Staying Healthy As An Expat In Hong Kong

Carlie: Hey there, it’s Carlie with the Expat Focus podcast. We are chatting to one of our regular columnists today, Ben Zabulis, who I’ve interviewed in the past about his decision to retire to Hong Kong. Now, lots has been happening in the world since our last chat, so I’m really keen to check in … Read more

How The International Jobs Market Is Changing

Carlie: Hey, it’s Carlie with the Expat Focus podcast. So many workplaces have had to make drastic changes over the past year, which has affected how we do our jobs and, in some cases, if we even still have one. Whether you’re already abroad or looking to move internationally for work, it’s a daunting time … Read more

Finding A Place To Rent In The UK

Carlie: Welcome to another episode of the Expat Focus podcast. I’m your host, Carlie, covering all aspects of life abroad, and a key one, of course, is finding a place to live in your new country. We’ve explored this topic with a number of guests in past episodes, looking at the rental and property-buying process … Read more

Expat Life In India During The Covid-19 Second Wave

Carlie: Hey there, it’s Carlie with another episode of the Expat Focus podcast. You’ve no doubt heard about the devastating second wave of Covid-19 that India’s currently experiencing, and how it has overwhelmed the local health system. Many foreigners have decided to leave while they still can, as countries put bans on flights to try … Read more

Dealing With Deafness And Hearing Loss Abroad

Carlie: Hey there, it’s Carlie with the Expat Focus podcast. If you’re like me, you love discovering new shows to listen to. And some on my playlist happen to be created by people we’ve interviewed on Expat Focus. You can check out Sundae Bean’s ‘Expat Happy Hour,’ Melitta Campbell hosts ‘The Driven Female Entrepreneur,’ and … Read more

UK And EU Pension Rights After Brexit

Carlie: Hello there, it’s Carlie with another episode of the Expat Focus podcast. We cover all aspects of life abroad on this show, so if there’s a topic you’d love to hear about, you can let us know on social media – we’re ‘Expat Focus’ – or use the contact details on our website, which … Read more

Covid-19’s Impact On Expat Students And International Education

Carlie: Hey there, it’s Carlie with the Expat Focus podcast. If you’re a first-time listener, welcome. We cover all aspects of living abroad on this show, so be sure to roll back to check out previous episodes. Just a few of my favourite interviews include: – Ashley Bartner, who runs a farm, inn and cooking … Read more

How Expats Benefit From Recent UAE Law Changes

Carlie: Hey there, it’s Carlie with the Expat Focus podcast. Recent updates and changes to the United Arab Emirates’ legal system are set to benefit the millions of expats that call the country home. Law reforms announced in November cover divorce, wills, and local rules around the consumption of alcohol and unmarried couples living together. … Read more

New Time Caps On Brits With Second Homes In The EU

 Carlie: Hey there, it’s Carlie with the Expat Focus podcast. The end of 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition period, and one of the big changes for UK nationals is how long they can spend at second homes in the EU. Up until now, British nationals have been able to spend up … Read more