Expat Life Archive

From January 2010 to June 2013 I called Sydney, Australia home. Read about my adventures there.

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Overcoming Obstacles of Marrying Someone with a Different Mother Tongue

May 12, 2017

in expat advice, language, marriage

Communication in marriage is hard enough when you come from similar backgrounds. But what if both of you have different native languages? That’s a whole other ballgame. While you may share one common language—either another language separate from your two native languages, or the shared language is one of the native languages—there will be some […]

5 Road Trip-Worthy Cars In Australia

November 21, 2016

in australia, cars, road trips

You’ve arrived in Australia and planned a wonderful road trip. What do you need? A reliable car to get you around at your own pace. Finding your dream road trip car is actually pretty easy when you head to Australia. The country is built to serve road warriors with a passion for long drives through […]

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7 Foods That Taste Much Better Than They Sound

October 25, 2016

in strange food

World cuisine is certainly a mixed bag. While foods like steak and chips are loved the world over, other offerings are a little more niche. Today, let’s take a look at seven foods which sound gut-wrenching at first, but are, in reality, rather scrumptious. 1. Mula de Nopal – Mexico (Source) Kicking off the list […]