Loving London doesn’t prevent the occasional bouts of homesickness and culture shock

To any Aussie expat experiencing any kind of culture shock or longing for home, remember that you’re not alone. But don’t lose your patriotism, and don’t lose heart.

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UK immigrants can find a sense of ‘home’ through food

2016 will be remembered as the year ‘diversity-angst’ came out the closet with a bang! Social documentary photographer, Tanya Houghton’s recent exhibition suggests that a powerful way to dissolve such fear is through food.

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UK visas and passports: Right of abode explained

One of the terms that one often encounters in the UK immigration rules is the so-called ‘right of abode.’ But, what is this so-called ‘right of abode’?

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Pay for your holiday by renting out your UK home

The idea of making money off your home while you are away, is not a particularly new concept but sometimes the logistics of letting out your house over the holidays puts you off the process altogether and the effort outweighs the gain.

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Considering a Move to the UK? Learn about the Culture

If your New Year’s plans include possibly moving to the UK, then there is a lot you’ll want to consider before making your final decision.

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You try not to just live with other Aussies and Kiwis overseas, but eventually it happens

Is it inevitable that you live with fellow so-called ‘Antipodeans’? Is this really such a bad thing?

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21 ways an Aussie expat can tell they’re becoming British

Work out if you’ve made the transition from Aussie ocker to English blue blood with this essential expat’s checklist.

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Is the best people watching in the world on London’s Tube?

The London Underground offers what some aficionados might say is one of the world’s, if not THE world’s, finest people watching opportunities.

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Living in gloomy, rainy London: umbrellas vs hoodies?

Despite the traditionally romantic image of the English gentleman wielding a 48-inch, neatly gathered navy brolly, it doesn’t really match the reality on the London high street.

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Dossing rules: The simple and essential laws of London expat couch surfing

EXPATS NEED TO KNOW THIS: Dossing. Everyone does it. Whether it’s when you first arrive in London, on a stopover in between trips or in the week before you head back to Australia. Every Aussie who spends time in London will spend time dossing! But there is an etiquette…

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An expat’s joy: discovering English cuisine is actually pretty damn great

Whilst some would consider the term ‘English cuisine’ an oxymoron, I disagree. I think the British have mastered simple comfort food. And how about the pub Sunday roast.

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Aussie life is simply better than ours in the UK. And don’t you lot just know it

The quality of life seems to be far superior over there on the other side of the world. So why don’t all we Britons move into all that open space and indulge in the Australian lifestyle? Typically, we can’t be arsed.

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Romance on the Tube? Looking for Mr Right, not Mr Right Now

Where is ‘Mr. Right’? Could it be the guy you play ping-pong eyes with every morning on your way to work, awkwardly avoiding eye contact for longer than five seconds? Or is he just Mr Right Now?

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There’s always one weirdo living in your London house

When you live in a London houseshare packed with a motley crew of expats, you’re bound to end up with at least one oddball in the mix.

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UK Biometric Residence Permits: all you need to know

Many people are confused and in doubt about the exact purpose, process, and eligibility of the UK Biometric Residence Permits or BRP’s as they are often known.

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