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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...

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 that if you do so, you are actually chewing on rotting human flesh. Obviously, brushing your teeth or choosing another type of breath freshener is a better option in this country. Spain and Latin America Hollywood taught us well about Friday the 13th. So, we are aware about the presence of bad luck. Meanwhile, Spanish-speaking countries have a different schedule – it is Tuesday the 13th that is unlu...

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...

Reasons to Love Living in Andalusia

Onions Newly arriving in Andalusia creates all kinds of sensations. Andalusia delivers drama, colour, flavour and spectacle. When you arrive at the Mirador de San Nicolas for the first time and look across at the Alhambra and the snowcapped Sierra behind… well, it’s unforgettable. There are even more rewards that come with time and effort. Learning a little (or a lot) of Castellano, getting to know the neighbours, going through some rough spots and coming out on the other side, and repeating things over an over again to make you feel embedded in a place. This, in other words, is what we call, knowing your onions. For those just arriving to Andalusia for the first time need to know the importance of the onion – a tortilla de patata without them es una decepción. Acetaldehyde Sherry wines, a...

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...

Does office work make you fat?

An average calculation shows that people in America spend 90 percent of their time indoors, and total of 17 hours is dedicated to outdoor activities. Office work can affect your waistline and there are many workplace consequences why. Lack of natural light disrupts our hormones The explanation comes from the natural transition of lights during the day. At sunrise, the blue light gives you an energy for the daily tasks because it reacts with the cortisol. Meanwhile, at sunset blue light is alternated with a red one, which activates sleep hormones. Most of the offices have blue lightning, which is good for productivity, but since the strength isn’t adopted to this natural transition throughout the day, the understanding about when it is time to relax is distorted. Moreover, at home we are no...

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...

A New Panda Cub in Kuala Lumpur

There is a new panda cub in Kuala Lumpur. A Malaysian zoo in Kuala Lumpur is the home to the world’s newest panda born in captivity. This baby panda does not yet have a name but was born about 5 months ago and made her debut just a few days ago. It’s a girl! The proud parents of the new female panda cub are giant pandas Liang Liang and Xing Xing. Liang Liang and Xing Xing are on a 10-year loan to Malaysia since 2014 and this new cub is their second offspring. Big sister Nuan Nuan was the first cub born to this panda couple. She was born in August 2015 and was sent back to China last November. Returning the cub at the age of 2 was part of a deal with Beijing. Big debut The healthy new addition to this panda family weighs 9 kilograms (19.8 pounds). There was a big media turnout as the cub ma...

20 Signs You Have Gone Native in Switzerland

From staying up past midnight to organise the recycling, shaking hands with children to kissing people three times. Here are 20 signs you have gone native in Switzerland. 1) You have officially become either a Migros person or a Coop person. You do have loyalty cards for both supermarket chains in your wallet though – just in case. 2) When you enter someone’s home, you automatically take your shoes off. You have also bought special slippers for guests to wear when they visit your place. 3) It seems quite normal to have a dozen different insurance policies..and, that your health insurance doesn’t cover ambulance trips. 4) You think it is reasonable to drive five kilometres to recycle some tin cans. And, you stay awake past midnight tying up bales of newspapers with string to put them ...