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Canada > Articles


How Does Coronary Care In Canada Compare With The Rest Of The World?

Monday November 19, 2018 (15:15:45)

In the developed world, the leading causes of death are usually preventable diseases linked to lifestyle. Cancers and heart diseases connected to poor diet and obesity have been the subject of public awareness and education campaigns.

Heart disease is a leading cause of death around the world. According to a 2017 study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, cardiovascular disease and stroke account for a third of all deaths around the world.   more ...

Belize > Articles


The Benefits Of Belize's QRP Retirement Program

Monday November 12, 2018 (14:38:08)

The ‘tropical paradise’ of Belize is often seen as an attractive option for retirees from the US and elsewhere, due to its lovely climate, easy-going lifestyle and the fact that its principal language is English. Its Caribbean coastline and fascinating interior make this little Central American state doubly appealing. It might not be the cheapest place in which to retire, but those who have done so report that while some of the infrastructure may be a bit basic, their money goes a long way and the standard of living is high, with insurance, household help, basic medical care and property taxes proving highly competitive in comparison with other countries.   more ...

Cuba > Articles


Hoping For Havana? A Short Guide To Cuba

Monday November 12, 2018 (14:19:56)

The Caribbean was the stage on which last acts of the Cold War played out, and while the curtain has not quite fallen on the decades-old stand-off, Cuba’s part is nearly over.

Just 90 miles from the United States, the socialist state has been far removed from the world stage thanks to an embargo that lasted nearly 50 years.   more ...

Ireland > Articles


Healthcare Options In Ireland: A Guide For Expats

Thursday November 01, 2018 (13:27:30)

In Ireland, when you raise a glass to make a toast with friends, rather than saying “Cheers!”, you would say “Sláinte!”. This is the Irish word for “health” – and as this toast suggests, health and healthcare are big priorities in Ireland. Overall, the Irish health system is safe, modern and efficient. Ireland scores 8.9 on the OECD Better Life Index for health, which indicates strong healthcare and good indicators of everyday health, such as low pollution levels and high-quality water.   more ...

France > Articles


An Expat Guide to Car Insurance In France

Thursday November 01, 2018 (13:19:16)

Moving abroad can be confusing at the best of times. There’s so much to learn with regards to properties, locations and culture – and that’s before you add in the paperwork!   more ...

United Kingdom > Articles

United Kingdom

How To Pass The UK Citizenship Test

Thursday October 25, 2018 (10:34:58)

The UK Citizenship Test is a challenging hurdle to overcome at the best of times, and uncertainty over Brexit adds a further layer of anxiety to the process – especially when native Brits cheerfully report that they have tried the test and failed.   more ...

Egypt > Articles


Driving In Egypt? Here's What You Need To Know

Thursday October 25, 2018 (10:30:54)

Every country has its own way of doing things. The Brits love to queue, while other countries prefer to elbow their way to the front of a gaggle. Americans see tipping in a restaurant as mandatory, while in Japan it’s an insult to leave a few notes for the waiter.   more ...

Germany > Articles


Driving In Germany: A Guide For New Expats

Wednesday October 10, 2018 (14:09:28)

One of the most common challenges that people face when moving to a new country is getting used to the new rules of the road. Firstly, you may have to jump through some hoops to exchange your license, which may even include retaking your test, depending on the country from which your license was issued. Secondly, paperwork aside, driving may be a little different in your new country compared to what you were used to at home.   more ...

Ireland > Articles


Renting in Dublin: A Guide for New Expats

Wednesday October 10, 2018 (14:05:46)

So, you’ve decided to make the move. Dublin is a great city to live in, boasting a mix of old-world charm and a modern international feel. However, finding the perfect place to live can be a challenge, with rising rent prices and high demand. Knowing how best to look will help you stay ahead of the crowd.   more ...

Portugal > Articles


How Long Does It Take To Become Fluent In Portuguese?

Wednesday October 10, 2018 (14:01:09)

This is a question that every new learner of the language tends to ask themselves before they begin.

After all, timelines are important. They help us to set targets, stay on track and ensure we meet our goals by a specific date. Which, if you’re learning a new language because you’re relocating, can be incredibly important. However, the answer isn’t that simple, as the time it takes will depend on the time you have and the environment your learning takes place in.   more ...