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added on 23/01/2014 by: denisehession
Talking about various aspects of expat life abroad, particularly for an expat wife, a funny must-read. Inspired by recession in Ireland and live in Middle East, Doha Abu Dhabi and Jakarta, Indonesia. .
 tags: expat life for wife in Indonesia, expat life for wife in Middle East, expat wife, Irish emigrant abroad, reluctant expat

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Better than IKEA  Posted on 07/16/2014
When thinking of emigrating there are a few questions worth asking. Is there a direct flight to Dublin? Is it a Muslim country? Are women allowed drive? For all the obvious reasons each of these has significant effect on the life as an...
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Indonesian House in Jakarta  Posted on 07/02/2014
Like many others, when it comes to leaving Jakarta in the summer or otherwise, sometimes the goodbye that you may find most difficult may be to the housemaid, may even more than family and friends. After all when did traipse up the down...
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Parents Pushing Asian Kids, sorry, Pushy Asian Parents  Posted on 06/18/2014
It’s every parent’s wish that their son/ daughter will do well at school and achieve what is within their reach and perhaps even a little beyond. Sending your children to an international School abroad, certainly highlights the...
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Domestic Social Responsibility  Posted on 06/10/2014
It’s that time of year again, every weekend, double and triple booked with parties, parties, parties……..going away parties. The end of the school year always sees an exodus of the expats. Homeward bound or back on the...
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Bring back the telly  Posted on 06/03/2014
In Ireland there are many different types of family dynamics all stemming from various and perhaps deciding factors in their lives, working, not-working, unable to work, unwilling to work, towns people, country folk, G.A.A., Rugby,...
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Forced into Expatriation  Posted on 05/27/2014
It is often the case when you emigrate from your country, you imagine yourself back within a three to four year period, money made, laughing all the way to the bank, buying up houses for cash left right and centre. It was certainly what I...
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Mosquitos Bite!  Posted on 05/20/2014
Everybody knows that a trip to the Far East, Indonesia not Wexford, requires vaccination against various diseases and infections.   Prior to my voyage east, my awareness of the severity of these illnesses was limited. I imagined...
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Taman Mini Jakarta  Posted on 05/12/2014
Owing to the population density and massive pollution problem in Jakarta, much of daily life is spent indoors.   Although the torrential rain, thunder and lightning doesn’t start until about 1.45.p.m. the mornings can be...
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Gili Islands, Lombok  Posted on 05/06/2014
After a minibreak on the Gili Islands off Lombok, I will never again complain about having to keep my finger on the button on the hairdryer in a hotel room. When I said I wanted a non-commercial holiday destination, with traditional...
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Dingle in Indonesia  Posted on 04/27/2014
After a long hot winter, the Easter break couldn’t have come at a better time. Many may think that life in Indonesia is followed by one sunny day after another but the truth is, it’s only gloriously sunny in the mornings, for...
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  • denisehession
    denisehession 05 February 2014 12:16:16

    Very Funny - a must read for all expat wives out there!

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