Tania Lestal, Munich

Expat Experiences - Germany

Who are you?

My name is Tania and I am an Estonian Australian with a passion for travel, writing and creative pursuits. I studied media and communications at university and went on to work in film and television. Before I left Australia I had a fantastic job organising film festivals. For the past five years I have been writing my blog, Estonia Paradise of the North, in which I cover a range of subjects on the beautiful country of Estonia.   more ...

  Ten Essentials You Need To Pack For A Move To Barbados

Articles - Barbados

The island destination of Barbados, located in the eastern Caribbean, is home to a population that takes pride in their cultural heritage, while also extending a warm welcome to foreigners. Expats moving to Barbados can expect to live a tranquil outdoor lifestyle with plenty of interesting activities. They can also take advantage of the country’s excellent healthcare system, business friendly environment and stable society.   more ...

  Gladstone House

Expat Blogs - United States (USA)


Life as a legal alien; blogging about life as a Brit living in Maryland, USA. Warning – may contain traces of dry humour, irony, sarcasm and swears.

  Tales From the Beautiful Isle - A Taiwan Blog

Expat Blogs - Taiwan


Expat life in Taipei. Fun family activities, tips and advice on life in Taiwan, schooling, travel and adventure.

  Peru - Recommended Blogs

Articles - Peru

At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Peru and some of the blogs that might be useful for expats there.

Wawas In Peru

Focusing on how to raise children as an expat in Peru, Wawas In Peru is named after the Quechua word for ‘baby’ and is maintained by Amy, who moved there to teach English.   more ...

  Five Things To Consider As An Expat Moving To Morocco

Articles - Morocco

The Kingdom of Morocco, as it’s officially known, is a North African country with a long and complex history. The country is quite unusual in the region, in that it has remained independent throughout most of history. It also has a unique mix of cultural influences – Arab, African, and European, as well as the indigenous Berber influences. Morocco is also the only country in North Africa to have coastlines touching both the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.   more ...

  Summer Socialising In The Morvan

Columnists - Rosemary Border Rabson

Charity Cottage, the holiday home we run in aid of Combat Stress, stood empty throughout May, June and July. We do not advertise in tourist guides because this could affect those whose livelihood depends on their gîtes. Well, several people made bookings, then either cancelled at short notice or simply failed to turn up. I doubt whether they would do this in respect of a commercial gîte. Eventually I insisted on a £50 cheque payable to Combat Stress as a non-returnable deposit, unless I knew the people.

August was a triumph. Even the weather obliged. After the prolonged canicule in June and July, we had several downpours and the parched grass was soon green again.   more ...

  Randy Landis, Samar

Expat Experiences - Philippines

Who are you?

My name is Randy and I was born and raised in Illinios but, our family roots have long since been transplanted in Texas. I spent over 20 years with the U.S. Navy, some time thereafter with the National Weather Service, and eventually wound up my second career as a real estate broker. My wife and I lived and worked our last 20 years while residing in Tupelo, Mississippi. I retired to the Philiippines at the age of 58.   more ...

  Jordan - Recommended Websites

Articles - Jordan

At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Jordan and some of the sites that might be useful for expats there.

The Jordan Times

An English newspaper that covers current affairs, business, sport, opinion and world news, The Jordan Times is a great resource for keeping in touch with the rest of the world.   more ...

  A Brief Guide To The Main Religious Beliefs In Slovakia

Articles - Slovakia

Slovakia is perhaps a bit unusual when it comes to religion. Although there’s plenty of variation from one country to the next, on the whole many European countries are quite secular in nature. In Slovakia however, a sizable part of the population still describe themselves as belonging to a religious group, and although this does not mean everyone is an active participant, it still makes it one of the more religious European nations.   more ...


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