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What to Expect on the Tube: Waiting, Sweating, and Shaving

What to Expect on the Tube: Waiting, Sweating, and Shaving

What kind of Londoner would I be if I didn’t have a moan about the tube?  I come from Halifax, Nova Scotia, a city where the next bus is an hour-wait on ninety percent of the routes during off-peak travel times.   If it is winter, that means waiting out in weather that can be -15C […]

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The Colmado in the Dominican Republic

The Colmado in the Dominican Republic

[pullquote align=”left”]Colmado in Spanish literally means full to the brim and is the word used here in the Dominican Republic for the equivalent of a corner shop or a 7-Eleven.[/pullquote] They are everywhere, and on my street alone, there are seven or eight. Some are tiny, no more than a little shack, and some are […]

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Hwaseong Fortress (화성)

Hwaseong Fortress (화성)

[pullquote align=”left”]When I accepted my current job and decided to moved to Suwon, South Korea, I didn’t know much about the city.[/pullquote] Some quick research and a much longer move across the world showed me Suwon has far more to offer than originally anticipated. The first of which is the city’s famous yangnyeom-galbi (seasoned beef […]

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One Year On — Things I Wish I’d Known When I Moved to Prague

One Year On — Things I Wish I’d Known When I Moved to Prague

[pullquote align=”left”]I recently celebrated the year anniversary of my move to Prague.[/pullquote] Whilst still relatively ‘green’ in Prague-expat terms, I have now been here long enough to be ashamed of my limited Czech,  to understand how trams work (all you need to know is that prístí zastávka means “next stop”), and to pass on some […]

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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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Three Days in Beijing

Three Days in Beijing

[pullquote align=”left”]Beijing is a city of contrasts: traditional vs. modern, gazillionaires vs. penniless. When you arrive in China, you will almost certainly be surprised. China is never what is expected, and Beijing is sure to overwhelm, delight, and shock at the same time.[/pullquote] After living in Beijing for 2 years, with visitors coming and going […]

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