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5 Places You Might Want To Move To In Sweden But Have Probably Never Heard Of

Posted on Tuesday June 30, 2015 (11:53:34)
Image © Maria Eklind on Flickr
As an expat in Sweden, you can expect to receive some of the best social benefits in the world. Some of these include comprehensive healthcare at very low costs, five weeks' paid vacation for employed individuals, generous parental leave and guaranteed state pension along with employment-based pension.

But the advantages of living in Sweden don’t stop there.   more ...

South Africa

5 Expat Clubs In South Africa You Should Consider Joining

Posted on Tuesday June 30, 2015 (11:09:09)
Image © Gary Bembridge on Flickr
Expats who move to South Africa can expect to enjoy a relaxed lifestyle that is close to scenic natural landscapes and with plenty of outdoor activities to engage in. Wildlife watching, mountain climbing and water sports are among the most popular activities for expats, travellers and locals alike.

South Africa has a cosmopolitan character and its population is a diverse collection of different nationalities. Residents can expect to have a high standard of living that is also affordable.   more ...

France

5 Experiences You Must Try As An Expat In Paris

Posted on Tuesday June 30, 2015 (10:43:39)
Image © Pierre-Francois on Flickr
Paris is one of the most elegant and sophisticated cities in the world. The River Seine, which flows through the heart of the city, and the thirty-two bridges across it; the architecturally brilliant city squares; and the many grand monuments are all testament to a rich cultural heritage.

But apart from the aesthetic appeal, Paris also offers some practical benefits, such as excellent business opportunities due to the robust economy.   more ...

Ireland

Ireland – Top Five Expat Blogs

Posted on Thursday June 25, 2015 (18:57:41)
Image © Brian Fagan on Flickr
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 Ireland and some of the bloggers who write about living there.

Magnumlady
http://magnumlady.com/

Magnumlady writes about her experiences living in Ireland, with fantastic photos illustrating each post. A winner of the annual Tweetiepic awards, this blog will give you a great insight into some of the sights and experiences you’ll discover once you’ve moved to the Emerald Isle.   more ...

India

India – Top Five Expat Blogs

Posted on Thursday June 25, 2015 (17:20:05)
Image © draskd on Flickr
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 India and some of the bloggers who write about living there.

Every Day Adventures In Asia
http://everydayasia.com/

The blog of a Canadian who currently lives in India but frequently travels throughout Asia, this blog is guaranteed to give you a taste for wanderlust.   more ...

Iceland

Iceland – Top Five Expat Blogs

Posted on Thursday June 25, 2015 (14:00:14)
Photo © O Palsson
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 Iceland and some of the bloggers who write about living there.

Sky As A Kite
https://tine.pagekite.me/

Christina blogs about her daily life and misadventures as an expat in Reykjavik, where she works as a physiotherapist.   more ...

Ecuador

Ecuador – Top Five Expat Blogs

Posted on Thursday June 25, 2015 (12:28:02)
Photo © Robert Nunn
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 Ecuador and some of the bloggers who write about living there.

Paul Acee's Ecuador
http://paulacee.com/

An expat in Ecuador since October 2014, Paul's blog is a repository of useful information for anyone who is thinking of either moving to Ecuador or simply paying the country a visit.   more ...

Belgium

Ten Of The Best Recreational Activities In Belgium

Posted on Wednesday June 24, 2015 (17:58:58)
Image © Sandeep Pawar
Living in a new country presents many opportunities for change; career, lifestyle, housing and finances being some of the main aspects people overhaul when moving abroad. But as well as the more prosaic aspects of life, moving also provides a chance to find new hobbies and recreational activities.

We asked Françoise Haffreingue from Visit Belgium which activities she would recommend for people who have recently moved to the country.   more ...

Monaco

A Short Expat Guide To Eating Out In Monaco

Posted on Wednesday June 24, 2015 (17:13:08)
Photo © Jenny Poole
Monaco is often considered one of the best places in the world to live. It lies on the Mediterranean coast, between the French and Italian Rivieras, and is soaked with 300 days of sunshine every year. It is also close to the Southern Alps, allowing visitors and residents easy access to the ski slopes. The population of Monaco represents approximately 108 different nationalities.

We asked Aiste Miseviciute of Luxeat about the most challenging aspect of eating out in Monaco.   more ...

Sweden

What Is It Like To Live And Work In Rural Sweden?

Posted on Tuesday June 23, 2015 (20:57:02)
Sweden is becoming quite a popular destination for expats because of its living standards, economy, technology, nature, infrastructure and values. This country offers foreigners the possibility of a wholesome and well-balanced lifestyle. However, the cost of living in Stockholm (the capital) as well as some of the other major cities can be quite high. Expats often find Sweden more expensive than their home countries.

To cut down on expenses, many expats move away from the bigger cities and choose to live in the countryside, which is a lot more economical, especially in terms of accommodation. This also applies to a number of businesses who set up their bases in the rural areas to reduce their overhead costs.   more ...

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