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Australian Expat Living in Netherlands - Interview with Caitlyn

Caitlyn is a twenty-something Australian living in the Netherlands. Seven years ago she crammed her life into a backpack affectionately called 'the Beast' and hit the road, anxious to see all the world's Olympic sites. Needless to say, she got a bit distracted along the way. Today she's a tour guide in Europe, and blogs about what she loves; travel, sport and food. Caitlyn's expat blog is called Olympic Wanderings (see listing here) A lazy day sailing around Giethoorn, the NetherlandsHere's the interview with Caitlyn... Where are you originally from? Melbourne, Australia. In which country and city are you living now? Dordrecht, the Netherlands. How long have you lived in Netherlands and how long are you planning to stay? I've just ticked over the three-year mark. Originally I was supposed to stay a year, but I'm still here. I think I'll be here for another year or two, which is enough to qualify for a Dutch passport. Eating a broodje beenham (baked ham roll) at the Dordrecht Christmas MarketWhy did you move to Netherlands and what do you do? I moved here... Read on...
  • American Expat Living in Taiwan - Interview with Christian2 days ago Christian is a Texan living abroad in Taipei, Taiwan. She teaches ESL English and good writing skills to students looking to go abroad. She has based her life around traveling and finding new cultures because she can't seem to sit still for long and has an even...
  • Indian Expat Living in Saudi Arabia - Interview with Taher3 days ago Dr. Taher is a Paediatrician and Writer. He hails from Mumbai,India. He is a keen observer, a nature-lover, an amateur photographer, a birder, an amateur cook, and an avid net-surfer. He loves to make friends from all over the globe. He enjoys travelling, and a...
  • American Expats Living in Croatia - Interview with Ana & Frank4 days ago Ana and Frank are currently living in Croatia, after moving here from Tampa Florida in 2010. Their family is not only a blended family because this is a second marriage for both of them, but they are also a blend of cultures on a journey to make a better life for...
  • American Expat Living in Italy - Interview with Scott5 days ago Scott Bergstein and Jessica Coup walked away from their lives in corporate America to grow olives in Puglia, the "heel of the boot" that is the Italian peninsula, and to radically change their lifestyle. Their journey has been much more than a simple relocation...
  • US Expat Living in France - Interview with Margery6 days ago Margery is a single mother of three children, living in a rural part of the South of France for a year to experience a different culture and travel as much as possible while in Europe. She loves to cook, eat, adventure and share all of this with family and...

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When is a third country QROPS the best expat choice

Since 2006, expats planning to emigrate and those already living abroad can transfer their pension pot in to a QROPS, with pension savers allowed to base their investment outside the UK. As long as the product provider has complied with HM Revenue and Customs’ regulations, savers can base their QROPS in a choice of worldwide financial jurisdictions. Once the transfer has been made, and the member has resided overseas for five years, the fund follows its base country’s legislation, rather than the UK’s. As a result, QROPS... Read on...

Other Global News...

  • New international health insurance gives expats freedom to roam18 Apr Hard on the heels of the possible withdrawal of overseas heath benefits for expats and travellers, a health insurance company has launched a cross-border medical insurance plan. A major medical insurance company is re-jigging its plans in order to give...
  • Expat savers rates may rise in early 201517 Apr Expat savers frustrated by the literal lack of interest in their fixed term savings accounts may see a light at the end of the tunnel by the second quarter of 2015. Although, earlier this month, the Bank Of England’s Monetary Policy Committee failed to...
  • Former Dubai expats plan trip down memory lane17 Apr Expats who helped build the businesses which brought Dubai from a desert oasis to its present cosmopolitan luxury and wealth are hoping to revisit the city by invitation. Those working in Dubai during its transformation still hold fond memories of simpler times...
  • Strong pound boosts expat spending power in South Africa, Turkey and Thailand17 Apr As the pound strengthens along with the recovery in the UK, a newly-introduced online currency index will help travellers and expats to select the countries with the most favourable rates. Fluctuating currency rates are an endless worry for most expats on UK...
  • Kuwait considers scrapping expat fuel subsidy and reducing electricity subsidy17 Apr Expats in Kuwait could find their petrol and electricity bills soaring if the Kuwait parliament agreed a proposal to scrap the expat fuel subsidy and cut the subsidy on electricity charges. According to a recent report, the Kuwaiti parliament is prioritising...
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