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Australia > Articles


How To File US Tax Returns In Australia

Monday April 23, 2018 (09:15:37)

Ah, April… The month when spring starts to feel properly sprung. Gardens shake off the winter blues and come back to life, and lambs gambol around in the dew-strewn paddocks.

At least that’s the storybook version; the grown-ups in the real world are often too busy stressing about tax returns to appreciate the wonders of nature!   more ...

Chile > Articles


Which Region Of Chile Should You Move To?

Monday April 16, 2018 (14:11:34)

With an astonishing array of climates, landscapes and employment opportunities, the Republic of Chile has a lot to offer any expat. The difficulty is deciding which region is best for you.

Why Move To Chile?

Chile offers Latin America’s highest standard of living. It’s easy to locate places to live which have good phone and broadband services and excellent public transport systems. The roads are modern and well maintained. Homes with clean drinking water and near globally competitive modern medical facilities can be found. If you need to work, there are plenty of employment opportunities in a number of important industries. And for many expats, Chile provides a better quality of life at a lower price than they had back home.   more ...

Ecuador > Articles


Which Vaccinations Might You Need When Moving To Ecuador?

Monday April 16, 2018 (14:02:32)

Offering 2,237km (1,398m) of Pacific Ocean coastline and breathtaking views in the Andes mountains, the South American country of Ecuador can be an exciting destination to head to. However, don’t leave home without protecting your health against some hidden dangers.   more ...

Panama > Articles


Diving Clubs In Panama: Where To Find The Best Scuba Spots

Monday April 16, 2018 (13:41:05)

The Republic of Panama is a country in South America, bordered by the Caribbean Sea, the North Pacific Ocean, Colombia and Costa Rica. The main airport is Tocumen International, and there are plenty of planes arriving daily from all over the world. From there, you can either get domestic flights or continue by bus or a hire car, as the roads in Panama are pretty reasonable. Nearly half the country's population, around four million people, call Panama City their home. Fun fact – did you know that the name Panama is derived from an indigenous word meaning an ‘abundance of fish’? Boasting 1,207 km of Caribbean coast and 1,700 km of Pacific coast, Panama is one of the few countries in the world where you are able to dive in two oceans in one day.   more ...

Netherlands > Articles


Is Amsterdam Finally Growing Sick of Expats?

Friday April 06, 2018 (10:11:12)

Amsterdam may have made it into the top five cities for expats in last year’s Expat Insider survey, but the welcome they can expect may be waning.   more ...

Slovakia > Articles


An Expat Guide To Renting A Property In Slovakia

Friday April 06, 2018 (09:13:35)

If you are moving to Slovakia and expect to work, the likelihood is that you will head for the western region. With easier access to Germany and other European countries which trade with Slovakia, the west has proven popular with multinational companies and their local suppliers.

As a result, you will find the majority of expats based here, and particularly clustered around Bratislava. If you are intending to move to a rural location, or to the east, think carefully about the impact this will have on your social life, especially if your decision is mostly based on property prices and you only speak English.   more ...

United Kingdom > Articles

United Kingdom

Jacqui Paterson, Buckinghamshire

Wednesday April 04, 2018 (11:10:25)
Jacqui Paterson
Who are you?

Jacqui Paterson, journalist, mum of two, and lifestyle blogger.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

I left New Zealand in 1998 for several reasons.   more ...

United States > Articles

United States

Expat Education In The USA

Wednesday April 04, 2018 (10:38:31)

Considering your expat life in the USA? Expert education consultant Stephen Spriggs of William Clarence Education continues to guide us, via our series of features on expat life. Whether you are at the considering stage or researching and planning, this feature will give you useful information on what you can expect from a USA move.   more ...

Egypt > Articles


How Much Does It Really Cost To Live In Cairo?

Wednesday March 28, 2018 (07:38:25)

Cairo is not the most common of expat destinations. Political turmoil and an uneasy security situation has hit international business confidence in the land of the Pharaohs.   more ...

Italy > Articles


Expat Challenges In Italy And How To Address Them

Tuesday March 27, 2018 (07:53:32)

They like to say ‘when in Rome, do as the Romans do’, but that’s not going to solve every problem you encounter as an expat in Italy.

For one thing, the Italian economy is still sluggish following the global economic dramas of 2008. Ten years on, the government is saddled with debt and unemployment is high. There is an exodus of bright young things, as ambitious Italians seek opportunity elsewhere. Over half a million have quit their homes to start again in more vibrant economies such as London or Berlin.   more ...