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As someone who has lived outside of their home country for well over a decade, the term digital nomad comes with mixed feelings.  I used to cringe every time I heard the term.  In my mind, the term digital nomad was someone who was wandering aimlessly about as a nomad,Continue Reading

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When I was back in Shanghai, most of my expat friends really wanted to relocate to Singapore. It didn’t really matter what country they were from – Switzerland, the States, Nigeria, the Netherlands – each and every one of them mentioned that if they had the chance, they would packContinue Reading

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Close your eyes and imagine an international business meeting in any foreign country. Imagine the long boardroom table in a corner office nestled on the top floor of one of the highest high-rises in the city. Allow your eyes to follow the length of the table and now visualize theContinue Reading

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On many levels, finding a sense of community wherever one lives is extremely important. Whether it is a large community of friends, family, and co-workers or whether it is a smaller community of immediate family; community brings a sense of belonging which is a fundamental need for all humans. FindingContinue Reading

If someone told me in December 2019, that I would be moving twice in one week in January 2020, I would have probably told them something about themselves. I mean really – I had just given birth in Shanghai which was traumatic enough let alone have to move house withContinue Reading

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I’ve lived in China at various times across a span of 20 years, of course my experiences overall have been very different. For example, things I loved about living in rural China in 2000, no long exist in present day. Similarly, things I enjoy in Shanghai in present day China,Continue Reading

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Most people only dream of moving abroad because there are so many practical obstacles that get in the way. The logistics, the finances, and their personal circumstances make moving abroad seem like a fantasy. The reality is that just like anything else if you really want something you will find a way to make it work for you. If you really want to move abroad, it is possible and you can do it successfully. Continue Reading