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The view of Samuel Johnson, the 18th century essayist, that ‘when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life’ still holds true for today’s expatriates

The great language leap

Shanghai’s diverse architecture and multicultural past obscures the fact that foreigners who are not fluent in Mandarin can find it hard to fit in, writes Josh Noble

Creative buzz cushions culture shock

The city’s energy and the generosity of its inhabitants cancel out small inconveniences for those who have relocated to Buenos Aires, writes Jude Webber