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UrbanMan replied to the thread Do i stay or do i go ? on the Bermuda forum:
Louise216 initially posted:
Ok , so i have been working up to moving to Bermuda for the last year , my ex partner came over last year , i was planned to join him later this year, we have now separated, i still really want to come to Bermuda as i have a job lined up and have worked extremely hard to get certain Qualifications. Ok so in your opinions, is this wise ,is it likely to see alot of each other, i have been to Bermuda a few times this past year so i realise the size. I would love nothing more than to come to work in Bermuda for lifestyle, culture and definately the job role but as is expected wouldnt like to bump into the ex partner everyday. Is this more than likely ? Thankyou
UrbanMan replied most recently with:
There are thousands of expats so you won't be seeing every one of them every day. Your odds of running into the same people over and over again depend on what you choose to do when away from work. Example, there are relatively small number of places where expats go for happy hour drinks. If both of you are into that, odds are you'll see him. Another example, if both of your are tennis players and are the type to join a league or club that has openings for expats, the tennis community for expats is essentially one large league, so you'll likely see him if you both join. You mentioned moving to Bermuda for culture. The culture is reflective of the size of the place - small. The lack of variety is something everyone struggles with to at least some degree.
homefinally replied most recently with:
Wish I could be more encouraging, but not only are you likely to see your ex on the street, in the bank, definitely out at nights, but Bermuda is well known for loving to gossip .. one of the things that drove me nuts was that each evening, my (now) ex would ask me who the man I had lunch with at abc restaurant was. You need a thick skin and don't care attitude to get along there.
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beaglelady posted Moving dogs to Bermuda on the Bermuda forum:
Is flying the best option? My dogs are elderly and I would prefer to travel with them does anyone know of a way to get them to Bermuda by cruise ship for example. The ones I look at don't seem to allow dogs other than the Queen Mary and that only goes to New York Thanks
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guapalo replied to the thread Coming with 3 mo old baby - Need rocking chair on the Bermuda forum:
guapalo initially posted:
Hi, I am coming to stay at the Fairmont Southhampton for two weeks Oct 23-Nov 6 with my daugher-in-law and 3 month old baby granddaughter. The Fairmont does not seem to have a rocking chair - and as I will be caring for little Penelope (Poppy while my daughter-in-law is in meetings, a rocking chair is tremendously useful. Does anyone know where I can rent one in Bermuda? Iif need be I might even buy an inexpensive one and leave it there. Thank you so much Looking forward to visiting Bermuda with my sweet grandbaby. Linda Mill Valley, CA
guapalo replied most recently with:
Thank you so much for the information. The Fairmont was able to locate one so we are set.
Pinkandpurple replied most recently with:
I hope you enjoy your time here. have you asked the Fairmont if they can get hold of one for you? Second hand ones occasionally crop up on EMOO but you would then have to organise delivery which will be costly. New ones can be purchased at the furniture store in Hamilton along Front Street (far east end) but will not be cheap - around $800. It may be that you will have t find something different to work. Best wishes. Katie
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Pinkandpurple replied to the thread Bring a Plasma TV to the island on the Bermuda forum:
JEN56 initially posted:
Looking back on what you would have brought to the island, would anyone have shipped their plasma TV and home theater system?
Pinkandpurple replied most recently with:
I would say no, don't bring it. It depends a bit on where you come from but Bermuda has US voltage and so a UK TV will not run unless you have a transformer (would have to bring that as not easily found on island) and then you have the PAL/NTCS issues - DVD players need to match TV or else the picture rolls continuously. I would suggest you come here without any technology and buy second hand (EMOO) or from a shop such as PriceRight where last seasons models are reduced in price. You will still be shocked at the price as costs are high. Now if you are from US then yes you might want to bring all your technology with you. But another warning - it may not survive the humid air and you will be surprised at what rusts or disintegrates over here. Best wishes Katie
lizzyb2 replied most recently with:
Hi, we moved here in August and had the same conundrum...I would say no to the TV. The voltage is different and not everything is guaranteed to work even with transformers (e.g. my GHD straighteners worked but not my electronic toothbrush or hairdryer). You can buy lots of quality goods second hand on emoo - we bought an LG 42inch TV for $500 from someone leaving the island. We shipped 20 boxes of 'stuff' this included my favourite brand of bedding, Cruseut pans, pictures, clothes, kitchen stuff and a few personal items (including lots of my favourite, branded toiletries that I knew I would not be able to buy here). Good luck with the move!
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Lovely upper 1bedroom 1 bathroom apartment for rent. Suitable for one quiet mature person.
fmquasi replied to the thread Moving to bermuda on the Bermuda forum:
fmquasi initially posted:
I have accepted an offer to work in bermuda, 85k plus bouns. Im coming alone, and is that enough to survive on the island, i will also be paying for housing and travel
fmquasi replied most recently with:
Thanks for the reply, so i guess i still have some left over for the happy hour and to take in sights and sounds of the Island
Pinkandpurple replied most recently with:
Short answer is yes. You will need up to $2500 per month for housing if living alone, $400 for mobile, internet and TV, $500 per month for gas, electricity. which leaves you with enough for food and clothes. Plus capital outlay of $3K for moped or twice that for car.
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I am looking to relocate from the US to a place where my family and I can live a comfortable (not some sort of fantasy) life. It would have to be a place where I can still make a living as a seasoned commercial HVAC/Refrigeration Technician, like in a resort or in a high rise type of building. The question is.....How does one find out what such an occupation pays there? Is there a demand for that kind of knowledge in Bermuda? Boots on the ground report..... Joey
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lacasara posted RELOCATION TO BERMUDA on the Bermuda forum:
I am peruvian, 49 years old,single, Nurse/Nutritionis/Medical Assistant looking for a job as a Caregiver Live in in Bermuda. I amcurently living in Panama. I will appreciate information about jobs in Bemuda. Regards, Sara
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Expat Report Living in Hamilton, Bermuda by Pinkandpurple was published
Describe how you "dreamed" expat life would be before you moved overseas. Please provide as much detail as possible.

I didn't have long to dream as the decision to move here happened within two months. However I bought new clothes and planned my life with certain expectations some of which have proved true but several not so valid. I shall put this under numbered paragraphs:

1. Clothes - I envisaged smart work style clothes would be the normal wear even though I was not working professionally myself. So I bought smart tops and business trousers, jackets and smart shoes.

2. Furniture - I hoped to buy a really comfortable reclining chair such as an Ekorness swivel one and to sit in the sun drenched window reading ....

3. Outdoor life - i imagined spending much of my life in the sun and outside

4. Health care - I imagined an efficient clean and clinical environment with easy access to American style quality practice in both doctor and dentist

Georgiaonmymind posted 3 Kids and moving on the Bermuda forum:
My husband may have the opprontunity to move to Bermuda for work. I have been reading that you can not move there with 3 kids. Is this correct?
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