkish. I was born and raised in Istanbul, went to an international school and have been studying and living abroad since I turned 19. I have been living in the Netherlands for the past 4 years, and after working in the cultural sector for 3 years I have […]

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The Four Pearls of Successful University Transition

The Four Pearls of Successful University Transition

[pullquote align=”left”]There is a name for children who grow up outside their home countries—third culture kids (TCKs) or global nomads. While their globally mobile lifestyle has given them tremendous gifts and opportunities, they face unique challenges when returning to a “home” they don’t know as well as they think.[/pullquote] The good news is that students […]

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