10 Websites Expats Need To Visit Before Moving To South Africa


Articles - South Africa

Expats with slightly higher levels of education or unique skill sets are able to find many lucrative job opportunities in South Africa. They are able to live a high quality life here in close proximity to the country’s abundant natural beauty. The stunning coastline, mountains, plains, wildlife and diversity of flora and fauna make South Africa a true natural paradise. Culturally too, the country reflects a great deal of diversity.

Due to the regional differences, expats can choose where to settle depending on their requirements and lifestyle. South Africa recognizes eleven languages as official languages and expats often find it easy to adapt to the vibrant culture.   more ...

  A Few Tips For Expats Driving In New Zealand


Articles - New Zealand

It is easy to travel around in New Zealand due to its size. Within a few hours, you can make the journey from one city to another on either of the two main islands. But many roads have winding and uneven terrain that could pose a challenge for new drivers. Here are some driving tips for expats in New Zealand.

Eligibility

Expats who want to drive in New Zealand must have a current driver’s license. If the license is not in English, an approved translation or international driving permit is also necessary. This allows you to drive for up to 12 months from the date you arrive in the country.   more ...

  A Short Expat Guide To Food And Drink In Sweden


Articles - Sweden

Swedish cuisine is laden with many regional differences. The northern region is known for its meat dishes, while the people of the south consume varieties of fresh vegetables. Traditional Swedish dishes are prepared through simple methods and use a lot of contrasting flavors. Food in Sweden is also inspired by several foreign influences over the years.

Food

The smorgasbord has been a popular Swedish tradition every since the early 18th century. It is a collection of dishes that are supposed to be eaten in a special order on separate plates. Salmon dishes regularly feature in smorgasbords.   more ...

  Using The Healthcare System In Panama - A Short Guide For Expats


Articles - Panama

Panama’s healthcare system can vary greatly depending on which part of the country you live in. The system is not perfect, but most expats have had positive experiences. The better quality facilities and medical staff are mainly located in the capital of Panama City. However other areas are also seeing improvements.

Private healthcare

Expats will be happy to know that Panama City houses many technologically advanced private hospitals, many of which are associated with reputed facilities in the United States.   more ...

  Now You Have Applied: What Is Studying In The UK Like?


Cary L-D
Columnists - Cary L-D

After having detailed how to apply to the British university system in my last column, now to the interesting stuff:

What is it like to do your degree in the UK?

First of all: congratulations and well done that you have come this far! Your place is secured, your bags are packed and you are raring to go!

What did I find particularly good and useful in my adventures in GB? Here are my main pointers for you:   more ...

  Accepting the Accent


Aisha Isabel Ashraf
Columnists - Aisha Isabel Ashraf

Despite my best efforts to be open-minded, uncharitable thoughts still abseil into my head with the stealth and speed of a crack SAS infiltration. You know the kind: the incredulous “You wanted that unsightly plug to stretch your ear like a perished Y-front waistband?” or the terse, “bugger off!” behind a fixed smile when the Jehovah’s Witnesses doorstep you in the middle of dinner.

Now that my eldest children ask for a drink of ‘wahdurr’ and append a querying ‘right?’ to statements of apparent certainty, I’m ashamed to admit I sometimes think, “There’s still time to get out of Canada before they start calling trousers pants, and pasta noodles.”   more ...

  5 Things You Should Know Before Moving To Bermuda


Articles - Bermuda

Bermuda has a large expat population that benefits greatly from the booming business sector and high pay packages. This British Overseas Territory is also a place of scenic natural surroundings and provides a safe living environment to its residents. Bermuda’s culture and lifestyle has many similarities with countries like the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. But relocating to a new destination often poses a few challenges. To help prepare you for the change, here are some things you should know before moving to Bermuda.   more ...

  5 Great Restaurants For Expats In Monaco


Articles - Monaco

Monaco has a varied restaurant scene with establishments serving up cuisines from around the world. Being the wealthy destination that it is, many of the country’s eateries are Michelin-starred, sophisticated up-market hotspots. Here are 5 great restaurants in Monaco that expats must visit.

Le Louis XV

Top chef, Alain Ducasse, is the owner of Le Louis XV. This is a hugely popular restaurant at the Hôtel de Paris in Monaco known as much for its grand interiors as for its fine food. Le Louis XV holds three Michelin stars and has regularly featured in lists of the world’s best restaurants.   more ...

  5 Good Reasons You Should Move To Costa Rica (And 1 Reason You Shouldn't!)


Articles - Costa Rica

Costa Rica has become one of the most popular destinations in the world for expats and retirees. If you’re thinking about moving to this tropical paradise, here are 5 points that may help you decide.

Expat community

Relocating to a country where there is already an established expat community is a big advantage for expats. Costa Rica is one such place where an expat community has grown and developed over the years. These communities not only provide support and practical assistance to new expats, but are also involved in other activities like setting up schools, markets, health clubs and restaurants.   more ...

  5 Foods You Must Try When Living In Turkey


Articles - Turkey

From aromatic home-cooked stews to spicy kebabs, Turkey’s culinary heritage is a blend of varied influences. The flavors that arose from the kitchens of the Ottoman court continue to inspire Turkish cooking today, as do the cooking methods and tastes of the many ethnic communities and cultures that have inhabited the land over the years. While there are many delectable delights in store for anyone who makes a culinary journey through the country, here are five typically Turkish dishes that you must try during your stay.

Hünkar Beğendi

This dish comprises of lamb stew served on a bed of puréed roasted eggplant.   more ...

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