Moving abroad can be difficult for the loved ones you leave behind. Not only will it comfort them to have you visit, but bringing them a piece of your new home will also provide them with a piece of your new life! Choose gifts that will give your loved ones a little taste of the culture, food and lifestyle of your new country. Here are a few gift suggestions aimed at distributing bits of culture throughout the globe!

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What approaches are there to immerse yourself in a completely new culture? Have you considered what you could learn through dance? It’s more than just movement, it’s a form of expression mixed with emotion and storytelling. It’s a universal language that reveals the deepest secrets of a society through its history and culture. Every region of the world and every country you visit has it’s own type of dance. You’ll be surprised at how much you’ll learn by observing a new dance and trying to understand its significance.

  1. Calling Spirits

Certain cultures relay their expression of dancing as a means…


Let’s set the scene: You’re sitting in a café in Nice, watching the beautiful view at La Promenade des Anglais, and take a sip of your coffee. Doesn’t taste quite the same as it did in Miami. You order water and you’re faced with the same dilemma. Ever wonder why similar food items taste so different depending on your location? We’re here to help you better understand. There are so many factors that create the contrasting tastes in each product: ingredients, atmosphere, geography, treatment of sources, and so much more. Let’s explore a few big ones!

  1. Water


Change is an important transition we all endure throughout our lives. Moving abroad and disrupting the routine you’ve created can be a challenge, especially when you move to a new city. There are so many different things to get use to: a new lifestyle, new friends, a new culture and just being in a new place. So what exactly can you expect to face when you venture out on this life-changing move? Let’s explore!

Saying Hi!

When it comes to meeting new people and making friends, it’s important to know what kind of greeting to anticipate so you don’t get caught off…


Whether you’re planning a trip or taking a huge leap towards a permanent move don’t forget to pack a few items that will definitely come in handy the moment you land! First and foremost, before you embark on your journey, DO YOUR RESEARCH. What should you do? Where should you go? What is there to see? What local foods should you try? Learn as much as you can to make your trip as comforting as possible.

SO- with that said, what are some necessities you’ll need to include in your carry-on before you take off? …


How and why did you leave your country of origin?

I left the Democratic Republic of Congo for Rome, Italy with my entire family. I’ve always believed I left right after I had turned 8, but it could well be that I turned 8 in Rome. Needless to say I don’t remember how, or even if that birthday was celebrated. My father had an opportunity — one we all seized — to go work in Rome. Fifteen years later, here I am in Washington DC, lucky enough to have lived in a few countries in between.

What’s the worst thing…


Buenos Aires offers a mix of European class and Latin flair. The large flux of European immigrants in the 19th and 20th century has shaped the city’s architecture with large influences from French and Italian neoclassical styles. Nevertheless, the city maintains its Latin American charm. The city’s diversity offers a rich mix of social, cultural and artistic shows. It is generally assumed that Tango initiated in the streets of Rio de la Plata, a working class neighborhood in Buenos Aires. More than 13 million people call Buenos Aires home nonetheless you don’t really get a sense of overpopulation. It is…


How and why did you leave your country of origin?

I left France when I was around 10 years old and moved to a french island in the caribbean called Martinique. I moved because of my father’s job. Since then i have moved many times to different countries. I did not want to move to a new place at first, I was young and had never done anything like this before. As soon as I started my new life in Martinique though, i realized how lucky I was to have this opportunity. …


Dubai has transformed itself in a period of 30 years from a plain desert into an impressive melting pot. The city is truly built to accommodate expats that are regularly moving to Dubai. This economic booming was first driven by a rich oil production. But with time, Dubai has diversified its economy and is planning to celebrate the production of its last barrel of oil in the near future. Dubai offers a glamorous lifestyle for those who can afford it. Its drive to continuously grow and build impressive monuments will certainly create more opportunities for expats arriving from diverse regions…


Mumbai is truly a lively city that never sleeps. With more than 22 million people living around the metropolis, don’t be surprised if the streets are still full after midnight. The recent economic surge in India has increased the number of expats moving to Mumbai. Expats are usually able to find suitable accommodations, hiring a chauffeur and a housemaid is affordable. However, the rise of property prices has become an obstacle. The city has a liberal mindset and is very welcoming toward new comers. If you are looking for a busy fast paced lifestyle, then Mumbai should be on your…

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