1. You actually prefer making friends with other expats.
“I married an Argentine, my child is Argentine, I work with Argentines, I watch Argentine TV, eat Argentine food, read Argentine books and newspapers — and yet most of my friends are expats. All of us have two things in common: we never call ourselves “expats” and we claim (falsely) to prefer mixing with locals to mixing with fellow foreigners. The “citizen of the world” trope is a real zinger until it comes up against that human nature thing.” –Matthew Lawrence