Category Archive: People

Surviving the Foreign Police – How to Emerge Feeling Like a Champ not a Criminal


Yes this title sounds dire and dramatic. In my first few months here I’d heard enough horror stories from experienced expats to fill me with unwanted trepidation. I always try to approach any… Continue reading

The 5 Stages of Culture Shock and How to Ride the Waves


Culture shock is going to be a pretty common factor among expats. Of course it will vary due to experiences and circumstances for each person. It’s the basis for acclimating in a new… Continue reading

4 Myths and 2 Curious Observations on Living in Europe


As a first-timer moving to Europe, I had some preconceived notions flavored with a touch of unfortunate misinformation and a bit of pure ignorance. I had already had the opportunity to experience US… Continue reading