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Oman > Articles


An Expat Guide To Meetups And Social Clubs In Oman

Posted on Monday January 15, 2018 (09:54:14)

The Sultanate of Oman, historically a seafaring destination, is a land of rich culture, and its oldest human settlement is known to have originated in the stone age. It is located along the Arabian Peninsula, and even though the country has undergone considerable urban development, its stunning natural landscapes and age-old traditions still prevail.   more ...

Netherlands > Articles


!WOON: Free Advice For Tenants And Owner Occupants In Amsterdam

Posted on Monday January 15, 2018 (09:47:51)

“If I could end the need for my own job… I’d actually be a happy bunny!” says Dafna Eccles, renting consultant at !WOON’s tenant advisory services in Amsterdam South. If tenants knew the rules, and property owners stuck to them, there would be no need for !WOON, she explains, and the world would be a better place.

However, the law is complicated, meaning tenants and owner occupants are in need of !WOON’s support and advice. For migrants who are unfamiliar with the rules and may be struggling to decipher documents in Dutch, the service is a godsend, and visitor numbers are rising in their seven Amsterdam branches.   more ...

Portugal > Articles


What Does Portugal's New Start-Up Visa Mean For You?

Posted on Monday January 15, 2018 (09:22:26)

Long, hot summers with ample sunshine and endless silver beaches have made Portugal a highly sought-after destination for expats from all over the globe. This south European country boasts excellent living standards, modern infrastructure, warm people, a relaxed paced of life and great healthcare. Property prices are fairly reasonable, as is the overall cost of living, and with a population of about 10 million inhabitants, there is enough room on this portion of the Iberian coast for expats for all ages.   more ...

Ecuador > Articles


Vaccinations You Will Need When Moving To Ecuador

Posted on Monday January 15, 2018 (09:10:13)

Ecuador, the second smallest country in South America, has the perfect combination of opportunities quietness and adventures. In the past few years, this country has become a favorite among expats – understandably so. The country has beautiful weather, friendly people, exotic and delicious food, sublime scenery and many great career opportunities. Most expats choose to live in Ecuador’s capital Quito, for its employment opportunities and its exciting hustle and bustle. You will also find many fellow expats in Guayaquil, Ecuador’s largest city, and in Cuenca, a city in Southern Ecuador that is a most artistic blend of old and new.   more ...

Jordan > Articles


Teaching English In Jordan: The Right Job For You?

Posted on Monday January 08, 2018 (10:52:47)

From its Biblical sites to its ultramodern cities, Jordan is a land of great contrasts. In spite of being steeped in history, this Middle Eastern nation has managed to adapt to present times, combining the old with the new in a unique and delightful way. There have been no major instances of conflict or unrest in Jordan in recent years, even though this country shares its borders with Iraq, Syria, Israel and Palestine. In fact, this destination has been popular with expats from all across the globe because of its high earning potential, superior living standards, well-developed healthcare system and natural beauty.   more ...

France > Articles


Renovating Rural Property In France - 10 Tips For First-Time Buyers

Posted on Monday January 08, 2018 (10:47:07)

When it comes to living in France, many people plan to move to expat hotspots such as the beautiful cities of Paris, Lyon or Nice. Others dream of escaping the bustling city life for a relaxed lifestyle in the French countryside, often with visions of a charming old stone house in one of the country’s many sleepy hamlets. France offers a variety of options for first-time buyers who are looking to renovate old properties, either as holiday houses or as a labor of love for themselves and their families. From rustic barns and little cottages to stoic townhouses and grand mansions, rural France has it all!   more ...

Qatar > Articles


Bringing Your Pets Into Qatar: A Guide For Expats

Posted on Monday January 08, 2018 (10:28:15)

Golden sand dunes, clear beaches and vibrant souks – these are just some of the things expats will encounter during their time in Qatar. The country also offers a number of employment opportunities, especially in the petrochemical industry. Qatar has also recently been in the news for its successful bid to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup. This means the government will be spending more on strengthening its infrastructure, which in turn translates to more jobs, particularly in the capital city of Doha, where the event will be held.   more ...

South Korea > Articles

South Korea

An Expat Guide To Finding A Job In Seoul

Posted on Monday January 08, 2018 (10:17:47)

Seoul, the capital of South Korea, is a bustling metropolis with deep historical roots. The city is famous for several things including its N Seoul Tower and Incheon International Airport, which has a golf course and skating rink, and is often named the world’s best airport.

Seoul is a city that never sleeps, with restaurants, shopping centers and spas open for business at all hours of the day and night. Local people love their vibrant nightlife, which is concentrated in areas such as Gangnam and Itaewon. The city is home to many places of historical interest, such as shrines and palaces, and offers great variety in terms of accommodation.

Seoul has an excellent healthcare system, and expats can also choose from a range of international schools for their children. Teaching English is a popular employment opportunity for plenty of expats who arrive in the city from different parts of the world. South Korea has a reputation for being technologically advanced, and Seoul is at the forefront of this innovation. It is also a city with a great passion for locally-influenced architectural modernization, which is especially evident in the Lotte World Tower, the 123-floor skyscraper inspired by traditional Korean art.   more ...

Panama > Articles


An Expat Guide To Banking In Panama

Posted on Monday January 08, 2018 (10:02:17)

A crucial meeting point between two oceans and two continents, Panama is located in Central America, between Costa Rica and Colombia. This small nation has a population of about 3.6 million inhabitants, and has recently seen a considerable influx of foreign nationals. Riding a wave of economic development, the country has become a magnet for professionals, business people, entrepreneurs and investors from all across the globe. People are drawn to this destination for several reasons, including its moderate climate, relaxed lifestyle and tropical surroundings. In spite of a significant increase in the cost of living, large numbers of senior citizens from the US, Europe and Asia are also choosing to retire or set up holiday homes on Panama’s offshore islands.   more ...

South Africa > Articles

South Africa

A Guide To International Schools In Cape Town

Posted on Thursday January 04, 2018 (11:18:06)

In spite of being located at almost the absolute tip of the African continent, Cape Town is anything but an isolated place. On the contrary, it is regarded as one of the best cities to live in by people from all around the globe. Its relaxed lifestyle, natural beauty, historic culture and mild climate make it an ideal destination for expats of all ages, including families. Children moving to this South African coastal city will find their lives relatively free of the drastic adjustments they may have to make if their families moved elsewhere. As long as they speak English, they will be easily understood by everyone, and will be able to integrate themselves into local society without too much difficulty. Moreover, there is plenty for children to see, do and explore in Cape Town all year round.   more ...