Health Boosters for the Tired Expat

Jet lag, stress, fast food, little exercise, poor sleep and barely any fresh air. The initiation into an expat journey isn’t always the healthiest. While there is no substitute for the real immune booster game changers (a diet rich in fresh fruit and vegetables, daily exercise and a full night’s sleep), the following potions have really helped me on my travels: India – Chyawanprash. Legend goes…
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Beauty Spotting: Sleep Serum

It’s World Sleep Day on 17 March. Across the globe newborns will fall into a gentle twelve hour slumber, toddlers will quit their twilight antics, horrible bosses will cease their midnight emails and the neighbour next door with the (in your view) unhealthy sexual appetite will cool things for the night. And you? You will sleep. Sure. In your (day) dreams. Photo by Alyssa L. Miller If you’re reading…
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Travelling Solo, By the Girl With the Most Dangerous Job in the …

Travelling solo brings many rewards. When I’m abroad and alone I’m more likely to meet new friends, be treated like a queen (‘oh thank you, yes you can carry my case for me…’) and collect amusing tales for the future grandkids. Having said that, going it alone has its downside too. I’ve felt awkward, lonely and downright petrified. In a recent survey conducted by…
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Best Websites for Newbie Expats

Relocation companies should do the hard work in sorting your move but chances are they’ll offer limited scope. After one move, a charmingly conscientious relocation manager lugged a bulging bag of cultural leaflets, restaurant maps and city tour flyers onto my cardboard box cum desk. ‘No offence’ I said, ‘but I’ve changed country more than Madonna has changed her style so can we cut…
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