Welcome back to Red Breast’s blog after a long break!! It’s been hot here in Portugal lately – I hope the rest of you are enjoying a more cool summer somewhere out there, even if I doubt it.
News. I am working on a new project - a book. In the coming weeks I will posting extracts here … So stay TUNED! This book is about my experiences trying to integrate into different societies.
This not an embassy-approved manual of vaccinations needed, nor a best-practices guide of how to hob-knob at a local cocktail party. It lays bare the psychology of being a stranger in a foreign society. All is based on personal observations and experiences without referencing solely previous works, neither statistics nor research.
Who might this be for? For anybody who is interested in understanding what lies beneath the stereotypes of encountering and living in new societies.
I hope this no-nonsense account will give you more perspective of the true values, interests, preferences, strengths and weaknesses of living abroad than a regular travel book. Because the best truth, is what happened.
I lived my first 25 years in Finland, before moving first to The Netherlands, then to the UK and France now Portugal.
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