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Sydney covers some 12,000 square kilometers, so your choice of places to live is vast. Ulrike Lemmin-Woolfrey breaks Sydney down by neighborhood and suburb to give prospective expats an idea of amenities and affordability.
Did you know that Dublin has more green spaces per square kilometer than any other European capital city? Author Christina McDonald-Legg gives a quick overview of the city’s most unique parks.
Chun Jie celebrates the beginning of the new Chinese year. Like most Chinese holidays, its exact date varies slightly from year to year, depending on the Chinese calendar. Author Shannon Aitken discusses the holiday’s traditions and why this may (or may not) be a great time to visit Beijing.
Mexico’s Christmas season is full of tradition and pageantry—though very few conifers. Julie Doherty Meade describes the various ways of celebrating, and she shares the story of her own first Christmas in Mexico.
Garífuna Settlement Day, one of Belize’s biggest cultural celebrations and an official holiday, takes place on November 19th. Lily Girma shares her own experience of the celebration, as well as advice for those looking to visit the country during the holiday.
There’s a good reason that many Cubans have never seen Santa, and it’s not because he couldn’t get a visa—nor that it’s never been known to snow in Cuba. To Cuba’s young, bearded revolutionaries, Christmas was both religious and capitalist at the same time, so the holiday was officially banned. Christopher P. Baker discusses the recent history of Christmas in Cuba and shares his own holiday experiences.
If you’re interested in moving to London, a fact-finding trip is a must. Resident and expat Karen White shares a one-week itinerary that lets you explore London’s neighborhoods, find the right place for you (or your family) to live, and still have time for sightseeing.
Christmas is not the most feted day of the year for most people in Delhi, but it definitely does not go by unnoticed. Author Margot Bigg discusses holiday celebrations in India.
Hong Kong has long been a stronghold of Chinese culture and its traditional festivals are celebrated with energy, color, and lots of noise. Resident and author Rory Boland gives an overview of Hong Kong’s festivals, from Chinese New Year to the Hungry Ghost Festival.