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Moving to Santiago de Chile? Read these tips from an expat on …

Moving to Santiago de Chile? Meet Helen. She’s been living in Santiago since falling in love with a Chilean guy five years ago, and is now moving back to her home country, New Zealand. Here she reflects on the pros and cons of life in Chile and offers up a few tips to Expaters considering the move. What will you miss…
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Ten ways to tell you’ve been an expat for a long, …

Been an expat for a long time? I’ve been living abroad one and off since I was 18 and it’s made me a little odd I guess. How about you, Expaters? You know when you’ve been away from ‘home’ for a long, long time when… Someone asks you where you got an item of clothing and you reply with a…
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What’s your expat type?

Why did you move abroad? For love, for work, or just for the hell of it? Internations, a network and guide for expats in 420 cities worldwide has published results from a massive survey, summarizing why we choose to move abroad. I reckon I fall (or have fallen) into just about every category. What’s your expat type? The Go-Getter You…
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The disadvantages of living in Chile

I’ve written a lot about my love of Chile. I love the sunshine, the people, the relaxed vibe. Not to mention the wine, the mountains, the nature… and did I say the wine? I really do love this country. But like any country, it’s not all perfect. I’ve been asked by a few people considering the move about the worst…
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The best play cafes in Santiago

Recently we’ve been making use of Santiago’s fabulous play cafes. In case you’re new to the concept: you pay an entrance fee per child so they can play in a safe zone full of toys for an unlimited time. If you’re lucky you’ll get a moment of peace to yourself to enjoy a coffee, catch up on emails or chat…
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