Then we went to… Carcassonne

Then we went to Carcassonne

I love music. Let me clarify, I love listening to music. Most people consider my personal taste in song selections to be “eclectic” at best, and “confusing” at worst. It’s understandable because I’m not picky about genre, language, lyrics or style. A typical playlist can feature the Beatles for breakfast, merengue over lunch and heavy metal before bed. No musical discrimination in our house!

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What else? August 31, 2018

Happy Friday, expat spouse! Time for our weekly round-up of articles I’ve found on the internet. Have a great weekend and I’ll see you on Monday.

Over-tourism causes headaches 

The travel world’s abuzz with the emerging problem of “over-tourism”, especially in popular European hot spots. Recently, Scotland became the latest victim to experience growing pains as visitor numbers continue to rise. (BBC News)

Lonely expats looking for support

Earlier this month a new expat arrived in Germany from Canada in order to start work at my husband’s company. Thankfully, he didn’t make the transition alone and soon his wife will accompany him. As all seasoned expats can attest, going through the journey with a partner doesn’t protect you from occasionally feeling alone. Don’t forget that it’s normal to feel this way and that it won’t last forever. Keep working towards finding new friends and building your support system. And try to bloom where you’re planted! (I Am Expat)

Return of GBBO

Guess which delightful cookery program started again this week?! Only my absolute favourite show The Great British Bake Off – Season 9! Get ready to watch a new batch of bakers battle it out for Star Baker! This week is Biscuit Week. Happy baking! (Good Housekeeping)

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What else? August 24, 2018

Happy Friday, expat spouse! Time for our weekly round-up of articles I’ve found on the internet. Have a great weekend and I’ll see you on Monday.

Cinque Terre hiking tips

Last week I wrote about writing a German-centric bucket list, which I think was a great start. Yes, start. What about the rest of Europe!? I’d like to spend more time in Italy, but I’d prefer to go off the traditional tourist track. Have you ever gone hiking in Cinque Terre? Lately I’ve noticed a large number of photos on instagram that capture the area’s unique natural beauty. Time to add it to the list! But before I go, I’ll be reading this helpful guide from Monkeys and Mountains. (Monkeys and Mountains Adventure Travel)

Stay in luxury: review of the Kuala Lumpur Sofitel

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know I love staying at Sofitel. I actually love the brand so much I’ve planned to buy a luxury bed set from their online store! While I’m busy saving my pennies, check out Pink Lemonade’s recent review of her stay in Kuala Lumpur. (Pink Lemonade)

When it’s time to say goodbye

A common topic among expat spouses is how to rebuild your social network when you move to a new country. But what about when your contract is up and it’s time to leave? Saying “goodbye” is the hardest word, but it doesn’t always have to be the end of a friendship. The folks over at Making Here Home posted a thoughtful article on how it feels to say Au revoir. (Making Here Home)

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