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5 Great Golf Courses For Expats In Austria

Posted on Thursday September 18, 2014 (22:07:04)
Austria has about 140 registered golf courses and its golf clubs have a combined membership of more than 95,000 members. Golfing in Austria is a unique experience as the courses are surrounded by some of the most spectacular views of nature. These international quality courses are set amidst lakes, vineyards, hills and mountains and are created using innovative techniques. Here are some top quality golf courses that have helped boost Austria’s reputation as a leading golf destination.   more ...


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

Posted on Thursday September 18, 2014 (22:02:57)
Argentina is the eighth largest country in the world and also the second largest in South America. Natural beauty is abundant here, from mountains and lush jungles to waterfalls and spectacular glaciers. In terms of its lifestyle, Argentina is similar to many European countries and the capital city of Buenos Aires is a hub for many expats and visitors. If you’re thinking about moving to Argentina, here are 5 reasons why that may well be a good idea.

Low cost of living

Although cities like Buenos Aires are reminiscent of European destinations such as Paris, their cost of living is much lower.   more ...


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

Posted on Thursday September 18, 2014 (21:08:03)
Brussels’s integrated public transport system makes it quick and convenient to get around the city. The STIB (Société des Transports Intercommunaux de Bruxelles) organizes the public transport network including the Brussels metro, buses, night buses and tram. There is a standardized ticketing system in place and STIB tickets can also be used in trains and coaches within the city. Passengers can buy tickets at the STIB kiosks at metro stations. They are also available with bus drivers and online. Transportation passes are also available and range from one day passes to monthly passes. The Brussels Card can be used to travel for a specific amount of time on public transport such as 24, 36 or 72 hours and also allows one to entrance into many of the city’s museums.   more ...


Starting A Business In Australia - 5 Things You Should Know

Posted on Thursday September 18, 2014 (20:34:30)
Starting a successful business requires pre-planning. There are many factors investors must consider when establishing a business in Australia.


Before starting a business, it is necessary to become acquainted with the Australian market. This means you need to know who your customers are, the nature of your industry and also who your competitors are. This will help to create a framework around which you can build your business.   more ...

United Arab Emirates (UAE)

An Overview Of International Schools in the UAE

Posted on Sunday September 07, 2014 (22:05:49)
The United Arab Emirates has a thriving expat population, much of it centered in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Lucrative employment, investment opportunities, tax-free income and a high standard of living are factors that make the UAE a highly popular destination among expats.

The education system in the UAE has undergone considerable reform since the 1960s and currently there are a number of international schools that cater to expats. These schools follow a special curriculum and provide an international environment for their students. They also have their own degree and do not adhere to the local educational system in the UAE. Here’s a list of some of the top international schools in the UAE.   more ...


Dealing With Culture Shock In Argentina - Some Advice For New Expats

Posted on Sunday September 07, 2014 (21:57:34)
Expats love living in Argentina because of its exciting culture that is deeply rooted in family. The customs and traditions that make up Argentinean culture come from various immigrant communities that settled in the country over the years. The Argentines are known to be hospitable and enjoy bonding over food and entertainment.

Although Argentina is a geographically beautiful and vibrant country, with an equally vibrant population, new expats may face some difficulty adjusting to life here, especially in the early days. The cultural differences expats may face tend to vary from one province to another since Argentina is a vast country.   more ...

United Kingdom (UK)

Moving to London? Learn What Makes It Such A Great Expat Destination

Posted on Sunday September 07, 2014 (21:29:18)
London is a major international banking and financial hub, has the highest concentration of universities in Europe and is one of the most visited cities in the world. There are so many reasons that make the city such a great expat destination. Here are some of them.

A diverse society

Londoners come from different nationalities, ethnic origins and financial backgrounds. Also, there are above 300 languages spoken by the city’s current population. In fact, the city has one of the most multicultural societies in the world.   more ...


Shopping For The First Time In Malaysia? Here's What You Need To Know

Posted on Sunday September 07, 2014 (21:15:15)
Malaysia is a shopping destination that caters to every type of shopper. This is evident in the many malls, shops and markets in many cities and especially in the capital of Kuala Lumpur. From designer fashion to the latest in electronics, Malaysia offers it all. One of the highlights of the country’s shopping scene is the 1Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival, which takes place every year and attracts both locals and tourists. In Malaysia, there’s also the advantage of exemption of duty on many products. There are duty-free shops in in Kuala Lumpur, Penang and the islands of Labuan and Langkawi, and also in the city centers and international airports.   more ...

South Africa

Where Do Expats Choose To Live In South Africa? An Overview Of Popular Locations

Posted on Sunday September 07, 2014 (20:42:39)
Expats are often attracted to the natural beauty and diverse culture of South Africa, a place that enjoys a pleasant climate throughout the year, has a friendly population and where the cost of living is reasonable. Expats will be able to find comfortable and affordable options for accommodation in the big cities and other regions of South Africa. Here are some of the expat hotspots in South Africa.

Cape Town

Cape Town is known to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Home to the Table Mountain and several nature reserves due to its high concentration of flora and fauna, Cape Town is also a modern city with all the urban amenities and conveniences.   more ...


Bulgaria – Five Recommended Expat Blogs

Posted on Sunday September 07, 2014 (14:23:28)
Bulgaria seems to be growing in popularity both as a holiday destination and as an expat living location. We’ve spent some time looking for the best blogs for anyone who’s thinking of moving to Bulgaria and needs tips, practical advice or just an idea of what to expect.

The Good Life Bulgaria

With some beautiful photography, amusing stories of day-to-day life in rural Bulgaria and tips for people who are thinking of moving abroad, husband and wife team Andy & Marie run an excellent blog that puts its readers into the shoes of a person already living in the Bulgarian countryside. There are also several links to other sites that provide useful information for anyone thinking of moving there, and advice on finding the right property once you’ve decided to make the move.   more ...

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