New Year In France, Living In America, And Learning Chinese

Happy new year! In her latest column, British expat Rosemary talks about bringing in 2019 in France.

On the subject of all things French, in our latest podcast we caught up with Phill about his life in rural France, where he has renovated a property which he is now running as a guest house. As well as sharing his story, he also has some handy tips if you’d like to do the same thing yourself.Of course not everyone plans to stay in their new home forever, and for many people renting is the most sensible option, at least in the short term. Take a look at our guide to finding the right property to rent in Brussels. And if you’re moving to Belgium but you’re concerned about cancer care there, take a look at this article which compares oncology services in Belgium with the UK.

If you’re planning a move to the USA, perhaps you’re considering life in Silicon Valley. But just how much does it cost to live in San Jose?

Learning a new language is often one of the most pertinent challenges for expats – in his latest column, Ben Zabulis discusses the issues and joys he faced when he first moved to Hong Kong.

We also spoke to some people about their experiences of life abroad: Julie Cook talked about her family’s move to Tuscany and the food business they set up there; Claude Koehl talked about her own international moves and how they’ve influenced her latest book; and Thomas Underwood talks about his life as an Australian expat in Taiwan.

Would you like to share your experience of life abroad with other readers? Answer the questions here to be featured in an interview!