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Expats in Punta del Este live in a beautiful coastal setting that will leave you wondering why more people don't consider this new hot spot when they scan the globe for their next expat adventure.
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Expats in Milan live in a city that is the financial and economic hub of Italy. Find information about life in Milan, the Milanese people, whether or not you need to speak Italian and more.
Expats and people moving to the UAE have lots of questions. Healthcare and health insurance are often on the list. Here are 7 tips about healthcare, health insurance in the UAE, having a baby in the UAE and more.
An expat in Epinal, France gets candid about the culture shock she experience when moving to France. She advises newcomers to get out and meet people. She started an English-speaking group in her small town and met lots of locals that way.
An American expat who moved from Hong Kong to Chiang Mai talks about how she underestimated the how much culture shock she would experience in Chiang Mai. She loves the welcoming Thai people, low cost of living, affordable medical care, respect for elders, Thai food and more. However, she explains that Thai culture is very complex and it's easy to make social mistakes.
An expat in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico offers an in-depth view of living in Cabo. Topics covered include clubs and volunteer organizations for expats in Cabo San Lucas, facebook groups, different types of visas and much more.
An expat living in Lisbon offers advice to others moving to Portugal about learning Portuguese, meeting people and enjoying expat life in Lisbon.
An expat living in Munich offers advice on moving to the southern German city. Great advice on getting a drivers license, renting a flat, and more.
An expat in Beijing advises newcomers to bring shoes (especially if they were larger sizes), a first aid kit and to install a VPN on your computer and phone before you move to China. He explains that you'll need a lot of cash on hand initially since most apartments require 3-month initial payment plus a 1-month deposit. When deciding where to live in Beijing, make sure you live close to work to avoid spending your life in traffic.
An expat couple explains how the negative reviews of Manta, Ecuador made them initially overlook this "working-class city." After visiting several others cities, they gave Manta a chance and realized that it was the perfect destination for them!
An expat who retired in Tavira, Portugal talks about how she chose to move to Portugal. She loves life in Portugal - the cost of living, medical care, Portuguese culture and more.