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Dominican Republic > Articles

Dominican Republic

An Expat Guide To Schools In The Dominican Republic

Posted on Friday December 08, 2017 (13:45:23)

The Dominican Republic has plenty to offer expats who come to live and work within its shores. It has some of the best natural scenery in the world, a pleasant tropical climate, and an affordable cost of living. Its expansive coastline is home to beautiful beaches, and there is great diversity in the interiors, in the form of mountains, deserts and lush rainforests. The Dominican Republic is especially popular among expat retirees, who find that real estate in the country is inexpensive and the healthcare system adheres to a high standard.   more ...

Antigua and Barbuda > Articles

Antigua and Barbuda

An Expat Guide To Bringing Pets Into Antigua And Barbuda

Posted on Friday December 08, 2017 (13:26:05)

Famed for its weather and beautiful beaches, Antigua and Barbuda, a tiny Commonwealth state in the Caribbean, can only be described as a tropical paradise. While the island of Barbuda is still recovering from the massive damage dealt by Hurricane Irma in September, the nation remains an attractive destination for tourists and expats alike.   more ...

United Kingdom > Articles

United Kingdom

Feeling Low In London This Christmas? Samaritans Can Help

Posted on Friday December 08, 2017 (13:10:50)

As a time when friends and families get together to celebrate the winter season and bring in the next year, the festive period can be a particularly difficult time for expats, especially if you've only recently moved abroad.   more ...

Venezuela > Articles

Venezuela

An Expat Guide To Borders And Customs Regulations In Venezuela

Posted on Friday December 08, 2017 (12:53:37)

From the Andes to the Great Plains, from the topical Amazon rainforest to the grasslands, you will come across numerous captivating sights and experiences all over Venezuela. This South American country has shorelines on the North Atlantic Ocean as well as the Caribbean Sea, shares borders with Brazil, Colombia and Guyana, and is also close to other popular destinations such as Aruba, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Netherlands Antilles. Because of its natural beauty, modern infrastructure, healthcare facilities, education standards and growing economy, this nation has gained a lot of popularity with people from across the globe. Expats find it easy to settle down in this place since the local people are warm and friendly. Moreover, while Spanish is the official language, English is widely spoken and understood. Capital city Caracas is home to a huge expat population.   more ...

Austria > Articles

Austria

An Expat Guide To Banking In Austria

Posted on Friday December 08, 2017 (12:32:38)

The origin of modern day Austria, which has a population of 8.7 million people, can be traced back to the times of the Holy Roman Empire. It shares boundaries with Germany and Czech Republic on the northern side while to the south, we have Slovenia and Italy. Austria is flanked by Hungary and Slovakia to the east, Liechtenstein and Switzerland to the west. This Central European country is divided into nine states (known as Bundesländer in German). Austria is more than 83870 square kilometers, about 68 percent of which is situated 500 meters above sea level. Most of the country has a mountainous terrain, with the Alps taking up almost two thirds of the country's territory. Austria stands 12th in the world in terms of Gross Domestic Product.   more ...

Finland > Articles

Finland

A Guide To Renting In Helsinki

Posted on Friday December 08, 2017 (12:07:58)

Helsinki, Finland’s capital, is rapidly gaining momentum as an expat destination. Increasing numbers of people from Europe and all over the world are considering moving to the city because of its high living standards, robust healthcare system, great quality of education, stable economy and rich, captivating culture. Many migrants who move here for business or studies choose to make it their permanent home once they get accustomed to its people and lifestyle. The global city is also the hub of all political, industrial, commercial, social and academic activities across the nation. It is therefore ideal for those who are interested in new career prospects.   more ...

Germany > Articles

Germany

How To Enjoy Your First Expat Christmas In Germany

Posted on Friday December 08, 2017 (11:08:21)

Germany is the birthplace of many of our most beloved Christmas traditions. The country oozes festivity throughout December with Christmas markets, fairy lights, and the scent of mulled wine floating down the streets.

Enjoy your first expat Christmas in the country by getting acquainted with the local traditions– Germany has got Christmas down to a fine art.   more ...

Netherlands > Articles

Netherlands

How to Enjoy Your First Expat Christmas in Amsterdam

Posted on Friday December 08, 2017 (10:40:35)

For expats who celebrate Christmas, being far away from friends and family can make the festivities feel somewhat muted, so it’s a good idea to create your own traditions in your new home. Here are ten ways to make the season special during your time in Amsterdam.


Decorate A Christmas Tree

What better way to create a homely, holiday feel in your new country than to put a cheerfully-decorated Christmas tree in the window? Vendors can be spotted by the road-side at this time of year and garden centres such as Intratuin in the Watergraafsmeer district and Tuincentrum Ottenhof in Nieuw-West also stock specimens.   more ...

Ireland > Articles

Ireland

Dublin: What To Know Before You Arrive

Posted on Thursday November 30, 2017 (18:00:02)

The largest city in Ireland, Dublin is one of the most popular destinations in Europe for both tourists and expats. Life in Dublin is high-spirited, fulfilling, and modern. However, life in the city can get a bit confusing if you are not used to the Irish way of life! As the capital of Ireland, Dublin has a rich heritage, and at the same time is a contemporary, fashionable location.   more ...

Luxembourg > Articles

Luxembourg

A Guide To Renting An Apartment In Luxembourg

Posted on Thursday November 30, 2017 (17:47:57)

Expats make up almost 47 percent of Luxembourg’s population, and the country has over 170 different nationalities living within its territory. The concentration of expats in the Grand Duchy is higher than any other European country. Conveniently nestled in the heart of Western Europe, Luxembourg makes it easy to travel to the cities located around it, such as Paris and Brussels.   more ...