Gold Coast, Queensland
With a population of about 600,000 people, Gold Coast is a highly populated city and has also experienced the most growth among the cities of Queensland. more ...
Under Costa Rica’s universal healthcare system, every citizen is eligible for health coverage through the public system. This is funded by employee income tax amounting to 9 percent. There is also employer contribution, which is variable. Public healthcare is available to citizens regardless of pre-existing health issues and the extent of the medical care required. more ...
From local handicrafts to international boutiques, you can find it all in São Paulo. more ...
Benvenuti to all my Loyal and New Followers
Here in beautiful Tuscany, the first week in October heralds the buying up of loads of winter plants to cheer up the pots that are now in need of refreshing. So on the first Saturday morning, we dropped down to Certaldo’s fruit, veg and plant market to check out our lovely plant lady. She loaded us up with trays of clematis, pansies and heathers and threw in a few freebies as is her wont. more ...
I have lived permanently in the Veliko Turnovo area of Bulgaria for 6 years after owning property here for 3 years previously.
I moved here with my husband after we fell in love with the country & the simplicity of life here. more ...
Most of the other yachts had sailed on to Langebaan the night before so we were one of only a few who stopped off at Dassen Island. This part of the cruise was very leisurely, as the Lagebaan leg was organised as a holiday for a few days before Christmas, where the crews socialised in the marina restaurants and bars and played at water-sports. more ...
I understand the need to (try to) regulate who comes in, especially if they end up receiving benefits having never paid into the system; (although one might argue many natives do the same). The UK is up in arms at the moment at the number of immigrants apparently claiming welfare benefits and living in free housing, although there are restrictions on this, as explained here. Possibly because of the number of EU citizens entering the UK, there are now tougher entrance requirements for non-EU citizens, including those married to Brits. more ...
Because soon, very soon, I shall be on a long-haul flight to Australia. I’ll be spending Christmas with my daughter, son-in-law and gorgeous granddaughter, two-year-old Indy.
“What about Joe?” I hear you ask. more ...
There is an emergency column at the centre of each metro station in case you require any assistance. The metro is very efficient and is probably your most economical option but rush hours are particularly brutal, unless you are used to taking the London tube or “the train” in NYC! more ...
Robin Pascoe, the Expat Expert
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