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Recommended Reading: Ten Books For New Expats

Posted by: Scar on Saturday August 20, 2016 (13:47:14)
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Trends for living abroad have gone up and down through the course of history. However, right now the worldwide expat population is bigger than it has ever been before. A couple of years ago, the UN Population Division reported that more than 230 million people were living outside their home countries, a number that has certainly only increased since then.   more ...

International

Review - Six Car Lengths Behind An Elephant

Posted by: Scar on Tuesday August 02, 2016 (06:00:57)
Six Car Lengths Behind an Elephant
Expat memoirs can be quite hit and miss. While moving abroad is almost invariably an interesting experience for the people directly involved, it can be quite dry to read about. So when expat memoirs drop through my mailbox, I’m not always thrilled to see them.

This one, though, is a definite exception. For one thing, Lillian McCloy is a talented writer. And for another, her story is absolutely fascinating.   more ...

International

Interview With Betsy And Mark Blondin, Expat Authors

Posted by: Scar on Friday May 06, 2016 (04:30:13)
Betsy & Mark Blondin
Betsy & Mark, tell us a bit about yourselves. Are you expats? Where did you move from and to?

We refer to ourselves as slow-travelers, constantly discovering as we search for the physical place we will call home. Already we consider wherever we are with a few belongings to be home, but we suspect there is somewhere we belong more permanently.   more ...

International

Review - Follow In The Tigerman's Footsteps

Posted by: Anonymous on Thursday February 25, 2016 (10:30:38)
Follow In The Tigerman's Footsteps
Colin Guest is an author and a serial expat. Having lived and worked in fifteen countries, including Iran, Saudi Arabia and Turkey, he has now compiled his extensive experience into a memoir which covers life in each place.   more ...

Singapore

Review - Singapore Salvation

Posted by: scar on Friday January 08, 2016 (09:46:05)
Singapore Salvation
Singapore Salvation is the second book in a series by Jennifer Burge, describing her experience of life as an expat in various countries.

Having moved away from the Netherlands where she met her partner, in Singapore Salvation Burge arrives in Asia and sets about beginning a new life in Singapore.   more ...

International

Review - The Essential Vegan Travel Guide

Posted by: scar on Tuesday January 05, 2016 (07:51:46)
The Essential Vegan Travel Guide
Moving abroad is hard enough at the best of times. Knowing that you’ll be facing the challenges of culture shock, being away from your family and friends, and probably either starting a new job or moving into a different position in your current company, does not make for the easiest of periods.

Add to that the adventures of dealing with a whole new cuisine, and it’s fair to say that a considerable proportion of expats will feel somewhat daunted.   more ...

Portugal

Interview With Gabrielle Collison, Author of Buying Property in Portugal

Posted by: scar on Wednesday November 18, 2015 (08:56:49)
Gabrielle Collison
Gabrielle, can you tell us something about your background and what prompted you to write "Buying Property in Portugal"?

I was born in London and attended Nonsuch High School for Girls in Cheam. Being a rather free-spirited person, and finding the constraints and curriculum of an all girls grammar school a bit too much, I left at 16 to start a job in structural engineering in London. However, I later returned to academic life and studied Sports Science at university to post-graduate level.   more ...

International

Interview With Tina Quick, Author of The Global Nomad's Guide to University Transition

Posted by: scar on Wednesday November 18, 2015 (08:40:02)
Tina Quick
Tina, can you tell us something about your background and what prompted you to write "The Global Nomad's Guide to University Transition"?

I am a third culture kid (TCK) myself. My father was in the military and I once asked my parents how many moves I had made by the time Dad retired. It turns out that I had moved 15 times by age 13. My husband and I have raised our own TCK daughters across four cultures and continents.   more ...

Portugal

Interview With Expat Author Gabrielle Collison

Posted by: scar on Thursday November 12, 2015 (12:35:59)
Gabrielle Collison
Gabrielle, please tell us a bit about yourself.

A Londoner by birth, I later moved out to Surrey where I attended Nonsuch High School for Girls in Cheam. Being a rather free-spirited person and finding the constraints and curriculum of an all girls’ grammar school a bit too much, I left at 16 (to the probable consternation of my headmistress) and started an apprenticeship in structural engineering in London.   more ...

International

Interview with Expat Author Diane Lemieux

Posted by: scar on Thursday November 12, 2015 (12:31:41)
Diane Lemieux
Diane, please tell us a bit about yourself.

My name is Diane Lemieux. I’ve lived in 11 countries, including Canada where I was born, and Nigeria where I am now. I speak four languages (and studied two more that I have since forgotten). And I’ve been an ‘expat’ everything: kid, teenager, employee, student, mom, love-pat, re-pat… Most advice to new writers will include the adage: ‘write what you know’. So I write about cultures and global mobility. I also like to write about adventurous, creative and somehow international individuals who inspire me.   more ...

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Expat Health Insurance Partners


Bupa Global

At Bupa we have been helping individuals and families live longer, healthier, happier lives for over 60 years. We are trusted by expats in 190 different countries and have links with healthcare organisations throughout the world. So whether you're moving abroad for a change of career or a change of scene, with our international private health insurance you will always be in safe hands.

Cigna

Cigna has worked in international health insurance for more than 30 years. Today, Cigna has over 71 million customer relationships around the world. Looking after them is an international workforce of 31,000 people, plus a network of over 1 million hospitals, physicians, clinics and health and wellness specialists worldwide, meaning you have easy access to treatment.