How To Move To Malaysia

Carlie: Hey there, it’s Carlie with the Expat Focus podcast. There’s not a huge amount of moving about the world going on at the moment, but that doesn’t mean you can’t research and plan. And if you’ve got a move to Malaysia on your mind, I have the perfect guest to give you some insider … Read more

How To Move To France

Carlie: Hey there, it’s Carlie with another episode of the Expat Focus podcast. When you’re planning a move to a new country, there’s a lot to get your head around, and understanding how things work locally is key to quickly landing on your feet. Today’s guest is Emma Pearson, Editor of The Local France, a … Read more

Emerging From Lockdown In China

Carlie: Hey there, it’s Carlie with the Expat Focus Podcast. Just as the world was coming to grips with the seriousness of COVID-19 and countries were locking down, parts of China were getting over the worst of the pandemic, and life was ‘kind of’ returning to normal. This was the case when I recorded this … Read more

Lockdown Life On A Caribbean Island

Carlie: Hey there, it’s Carlie with the Expat Focus Podcast. Where are you spending your coronavirus lockdown? Are you in a densely populated city? A smaller town, where social distancing is made that bit easier? Are you spending this time away from where you’d normally call home? Maybe you’re on your own property in the … Read more

How COVID-19 May Impact The Property Market, And Tips For Buying In The USA

Carlie: Hello there, it’s Carlie with the Expat Focus Podcast. The property market – like so many sectors right now – has slowed down, as the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic. Tenants, landlords, homeowners – they’re all feeling the pressure. Governments are being looked to for bailout packages, while people in the process of … Read more

Life In Coronavirus Lockdown In Spain

Carlie: Hey there, it’s Carlie with the Expat Focus Podcast. Government-mandated isolation has become the new normal for so many of us, as the world fights the COVID-19 pandemic. I’m in lockdown here in France, where only essential shops remain open, and we need to carry a permission form when we leave the house, which … Read more

Connecting Communities Through The Help-n-Trade App

Carlie: Hey there, it’s Carlie with the Expat Focus Podcast. You might be feeling a bit paralysed by the news at the moment, as the Coronavirus pandemic worsens across the world, and governments update their guidance every day. But amid the chaos are people trying to do some good. Volunteers in many countries are sewing … Read more

Working As An Expat In Asia

Carlie: Hey there! It’s Carlie with the Expat Focus Podcast. Today we’re exploring the foreigner’s experience of working in Asia, with a man who has written a book on the subject: Steve McGinnes. Originally from England, Steve has lived and worked across the Asian continent for 15 years, and his book combines practical advice with … Read more

How To Enjoy Expat Life In Malta

Carlie: Hey there, it’s Carlie with the Expat Focus podcast. Mario Cacciotolo’s move from the UK to Malta was very much a homecoming. He spent the first 12 years of his life in the country, and its booming economy, 300 days of sunshine a year, and a desire to close some local knowledge gaps were … Read more