Relocation, Relocation, Relocation! A new life in Spain

by Mark Wilkins, The Rights Group Over the last few years we have heard an increasing number of (perhaps apocryphal) tales of UK citizens “not recognising ” the country they grew up in. Feeling alienated in their own country and looking for a way out. When you decide that you are nearing the end a … Read more

Lindsay de Feliz, British expat blogger in the Dominican Republic

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> Lindsay’s blog: yoursaucepans.blogspot.comLindsay’s Expat Focus column: below for interview transcript.Interview Transcript Expat Focus: Okay, Lindsay, you’re a British expat. Lindsay de Feliz: Yep. Expat Focus: Living in the Dominican republic. Lindsay de Feliz: Yes. Expat Focus: You’re also a well-known blogger, and soon, in the near future, going … Read more

12 Things That Filipinos May Not Know About Their Country

An Alien's View by Bruce Curran, Senior Consultant Financial Adviser, writer, author, adventurer and Filipinaphile! (i) As a child, like most children in the west, I fancied myself spinning, tossing and playing with my Yo-yo. It was not till 40 years later that I discovered this toy originates from the Philippines, with its meaning as … Read more

Jeffrey Todd, Deputy Editor for The National

Jeffrey Todd is the Deputy Editor for "The National", one of the UAE's most popular English newspapers. Jeffrey, can you tell us a bit about your background before you joined "The National"? Prior to The National I worked at the Toronto Star covering the crime and destruction beat, including fires, car crashes, murders and kidnappings. … Read more

Justin Aldridge, Eye on Spain

Justin is the owner of the popular expat website Eye on Spain. Expat Focus: Justin, can you tell us a bit about your background and how Eye on Spain came into being? Justin Aldridge: I was born and raised in Gibraltar and after completing my A-Levels at 18 I went on to do a Masters … Read more

Victoria Twead, forum leader and author

Victoria is one of the forums leaders of our Spain forum and author of the popular book Chickens, Mules and Two Old Fools. In this interview we get to know her a little better! Expat Focus: Can you tell us a bit about your background before you became an expat? Victoria Twead: I was born … Read more

The Beauty of Austria

by Martha Andrus As you drive from Germany into Austria, you begin to see the outline of the Alps in the far distance. As you get closer to Austria, the Alps are more prevalent and are the absolute most awesome sight one can behold. The closer you get to these mountains, the more you begin … Read more

David M Sutton-Rowe, moderator – Spain forum

David has been a moderator of the Spain forum for quite a while. In this interview we get to know him a little better! Expat Focus: David, can you tell us a bit about your background before you became an expat? David M Sutton-Rowe: I was born in 1953 in Catterick, North Yorkshire. My father … Read more

Anastasia M. Ashman and Jennifer Eaton Gokmen, Istanbul-based American editors of Tales from the Expat Harem

This expatriate literature project, an internationally bestselling anthology by foreign women in modern Turkey, has been praised by everyone from diplomats to professors, top travel publications like National Geographic Traveler and Lonely Planet, and major global newspapers like Canada’s Globe & Mail, the UK’s Daily Telegraph, and the International Herald Tribune in Paris. Expat Focus … Read more

Making the Move to San Rafael, Argentina

by Dan Hathway It seems like San Rafael in Argentina is the growth region for expats at the moment and I’ve read with interest some of the articles posted on this site’s forums by Neil, who too chose to make the switch from the UK. I moved to San Rafael with my Argentine wife (Laura, … Read more