My InterNations: A Tale of Two Cities

What do expats in Bangkok and Phnom Penh, two vastly different cities, have in common? They might have already joined an InterNations Event organized by Daniel Santantoniou, our Swiss-Greek Ambassador. Read his story and find out how the challenges involved in organizing InterNations Events changed when he left the megalopolis Bangkok for the smaller and […]

My InterNations: Apfelstrudel and Activities in Amman

This week, we are putting one of our Middle Eastern communities in the spotlight. Meet Gabriela, our energetic and humorous Austrian Ambassador in Amman – an expat and global mind who doesn’t know the feeling of being homesick. Find out below why she feels at home about anywhere in the world, or why she sometimes […]

Book Review: Culture Smart! Ecuador

Do you remember our list of Top Expat Destinations 2014 from last year’s Expat Insider survey? The breakout winner was Ecuador, the number 1 in our worldwide country ranking. It owed its first place to its affordable cost of living, its friendly and easy-going population, and the personal happiness of our survey respondents. Still, to […]

My InterNations: Home is where the expats are

We have a special new year’s surprise for you: In 2015, we’d like to introduce you to various members around the world. We want to explore how InterNations has changed their lives and how they are changing the lives of others in turn: by bringing people together, sharing knowledge, and offering support. They are creating […]

Santa on a Surfboard? Christmas on the Other Side of the Globe

’tis the season! In the spirit of the holiday season, our new guest author Viara fondly remembers her first Christmas as an expat “Down Under”… When it comes to Christmas, being born and raised in Europe means we grew up with the traditional imagery of Santa on a sleigh, flying through the winter clouds to […]

Book Review: Secret Copenhagen

Are you a curious traveler? If you like straying off the beaten track and exploring the little-known corners of a city, we may have just the right travel guides for you. Tucked away in the nooks and crannies of Copenhagen, there are many curious traces of the past. Few of them receive as much attention […]

Book Review: Times New Romanian by Nigel Shakespear

Times New Romanian – no, you read this right. This is not a typo, and this post doesn’t actually describe popular fonts and typefaces. Times New Romanian: Voices and Narrative from Romania is the title of a recent book edited and published by Nigel Shakespear, himself a British expat in Eastern Europe. He has lived […]

Oktoberfest in Munich and Around the World

It’s that time of the year again when Munich’s residents dust off their Lederhosen and Dirndl to join millions of tourists for the biggest event of the year: the Oktoberfest! InterNations team member Gregor shares his own take on this Bavarian festival and its exports. I’ve been living in Munich for just over four years […]

Urban Travel with a Twist: 5 European Cities in the Spotlight

August is arguably the most popular vacation season all year round. While it might be a bit too late to book this year’s trip, this travel-themed post will hopefully serve as inspiration for 2015. According to the UN World Tourism Organization, Europe is still the most popular tourist destination worldwide. With a share of 52% […]

The Mercer Cost of Living League Table 2014

Same procedure as every year: the latest version of Mercer Consulting’s annual Cost of Living Survey is making the rounds again. The yearly report takes a look at expatriate expenses, from housing over food to leisure, in more than 200 cities around the world. Just like last year’s top ten list, the 2014 ranking shows […]