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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 the imposing Skagerrak Bay which thrusts all the way up to burst out into the North Sea and the sea, while its suburbs spread out and up to meld with the densely forested Marka area. Living In Oslo Oslo is a city comfortable with its past and eager to usher in its future as can be seen by its thriving museums, burgeoning foodie movement, dynamic contemporary-art scene and daringly energetic archite...

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 either. According to the study made by the research house Bernstein, in 2015 there were 1.1 billion of cars globally. The study reveals that the number of cars in 2025 should reach 1.5 billion. Meanwhile, the expected growth for 2040 is double – 2.0 billion of cars worldwide. The western world can breathe easier, experts claim that “most of the transport growth to happen in emerging markets like Chin...

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 Swedish words svenska and engelska. The term firstly appeared in one article published in 1960. It tried to get the attention of readers to the case and make them aware about the words they use in order to prevent any possible influence on the native language. And more than 50 years later Svengelska is more progressed and lively. It became a common thing in daily communication. However, generations Y an...

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 high, even professional athletes admitted to doing so. It seems like a common habit though. For this reason, it is time to talk about the health effects of pee in the pool. What should we be worried about? First of all, it is a myth that chlorine kills urine. It’s a very bad habit, more importantly, it is detrimental to human health. It wouldn’t be a case if it was a matter of a few people. But since...

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 that must be revealed. Kuala Lumpur by itself is an extraordinary place, so some extra information should help us to understand how KL was shaped. The name Since Kuala Lumpur is located between two rivers, it literally signifies that: in Malay, Kuala means “Muddy” and Lumpur – “confluence”. Honestly, it is a quite ridiculous case when you are looking for the meaning. The roots The city was founde...

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 the trade concept: partners desire different things from each other. Have you ever wondered why a young, beautiful woman is married to that old rich man? It is very simple: both of them found what they were looking for. In other words, she had something that he needed and vice versa. In addition, it is based on one-dimension demand. Probably a naïve romantic can find this reality disappointing, bu...

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 us. Benefits of swearing The author of the book Swearing Is Good For You: The Amazing Science of Bad Language, Emma Byrne claims that swearing helps with stress management, pain, even team building. It also helps decreasing the level of aggression and physical violence. It’s important to point it out that swearing can easily provoke a laugh. Of course, it is related with expressing and camouflagin...

Why Relocating To Dublin Might Be A Smart Decision?

Dublin is a truly bewitching city of old-world cobbled streets, hedonistic pubs, medieval castles and soaring cathedrals contrasted to a vibrant cultural scene bursting with thriving art galleries and dynamic nightlife. With an economy beginning to rebound again, a magnificent architectural heritage and broad expanses of greenery coupled with some of the friendliest people on the face of the planet makes living in Dublin Ireland one of the most attractive places to call home. Relocating To Dublin Most expats in Dublin who live in Ireland will cheerfully expound on the manifest joys of living in this tumultuous city. From its Georgian architectural legacy to its determinedly cosmopolitan outlook, the last decade has seen Dublin unashamedly embrace diversity and multiculturalism. Here, as we...

The Truth About Those Paris Clichés

Everyone has heard clichés about Paris and its inhabitants. The rudeness, the dog poo, the slim women, the reluctance to help tourists, the Metro nightmares. We’re here to set the record straight and get to the truth about those Paris clichés…in a comical way. Read on to see which clichés are myth and which are reality. Paris is not kid-friendly REAL: Parisians like children of course, but they just don’t want to see them in bars or restaurants. Parisian restaurants generally don’t have kids chairs or colouring books to keep the little ones occupied. Generally speaking it’s not a kid-friendly city. Space comes at a premium in this city and perhaps one reason kids are not welcome in restaurants is that they take a lot of space, so you feel bad bringing them into these tightly packed s...

Welcome to the 10th Issue of MyExpatsWorld Magazine

We are happy and excited to welcome you to our tenth edition of this magazine. 
A magazine for people who live, or plan to move abroad. In this issue you can find out about life standards in three totally different cities: Hong Hong, Rome and Zurich. Have a good laugh while reading an article about hilarious things that everyone has secretly done and count how many of them appeared in your life. Gain a useful perspective into why long distances might be the healthiest thing for your relationship. Know why millenials are the biggest victims of social engineering. Read about the generation that is expected to be the most overweight generation on record. There are many more interesting stories to read for any taste. Take a look around! According to the latest research, it was estimated that a...

The Top Best Qualities of Successful People

Success is described differently to each person and in order to know if we have reached it we need to first define what it is. It is not necessarily what we obtain but what we are and become. There are some common traits that most people who consider themselves successful share. Here are the top best qualities of successful people. Taking Chances Inaction can be caused by a fear of failure. In many cases the fear is often more debilitating than failure itself. In many cases, the biggest risk is not taking any risk. The only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks in this fast-changing world. Owning Up We are the only ones in control our present and future. We deprive ourselves of our inherent power when we blame others for our circumstances. Knowing how to take ownership of...

Why You Shouldn’t Aim to Please Everyone

We will never be original or authentic if we constantly worry about what others will think. Everyone likes to have recognition for what they do. Some have a need for this from everyone around them and others are more selective in who they need it from. The yearn for approval starts in our childhood and it’s innate. Our parents follow us around to see how well we do things and it’s a natural part of development which builds our self-esteem and confidence. But there are some reasons why you shouldn’t aim to please everyone. It starts in adolescence During our teenage years, what our friends think about us starts to matter. For some teenagers this can be excessive. In our adult years we do continue to look to others for critiques. And this could be for any reason, be it cooking, dancing or mo...