Interesting facts about Lebanese culture

My name is Christy, I am Lebanese and have been living in Aix-en-Provence since August 2021. I studied journalism, and worked as a food editor, then editor in chief of one of the leading food websites in the MENA region. A foodie at heart and a strong advocate of cooking from scratch, I will be […]

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10 interesting facts about Christmas traditions in Slovakia

1. Waffles, “oplátky”, were traditionally made by teachers. They started baking them right after a celebration of St-Lucia. A few days before, pupils would run from home to home, singing a song they learnt at school and asking for the wheat.
2. Christmas trees started to decorate towns by the end of 18th century. But […]

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Celebrating Chinese New Year far from home

We are in 2021 since more than a month, but for Chinese, we have to be patient to wait until February 12th 2021 when the Chinese New Year begins. It’s my 8th year since I settled down in south of France, far away from my family in Beijing…  However, it doesn’t matter where we are; […]

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Interview: What’s It Like Being an Expat in South Africa With a Toddler?

In our series presenting different experiences of expats all over the globe, let us introduce you to Tushita, who is hailing from India and living actually with her family in Johannesburg, South Africa. As she shared with us when we first chatted, the decision to move and to explore the ‘unknown’ has surprised her! She […]

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What’s on your shopping list?

Back in the 90’s, just few years after the end of the Cold War, the difference of salaries and costs of living on East and West of Europe were so important that a price of subway ticket was considered as expensive for someone from ex-Soviet bloc. Though I had obtained a scholarship for my studies […]

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When Slovak gingerbread and Russian snowflake decorate the Christmas tree abroad

December is coming, and for many of us, it means the approaching of the Christmas season. The Christmas, in most cultures, is a holiday that is strongly associated with the family. No wonder that when living abroad and being far away from your home and family, one might feel homesick or nostalgic. Bringing a piece […]

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