Over the course of 2013, Expat Explorer brought expats posts on topics as diverse as housewarming parties, marriage, national sports and staying safe when moving abroad. We also introduced you to a wide range of guest bloggers, all with very different, exciting stories to tell, like Cheylene, who swapped American suburban for a fast-paced city life in London, or Mike, who takes on a new expat destination every six months to get the most out of retirement.
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But which posts, published this year, proved the most popular with readers? Here’s the Top Five:
Otherwise known as great factual titbits, these anecodtes are perfect for dinner party chats or pub quizzes as well as avoiding faux pas abroad. Want to know about camel wrestling? Scared of offending with your (lack of) chopstick etiquette? Look no further.
Aisha shared her experiences of moving from the UK to Canada, along with her husband and three small children. ‘Expat life forces you to develop your identity in ways you’re never pushed to at home’ she explains and her story is revealing, entertaining and relatable.
This post looked at the scary side of moving abroad, especially when flying solo, and gave useful tips for fitting in and overcoming difficulties, relevant to expats no matter their backgrounds or destination country!
Proving our expat readers are definitively the romantic type, lots of you wanted to you know how to fan the flame of cross border or even cross continental love.
We’re not usually ones to judge but these expat stereotype character sketches (the soul searchers, the homesick, the local Joes) obviously rang true to our readers!
If you have ideas for what you’d like to see on the Expat Explorer blog in 2014, let us know in the comments or by tweeting @expatexplorer.