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Articles > United Kingdom (UK)

United Kingdom (UK)

An Expat Guide To Renting Property In London

Posted on Friday January 20, 2017 (10:27:04)
England’s capital is undoubtedly one of the most dynamic, lively and fast-paced cities in the world. In addition to being the financial hub of Great Britain, London is at the pulse of Europe’s of fashion, art, entertainment and commercial scenes. You can see the city almost buzzing with an urban energy at any time of the day or night.   more ...

Articles > Health

Health

Expat Focus International Healthcare Update 20 January 2017

Posted on Friday January 20, 2017 (09:49:20)
International health insurance plans grew in price last year

A leading insurance provider has revealed that the average price rise for international health insurance plans in 2016 was 9.2%.

Pacific Prime say among the inflation drivers are the need to pay for new medical technology, growing wages for healthcare professionals and the increasing legalisation costs of healthcare.   more ...

Articles > United Arab Emirates (UAE)

United Arab Emirates (UAE)

UAE - Recommended Blogs

Posted on Thursday January 19, 2017 (12:11:48)
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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 the UAE and some of the blogs that might be useful for expats there.   more ...

Articles > General

General

11 Things Which May Surprise You As An American In Europe

Posted on Thursday January 19, 2017 (12:01:45)
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Moving overseas can take some getting used to. Adjusting is not always easy as there may be a host of things that are drastically different from your home country. A new language, a new cuisine, a different standard of living, and differing ideas about religion and politics are just some of the experiences expats face on a daily basis, and most expats are likely to go through some degree of culture shock.   more ...

Articles > Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan - Recommended Social Media Accounts

Posted on Wednesday January 18, 2017 (10:12:34)
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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 Azerbaijan and some of the social media accounts you should be following if you’re thinking of moving there.   more ...

Articles > United Kingdom (UK)

United Kingdom (UK)

Brexit: What it may mean to your state pension

Posted on Wednesday January 18, 2017 (10:02:03)
There are two pension issues (state pensions rather than occupational pensions) that I come across frequently when talking to people living in the EU about the implications that Brexit may have. The first is Pensioner Rights for working people, and the second is the potential ‘freezing’ of the UK state pension.   more ...

Articles > Sweden

Sweden

Want To Raise Happy Children? Move To Sweden

Posted on Tuesday January 17, 2017 (12:59:31)
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Leading the expat life can have several ups and downs for a family with young children. On the one hand, the little ones get to learn about a new culture and lead a novel lifestyle as they grow up, but on the other, they may feel alienated in a foreign land without the support of their family, friends, and teachers.   more ...

Articles > Hong Kong

Hong Kong

9 Important Things You Need To Know About Healthcare In Hong Kong

Posted on Tuesday January 17, 2017 (12:39:01)
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The Fragrant Harbor boasts of one of the best healthcare systems across the globe, which is on par with, if not better than, Canada, the United Kingdom, the United States and a number of other developed nations. In fact, the island’s healthcare is often regarded as the ultimate safety net by numerous foreigners who have worked and lived in this country for a fair period of time, mainly because of the strong sense of security it offers them.   more ...

Articles > General

General

Technology Laws Expats Should Be Aware Of Before Moving Abroad

Posted on Tuesday January 17, 2017 (11:55:29)
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The internet has become a crucial aspect of our lives today. It is undoubtedly the most popular mode of communication, entertainment, learning and socializing across the globe. We use technology in our daily lives, be it at home, work, school, and even when we are on the go. Today, people residing in remote towns and villages are also connected to the worldwide web through their mobile devices, even if they do not have access to a computer.   more ...

Articles > Philippines

Philippines

Sea Gypsies And Expert Equestrians

Posted on Monday January 16, 2017 (10:19:12)
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While expats may realise that the Philippines is spread across lots of islands, they may not appreciate that around 12% of the population consists of indigenous peoples. There are estimated to be between 14 and 17 million indigenous residents, mainly spread over the northern Luzon region as well as in Mindaneo.   more ...

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