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Blog > 2018

2018

Renting In Croatia, Health Insurance In Hong Kong, And Becoming Fluent In Italian




What do you need to know before you move to Portugal? There was quite a bit of discussion around this topic in our Facebook group recently, so we put together a list of seven things you need to know if you're planning to move there.    more ...


Blog > 2018

2018

Italian Cultural Events, Living In Paris, And Renting In Colombia




We have our monthly round-ups for you this week: news from around the world relating to finances, healthcare, and general expat life.    more ...


Blog > 2018

2018

American Food In London, Self-Employment In France, And Surviving Your Relocation




A small taste of home can make all the difference when you're feeling a bit homesick. Take a look at our guide to where you can find American food in London.

If you're living in France and setting up your own business, here is everything you need to know about registering as a micro-entrepreneur.    more ...


Blog > 2018

2018

Retiring In Hong Kong, Summer In France, And Getting German Citizenship




Certain parts of the world are experiencing significantly higher temperatures than usual at the moment. Rosemary Border Rabson titled her latest column 'Sweltering in the Morvan' due to the soaring temperature in her area of France.

If you're planning a move to France, take a look at our guide to French mortgages for expats.    more ...


Blog > 2018

2018

Renting In London Or Panama City, Meetups In Luxembourg, And Family-Friendly New Zealand Destinations




If you're moving abroad for the first time, it can be difficult to remember everything you need to do. In their latest column, FC Exchange provide a handy checklist to help keep you organised.    more ...


Blog > 2018

2018

A Wine Festa In Tuscany, Visas In Mexico, And Saudi Arabia's Dependents' Tax




We have three international updates for you this week: finance news, healthcare news, and general news of expat interest.

Life abroad isn't always plain sailing, especially if your identity isn't accepted by those around you. We're currently writing a series of articles about being a transgender expat abroad, and this month's feature focuses on London in the UK.    more ...


Blog > 2018

2018

Choosing Schools In France, Oslo And Dublin; The Right Of Residence In Finland; And Bulgarian Energy Suppliers




Once you've been living in your new home for a while, you'll know where to buy everything and you may even find places to acquire your favourite items from back home. But until you've settled in, it can be a challenge, so it's useful to bring some things with you when you first arrive. If you're moving to Cyprus, here are a few of the items you might want to pack on the journey over.    more ...


Blog > 2018

2018

Dragons, Brexit, And Being A Vegetarian In Paris




Here Be Dragons! That's the ominous title of Ben Zabulis' latest column: he's describing a boat festival that happens every year in Hong Kong.

If you're not ready for dragon-based entertainment and instead you'd like a quiet life, take a look at this list of the best rural locations in the UK, according to a recent survey by Halifax.    more ...


Blog > 2018

2018

UK Property, The Happiest Countries In The World, And Life As A Transgender Expat In Canada




Moving abroad is stressful at the best of times, but when you face discrimination just for being who you are, it can be even more complicated. We're currently running a series of articles about being a transgender expat, and this month we focused on Canada as a destination.

On the other side of the stress scale, a recent survey has revealed the happiest countries in the world. Unsurprisingly, the Nordics are at the top again. How do they do it?!    more ...


Blog > 2018

2018

Spring In Tuscany, Advancing Your Career In America, And Expat News From Around The World




Once a month, we like to round up important expat news from around the world for our readers. These are then published as three updates: finance, healthcare, and general news.

This month has been particularly interesting in the Middle East on the healthcare front, with several countries updating their healthcare options for expats.    more ...