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5 Tips for Living in San Francisco

Expats living in San Francisco and the Bay Area will find a unique culture that is a magnet for people from all over America - and the world. Find great information on how to settle into the home of Silicon Valley, Napa Valley, and much, much more. (Read Article)

Culture Shock in Gurgaon, India

A mom who relocated to Gurgaon, India talks about the challenges of living in Gurgaon. She finds that there's a lack out outdoor space to walk and play. Plus, numerous locals on the street have picked up and touched her 4 year old daughter without permission, which has increased her and her daughter's anxiety when out in public. She now finds herself swatting away people on the street.

Expert Advice: Use the Foreign Housing Exclusion to Deduct Some of Your Housing Costs

Using the Foreign Housing Exclusion you can deduct the equivalent of foreign rents, utility bills (apart from telephone and cable), furniture rental, repairs, parking and more. There is a ceiling to the amount you can deduct and this ceiling is directly tied to the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion amount each year. For 2013, the maximum you can deduct is $29,280. However, if you live in a city with a higher cost of living, that amount can increase. (Read Full Tip)

5 Tips for Living in Granada, Nicaragua

Expats love Granada, Nicaragua for it's colonial architecture, rich history and thriving expat community. In this article, we cover cost-of-living in Granada, safety, real estate, health care and more. (Read Article)

Culture Shock in Genoa, Italy

An American couple from Hawaii is spending their first year retirement in Genoa, Italy. They've been having a wonderful time exploring the coastal city and nearby cities. Learning Italian has been challenging for them. Luckily, they brought their two dogs, which has helped them meet more locals as they walk through the city.

Spoiled for Choice: What Migration Did for British Food Culture

How has migration impacted British food culture? Monica Karpinski talks about how foods from the EU, Asia, North America, South America and Australasia have influenced today's food culture in the UK. (Read Article)

Review of The International School of Iceland in Gardabaer, Greater Reykjavik Capital Region, Iceland

An expat parent's experiences with The International School of Iceland in Gardabaer, Greater Reykjavik Capital Region, Iceland - from extracurriculars to facilities, parent organizations to pros and cons of attending The International School of Iceland. (Read Report)

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