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Moving To The Dominican Republic With Children

Posted on Monday October 05, 2015 (06:22:30)
Image © 何塞埃利亚斯(何塞·克鲁兹 on Flickr
The Dominican Republic, on the island of Hispaniola, is the second largest Caribbean nation. Despite its small size, it is a country with a diverse landscape. It is especially known for its typically Caribbean white sand beaches. Expats will also be treated to abundant natural beauty in the tropical rainforests, valleys, lakes, rivers and semi-desert areas that are found across the country. The Dominican Republic draws a steady number of expats, and its popularity has only been increasing in recent decades.   more ...


How Not To Offend the Locals in Jordan

Posted on Monday October 05, 2015 (05:53:25)
Image © Vyacheslav Argenberg on Flickr
One of the things that most people who relocate to Jordan are constantly surprised by is how modern the country actually is. It is one of the safest places for expats to gain an idea of what the Middle East is really like in terms of culture and everyday life. While it is important that you are respectful of Jordanian culture and customs and should make every attempt to be sensitive, don’t worry too much.   more ...


How Does Living In Vietnam Differ From Holidaying There? A Brief Guide For Potential Expats

Posted on Saturday October 03, 2015 (08:52:20)
Image © Nathan O'Nions on Flickr
In the last few decades since Vietnam opened up and started a range of political and economic reforms, the country has rapidly improved its profile as a tourist destination. Unsurprisingly, many people have visited the country as tourists, fallen in love with it, and decided to come back to live there for a longer period of time. The country’s natural beauty, great weather, low cost of living, rich culture, and the government’s eagerness to invest in infrastructure make it a very attractive expat destination.   more ...


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

Posted on Saturday October 03, 2015 (08:28:36)
Image © Hsiung/d6478coke on Flickr
Taiwan can be a confusing place for expats. In many ways, it’s a modern, advanced, very global country, in terms of both its economy and its culture. Nonetheless, there are certain things about it that are absolutely nothing like what most European and American expats are used to. The native culture and customs remain firmly entrenched in people’s lives, and as an expat, it can be difficult to acclimatize to your new environment.   more ...


5 Things To Avoid Doing When You Move To Israel

Posted on Friday October 02, 2015 (06:50:03)
Image © Israel_photo_gallery on Flickr
Israel is an interesting country to visit and to live in, and is also a land of great contrasts. The landscape is much more diverse than most people realize – there’s the desert of course, and mountain ranges, fertile valleys, rivers, and then the low-lying plains and coastal areas, which is where more than half the population lives.   more ...


How Do You Find A Job In Israel As An Expat?

Posted on Thursday October 01, 2015 (05:13:08)
Image © Emmanuel Dyan on Flickr
Israel is a culturally diverse country and also a deeply traditional one. However, Israel’s society is quite westernized, and a number of expats from different parts of the world live and work here. The population of over 7 million consists mainly of Jewish people, while the rest are mostly Arabs. The expat population tends to be concentrated in the bigger cities, the main ones being the religiously significant capital city of Jerusalem, and Tel Aviv, which serves as the commercial and cultural hub of the country.   more ...


Don’t Buy Property In Cuba Until You’ve Read This

Posted on Thursday October 01, 2015 (05:03:49)
Image © Stefano Olmi on Flickr
Buying property in a foreign country can be quite a complicated procedure. This is especially true in the case of Cuba as there are several restrictions on the ownership of houses even for citizens of the country. For more than half a century now, people haven’t been able to freely buy or sell houses on this Caribbean island.   more ...

Dominican Republic

Giving Birth In The Dominican Republic As An Expat

Posted on Wednesday September 30, 2015 (05:31:12)
Image © Ted Murphy on Flickr
Childbirth is no piece of cake in any country. The decision to have a baby in a new place makes the entire experience all the more daunting. However, with a little bit of preparation the whole procedure can become much easier. Below are the basics of giving birth in the Dominican Republic.


Almost all deliveries in the Dominican Republic take place in a hospital.   more ...


A Brief Guide To Residence Permits In Cuba

Posted on Wednesday September 30, 2015 (05:15:07)
Image © Pascal Hassenforder on Flickr
Cuba, the largest island in the Caribbean, is famous for its natural beauty, tropical weather, pristine beaches, clear waters, and historic buildings. Often called “The Pearl of The Caribbean”, this island is around 90 miles (145 kilometers) south of Florida.

It is essential to obtain the relevant permits before entering Cuba. A tourist visa is only valid for 30 days (90 days if you are Canadian) and can be extended for a further 30 once you are there.   more ...


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

Posted on Wednesday September 30, 2015 (04:59:12)
Image © billy1125 on Flickr
Taiwan is one of the most popular expat destinations in East Asia. Some of the main reasons for this are the climate, the hospitality and warmth of the local people, the ubiquity of local Chinese culture, and yet the simultaneous existence of a very modern and international infrastructure and economy. Taiwan is also quite good in terms of safety, entertainment and leisure options, and general convenience.   more ...

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