Expat vs. exile: why do we wander?

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The editor of Matador Life contrasts the urge to keep moving with the condition of exile.

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No ethnic joke: developing an international sense of humor

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An American integrates into all facets of Israeli life. Except for one thing — the humor. Funny is cultural.

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Lowlights of an expat experience: bluest adventures captured on film

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Some people believe a photo steals the soul. What about a photo that captures a soul death?

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Flowering: when we put theory into practice

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Playful travel buzzwords, the logistics of expat women, and a new global culture magazine in the style of Hemingway.

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Immigration immunity: is tolerance a two-way street?

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Does just being an expat earn you a badge of tolerance toward other cultures — all of a sudden?

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Is GlobalNiche for me?

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Feel like a fish out of water, surrounded by the ‘wrong’ culture?
Juggling all your different worlds, family, friends, work, countries, languages, timezones?
Disadvantaged by where you are, out of touch with important things happening elsewhere?
Losing ground in your profession or education?
Trouble keeping favorite parts of yourself a daily presence?
Invisible and wish the world would notice you?
Stuck and yearn to reinvent yourself?

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Does expat lit deserve its own shelf?

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Expatriate literature may be stocked in the travel-memoir-classics section, but does it deserve a shelf of its own? Highlights from a week of Twitter #litchat about the unique depths of outsider cultural views from the inside

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The twinge of heritage: ghostly urges of a post-immigration life

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After four generations of immigration, a New World woman finds the mysteries of extended lineage often crop up as synchronicity, quirks of taste, wanderlust.

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Awkward greetings: the intercultural social dance

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Trying to assimilate to the greeting norms of another culture leaves us bumping heads and stepping on toes.

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Running from the pack: avoiding homogeneity on the road

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Here’s my idea of travel torture: Sabotaging a holiday by overpaying someone to impose an itinerary on me.

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