“Staying inside feeling like you may as well be on Mars is only going to make you feel more isolated. Each day you’ll gain the courage to explore that little bit further.”
Arriving somewhere new is always daunting. But if you not only don’t speak the language, you can’t even recognise the letters, how do you cope? Especially if home is a hotel and you’ve got a three-year-old daughter to entertain?
Here, fellow Expat Focus columnist Nicole Webb shared her strategy. Do you agree?