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The 5 expats who submit the most tips during the month of December will receive $75 Amazon.com gift certificates! Share your relocation advice, favorite local restaurants, best activities for kids, tips for saving money -- anything you've learned living abroad! (Contest Rules & Restrictions)
If you're new to Egypt know that the streets are uneven and sometimes difficult to walk. Power outages happen plunging streets into darkness so walking with a flashlight is a must. As you walk the streets do not touch lamp posts as often chunks have been taken out of the poles leaving live wires exposed. (Read Full Tip)
For US residents, Obamacare has wide-reaching implications and will affect both the financial landscape of healthcare as well as coverage options. US expats, on the other hand, may be exempt. To help you understand how this Act may affect you and your US taxes abroad, we have outlined the 3 critical components of Obamacare you need to know. (Read Article)
We did have a honeymoon phase for sure where we loved everything. Then reality hit and it was frustrating and hard to figure things out. It took us a while to make real friends. Best advice I can give you is to look hard for the similarities to your own culture instead of focusing on the differences.
I am sorry to say that after 14 years in Brazil my advise would be don't move, please reconsider. I have grown to love Brazil but the prices, lack of infrastructure, noise, traffic and now protests and violence have taken their toll.