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Staying Safe in Costa Rica

Recent crimes in Costa Rica have involved robbers arriving at homes and impersonating police officers. Alley Cat offers great advice and detailed information about what you need to know when the police are at your door. (Read Article)

Culture Shock in Stavanger, Norway

An expat in Stavanger, Norway appreciates the Norwegian's love of and respect for nature. She also appreciates that Norwegians aren't easily offended, their lower crime rates and great food.

Philippines Tip: Some Uncommon Tips for Provincial Living

If offered food by a newly met older woman or young woman for that matter, kindly refuse until you get to know them better -- especially if you're new to the area. This subject is probably viewed as taboo on this site, but food that has a mojo put on it will really do a number on you.. Yup, I know..sounds like poppycock, but it does happen more often than you would realize to foreigners. (Read Full Tip)

International Schools in Shanghai, China

Shanghai has a number of great international and bi-lingual schools. Some of these schools cater primarily to expats while others have mostly local students. We cover several popular schools in Shanghai and include feedback from parents. (Read Article)

Moving to Tel Aviv, Israel

An expat in Tel Aviv used a relocation service that helped him get settled. He enrolled in a Hebrew course, found an apartment near the beach, opened a bank account and more.

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