There are various ways of getting to know the local culture, people and customs. You can read about it, you can go to all the recommended places, but you can also learn more about the parts that are forgotten also by some locals… I’m writing this having just come back from a really great and […]
Long time no light post! I figured that for those of you who are interested to see some more of the UK than just London I’d tell you more about my trip to Canterbury. I recently went to this lovely little town in Kent, with a couple of my friends. I went with an expectation […]
Recently I started wondering whether there are some common personality traits that would define an expat or would allow us to predict the possibility of different people going abroad. I don’t know the definite answer to this nor I have done any quantitative research about it, but I have been observing myself and my fellow expats […]
Have you ever worked on a project with your team being spread across multiple locations? Have you ever encountered problems in communication in between the teams based in different countries? Have you ever thought about what you can do to make this type of cooperation more efficient? I recently have and here’s a couple of […]
So you’ve now had the days when you loved the new city or country you moved in to. You’ve also been through some tough times where you just wanted to go home and never come back to this weird and intimidating place. After the whole spectrum of (completely normal!) emotions that you’ve experienced there should […]
Whether you are an employer or an employee you can benefit from reflecting on the ways the organization and employee can work together to ensure a smooth adaptation to the new location.
So you’ve spent a couple of weeks, maybe even months enjoying yourself and saying all the good things about your new home. There’s a high chance you will go back to those feelings. Really! Before that happens though you might need to face the downside of moving abroad: Da Culture Shock.
No, no, it’s not going to be a post about marriage, don’t worry. Many smart books describe how the phases of the culture shock run, that there are four (you can find them under various names, but the idea behind them is the same): Honeymoon stage, Frustration stage, Adjustment stage and Acceptance stage.
A very popular topic on many expat blogs. If you haven’t read any of those before you can start with some of the below! German-way Expat child GreenHeartTravel A Wandering Casiedilla Nomadic Matt In case you’re not celebrating Christmas and would like to read something not Christmas-related I thought I’d upload a couple of […]
If you live in the UK, whether you celebrate Christmas or not doesn’t really matter. Christmas is all around. All around to the point when you start thinking about killing yourself. I love Christmas, don’t get me wrong! 🙂 But the amount of things happening around it gets a bit overwhelming sometimes. I love the […]