Backgrounds and news

Here you will find more information, backgrounds and news related to moving. But also interviews with expats.

Marion Bay

23rd November 2016, George Sagris

Driving, It took us four hours to get to Marion Bay from Adelaide. Initially, I thought the drive would be long and drawn-out. However, during the trip, my parents blasted old music that they grew up on, or songs that they liked and then reminisced about their life up until now. It’s always nice to see your dad shouting song lyrics at the top of his lungs while hitting 110km on a highway.
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Advice from a girl from Rotterdam, Netherlands

7th November 2016, Joana Kroon

Why should Rotterdam be a destination for travellers and expats alike? People should move or come to Rotterdam because it is a unique city. It is the only city in the Netherlands with a skyline. For example, Amsterdam and Utrecht are nice cities but they don't have this unique skyline. Moreover, Amsterdam is generally really crowded. Rotterdam is also busy but it is definitely less busy than Amsterdam. Besides that, Rotterdam is a port city, it is currently the biggest I think in Europe and the sixth biggest in the world.
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An interview with a guy from Cape Coast, Ghana

31st October 2016, Sampson Apreku

Why should Cape Coast be a destination for travellers and expats alike? Cape Coast is an ideal destination for tourists and expats because it has the uniqueness of providing the 'three S', which are, sea, sand and sun. Apart from the heritage sites and attractions of interest, Cape Coast has one of the forty castles built by the Europeans. For tourists and visitors, there are a lot of destinations to see. The forest reserves, beaches and museums.
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Advice from a guy from Astana, Kazakhstan

26th October 2016, Joana Kroon

Why should Astana be a destination for travellers and expats alike? If you are given an opportunity to visit any country in Central Asia, I would say that you don't even have to think about it, just choose Kazakhstan! Astana is the capital of Kazakhstan, it is known as one of the youngest and at the same time coldest capitals in the world. Nevertheless, it is also one of the most beautiful and futuristic cities on Earth!
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Advice from a girl from Kappeln, Germany

24th October 2016, Joana Kroon

Why should Kappeln be a destination for travellers and expats alike? My city is in the north of Germany near the border of Denmark. It is a small cute city, with about 9000 people. We live close to the water and it is a very safe city. Every year a lot of tourists come to Kappeln because of how it looks, because of the landscape and because it is very refreshing. It is very common for people to rent out a bike and go cycling around the city, to the beach or the rural areas around the city.
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Advice from a Guy from Turin, Italy

18th October 2016, Joana Kroon

Why should Turin be a destination for travellers and expats alike? Turin is the 3rd biggest city in Italy. Since the Olympics in 2006, it has grown a lot as a destination both for tourists and expats. There are many international students who study at the polytechnic and at the various universities all around the city. At the same time, there are different big companies that can provide employment for expats. For tourists there is a lot to see, there are many parks, museums, medieval and roman buildings.
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Advice from a girl from Valencia in Spain

12th October 2016, Joana Kroon

Why should Valencia be a destination for travellers and expats alike? If asked about cities in Spain to visit, there is no doubt that the first cities that will pop up in your mind are the most popular cities in Spain like Barcelona and Madrid. However, Spain has so much more to offer. Although Valencia is not as popular as Madrid and Barcelona, in recent years more people and more people are making Valencia their destination of travel. Why should you choose Valencia to be your travel destination? Well simply because of the delicious food, great beaches, amazing nightlife, good weather and the cheerful people.
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Living In New Zealand for 8 months

10th October 2016, Joana Kroon

On 11 February 2013, I said goodbye to my family and friends in the Netherlands and went off to New Zealand to make it my home for 8 months. Strangely enough, I felt very calm on my way from Amsterdam to New Zealand, I was not at all nervous. When I called my parents at the airport of San Francisco, where I landed for a transit, they were surprised to hear I wasn’t tired despite the long trip. They had expected me to be totally exhausted, but I still had loads of energy. I was mainly excited for what was to come.
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The struggles of fitting into a new country

28th September 2016, Joana Kroon

Moving to a new country can be both an exciting and daunting experience. Perhaps you are moving to another country due to a transfer, because you are seeking greener pastures or even because you found love in that country. Whatever the reason may be, relocating to a new country with a set of norms and values different from your own, can be either a learning experience or one of total horror.
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