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Questioning our culture

Last week I received the following message from our new neighbours: “Would you like to come over for a wine (or some beer)?” This might seem like a totally innocuous question. Normal even. But it left me feeling quite angry. Why? You might ask. Because drinking is so acceptable, ‘normal’ in our culture, that anything […]

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Expat, immigrant, migrant, nomad or what?

Should we find an alternative for the term expat? In searching to name my blog, I have found myself challenged by others and myself about using the term ‘expat’.  I have to admit it is not a word that I would use to describe myself, but I can’t think of another term that fits.  On […]

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Inner Expat – a different expat blog

In our wedding speech, my dad said that I like to do things that terrify me, and he was right. Moving countries, travelling around India alone in my 20’s, getting married, having kids, pushing myself out of my comfort zone, they are all a little terrifying. As is starting this. Anyway, here goes…. My name […]

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