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October 29, 2008

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Moving Abroad Means Making Your Mind Up
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With the global economic crisis, more people are considering moving abroad. If you're thinking about it, Allen offers advice to help you make up your mind - and make the right long-term decision.

Culture Shock!
By Jim Kayalar, Business Tune Up

Culture Shock is a normal part of settling into a new country and culture. There are several things that expats can do to deal with it.

Getting the Anmeldebestätigung - Registering in Germany
By Alex,

If you're moving to Germany, registering at your town's Einwohnermeldeamt -- Registration Office -- within 7 days of arriving is a must. The Tapxe blog offers helpful advice.

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The Election Approaches and The Expat Life
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Early voting is well underway in the United States. Are you wondering about some of the battleground states?

What are your thoughts going into election week? This historic race has been going on for what seems like years (oh, wait, it has been years), and it will all be over soon.

Have you ever wanted to take the kids on an adventure travel excursion? Check out Alan Paul's entry in his Wall Street Journal blog, The Expat Life, which tackles the issue with another wonderful entry. Follow Alan's blog while he is still living abroad!

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Kuwait: Music posted by Snippets

United Arab Emirates: New Guy in Town posted by IrishConst

Kazakhstan: Shipping personal items to Aktau posted by yshala

Belgium: Visa for nanny posted by tacit24

Going Abroad: Insight: Find rentals / apartments in Scandinavia and Globally - posted by lazybeeDOTbiz

United Arab Emirates: 20Something Female, newly arrived in Abu Dhabi posted by Erykah

Bermuda: Possible job offer in Bermuda posted by ukdev

Cyprus: Single male, had gutful of UK, moving to Larnaca posted by 7immyboy

Going Abroad: Getting a private bank account set up. posted by Nomad8

Colombia: Jobs available! help needed posted by mikedsize

Switzerland: American TV set? posted by trapezegirl

Saudi Arabia: Latin Social Network Eastern Province posted by wahoo65cavs

Working Abroad: WORKING ABROAD AFTER GRADUATION...EASY? posted by smitemeomightysmiter

Saudi Arabia: Armoured Car Service required posted by GaretJax

Netherlands: lone parent posted by lemaguer

Egypt: Moving in April 2010 posted by Proctor


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Expats' Blogs & Websites

Check out the expat blogs and websites below recently submitted to ExpatExchange. Do you have a non-profit blog or website about your life abroad? Submit it here.

Home I Own
How buying, building or renting a house works in Australia

The Legal Alien's Guide
Our blog provide information on events and advice for jobseekers and entrepreneurs in Chicagoland

Advice, Stories and Photos on Moving to Germany and Traveling in Europe from two current Expats.

Expats in Malta
The (hopefully) exciting highlights of a small Italian family relocating to Malta.

Finally Woken
Daily musings of an Indonesian expat who's stranded in Scotland, and has to deal with Scottish people, weather, accent, food, and football. Ironically fun(ny).

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