Expat Life

Expat Life, Finance, Living in Dublin

Dublin Housing Crisis Explained: Causes, Solutions & How it affects People

The Dublin housing crisis is highly complex. That’s for sure. The phrase housing crisis gets thrown around in many European capitals...

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Expat Life, Finance, Living in Dublin

A Comparison of Living Expenses in Dublin vs Vienna

Since The Wine is from Austria, her friends who live in Vienna often ask about the living costs in Dublin. How do they compare? Similar,...

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Expat Life, Living in Dublin, Renting in Ireland

Renting in Dublin Advice Part 4: Viewing a flat

How we found our Dublin dream flat with only one viewing. This is a guide for renting in Dublin based on our experiences. In Part Three we...

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Expat Life, Living in Dublin, Renting in Ireland

Finding a Flat in Dublin Part 3: Checking Listings & Response Template

How we found our Dublin dream flat with only one viewing. This is a guide for finding a flat in Dublin based on our experiences. In Part...

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Ireland, Living in Dublin, Travel

Hidden Spots in Dublin: A Beach Day on North Bull Island

Many times, we’ve made the mistake of going to Bray for the cliff walk to Greystones on a bank holiday weekend. Half of Dublin had...

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Expat Life, Living in Dublin, Renting in Ireland

How to move flat in Dublin Part 2: Get to know the market

How we found our Dublin dream flat with only one viewing – a guide based on our experiences. In Part One of this series we talked...

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Barbados, Culture, Expat Life, Food, Language, Multicultural Couple, Traditions/History/People

First Impressions of Barbados: Weather, Food & People

When Julia first heard Sam was from Barbados her first thought was, “That’s that expensive place where celebrities go on...

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Entrepreneurship & Career, Expat Life, Finance, Ireland, Living in Dublin, Power Couple Things

How much does it cost to move to Dublin, Ireland? With Calculator

When we first moved to Ireland, one of the things we were most nervous about was the question of did we have enough savings to actually do...

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Austria, Culture, Expat Life, Multicultural Couple, Traditions/History/People, Travel

10 Fun Facts about New Year’s Eve in Austria

In some countries, New Year’s isn’t as big of a deal. For example, on our first New Year in Dublin we turned on the radio to be...

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Arts/Literature/Film, Austria, Culture, Events & Experiences, Expat Life, Multicultural Couple, Traditions/History/People

Pagan Christmas Traditions in Austria

In many countries Christmas comes with a variety of traditions. In Austria some of our traditions go back as far as pagan customs. Some...

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