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There are three new legal changes on the horizon in Spain, which will positively impact expats and family inheriting from relatives who were expats in Spain. Melissa Sullivan outlines them. (Read Article)
Like most places customer service can be outstanding to the point it makes you blush, or it can be severely lacking. At restaurants, don't expect your food order to be as big as it looks in any picture... this holds especially true for burgers and meat orders. Yes, by all means if your order wasn't done correctly send it back, but don't do it arrogantly or aggressively... most waitstaff will respond to complaints if they are put quietly and respectfully. (Read Full Tip)
Expats living in Riyadh face a number of adjustments. Women have to learn to wear an abaya in public and are not allowed drive. Western compounds often enable expat families to relax and live like they do at home. In this article, expats offer tips for newcomers to Riyadh. (Read Article)
A Canadian retired in La Libertad, El Salvador to enjoy the lower cost of living, beach life and stable political climate. He has found that the medical care is better than he had in Canada, he can live without a car and there is very little crime (petty crime).