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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

10 Countries That Don’t Like Visitors

In many countries, tourism can is a very big boost to the economy. Visitors have been embraced in most countries around the world with open arms. There are some countries however, that have decided that they were better without the masses of newcomers. Here is a list of 10 countries that have closed their doors to Americans along with many other nations. 1) Saudi Arabia All visitors to Saudi Arabia must be sponsored by a legal resident or citizen. There are still no guarantees even if you’re sponsored properly. The visa application process is highly selective. 2) Iran This country no longer has an American Embassy anymore due to the tense Iran hostage situation that occurred there in 1979. The only way to obtain a visa to this country is through the Pakistani embassy in Washington, D.C and...

Airports That Make Everyone Feel Like First Class

Both many first-time flyers and seasoned travellers have a general apathy toward airports. The sprawling buildings are often snaked with security lines, clogged with bad food, and plagued with discomforts. But travellers can do something about it and plan their trips via airports that are doing it right. There are airports that make everyone feel like first class. Skytrax rankings The annual Skytrax rankings of the world’s best airports were released earlier this spring. The results of millions of passenger surveys from around the globe were tabulated into a coveted list. These top 10 airports should be enough of a reason for anyone to book a flight. Great lounges and fabulous shopping compete with respected hotels. Some airports have amusements that entertain better than some parks....

Ways to Get Arrested in Singapore

Singapore is a fantastic city which has a global reputation for strict laws and the many signs dictating exactly what happens if you follow the rules. Here are some ways to get arrested in Singapore. Importing chewing gum (that’s not for health reasons) There is a quirky law in Singapore that bans chewing gum which most people have heard about. The law has since been loosened slightly to allow for the sale of chewing gum for health-related or dental purposes though. For anyone found importing chewing gum for any other purpose is still considered breaking the law. Importing chewing gum for purposes other than medical is still considered illegal. One could be fined $100,000 or given two years in jail if they break this law. For those general gum chewers out there – you are not likely to have...

Australia is investing millions on saving the Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef distinguishes itself with an exceptional collection of astonishing underwater flora and fauna. It is one of the seven natural wonders of the world. The reef is the biggest assemblage of coral reefs in the world which contains 400 types of coral, over 1500 species of fish and 4000 types of molluscs.  Unfortunately, global warming and human activities damage the reef. It has lost up to half of its coral in the last 30 years. Moreover, in 2016, the heat waves killed or damaged much of the coral and this damage corresponds to a distance of about 805 kilometres. So, Australia committed to help saving the Great Barrier Reef and to support the preservation with $379 million. Climate change is the main cause of the existing situation. Meanwhile the World Wildlife Fund claims...

Why Zurich is One of The Best Cities to Live?

Set in the heart of Europe Zurich has a well-earned reputation for being a safe, sublimely efficient and very clean and orderly city. Yet beyond its reputation as a global financial centre, Zurich enjoys a vibrant cultural life exemplified by its ebullient summer Street Parade. Towards the end of 20th century, Zurich cast off its dire workaholic tendencies to emerge as one of central Europe’s coolest destinations. This is in large part of its discovery of an artsy, post-industrial edge that rapidly became the envy of much of Europe. Living In Zurich, Switzerland Zurich has also kept in touch with its roots, preserving its ancient centre. This maze of winding lanes and tall church steeples is endearingly intact. Yet Zürich also passionately embraced emerging architectural and cultural...