How Expats Can Make New Friends Abroad

Last updated on December 19th, 2022 at 12:28 amAlex and I have made our home in two countries where neither of us knew anyone before arriving, the Netherlands and Ireland. When you first arrive there is a lot to do. Along with finding a place to live, there is immigration, tax and banking to sort…

CouchSurfing: Not just a “free” place to stay

It’s a common tip nowadays for even mainstream travel journalists to tout the website couchsurfing as a “free” place to stay when giving tips of how to save money when traveling. On the one hand, yes, you can stay at somebody’s house for several nights and you won’t pay them any money, but it’s not really “free” per se. There is typically an expectation of shared cultural experiences.