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Expat Hacks

When do I use the Spanish tú or usted? This a very common question that comes up among expats learning Spanish. What Does Tú and Usted Mean in English? Both tú and usted are Spanish for the word: you. Unlike in English, the word “you” in Spanish comes in two varieties: tú (informal) and usted (formal). And while the rules might [...]

Are you planning on taking a scouting trip before you move? Have you traveled internationally? If not, there will be some new things to get used to. We went on a scouting trip to Margarita Island, Venezuela. It paid off. We decided not to move there. We learned a lot from that trip. The cost of living [...]

Long flights can take their toll. And it isn’t just the high price of your tickets. Or the in-flight gas. (You know what I’m talking about.) Long flights are hard on your body. Staying Healthy on Long Flights On our return trip to Canada last month, we left Quito at 11:50pm (Wednesday) and finally cleared Canadian Customs at [...]

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