Preparing For A First-Time Trip To India In 6 Steps

Preparing For A First-Time Trip To India In 6 Steps

I write this as I’m sat on a train that will take me to the airport, and off I’ll fly to India. I’d be lying if I said that preparing for this trip was a piece of cake. The opposite – anxiety was kicking in full swing. From travels near and far I have learned, though, that a good preparation for a trip can ease the stress and make the experience more pleasant. Especially, if you’re going somewhere like India. Continue reading “Preparing For A First-Time Trip To India In 6 Steps”

Mountain Biking Weekend In Lenzerheide

Mountain Biking Weekend In Lenzerheide

If you are looking for the perfect mountain biking holiday location in Switzerland, look no further – Arosa Lenzerheide bike region has everything you need. With more than 500 km of signposted bike trails, an excellent lift and gondola network, and a freeride bike park, there’s something to do for any bike lover. On a late September weekend, we decided to get a taste of all this goodness. Continue reading “Mountain Biking Weekend In Lenzerheide”

From The First Pedal Strokes To The First Crash

From The First Pedal Strokes To The First Crash

Living in the mountains opens up many new opportunities, and mountain biking has been one of them. It’s not even two months since my first proper mountain bike arrived, and I’m already in too deep. I have always loved cycling, but I could never imagine I could be so enthused by conquering trails on two wheels. Continue reading “From The First Pedal Strokes To The First Crash”

Day Trip to Zermatt

Day Trip to Zermatt

To ever see Matterhorn with my own eyes seemed quite unreal. But, to be fair, living in the Swiss Alps – even more so. That would have been something unthinkable years ago. But hey, I’m here now. Therefore, living less than a 3-hour drive away from Zermatt was a reason good enough to finally go visit Zermatt and see the beast that Matterhorn is. And so we did! Continue reading “Day Trip to Zermatt”

7 Ways How Living Abroad Can Make You Smarter

7 Ways How Living Abroad Can Make You Smarter

There are several reasons why people choose to live abroad. For some it’s better job opportunities, for some it’s itchy feet and adventurous spirit that drives them to make this step, while others move their lives to other countries to be with their families or loved ones. However, I don’t think there are any who have done that solely for the reason to become smarter. But, as it turns out, that’s one of the benefits all expats can enjoy. Let me talk you through the specific skills! Continue reading “7 Ways How Living Abroad Can Make You Smarter”

My Work Experience So Far

My Work Experience So Far

It’s been nearly 10 months since I first started my new job in Manchester, and for some reason, I’ve been putting this post off for months now. Yes, it’s time to look back and reflect. What challenges am I facing as a foreigner, how have I adapted, and what have I learned, and what’s in store for me in the future… Read on if you want to know all the answers! Continue reading “My Work Experience So Far”

Experiencing Reverse Culture Shock

Experiencing Reverse Culture Shock

In a post a couple of weeks ago I shared my experience with the cultural adjustment process and its four stages, one of which is the culture shock. I think I’ve been quite lucky as I haven’t had the taste of a culture shock while living in the UK. However, whenever I’ve had the chance to go back home to Latvia, I have experienced a thing called reverse culture shock. What kind of beast is that?
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