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Christmastime in Playa Jaco and Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica

An expat talks about Christmas celebrations in Jaco, Costa Rica. Many Costa Ricans leave the Central Valley and head to the beach for Christmas. Jaco is bustling with people. Christmas is less commercial and more about the religious holiday and spending time with family. Share your Expat Holiday Experiences.

Expats in Italy: 5 Movies to Get You Excited About Living in Italy

Life in Italy for expats is glamorized in the movies, and there's nothing at all wrong with that. Here are 5 movies set in Italy that will help you fall in love with Italy all over again.

5 Important Tips about Healthcare for Expats in Uruguay

Expats in Uruguay have a variety of healthcare options available to them. Understanding what is available is an important part of preparing to move there. Information about proximity of care and prescription medications in Uruguay is also provided.

4 Reasons Expats Buy Property in Provence

Thinking of moving to or buying a second home in Provence? David King from Winkworth International shares 4 reasons why Provence is a great place for expats to buy property.

International Schools in Panama

Expats with children who explore the possibility of moving to Panama first and foremost want to know what educational options are available there. Here is a great start on exploring the options in Panama City... and beyond.

Culture Shock in Merida, Mexico

An expat in Merida, Mexico offers some insight into the challenges of settling in and living there. Some of the topics include driving, what it's like there if you don't speak Spanish, and much more. This expat clearly is an optimist and is determined to make life in Merida with her husband a success!

Culture Shock in Medellin, Colombia

An expat in Medellin talks about adapting to the manana way of life, starting a real estate business in Colombia and the friendly Colombians.

Living in Seoul, Korea

An expat who worked in the military describes his experiences of living and working in South Korea for six years. Includes ideas for learning the language and some descriptions of his positive experiences with the Korean people.

Living in Matapalo, Costa Rica

An expat in Matapalo, Costa Rica talks about living in this laid back beach town on the southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica. He advises other newcomers to be prepared to blend in and slow down.

Moving to Cartago, Colombia

An expat in Cartago, Colombia has found a little bit of heaven living in Colombia. He appreciates the much lower cost of living and admits he lives like a king in Colombia for $2,000 a month. He advises others moving to Colombia to bring only the necessities and buy furniture there.

Moving to Merida, Mexico

A newcomer to Merida, Mexico talks about shipping delays, needing a co-signer for a rental property, the low cost of living in Merida and more.

Dream vs Reality of Living in San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States

An expat shares a brief report about his expectations going into a move to Puerto Rico, and the realities that actually awaited him there.

Retirement in Porlamar, Venezuela

An expat who is married to a Venezuelan retired to Porlamar on Margarita Island 7 years ago. Despite the political climate, he appreciates the incredibly low cost of living in Venezuela.

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