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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.
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.
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 American expat who moved from Hong Kong to Chiang Mai talks about how she underestimated the how much culture shock she would experience in Chiang Mai. She loves the welcoming Thai people, low cost of living, affordable medical care, respect for elders, Thai food and more. However, she explains that Thai culture is very complex and it's easy to make social mistakes.
An expat living in Lisbon offers advice to others moving to Portugal about learning Portuguese, meeting people and enjoying expat life in Lisbon.
Here is an in-depth report from someone discussing expat life in Hua Hin, Thailand. The former fishing hub turned tourist hot spot offers some modern amenities but few employment opportunities beyond expats sent there by their companies.
An expat in Beijing advises newcomers to bring shoes (especially if they were larger sizes), a first aid kit and to install a VPN on your computer and phone before you move to China. He explains that you'll need a lot of cash on hand initially since most apartments require 3-month initial payment plus a 1-month deposit. When deciding where to live in Beijing, make sure you live close to work to avoid spending your life in traffic.
An expat in Beijing talks about moving to Beijing. She advised others to leave your high heels at home to avoid sprained ankles, consider living in a serviced apartment the first few months and get help from a local when choosing your location in Beijing.
An expat in Fiji offers some insight into the positive and negative aspects of what is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful countries in the world.
A woman, who was born in Hungary and moved to the US when the communist regime was in power, decided to return to Hungary for retirement. She cashed in her 401K, bought a downtown apartment -- she is thrilled to be living mortgage free.