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Expats in Jakarta, Indonesia offer some great advice on what it's like to live in the capital of this island nation. From choosing a house to a stark warning for husbands and wives alike, this is a great place to start when considering a move to Jakarta.
Expats in Dhaka, Bangladesh live in a developing nation, yet a city that is also home to a significant part of the nation's technology, industrial and financial base. Some of the sites are beautiful, yet the poverty is also difficult for some to see over an extended period of time.
Expats in Doha live among a very large expatriate population. For first time expats in Doha, it can be challenging to adjust, while more experienced expats say the city and the country of Qatar is a manageable adjustment.
Expats in Sao Paulo find themselves living in one of the most important cities in South America. Technology, finance, and services drive its economy, and that of Brazil as a nation. Influences from all over the world have shaped its culture.
Expats in Oman find a varied climate - sometimes pleasant and other times harsh - well-regarded international schools, and plenty of excellent restaurants to frequent.
Expats in Nice live in a part of country that attracts a lot of tourists. If you can manage the crowds and find some way to enjoy all of the culture Nice has to offer, it might be the perfect place for you.
Expats in Lyon, France have a large number of parks to explore and enjoy. Aga Marchewka provides a concise list of the top 10 parks in Lyon and all that they have to offer.
Expats in Manzanillo enjoy wonderful winter weather and very hot summers as they engage in all kinds of outdoor activities... All right by the beautiful scenery of the Pacific Ocean.
Expats can sometimes find the holidays challenging. Dhyan Summers has some excellent advice on how to navigate the season and all of the unique stressors that expats encounter while living abroad.
Everything you need to know about shipping a vehicle to Canada. From permitted uses of imported vehicles, to duties on imports, to what side of the road to drive on, find out what you need to know about shipping your car to the UAE's most populous city.
Vienna, Austria has been ranked as one of world's most livable cities for the last several years. With its thriving nightlife, cultural attractions and low crime rates, Vienna seems to have it all. However, many expats in Vienna shared with Expat Exchange that they feel unwelcome and disconnected from the Viennese people. Learn how some eventually broke through and developed long-lasting friendships.
Expats living in Medellin, Colombia report that there are safe places to live - and that the nightlife is fun, too. Read about how to live in Medellin - a city that has become quite a popular destination for expats.
Expats in Malaysia agree that living in Malaysia has its pros and cons. Expats love the welcoming Malay people, cultural diversity, lower cost of living and amazing food. Many find that the noisiness, dirty city streets and dangerous driving conditions can be a challenge. Where you choose to live makes a big difference in lifestyle as well.
What happens when an expat - or the child of an expat - is deemed by the IRS to be a U.S. citizen and consequently - a U.S. taxpayer. David McKeegan of Greenback Expat Tax Services provides expert insight on how to manage this scenario.
Expats in Turin, Italy share advice for people moving to Turin. From the reality that life in Italy is challenging, to the fact that most apartments come without kitchens and should be negotiated for as part of your rent, expats constantly stress that you should be prepared what awaits you in this city in Northern Italy.
Lake Chapala is one of Mexico's most popular expat destinations - especially among retirees. Expats love Lake Chapala's near perfect climate, beautiful lakeside homes, low cost of living and thriving expat community. Sadly, Lake Chapala is not immune to Mexico's drug cartel related violence, which those thinking of moving to Lake Chapala should take into consideration.
Expats in Boston will find one of the most popular and beloved cities in the United States. Its rich history, waterfront setting, and diverse job offerings make it a popular destination for U.S. citizens and expats alike.
Deciding where to retire abroad is a difficult decision. Author Suzie Hammond offers some advice for expanding your list of possible destinations.
If you're moving to the UK with a pet, the regulations that apply to your pet are determined by the type of animal, breed of dog and where you are moving from.
Bocas del Toro, Panama is a popular tourist destination and filled with laid-back expats and locals enjoying the island life. With its low cost of living, thriving nightlife and welcoming expat community, Bocas del Toro is a great place to live.
Croatia is an astoundingly beautiful country that lies along the Adriatic Sea. Expats discuss why they love living in Croatia, the challenges of expat life there, buying property in Croatia and much more.
A moving overseas checklist is often considered critical by expats and the international relocation professionals who help guide them before, during and after a move abroad. Read our list and help expand it by posting your suggestions!
Whether you're considering living in the Dominican Republic full- or part-time, this beautiful country boasts the Caribbean's largest city, Santo Domingo, virgin beaches in Barahona, yachting enclaves on both the north and south coasts and the bustling resort town, Punta Cana. Expats in the Dominican Republic share their favorite places to live.
Americans that retire abroad should fully understand the implications for their social security. David McKeegan describes 5 lesser known facts about social security that every American expat retiree should know.
Expats in Manila have reported many of the same themes since the inception of Expat Exchange. Read some basic facts and tips about this Philippine city (and metro area) on the island of Luzon.