Expat Joys – Sensible Sex Education

The beauty of expat life is that you get to see an alternate universe. You get to see how life might have panned out at home, if only people weren't so bound to tradition. Sure, in some cases the alternative might be worse. It might send you running right back home where everything is "better," but more often than not we like what we see abroad and wonder why it's not done this way at home.

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Top Ten (Small) Joys of Expat Life

As frustrating as it can be to move households across continents, to navigate the incomprehensible currents of the Department of Home Affairs to obtain your visa, or to find out that "just now" means "perhaps in three weeks" at best, there are also many happy sides to expat life, if you only choose to open your eyes to them.

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Expat Joys – The Sun

giraffe before setting sun

I’m not sure of the official tally, but from our experience the sun shines about 359 days a year in Johannesburg. It’s definitely one of my greatest joys as an expat here. Even – and especially – in winter, when I’m shivering through the nights, the sun can always be ... 

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Expat Joys – Variety and Life Skills

This is the fourth post in an 8-part series where we explore the good parts about being an expat - in general, and in South Africa particularly. From receiving a head massage every time you get your hair cut to stocking your house with beautiful artwork, worshipping the sun, eating the best mango of your life, or letting someone else put the gas in your car, expat life can have many upsides.

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Expat Joys – Service at the Gas Station

This is the third post in an 8-part series where we explore the good parts about being an expat - in general, and in South Africa particularly. From receiving a head massage every time you get your hair cut to stocking your house with beautiful artwork, worshipping the sun, eating the best mango of your life, or letting someone else put the gas in your car, expat life can have many upsides.

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Expat Joys – Beautiful Art in Your House

This is the second post in an 8-part series where we explore the good parts about being an expat - in general, and in South Africa particularly. From receiving a head massage every time you get your hair cut to stocking your house with beautiful artwork, worshipping the sun, eating the best mango of your life, or letting someone else put the gas in your car, expat life can have many upsides.

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Expat Joys – The Head Massage

This is the first post in an 8-part series where we explore the good parts about being an expat - in general, and in South Africa particularly. From receiving a head massage every time you get your hair cut to stocking your house with beautiful artwork, worshipping the sun, eating the best mango of your life, or letting someone else put the gas in your car, expat life can have many upsides.

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