Culture Shock smacked me in the face!

Italy - on my own Culture Shock smacked me in the face! There I was, 18 years old, with my life ahead of me! My bags were packed ready to set out on a new adventure! This time the destination was Italy to start my college experience with fellow international students in a beautiful campus above the rolling hills of Florence! This was going to be amazing! I…

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Dealing & healing after a friend moves away

Moving through the stages of grief, expat style Grief is part of life and as global nomads we sometimes experience loss in unexpected ways. A trusted friend moving away can be one of these. There are many more tragic and irreversible things to live through but if you worked hard to find a friend, becoming close faster than you would in a non-expat context, this experience can really…

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Cookbook Collection: South African Pear & Blue Cheese Salad

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This recipe is part of a series covering the various cookbooks and recipe collections we have been given over the years. See here for an overview of all the cookbooks. Today, I'll tell you the story behind the Pear & Blue Cheese Salad in our South African Farewell Cookbook. Antenatal class 2007 and beyond At the end of 2005 I quit a job I loved in Switzerland to…

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