For those of us who live abroad, moving to a new country comes with a host of challenges – from weird cultural quirks to finding a place to live. But one of the toughest is meeting new people: indeed, one of our most popular stories from last year was a piece about dating in Sweden, which examined loneliness many expats feel when trying to settle in abroad. So we posed the question: How have you made friends after moving to a new country? Many of you responded with innovative, thoughtful and novel ideas.
After working in the Middle East, Africa, USA as well as mainland Europe, “where all social life was dictated by work colleagues”, Mark Richard Adams found himself starting a new project in Norway in 1991.