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United Kingdom > Articles

United Kingdom

Things To Do As An Expat In London This Summer

Posted on Friday July 21, 2017 (11:13:34)
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London is an appealing destination for many reasons. It has an iconic skyline, as well as a view that never fails to disappoint with the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, the Shard and other famous buildings. It is a multicultural hub in which more than 300 different languages are spoken. It is, in fact, one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world.   more ...

Bahrain > Articles

Bahrain

An Expat Guide To Healthcare In Bahrain

Posted on Friday July 21, 2017 (10:33:12)
(c) Wadiia on Wikipedia
The perfect blend of modernity and history can be found on the archipelago of Bahrain. Anyone interested in exploring the lifestyle of the Gulf countries should therefore think about moving to area, as the place is a lot more liberal than its neighbors, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. At the same time, Arabic traditions, beliefs and value systems are deeply rooted.   more ...

Netherlands > Articles

Netherlands

An Expat Guide To Preschool In Amsterdam

Posted on Friday July 21, 2017 (10:11:02)
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Preschool (voorschool) is a government-subsidised schooling system for children aged 2.5 to 4. More structured than a playschool, the voorschool works in association with their local primary school (basisschool) and is designed to equip children – in a fun way - with the basic skills for school life.   more ...

Trinidad and Tobago > Articles

Trinidad and Tobago

An Expat Guide To Local Cultural Activities In Trinidad & Tobago

Posted on Friday July 21, 2017 (09:30:57)
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Trinidad and Tobago is made up of a blend of different cultures that have their roots in Africa, the Middle East, India, China and Europe. The local culture is also influenced by the Native Americans. The diversity of these islands is apparent in the various religions that co-exist there.

In Trinidad and Tobago, expats will find churches, temples and mosques existing beside each other. Each culture contributes to the islands’ identity and environment, and festivals are joint celebrations. Regardless of their origins, the people of Trinidad and Tobago and hospitable by nature and welcoming to visitors. Celebrations and festivals take place throughout the year.   more ...

Netherlands > Articles

Netherlands

10 Things To Love About The Dutch Way Of Life

Posted on Thursday July 20, 2017 (10:06:03)
(c) Alfredo Borba on Wikipedia
Though the Netherlands may not be your homeland, it can still in time win your affections. Here are ten aspects of Dutch life which have found a warm place in the heart of many expatriates.   more ...

Canada > Articles

Canada

How To Retire To Canada

Posted on Wednesday July 19, 2017 (09:29:49)
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Canada has topped the lists and surveys of the best countries to live in (such as “the better life index”, “livability ranking report” and the “human development report”) for quite some time now.

With an average lower cost of living and housing prices compared to the United States and some European countries, a high quality and affordable healthcare system, reliable infrastructure and public transport, a neutral political stance and strict gun control laws, it’s easy to see why Canada is vastly appealing for all the practical reasons, without having to mentioning its stunning scenery.   more ...

Singapore > Articles

Singapore

A Guide To Activities For Children In Singapore

Posted on Tuesday July 18, 2017 (08:17:51)
(c) Hillebrand Steve on Wikipedia
One of the greatest challenges of being a parent during the school holidays and weekends is looking for and arranging fun filled days and activities for you and your family.

We’ve compiled this handy expat guide to activities for children in Singapore to make this task easier for you in your new home.   more ...

Kuwait > Articles

Kuwait

An Expat Guide To Healthcare In Kuwait

Posted on Monday July 17, 2017 (09:42:31)
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The healthcare system in Kuwait has come under much debate in recent times and the government is considering putting in place different policies for locals and expats and also hiring local and foreign medical professionals at government health facilities.   more ...

Belize > Articles

Belize

A Guide To The Regions Of Belize

Posted on Friday July 14, 2017 (09:10:32)
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Belize, a Central American country situated to the north of Honduras and the south of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, has a small population amounting to fewer than 300,000 people. It is among the least populated nations in the region.   more ...

Netherlands > Articles

Netherlands

An Expat Guide To Childcare Options In The Netherlands

Posted on Friday July 14, 2017 (08:06:50)
With family far away, finding childcare can be an added expense for international parents new to the Netherlands.

Below are six common forms of childcare here and what you can expect from each service.


Au Pair

An au pair is a young adult aged between 18 and 30 who offers childcare services in return for board and lodgings and an allowance of €300-€400 per month. You may also be asked to contribute around €300 per year towards language lessons as this is an entitlement of their stay.   more ...