Seven Sure Signs You Are a Seasoned Expat

In how many countries — other than your country of origin — have you lived? Two, maybe three? As many as five foreign countries, or even more? According to the Expat Insider 2015 survey, one in ten expatriates has lived in at least five different destinations — a pretty impressive number! While we didn’t ask […]

How to Make a Complete Mess of Moving Abroad

There’s plenty of advice out there that helps you prepare for your big move abroad and make the transition as smooth as possible. This is not one of those posts. On the contrary: we’ll tell you how to mess up the start of your new life abroad as spectacularly as possible. Just follow these seven […]

Adventures in Junk Food

Our new guest blogger Kelly talks about her global adventures in comfort food, her favourite guilty pleasure. If you’re the kind of person who loves the idea of travelling but loathes trying new food, you’re also probably someone who has the same thing for lunch every day and knows the numbers of their favourite Chinese […]

10 Gifts You Really Shouldn’t Get Your Expat Loved Ones

1. Anything with a plug I have two travel adapters. Well one, the other is broken and when I want to charge my phone and laptop at the same time, I have to risk electrocution and twist a fork into the back of it. So, as much as I appreciate the lava lamp and electrically […]

The Five Worst Places to Live as a Newly Arrived Expat

Every expat knows how difficult it can be to find accommodation upon arrival. Sometimes, this leads to rather absurd housing situations. Here’s a more humorous take on a potentially stressful topic. 1) The Single Room: It’s actually perfectly fine, and it has everything you need: kitchenette, bed, desk, TV, etc. There is only one tiny […]

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 […]

What Not to Bring: The 3 Most Random Items for a Desert Island

What would you take with you to a desert island? When we posed this question in the InterNations office, answers were predictably diverse, but not always serious. Here’s a look at some of the funnier suggestions on what (not) to take with you. Prompted by the changeable summer weather, quite a few InterNations staffers have […]