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United Kingdom > Articles

United Kingdom

The Best Places In London To Celebrate Bonfire Night

Posted on Friday November 03, 2017 (14:02:32)

The 5th of November is a day of historic significance for the people of the UK. More than 400 years ago, back in 1605, 13 conspirators planned to blow up Parliament and kill King James I in what is now known as the Gunpowder Plot. One of the plotters, Guy Fawkes, was arrested by the police while guarding the explosives that had been placed in a cellar beneath the House of Lords. The rest of the conspirators were seized shortly after that, and disaster was averted. That very night, Londoners celebrated the defeat of the conspirators by engaging in street festivities and lighting bonfires.   more ...

Italy > Articles

Italy

Italy Or Spain – Which Would Suit You?

Posted on Friday November 03, 2017 (13:53:42)

Are you trying to decide between Italy and Spain as a destination? There are some similarities between these countries, both of which enjoy sunny Mediterranean weather, are populated with Latin peoples, harbor a great love for good wine and cuisine, have the tradition of an afternoon siesta, and are known for their warmth and hospitality. However, in other ways these two countries can seem worlds apart. Each country has their unique features and does things in their own characteristic ways.   more ...

Dominican Republic > Articles

Dominican Republic

Expat Residency Requirements For The Dominican Republic

Posted on Friday November 03, 2017 (13:44:27)

Swaying palm trees, pristine beaches, colorful abodes and plenty of sunshine are just a few aspects of the good life that you are bound to enjoy if you decide to move to the Dominican Republic. This Caribbean nation shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti, which is located to the west. It offers residents and visitors a taste of tropical paradise at relatively affordable rates. Moreover, the local people are extremely warm, friendly and hospitable. However, you will need to know at least some Spanish to be able to interact with local people.   more ...

Singapore > Articles

Singapore

Childcare Options In Singapore For Working Expats

Posted on Friday November 03, 2017 (13:38:24)

As a parent, you naturally want what is best for your child. However, it can be hard to choose the best childcare option. Not everyone can or wants to leave their job to stay at home, or has the option to reduce their work hours. If you are considering childcare options as a working parent and expat in Singapore, then this guide is for you.   more ...

Bahamas > Articles

Bahamas

An Expat Guide To Self-Employment In The Bahamas

Posted on Friday November 03, 2017 (13:32:16)

Pristine beaches, balmy weather, welcoming people and a relaxed lifestyle are just a few things that you are bound to enjoy if you decide to move to the Bahamas. This archipelago state consists of more than 700 islands and 2,400 cays; some of them are almost uninhabited whereas others are packed with houses, hotels and resorts. There is plenty to see, do, explore and experience for tourists as well as residents. While some visitors are attracted to the luxurious amenities this destination provides, others choose it for its laidback lifestyle. The tax advantage that international residents are given is an added bonus.   more ...

Germany > Articles

Germany

An Expat Guide To Banking In Germany

Posted on Friday November 03, 2017 (13:22:10)

Choosing the right bank can be both stressful and tedious in equal measures. If you’re new in Germany and asking yourself if you need to open a German bank account, the short answer is yes! If you plan to earn money or rent a house in Germany, then you definitely need a German account. Most employers, companies and landlords will not do business with an international account holder.   more ...

France > Articles

France

An Expat Guide To Allocations Familiales In France

Posted on Friday November 03, 2017 (13:15:51)

Being a legal resident of France gives you access to a wide variety of benefits, including a number of childcare facilities. As an expat family, you can make use of several family entitlements by applying for child allowance, family income support, single parent allowance or housing allowance. In certain cases (mainly family allowance), you may also be entitled to claim back pay for up to two years.   more ...

Germany > Articles

Germany

A Guide To The Cost Of Living In Frankfurt

Posted on Friday November 03, 2017 (13:01:29)

While German salaries may seem low for many from the Anglosphere, purchasing power is in fact quite high. This means you can attain a great quality of life in Germany for less.   more ...

Canada > Articles

Canada

A Guide To Repatriating To Canada

Posted on Friday November 03, 2017 (12:44:22)

Expats moving back home to Canada have many wonderful things to look forward to. The country is known to be a safe destination with efficient public services, abundant nature and a renowned healthcare system. There is also the joy of being close to family and friends again. However, returning to one’s home country does involve some challenges. Some may have to deal with reverse culture shock, while spouses and children who have never lived in Canada before may be faced with culture shock for the first time. The logistics involved in relocating back home and re-establishing a new life can also feel like a formidable task.   more ...

Belgium > Articles

Belgium

A Guide To Homeschooling In Belgium

Posted on Thursday November 02, 2017 (09:11:13)

Setting up a life in a new country is no easy task. There are several considerations to keep in mind such as finding accommodation, picking up a new language, enrolling in healthcare and finding cost-effective and efficient ways to commute to work. Expats with children must also take into consideration the education of their young ones.   more ...