Trip to the baha’i temple

A little while ago we visited the Casa de Adoracion de Baha’i (the Baha’i temple) in Penalolen. It’s glorious moment of calm, just a short drive from Santiago centre. It’s a breath of fresh air, both literally and spiritually. The foundation of this place of worship is openness to all. Bahá’u’lláh, the founder of the Bahá’í faith describes it as follows:  ​’Build…
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How to Make a Temporary Apartment Feel Like Home

Like many expats, I’ve lived in some weird and wonderful places, everywhere from glorified country manors to less salubrious student squats. While you hunt for your next expat abode the temporary apartment stopover can be pretty depressing. Here are some tips to make your place feel more like home. Photo by State Farm   Clean. Before you start unpacking make sure your new…
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Ahhhhh! National Fragrance Day for Expats

March 21 is National Fragrance Day. A day concocted by perfumiers to make us spend you say. As if I needed an excuse to shop. Everyday is National Shoe Day, National Cake Day and National Handbag Day in my book. It did get me thinking though. Doesn’t every country and every city have its own scent? Step off the plane in Delhi…
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