The Joy And Pain Of Being An Expat – Part I

Being an expat is great. You see the world, meet new people, jaw-drop at weird customs, and enjoy unprecedented freedom. But “expat mode” is not a preset feature of your personality: you need to get used to it. Here is everything I wish I knew before moving abroad. Some of the things I will discussContinue reading “The Joy And Pain Of Being An Expat – Part I”

8 Types Of Expats You Meet Abroad

When I moved to Brussels, my foreignness was obvious. I looked daunted and lost in such a big and completely unknown city. Moreover, I couldn’t understand the language. And if you are about to say something like “How come you didn’t understand it? Italian (my mother tongue) and French (one of Belgium’s official languages) are sister languages!” youContinue reading “8 Types Of Expats You Meet Abroad”

5 Lessons The Pandemic Taught Me About Being An Expat

When massive lockdowns were declared, expats split into two groups: the ones who stayed in their host country, and those who got onto repatriation flights to rejoin their homeland. As a representative of the first group – I decided to enjoy my lockdown in a Belgian studio 3000 km away from my birthplace – IContinue reading “5 Lessons The Pandemic Taught Me About Being An Expat”