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Yogi celebration: How I brought Malva pudding to South Korea

Last night we celebrated the graduation of six of my fellow yogis from the healing alchemy yoga teachers training course at my studio. In true… 538 more words


Dinner party rule No. 1 for Hong Kong expats: don't stand out

In early colonial Hong Kong, polite society required expats to restrict their discussions – and sobriety, writes Jason Wordie

Near-obligatory entertaining has been a noted feature of Hong Kong society since the British colony was established. 575 more words

Expat Life

Becoming an Expat

Being an expat is decidedly less exciting than being a traveler.  We worry about cat food and cleaning schedules, mundane little things that go by the side – or become the base for an exciting adventure – when you’re traveling.   1,392 more words

Living Abroad

When there is no vision

I heard many times that when there is no vision, men perish. There are many interpretations of this adage and in most cases it was in the context of a business or corporation trying to convince their employees to capture the company vision or mission statement. 202 more words

Personal Musings

Government seeks to identify orphans from expat mothers

The Ministry of Social Affairs is in the process of identifying orphans of foreign mothers and unknown fathers, who do not possess identification documents.
The step coincides with the Civil Status Department’s announcement of its intention to withdraw Saudi nationality from children with unknown parents in case it discovers that the father is a foreigner. 261 more words

Expat Life

Weekly Photo Challenge: Ephemeral

Perhaps every photo we post is past, and yet it reminds us of just how quickly time passes.  We know many people who are having babies this year.  48 more words


Finnish Cuisine: A Detour to Zetor

Some people travel for the architecture, the museums, the history. I travel for the food. Don’t get me wrong – I’m all about new cultural experiences and exploring a country’s natural beauty, but when it comes to planning an itinerary, I follow my stomach. 629 more words