Blog Archive

25.09.2013
1. Avoiding local culture.   Many expats have a hard time adjusting to the new culture – it’s totally normal. The problem is that many of these people will continue to keep themselves within a small bubble of influence and will fail to mesh with the local culture.   Rather than enjoying all the fresh novelties that the local country has,...
25.09.2013
Having lived and worked as an expat in Hong Kong, Malaysia and twice in California I am often asked where my favorite place is.  A simple question, with no easy answer. Each place I have lived I have been at a different stage in my life and no location can ever be the same as another.   In Hong Kong I was newly married and felt at home...
25.09.2013
My name is Nigel Ayres and I am the founder of World of Expats. I am also the co-founder of the Forum for Expatriate Management, a global community of HR professionals and service providers involved in managing the international assignee programs for large companies.   I have lived and worked in Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and twice in California as...