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I am very happy to be in Izmir. I see a lot of potential for us to become educated and to enjoy a more humanistic lifestyle. Like many Expats who have come to Turkey for retirement, we have managed to live more cheaply and within our means here than in our home country.
The Panama public education system is dysfunctional at best. It is controlled by the Ministry of Public Education (MEDUSA) which is not know for forward thinking. You will be better off to send you child to a private school (and the fees are cheap by international standards). (Read Full Tip)
Expats living in China find learning Mandarin a big challenge, but most say that learning even a little is very worthwhile. They also agree that the spitting, squat toilets and Chinese culture take some getting used to. Expats share their tips and experiences living in China. (Read Article)
An expat mom shares her experiences giving birth at Al Ahli hospital in Doha. The hospital was like a nice hotel. She had a private room and great nurses. If she were do it over again, she would have brought more baby supplies from home since they were very expensive in Doha.