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5 Foods You Must Try When Living In Panama

Posted on Saturday August 23, 2014 (12:47:14)
1. Empanada

Food is a very important aspect of the culture in Panama. This country’s cuisine is a melting pot of Spanish, Native American, African and Caribbean food, and North Americans and Europeans tend to enjoy the mild flavor of many typical Panamanian delicacies. Some of the most common ingredients used for cooking in Panama include corn, maize, wheat flour, rice, yucca, plantains, beef, pork, seafood and chicken. Given below are 5 popular foods that you must try during your stay in Panama:

An empanada is a baked (or sometimes fried) pastry that has been filled with meat, vegetables and cheese.   more ...

Italy

5 Places You Might Want To move To In Italy But Have Probably Never Heard Of

Posted on Saturday August 23, 2014 (12:39:37)
The shrinking local workforce in Italy has been attracting several foreign immigrants for the last decade or so. Many retired American and British citizens have also moved to this country to enjoy its relaxed Mediterranean lifestyle. More than 350,000 expats are reported to move to Italy every year, from all across the globe. The larger expat communities are usually found in Rome, Milan, Venice, Florence and Ancona. The cost of living in these regions is on the higher side, because they also attract a large number of tourists.

If you are planning to settle down in Italy for a few years, these are some places you might like living in but have probably not heard of:   more ...

Costa Rica

A Few Tips For Expats Driving In Costa Rica

Posted on Saturday August 23, 2014 (12:29:21)
Driving in Costa Rica is considerably different from driving the US and the UK – the roads are not particularly well-developed, and people have a tendency to treat the traffic rules very lightly, which can be unnerving for an expat. Most people in Costa Rica don’t own a private vehicle because of how expensive cars are. Moreover, the Public Transport system in the cities is fairly good, and a majority of the local population travels by buses. It is mainly people living in remote areas who find it necessary to travel by car. Many tourists and expats who need cars prefer renting to buying one. The minimum age for driving in this country is 18 years. However, the minimum age for renting a car is 23 years (and 25 years in some places).   more ...

France

Cost Of Living Facts For Expats Moving To France

Posted on Saturday August 23, 2014 (11:59:58)
France is one of the most popular expat and tourist destinations in the world because of its rich culture, high standard of living, modern infrastructure and unique cuisine. However, compared to many other countries in Europe, the cost of living in France is considerably higher. One exception is the UK, which is more expensive than France. Comparatively, the cost of living in certain cities of the US may also be a bit higher than France.

Given below are some of the common expenses you should take into account while calculating your approximate monthly expenditure in France:   more ...

Hong Kong

5 Experiences You Must Try As An Expat In Hong Kong

Posted on Saturday August 23, 2014 (11:56:47)
The thought of moving to a place like Hong Kong can be thrilling yet intimidating for any expat. From its colonial past to its imposing modern skyline, this island city can be called Asia’s melting pot of culture and diversity. Apart from its “East Meets West” reputation, many visitors consider Hong Kong a place of extremes.

Nevertheless, this vibrant and dynamic city has plenty to offer in terms of opportunities, night life, safety and living standards, and it is no surprise that thousands of expats are choosing to move here each year. Here are five unique experiences that all expats must try during their stay in Hong Kong:   more ...

Mexico

Moving To Mexico? Read Our Expat Guide To Travelling On Public Transport

Posted on Tuesday August 19, 2014 (23:26:53)
Mexico is a large country, yet it is easy to get around because of its many modes of public transport. Here is our expat guide to travelling on Mexico’s public transport system.

By Metro

Major cities such as Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey have their own metro systems. The Mexico City Metro system (Sistema de Transporte Colectivo or STC) serves about 1.609 billion passengers and covers the metropolitan area. This is the second largest metro system in North America, the New York metro being the first.   more ...

Canada

5 Good Reasons You Should Move To Canada (And 1 Reason You Shouldn't!)

Posted on Tuesday August 19, 2014 (23:22:46)
Canada offers the best of both worlds with its serene natural beauty and modern cities. It has always welcomed expats with lucrative career opportunities and a high quality of life. The country’s large multicultural population also makes it easy for expats to adjust to life in a new place. People move to Canada for many reasons and here are some of them.

Affordable healthcare

Healthcare in Canada is state funded and under the system citizens can avail of medical treatment from primary care physicians, preventative care, access to hospitals, dental treatments and additional medical facilities.   more ...

Costa Rica

5 Great Golf Courses For Expats In Costa Rica

Posted on Tuesday August 19, 2014 (23:19:53)
Ever since Costa Rica witnessed a tourist boom in the early 1990s, the construction of golf courses has increased rapidly. Many reputed golf architects have lent their expertise in creating some top quality courses over the years. Today Costa Rica is considered to be among the popular golfing destinations in the world. Here are five of the best golf courses in Costa Rica.

Melia Cariari Golf Course

Located near the Juan Santamaria International Airport, this championship golf course is a private member club only.   more ...

Panama

What Are The Health Risks For Expats In Panama?

Posted on Tuesday August 19, 2014 (23:06:19)
Panama offers healthcare facilities of good quality, with modern hospitals in all metropolitan areas. Some of the medicals centers are the most advanced in Latin America. Moreover, the Panamanian health authorities often take immediate steps to control any health problems that seem to be on the rise. However, healthcare in Panama is quite different as compared to the US and the UK.

There are several health considerations to be taken into account for expats who are planning to move to Panama. In fact, it is a good idea to speak with your healthcare provider months before you are due to travel, to know about the recommended vaccinations for yourself and your family members.   more ...

Bulgaria

5 Things You Should Know Before Moving To Bulgaria

Posted on Tuesday August 19, 2014 (22:36:17)
Expats move to Bulgaria for various reasons such as work or retirement. There are also those who make the move for the purpose of leisure, Bulgaria being a country with a beautiful natural habitat, seaside resorts and attractive cities. Other reasons include a more affordable cost of living and economically priced real estate in comparison to western countries. While moving to Bulgaria has been a fulfilling experience for many, there may be potential disappointments for some. Here are 5 things you should know before moving to Bulgaria.   more ...

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