±A - Join Our Community

JOIN OUR FRIENDLY COMMUNITY
Learn from the experiences of other expats and make new friends in our disccussion forums and Facebook groups

±A - Cigna

±A - Read Our Guide

READ OUR GUIDE TO MOVING ABROAD
The Expat Focus Guide to Moving Abroad contains everything you need to know when planning an international relocation available now, completely free

±A - Compare Quotes and Save

COMPARE QUOTES AND SAVE MONEY
Insurance, FX and international movers

±A - Listen to the Podcast

LISTEN TO THE EXPAT FOCUS PODCAST
The Expat Focus podcast features interviews with expats living abroad and service providers meeting their needs subscribe today!

±A - Expert Financial

EXPERT FINANCIAL ADVICE & SERVICES
From our tax, investment and FX partners

±A - ExpatFocus Partners

Expat Focus Partners

Become a Partner. Click Here.

Articles

Israel > Articles

Israel

Israel - Recommended Blogs

Wednesday December 14, 2016 (15:10:51)

(c) restaurandocoracoes on Pixabay

At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Israel and some of the blogs that might be useful for expats there.

Lizrael Update
www.lizraelupdate.com

Liz has been busy since starting her expat life in 2004. Working, studying, getting married and starting a family, all of which have been recorded in the writing project that is her blog. It’s chock full of useful information for any current or prospective expats, particularly those with or planning a family and those studying the language. Her honest accounts of raising a bilingual family, living life away from your passport country and everyday lost in translation moments are detailed and absorbing.


Brightly Coloured Sunflowers
www.brightlycolouredsunflowers.blogspot.com

This serial expat was introduced to life in another culture when her family moved to England when she was a child, and since then she has lived as an expat in various different countries before landing in Israel. Her life long expatriate experience is something that she regularly reflects on and is able to eloquently communicate in her blog. For anyone hoping to learn Hebrew, whatever age you are, you will find encouragement here as well as recommendations for the best places to test out your newfound knowledge.


Open To Israel
www.opentoisrael.com

This blog documents the highs, as well as the lows, of an American family in Raanana. Navigating through a new life with an open heart and a much-needed sense of humour, Jennifer writes snippets from their surreal life; her previous career as a journalist is obvious from the articulate posts. Appreciating all the contrasts that the country has to offer, through exploration and through her personal development in yoga, this blog is a very personal expat experience shared.


Why I May Still Be Canadian
www.stillacanadian.blogspot.com

Canadian David has been living the expat life for over 30 years. An educator and writer by profession, his posts as you’d expect are written intelligently and with a storytelling style. He writes about family, friends, a life with two homes, all with a healthy dose of cynicism and sharp wit, which make his blog so interesting to read. This self-confessed hockey player turned desert rat doesn’t often apologise for being Canadian anymore; well, at least not as much as he used to, anyway.


Marilyn & Josephine
www.marilynjosephine.com

Marilyn moved to Tel Aviv in 2007 from Antwerp, Belgium, and has been sharing her love for the city through the blog from the start. A go to for what’s hot and going on in and around the city, as well as insights into expat life and motherhood. For anyone considering a visit or a move you will definitely find some inspiration here; her love of design and creativity radiates from her blog.


Marc’s Words
www.marcswords.com

British born Marc is a copywriter and blogger living in ‘the jewel of the Mediterranean’, previous stints in Israel drew him back to the country as an expat in 2010. A no holds barred account of his changing life in Israel, sharing his honest feelings about citizenship, home and his love for a country divided. A well-written and thoughtful blog, a must read for anyone considering a move to Israel.

We’re always on the lookout for more sites to feature - if you run a blog about living in Israel, leave us a link in the comments and we’ll take a look!


Read more articles like this or view our latest articles

Discuss this article in our forums or Facebook groups

 

  Printer Friendly Format
 


Expat Health Insurance Partners


Bupa Global

Bupa Global is one of the world’s largest international health insurers. We offer direct access to over 1.3m medical providers worldwide, and we settle directly with most 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 Global

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.