Just for fun: what type of expat are you?

Last year expatriate networking organisation Internations released a study listing ten types of expat. I’m not sure which category I fall into. In fact, I reckon it’s much more simple. Either you’re an Expater or you’re not. In case you’re unsure where you land on the Expater scale, I’ve compiled my own quiz. 1. A friend is travelling to your hometown.…
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10 reasons why Santiago de Chile is a great place to live

I’ve been contacted by a few people looking to move to Santiago, Chile and asking about life here. Sure, not everything’s perfect, and we had a rough start to our move, but compared to anywhere else I’ve lived Chile has got to be the one of the best yet in terms of quality of life. Yes, there are things here…
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Ambrosia – Italian Chilean fusion for a romantic date night

My kids are both sick and I’m reminiscing about my last date night a zillion years ago. With a reservation made just a couple of hours previous, we headed off to Ambrosia. The setting is so romantic, and if it weren’t starting to get a little chilly we would definitely be fighting for a seat among couples in its beautiful…
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Ticking the right box: the full time ‘expat spouse’ job

Expat mums, expat spouses, expat partners – do you work? Recently friend asked me what I did for a living and I replied, ‘I move countries’. I’ve moved countries five times in the last five years and assisted my husband with a short term move to Nigeria in between. Goodness knows how many times I’ve moved from hotel to temporary apartment…
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Speak Spanish? Hate Chilean bureaucracy? You’ll love this

I write a blog, sure, but I’m not a huge fan of technology. Dusty books, fresh air and traditional afternoon tea are my game.  But technology is rather useful. Last week I came across a new app for foreigners in Chile. ‘Yo Migro‘ is in Spanish and it’s aimed at migrants, not expats, (don’t get me started on the difference…
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