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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.
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.
Expats living in Costa Rica discuss health insurance and quality of medical care in Costa Rica.
Expats in Punta del Este live in a beautiful coastal setting that will leave you wondering why more people don't consider this new hot spot when they scan the globe for their next expat adventure.
A Brit who ended up settling in Brisbane, Australia talks about culture shock, finding expat friend and more.
An expat in Epinal, France gets candid about the culture shock she experience when moving to France. She advises newcomers to get out and meet people. She started an English-speaking group in her small town and met lots of locals that way.
An expat living in Tubbercurry, Ireland (aka Tobercurry) talks about residency requirements, finding work in or near Tubbercurry, cost of living and more. She and her husband love being retired in Tubbercurry and appreciate how welcoming the locals are to outsiders.
An expat in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico offers an in-depth view of living in Cabo. Topics covered include clubs and volunteer organizations for expats in Cabo San Lucas, facebook groups, different types of visas and much more.
An expat in Trinidad enjoys a lower rents in big house that's located a nice, gated community that doesn't cater to expats. He advises newcomers to look for houses on higher ground, because flooding is common.
A French expat who went to Panajachel, Guatemala on vacation loved the climate and locals so much he ended up staying. He advises other newcomers to rent first, pack lightly, use a lawyer and translator when signing contracts and leave your prejudices behind.
An expat couple explains how the negative reviews of Manta, Ecuador made them initially overlook this "working-class city." After visiting several others cities, they gave Manta a chance and realized that it was the perfect destination for them!
An couple who decided to leave the troubles of the US behind and retire in Medellin, Colombia hasn't looked back. They love living near family in Colombia and enjoy the friendly Colombians, low cost of health insurance and beautiful weather and lush countryside.