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Moving to Dubai - #3 Organising Logistics to Becoming an Expat in Dubai

Moving to any country can be a logistical nightmare and what with a dog to move, and me in Cyprus, the logistics of moving to Dubai were pretty muddled. And then, one day, it all just fell into place. The dog left Cyprus a few days before me, heading straight for our new home in Dubai. That just left me. Instead of flying directly to Dubai I took a stopover in London to spend some much needed time with friends and family whom I hadn’t seen in a year. Said stopover ended up being approximately two months. Whoops. But before I left Cyprus I had to pack up our apartment.... Read on...

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Italian Expat Living in Australia - Interview with Mrs Bingles

Mrs. Bingles is a wife, a mother of three children under 7 and an expat since 2004. She has lived in the UK for 6 years where she taught MFL in a secondary school; she then moved to the Netherlands where she became a stay at home mom (SAHM) looking after her beautiful two daughters. After two years she moved with her family and their newborn to Germany where she lived for 1 year. She arrived in Melbourne nearly one year ago. That was her very first big move, outside Europe. She is now living there, she is... Read on...
  • American Expat Living in Ireland - Interview with Bill and Shari Burke1 week ago Shari is an anthropologist and essayist who is interested in the intersection of culture and everyday life in her observations and writing. She also creates things with yarn. Bill is an anthropologist and a photographer with a keen eye who notices things most...
  • Danish Expat Living in China - Interview with Line1 week ago Line Fricke has recently finished her Master's degree at Copenhagen Business School. During her studies she has lived, worked and studied in Copenhagen, London, New York and by following her path she is now located in Shanghai where she studys mandarin and explore...
  • American Expat Living in Germany - Interview with Anthony1 week ago Born and raised in Rochester, New York, Anthony is in his late 20s and currently resides in Nuremberg, Germany. He has a finance degree from Penn State University (Class of 2009) which set the foundation for his current career path. In August of 2013, after...
  • British Expat Living in France - Interview with ema2 weeks ago Ema and her husband Peter moved to rural Limousin in South West France at the end of 2013. Leaving Brighton and busy city life behind. They are following their dream to live and run their business De Tout Coeur Limousin. Offering affordable wellbeing & creative...
  • American Expat Living in Panama - Interview with Cindy2 weeks ago Cindy and David are world travelers and former high school teachers. They decided to retire in Panama after visiting there 4 years ago. They thought they had a few more years in the classroom before retiring but Panama kept pulling them so they retired early. ...

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Price comparison sites using shady tactics to make you buy

Expat online shoppers are being warned to watch out for online shopping tricks on price comparison websites. Almost all expats, wherever in the world they’re located, find themselves using online sites to order items they can’t find in their host countries. Whether it’s foodstuffs, pharmaceuticals, comfortable clothes or shoes in expat sizes or the latest in technology at the best price, online shopping is a way of life in the 21st century. Other favourite online purchases include health and life insurance, and offshore... Read on...

Other Global News...

  • Amsterdam scores as expat happiness central in spite of high tax rates25 Jul Many would-be expats would balk at the thought of paying 52 per cent income tax on their earnings overseas, but the charm of Amsterdam is such that no-one seems to mind. Most expats living in the historic Dutch capital were lured by the promise of a choice of...
  • Should expat savers and investors use local or international FAs24 Jul With the casino culture which caused the 2008 crash still functioning at all financial levels and in most expat jurisdictions, expats could be forgiven for wondering how to choose a reliable advisor. Many savers and investors, especially those choosing to...
  • UAE survey shows a third of expat women face sexism in the workplace24 Jul A new study has revealed that around 29 per cent of expat women working in the UAE are experiencing sexism in the workplace on a regular basis. The survey, carried out by Expatwoman.com and involving 1,100 expat women working in the emirates, shows that gender...
  • UK government sneaks in controversial state pension changes 23 Jul Controversial changes to the UK state pension due to affect millions have been slipped in just before Parliament’s summer break. The changes apply to pensioners who decide to delay claiming their UK state pensions and will come into force for those hitting...
  • Unofficial expats in the Land of Smiles rush to get legitimate stays23 Jul Expat life on the sun, sea and sand Thai island of Phuket just got complicated for expats without long-stay or tourist visas. For a decade or more, immigration authorities have turned a blind eye to visa runs across Thailand’s border by expats unable to get...
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