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Category: Repatriation

Phonetically Defined, a cartoon by John Atkinson of Wrong Hands

Estatoranto – a language necessary for repatriation

'We all know how estate agents are masters of euphemism. For "quaint" read "old and shabby". "Secluded" or "peaceful residential area" seems to mean "in the middle of nowhere and miles from public transport and shops". What I hadn't expected was the frequent sheer inability to communicate simple information in a coherent manner.' Kay makes a foray into the confusing world of estate agents' listings.

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A lonely house under a stormy sky

The surprising cost of repatriation

After living overseas for a long time it's easy to get in the way of thinking that if the worst comes to the worst, you just have to make sure you have enough money left for the flight home. But life ain't that simple, as some returning expats have found out to their cost.

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