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Review - Just Go! Leave the Treadmill for a World of Adventure

Posted by: scar on Thursday August 13, 2015 (16:26:09)
Just Go! by Skip & Gabi Yetter
It is no coincidence that many expats are self-employed. There is something about the decision to take a leap into the unknown, whether it be to a new country or via a drastic change of professional life, that seems tempting to some and terrifying to others.

Skip and Gabi Yetter’s recent release, Just Go! Leave the Treadmill for a World of Adventure, caters to those expats who decided to make the leap both in terms of career and country changes.   more ...

Australia

Review - Foreigner In Charge

Posted by: scar on Tuesday August 11, 2015 (15:29:33)
Foreigner In Charge by Padraig O'Sullivan
Foreigner In Charge is the first book in a series that will focus on various expat destinations. This one looks at Australia - one of the most popular expat choices - and the challenges and opportunities faced by managers who move there to further their careers.

One of the best things about the book is its realistic outlook. Right from the start, it explains that the expat life isn't for everyone, and that not all managers will enjoy working in Australia specifically.   more ...

Luxembourg

Review – The Expats

Posted by: scar on Wednesday August 05, 2015 (12:31:14)
The Expats by Chris Pavone
When you're moving to a new country, it is often advisable to read up as much as you can before you arrive. Of course there are the logistics of moving, such as healthcare, visas and employment to consider; but arguably of equal importance is an idea of how you will fit in to the culture.

There are many expat books out there. But what if you're not the kind of person who enjoys reading through guidebooks and immersing yourself in the dry facts?   more ...

Netherlands (Holland)

Review – The Devil Wears Clogs

Posted by: scar on Saturday August 01, 2015 (15:28:05)
The Devil Wears Clogs by Jennifer Burge
Jennifer Burge is an American expat who has lived in a variety of European countries. Her memoir, The Devil Wears Clogs, predominantly focuses on her time in the Netherlands as a new expat trying to fit in with a culture that was very different from what she'd been used to before.   more ...

International

From Latecomers to Late-bloomers

Posted by: Carole on Thursday October 30, 2014 (17:56:38)
Expat Focus interviews Raymond Yung about his personal development book 'From Latecomers to Late-bloomers'.

Raymond, please tell us about yourself.

I’ve been living in London since 2004, but I was born and raised in Hong Kong. After graduating from the University of Hong Kong with a degree in Chemistry, I went on to pursue a Masters’ degree in Computer Science at Queens College, City University of New York and subsequently obtained an MBA at Stern Business School, New York University. I worked in IT and finance in New York before moving to London as a financial analyst.   more ...

Fiction

My Father, The Assassin

Posted by: Carole on Thursday March 06, 2014 (03:47:21)
Expat Focus talks to June Finnigan about her first novel ‘My Father, The Assassin’ - the first of a trilogy. June writes her stories in a villa overlooking the Chianti hills in Tuscany, with Barty her grey tiger cat curled upon her lap or purring close by.

June, please tell us a little about yourself.

My mother was the daughter of wealthy middle class parents and my father was a Romany Gypsy. They married, despite all objections from my maternal grandparents and as anticipated, the union turned out to be a horrible mismatch. I was conceived in a Devon field and born the following June 1951 in the local midwife’s cottage next to Exmouth railway station.   more ...

Spain

Seriously Mum, What's an Alpaca?

Posted by: Carole on Friday February 28, 2014 (03:04:54)
Expat Focus talks to Alan Parks about his memoir "Seriously Mum, What's an Alpaca?" a frank and charming story of a brave couple who risk everything when they move to Spain to breed alpacas.

Alan, please tell us a little about yourself.

My name is Alan Parks, and I originally come from the south coast of the UK, where I used live in a town called Peacehaven, just outside Brighton. I moved, with my partner Lorna to rural Andalucia, Spain, close to the city of Cordoba in 2008 after Lorna became ill with Sarcoidosis.   more ...

International

Global Mom: Eight Countries, Sixteen Addresses, Five Languages, One Family

Posted by: Carole on Wednesday February 12, 2014 (22:35:39)
Expat Focus talks to Melissa Dalton-Bradford about her Memoir - Global Mom: Eight Countries, Sixteen Addresses, Five Languages, One Family—a Memoir about her fantastic journey of motherhood that will inspire any family.

Melissa, please tell us a little bit about yourself.

I’m an American by birth and by passport, but like many of your readers, I’m a good solid Citizen of the World. I was raised primarily in the great American west by parents who had studied and worked in Germany, spoke fluent German, and subsequently kept their secrets from us in German. We cracked that code, there were no more secrets, and my passion for languages (and discovering the world) was ignited.   more ...

Fiction

Sherlock Holmes And The Mystery of Einstein's Daughter

Posted by: Carole on Monday January 27, 2014 (01:48:18)
Expat Focus talks to Tim Symonds about his latest book "Sherlock Holmes And The Mystery of Einstein's Daughter".

Tim, please tell us a little bit about yourself.

I live in what's known as the Sussex Weald - a series of forested hills and valleys in East Sussex, south of London. In the Summer, just down the track from my home, tourists stream to visit the house where Rudyard Kipling lived, the author of the Jungle Books etc. Kipling’s parents were ex-pats in India at the time of the British Empire.

I was born in London but grew up mostly in England's rural counties and the Channel Island of Guernsey.   more ...

Italy

Three Coins in the Fountain: Falling in love through faith, family & frequent flyer miles

Posted by: Carole on Monday January 06, 2014 (20:14:09)
Expat Focus talks to Catherine Tondelli about her book "Three Coins in the Fountain", a funny and helpful memoir of her life as an expat in Rome.

Catherine, please tell us a little bit about yourself.

I was born - along with my twin sister - into a large Irish/Italian family in Chicago, the ninth of 11 kids (six boys & five girls). Growing up as part of this large, chaotic family has provided me with many entertaining stories that are woven in my memoir. Most significantly, at the age of 13 my father walked out on us all and never looked back. Against all odds, my mother, a school teacher who made sure we all got an education, while raising us with no alimony or child support on her pauper’s salary.   more ...



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Aetna International

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Aviva International

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Bupa Global

At Bupa we have been helping individuals and families live longer, healthier, happier lives for over 60 years. We are trusted by expats in 190 different countries and have links with healthcare organisations throughout the world. So whether you're moving abroad for a change of career or a change of scene, with our international private health insurance you will always be in safe hands.

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.