Leave the Urban craziness & discover Asia

10 June, 2014 07:36  EasyExpat EasyExpat

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Expats Re-Create Halloween Abroad

29 October, 2013 07:37  Erin Erin

Funny face pumpkin © Sandra Cunningham - Fotolia.com It is almost time for the scariest holiday of the year and whether you love it or hate it, people are celebrating- in some form or another - around the globe.

We've covered the various ways Halloween is honored in our post Celebrating Halloween as an Expat and personally bemoaned the relative apathy for the holiday in Germany in our American editor blog with "Expat Woes: I Miss Halloween".



How to make an Expat Podcast

02 April, 2013 10:27  Erin Erin

maedels with a microphone Back in 2011, we were talking about our love of podcasts. “Have you heard this American Life? Or Radio Lab?” we asked each other excitedly. We couldn't get enough, and lamented that we had yet to find an English language podcast about Berlin similar to the NPR ones we had come to love. Berlin is such a wonderful city and is brimming with interesting people with interesting stories, so we decided to make one ourselves, and Mädels with a Microphone was born.

Our dream wasn't a big one, and we didn't set out to become the next Ira Glass (despite our jokes that we of course wanted to...). Instead, we started with an idea for an inaugural podcast. We discovered that 2011 was the 125th anniversary of Kurfürstendamm, a famous shopping street in Berlin, and we thought this would be a good first podcast, even perhaps one that might get some attention. But we didn't have a recorder, we didn't have a name, we didn't have a clue.



Expat Christmas Stories

21 December, 2012 08:16  Erin Erin

Dresden ChristmasMoving abroad presents you with a world of new experiences, but sometimes you just want to hang on to tradition. Holidays can be one of the most difficult elements to rectify between your old life and the new. We've covered the different ways holidays like Thanksgiving, Valentine's Day, Ramadan, and St.Patrick's Day may be observed by expats, but what about Christmas?

My Christmas as an expat in Berlin looks distinctly different than it did as a Seattleite. Before I moved abroad, I would get a Christmas tree and decorate the apartment early in the month. Christmas movies and songs were on heavy rotation, and gift shopping was on in full. Seattle also gets in the mood, with lights decorating the Needle and downtown, and the pigs above Pike Place Market donning Santa caps. For Christmas day, I usually left the city for my hometown and enjoyed family specialties like Candy Cane bread. Gift opening on Christmas Day was a leisurely affair, ending in a trip to the movie theatre. Not completely traditional, but for my small family of three it was perfect.



Adventures in Expat life: Airport Dating

29 November, 2012 12:59  Erin Erin

Airport: arrival-departure© Robert Wilson - Fotolia.comFinding love is at the forefront for many single people, but life on the go can leave little room for dating. A new niche dating scene has sprung up to cater to frequent travelers or expats. CNN reports on "Airline Dating: Love at First Flight?", a new dating trend that seeks to match-up lonely travelers who'd like to find love during a layover. (More)


Date like a Local

25 October, 2012 12:29  Erin Erin

Love in multiple languages © Yahia LOUKKAL - FotoliaFinding love is tricky business. It can be made even more difficult by moving abroad. Cross cultural courtship is a minefield in social etiquette. The protocols and practices of dating vary considerably from country to country, and from person to person. Relationships may be fleeting, or life-long with dating treated as recreational or a serious precursor to engagement and marriage. If you can figure out how to date and with whom, international love can be at your fingertips. 

In our new series of "____ Like a Local", we provide tips to avoid the worst faux pas and an overview of standards around the world. (For more tips on fitting in, read Eat Like A Local, Talk Like a Local, Tip Like a Local, Stay Healthy like a Local and Greet Like A Local).



Eat like a Local

20 September, 2012 09:13  Erin Erin

Food © Goran Bogicevic - Fotolia.comMoving abroad can make something as simple as eating become a challenge. Different utensils, strange foods, a foreign language, and an entirely different standard of etiquette can be a minefield for new expats. And as eating is something we - as humans - kinda have to do, it is an unavoidable obstacle.

In our new series of "____ Like a Local", we provide tips to avoid the worst faux pas and an overview of standards around the world. (For more tips on fitting in, read Talk Like a Local, Tip Like a Local, Date like a Local, Stay Healthy like a Local, and Greet Like A Local). (More)


Festivals for Fall

13 September, 2012 11:29  Erin Erin

Amusement park at night - ferris wheel and rollercoaster © pablo777 - Fotolia.comAs the days grow shorter and cooler for those in the Northern hemisphere, you may be bemoaning the quieter days of Fall. However, these days do not need to be tame, cold, or quiet. A new season brings a new schedule of festivals and events. Some of the weirdest, wildest, and most wonderful events in the world take place this season. Here is a guide to making the coming months some of the best of the year. (More)


World Famous Expat Celebrities

18 August, 2012 11:03  Erin Erin

Red Carpet © sunnymars - Fotolia.comThere are certain people that everyone knows...or they think they know. We compiled a list of some of most famous celebrity expats. Where are they from, where did they go, and how did they end up there? Discover these celebrity's international backgrounds. (More)


Cool Down with the Top 10 Water Parks

20 July, 2012 16:52  Erin Erin

Water slide © Ror - Fotolia.comFor some of us, summer heat is reaching its zenith and all you want is to cool down. For others, summer hasn't even started and you are dreaming of a tropical paradise where you can swim, surf, and enjoy the sun.

In either case, take a look at the Top 10 Water Parks in the World! Manmade wonders of water, these parks fulfill the dreams of every kid, and every kid at heart.  (More)


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