Author: Alma

How is Oslo to Live in?

Any prospective expat spending a day in this vibrant city to familiarize themselves will be easily able to answer the question, How is Oslo? The answer is immediately obvious as are the reasons why Oslo, Norway’s capital and its largest city remains Europe’s fastest-growing capital. Flanked by mountains, Oslo is set in a giant amphitheatre with its feet soaking in the Oslofjord an inlet of t...

Future: no headaches of finding a parking spot

Each driver knows that miserable sensation when circling the block for the third time in a row and passionately praying for someone to leave. In most cases, finding a parking place is an odyssey nowadays, especially living in busy neighborhoods. Statistics It is counted that 30 percent of the traffic is people looking for a spot to park. And it seems things will not become easier in the future eit...

Is Now The Time to Start Investing?

Alpine Atlantic Global Asset Management was started in 2007 and is today serving expat clients, as well as family offices around the world. Their specialty is that they work as a completely independent provider and therefore not selling any financial products. Instead they develop customized investment plans for clients and help them to find the right banking solutions and reduce banking related f...

10 frightening superstitions from around the world

Superstitions are something unexplainable. But they do exist, and people simply believe in them. Our rational thinking doesn’t make much sense here, but at least we can enjoy the diversity of the world.  Let’s take a look at these weird, frightening and simply amazing superstitions below. Turkey If you are wondering why nobody is chewing gum at night in Turkey, here is an answer. Locals believe th...

Spotlights of Swenglish

In recent times, the English language became quite active in ordinary Swedish vocabulary. For this reason, an ongoing interaction between the two languages appeared, which led to a common term “Swenglish”.  It is usually accompanied by the local one: ”Svengelska”. This article revels how the absorption of English language affects the local one. The roots ”Svengelska” is a combination of two Swedis...

What happens when we pee in the pool?

Summer joys please the heart. Who wouldn’t sign up for a relaxing day by the pool. Lying on a comfy lounger, tanning, and finally, rewarding yourself with a fresh dive into the water. But how fresh and clean will you actually be afterwards? It is a fact – people do pee in swimming pools, no matter how gross it is. And we speak not only about the public pools, where the urine level is extremely hig...

Learn a Language from Wherever You Are in the World

Want to learn a new language quickly and easily but you do not have the time or patience to go to a school? Schedule a free trial lesson with Swiss Language Success, where you can enjoy rapid progress and lasting language knowledge to communicate fluently and correctly in a short period of time. This way you will be able to learn a language from wherever you are in the world! Benefits of learning ...

2018 Opinion Survey Finds Expats Disagree With Requirements For Filing US Taxes

Greenback Expat Tax Services holds an annual survey that examines the opinions of expats from all over the world. This year, the 2018 US Expat Opinion Survey gathered responses from 3800+ US expats. Read what David McKeegan, Co-Founder of Greenback Expat Tax Services, has to share about the results. This year’s survey was different than previous years’ surveys because we departed from asking prima...

Some mind-blowing facts about Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur, also commonly known as KL, is one of the most popular tourist destination worldwide. Not surprisingly, the city is extremely cosmopolitan and keeps expanding its growth becoming one of the most important places in Southeast Asia. For this reason, many important international events are hosted in Kuala Lumpur. Anyway, there are some fascinating facts about the city...

3 Reasons to De-Clutter your Home for the Aussie Winter

Spring came and went months ago and you realised that you never got around to doing some spring cleaning. Now that it’s cooler and Australians are spending more time indoors, it is the perfect time to make extra space in your home. Here are 3 reasons why now is the perfect time to de-clutter and arrange storage for your stuff with TAXIBOX. Sort out your summer clothes If you have excess summer clo...

The “opposites attract” approach is out of date

It is time to give up on the “opposites attract” stereotype. It is fake. To achieve happiness and harmony in relationships it is recommended to look for someone like you. The basics of the former attitude Relationships can be explained as “a result of the exchange of goods and services”. This kind of interpretation comes from a stereotyped understanding that associates romantic relationships with ...

Swearing is Healthy

It is a paradox. A swearing vocabulary meant to be used for expression of strong anger or frustration. Well, usually these words shouldn’t be communicated in any verbal or non-verbal ways. However, our society calls these words as bad, impolite and inappropriate language. Meanwhile, the science justifies it: swearing is healthy. Keep reading to know how a “forbidden language” can actually benefit ...