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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Outsiders in the revolution: is there a rubber bullet with our name on it?

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As foreigners in foreign lands, when is their fight our fight?

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Bornean Buddha: a mindful horror story

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When a bored luxury resort guest is dropped on a snake-infested island, she finds her inner Buddha and turns the corner on her nature’s bitter edge.

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Passion plays: defending our identity and a future that looks like us

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Most of us would agree that passion fuels our aims better than discipline or elbow grease alone. Passion’s dark side — anger — may be the best defense of our identity, and a future that looks like us.

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Rolling stone: how are you shaped by the places you’ve been?

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If nowhere in the world is home, all the world is home. Happy syllogism or rootless predicament?

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Chameleons: global citizens in motion, both body and soul

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Our body is where the soul dwells. If life as a Third Culture Kid is culture in motion, and dance is a body in motion, dancing TCKs find a new sense of home.

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Your tribe is the new segregation: integration may not be an improvement

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As we seek our global niche, we’re integrating across all sorts of out-moded boundaries. You could also say we’re segregating along the lines of our true selves.

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Expat type two: splitting the definition

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Some expats are more equal than others. What separates one type of expat from another is the temporariness of the challenges.

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Hitch-hiking inheritances: the trust culture between strangers

What did hitch-hiking mean to your family and how did it affect your practices when you reached adulthood?

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