±Compare Expat Providers

Expat Health Insurance Quotes

Foreign Currency Exchange Quotes

International Moving Quotes

We're very social! Follow Expat Focus on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+

Expat Focus Facebook PageExpat Focus on TwitterExpat Focus Pinterest PageExpat Focus Google+ Page

Notify me when new content is added about a country

±Expat Focus Partners

Expat Experiences

Cayman Islands > Expat Experiences

Cayman Islands

Daria Kawecka, Grand Cayman

Monday November 28, 2011 (08:43:38)
Daria Kawecka
Daria Kawecka

My name is Daria Kawecka and I am a Software Developer from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

I moved from Edmonton to Grand Cayman on April 11th 2011. My main reason was for the adventure.

What challenges did you face during the move?

Moving back home to rent out my condo was hard. Packing up a fairly adult life into a few boxes was very challenging.

How did you find somewhere to live?

My company recommended a property management company on the island. She drove me around a bunch of properties in my first week and I found a place I like.

Are there many other expats in your area?

There are tons of expats here. I think there are about 20 000 which is very large for a total population of about 50 000 people.

What is your relationship like with the locals?

I have not had any issues with the locals. I heard stories about how expats get treated in Bermuda and was worried it would be the same here but the locals are very nice.

What do you like about life where you are?

The natural beauty is breath taking. I love that a bikini doubles for underwear. The fact that I ride a rusty bike to work with a basket on the front and no one looks at me twice. The social aspect is really good here too. Since there are so many people in the same boat everyone is really friendly and willing to help new people out.

What do you dislike about your expat life?

I have not been here long enough yet but I hear you start to miss shopping malls. I domiss my family and friends.

What advice would you give to anyone following in your footsteps?

Don't look back. All the hard work of uprooting your life is really worth it.

What are your plans for the future

This is a little up in the air right now. I will be here for at least two years and see where that takes me.

Follow Daria's blog caymanexpat.blogspot.com and discover more about life in The Caymans

Link  QR 

Expat Health Insurance Partners

Aetna International

Our award-winning expatriate business provides health benefits to more than 650,000 members worldwide. In addition, we have helped develop world-class health systems for governments, corporations and providers around the world. We want to be the global leader in delivering world-class health solutions, making quality health care more accessible and empowering people to live healthier lives.

AXA - Global Healthcare

As the global healthcare specialists for AXA, the world’s number one insurance brand, we can help you get fast access to expert medical care, whenever and wherever you need it. All our plans include evacuation and repatriation, a second medical opinion service and extra support from a dedicated case manager if you’re diagnosed with cancer. You’ll also have 24/7 support from our caring multilingual team - we’ll always remember you’re a person, not a case number.

Bupa Global

Bupa Global is one of the world’s largest international health insurers. We offer direct access to over 1.2m medical providers worldwide, and we settle directly with them so you don’t have to pay up front for your treatment. We provide access to leading specialists without the need to see your family doctor first and ensure that you have the same level of cover wherever you might be, home or away.

Cigna International

Cigna has worked in international health insurance for more than 30 years. Today, Cigna has over 71 million customer relationships around the world. Looking after them is an international workforce of 31,000 people, plus a network of over 1 million hospitals, physicians, clinics and health and wellness specialists worldwide, meaning you have easy access to treatment.