Words, Words, Words: World Book Day (Not Only) for Expats

Bibliophiles worldwide will probably know that 23 April — the highly symbolic date that both William Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes died back in 1616 — marks World Book Day, a global celebration of literacy and literature. Though readers aren’t necessarily known to be particularly raucous revelers, we have some ideas for everyone who’d like […]

Flood Relief for the Balkan Region

Though it did make the international news, the recent disaster in Southeastern Europe may not yet have achieved the same kind of awareness as comparable catastrophes. Several Balkan states are suffering from the worst flooding in over a century, and more than 1.5 million people from the region are affected. Where has the flood hit […]

Typhoon Haiyan: How You Can Help

One week ago, on November 8th, one of the most intense tropical storms ever recorded hit the east coast of the Philippines and cut a swathe of destruction through the central regions of the country. Since then, we have all heard of Typhoon Haiyan (or Yolanda, as it is called in the Philippines), and numerous […]

Japan Disaster Relief

After one of the worst earthquakes in recorded history, the situation in Japan is still critical. The tsunami which was triggered by the quake has claimed more than three thousand lives already, while many more people are still missing. 4 days after disaster struck, all hope of finding survivors amid the rubble is slowly dwindling. […]

Natural Disaster in Japan

As more shocking news from Japan hits us by the hour, we would like to send out this message of support to all our members in the Pacific region and to everyone else who has been affected! In the early hours of Friday morning CET (afternoon in local time), the worst earthquake in recorded history […]