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We asked expats and digital nomads what they find the most challenging about the local culture in Tortola. They wrote...

"Expats in Tortola, British Virgin Islands, often find the slow pace of life challenging, as the local culture values a relaxed and unhurried lifestyle. This can be frustrating for those used to a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. Another challenge is the island's isolation and limited resources, which can make certain goods and services more expensive and less readily available. This can be a significant adjustment for expats used to having everything at their fingertips. The local dialect can also be a challenge for expats. While English is the official language, the local accent and colloquialisms can be difficult to understand at first. Additionally, expats may find it challenging to navigate the local bureaucracy, which can be slow and complex. This can be particularly frustrating when dealing with issues such as immigration, housing, and setting up utilities. Finally, while the local culture is generally friendly and welcoming, it can take time to fully integrate and be accepted into the community. This can be a challenge for expats who are used to a more transient lifestyle," explained one expat living in Tortola, the British Virgin Islands.

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