Blog Archive

27.05.2014
For the dogs' flights, we initially thought we would and could do everything ourselves, including taking them to the airport on the day of their flight, etc., but soon sobered up and realised that we needed to use a pet travel agency to arrange everything for us/them, as we were also planning my emigration from SA to The Netherlands and our...
19.05.2014
A personal account of the logistics and emotions associated with relocating man's best friends. I love my dogs. They are part of my heart and soul and are therefore part of my family. I have two: the older one, Chandra (a Sanskrit name meaning something like ¨the light of the moon¨), a Staffie-cross that I rescued from the SPCA in Grassy Park,...
12.05.2014
Expats are well known for their love affairs with other countries. They may speak fondly of the places which nurtured them throughout their childhoods but their loyalty towards their hometowns is more nebulous than that of their peers who stayed put and have never lived elsewhere. Expats leave behind everything they have grown accustomed to—...
09.05.2014
Getting an English Teaching Job in China With many countries experiencing a lack of job opportunities for millennials, many are leaving their home countries in search of opportunities overseas. And with teaching English as such an easy opportunity – and often relatively high paying – this is often the first choice for those looking to be expats...
06.05.2014
The road to successful expat-hood is a long, if adventurous, one, with many potential hurdles along the way. The top mistakes expats make often stem from a misguided belief that life abroad is just like being on holiday – so bear the following pitfalls in mind to avoid a sudden date with reality. Expats can be guilty of the following crimes:...
02.05.2014
Two weeks ago you moved to Stockholm. Spring has come to your beautiful new city, you are getting used to the new work environment, and the children are adjusting to the Stockholm International School. Life is good. But life is also hectic, and you could use some help. What if your groceries could be delivered? Better yet, what if you could have...