15 years, 7 countries and 3 continents later, I call myself an eternal expat.

The Best Bits From A Life Lived Abroad

The Best Bits From A Life Lived Abroad

As expats, we always say that living abroad changes us. Living in a foreign country teaches us valuable lessons, about ourselves and about the local culture and customs, which we experience first-hand. Different countries teach us different lessons. Sometimes, even...

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WHY TAKING A CHILD-FREE HOLIDAY WAS THE BEST THING I COULD’VE DONE THIS SUMMER

WHY TAKING A CHILD-FREE HOLIDAY WAS THE BEST THING I COULD’VE DONE THIS SUMMER

Until the very last second, I wasn’t sure if I would go. I berated myself for making this incredulous plan to begin with. Deciding in theory to take a few kid-free days to ourselves to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary seemed like a good idea at the time. My...

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THE HIERARCHY OF WORLD LANGUAGES – MY EXPERIENCES FROM THE EXPAT TRAIL

THE HIERARCHY OF WORLD LANGUAGES – MY EXPERIENCES FROM THE EXPAT TRAIL

  Languages fascinate me. But from as far as I can remember, I took the ability to speak more than 1 language completely for granted. It wasn’t until I became an expat and met my husband-to-be and built a life around speaking and hearing at least 4 foreign...

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LA DOLCE VITA: My Experience of Marrying into an Italian Family

LA DOLCE VITA: My Experience of Marrying into an Italian Family

My Italian story starts with an Italian boy of course. Our first encounter was at a student orientation meeting in a university class, in the Southern English city of Brighton. When I asked him where he was from, he said to me with a grin “I’m Italian.” With a name...

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THE HARSH REALITY OF EXPAT LIFE & A SURPRISE ANNOUNCEMENT

THE HARSH REALITY OF EXPAT LIFE & A SURPRISE ANNOUNCEMENT

Last month, I literally had the rug pulled from under my feet. I knew as soon as M came home. That look on his face, told me to sit down and brace myself for some bad news. “Our Dubai office is shutting down” he said, almost in disbelief himself. It was no secret that...

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Hi, I’m Mariam! When I was 19 years old, I left my home in Karachi, Pakistan to go on an adventure. What started off with just me and one suitcase, has turned into a full-blown expat adventure. Read more about me and my family.

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