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Recommended Expat Blogs: Kuala Lumpur
Everybody who has spent time in a different country knows that expat life is not quite like anything else in the world. The confusion of the first few days and weeks, the slow, but steady process of acclimation, the little peculiarities and quirks that might strike you about your new surroundings: almost any situation you encounter can make for a great story. If you are so inclined and want to blog about it, of course!
Our InterNations recommended blog section features talented expat bloggers from around the world. Their offerings to the blogosphere have been selected for their great entries and high quality, whether they may be funny, informative, interesting, deeply personal or a combination of all of the above.
Let’s hear from our featured bloggers in Kuala Lumpur:
Accept that in the first few months you may be brought to tears by the most innocuous of things. This doesn’t mean you are going mad or failing; it’s just part of the journey of adjustment to massive change. Cry when you need to then be determined to make the best of the next day.
The difference in cost of living also means being able to hire help and participate more often in things we enjoy. In Geneva tennis and golf were certainly doable but not on an almost daily basis like they are here.
I was young at the time and made lots of mistakes… but that’s how you become a better person … so no regrets! Still living life to its limits and making loads of mistakes and learning from every one of them.
There are also expat magazines that get delivered to you for free. They organize stuff like bars, restaurant food trips and other activities… if you are single or married with no kids, this is an easy way to mingle and meet other expats.
I believe “expect the unexpected” could be a good hint on what… to expect in KL. Regarding the changes in my preparations, maybe I would put more emphasis on the safety – behind all this modernism and loveliness, KL can be a bit dangerous (lots of bag snatching. Lots!)
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