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An expat in the Bahamas says that learning to throw away schedules and live on island time in one of the most challenging aspects of living in the Bahamas. But, he also explains how the laid back lif...

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Expats in the Bahamas discuss the pros and cons of living in the Bahamas. Topics covered include meeting people, the friendly Bahamians, beautiful beaches, schools, go-with-the-flow attitude, cost of living and the lack of eldercare facilities. Expats in the Bahamas have specific advice about where to live if you have kids and want to meet people.

Expats in the Bahamas discuss the pros and cons of living in the Bahamas. Topics covered include meeting people, the friendly Bahamians, beautiful beaches, schools, go-with-the-flow attitude, cost of...

15-Expats-Talk-about-What-Its-Like-Living-in-the-Bahamas15 Expats Talk about What It's Like Living in the Bahamas

Expats in the Bahamas describe what it's like living on an island nation. Cultural adjustment, life in the Bahamas, where to live, meeting people and more is described by people with experience living there.
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