Yanga-Mbiwa says Newcastle's players have helped him feel at home following his move from France, and he is even starting to cope with the weather.
He said: "I'm liking my life here in Newcastle. I'm getting to know the city a lot better and finding places that I like.
"The players who were already here have given me some good tips of great places to go and I'm looking forward to looking around a little bit more.
"It's just a little bit cold, perhaps - but I'm starting to get used to it."