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Expat life in the Philippines

Expat life in the Philippines
With all the coronavirus chaos going on across the world, finding a peaceful, friendly, English-speaking location is getting harder by the minute. For many would-be expatriates, finding the right location for a permanent move can be tricky as regards ticking all the boxes leading to a conversion from dream to reality. These difficult...

New Chinese law aims to destroy Hong Kong and its passionate democracy

New Chinese law aims to destroy Hong Kong and its passionate democracy
As China moves to tighten its relentless grip on Hong Kong, thousands of protestors are taking to the streets again. A shiver went through lovers of freedom of expression and autonomy when the news broke about China’s latest attempt to force its authority on the former British trading settlement of Hong Kong. The massively controversial...

Is the pandemic the end of the road for expat freelancers?

Is the pandemic the end of the road for expat freelancers?
For international freelance digital nomads, where to go to escape the worst of the pandemic? Nowadays, international digital nomads make up a good proportion of expats overseas, but rarely confine themselves to a single destination. Now that almost nowhere seems safe as regards infection, getting trapped in a single country or simply...

Homesickness isn’t compulsory for newly arrived expats

Homesickness isn’t compulsory for newly arrived expats
Moving overseas to take on a new job is an exciting experience for the vast majority of expat professionals. The majority of expats moving overseas for work spend time checking out their destinations online long before the move actually takes place. Videos of glorious sunsets, spectacular beaches, azure-blue seas and colourful traditional...

Is expat travel overseas dead in the water?

Is expat travel overseas dead in the water?
Are air travel corridors the answer for expats on the move? First introduced as a measure to transport trapped travellers and expats back to their home countries, air corridors are now being mooted as one way to keep international movement alive as well as providing struggling carriers an escape from looming bankruptcy. Whether it’s the...

Getting used to a new country as an expat professional arrival

Getting used to a new country as an expat professional arrival
After the excitement of moving overseas and becoming an expat, most new arrivals begin to miss certain reliable aspects of their old life. Dependent on the culture of the destination country, almost all expats will feel the pangs of separation from experiences which were the norm for most of their lives to date. Perhaps the first to cause...

Teaching English in Myanmar for a unique expat experience

Teaching English in Myanmar for a unique expat experience
If you’re looking for adventure and a totally unique expat experience, look no further than teaching in Myanmar. Held back by politics and internal strife for many years, Thailand’s next door neighbour is slowly opening up to the West, especially as regards educating its children. Opportunities for expat teachers are now at a high...

Study suggests links between poor air quality and increased covid-19 infections

Study suggests links between poor air quality and increased covid-19 infections
A new study is suggesting links between high air pollution and increased cases of coronavirus is scaring expats living in danger zones. The new study, recently undertaken by the World Bank Group, seems to indicate that those living in highly polluted areas are at more risk of contracting the virus. Worse still, the study raises the...

Best world destinations for a gay-friendly expat lifestyle

Best world destinations for a gay-friendly expat lifestyle
Worldwide communities showing friendship and acceptance to gay people as well as having built-in legal protection are far more common than many would-be gay expats believe. It’s far easier nowadays to find a dream destination with warm weather, decent healthcare, low living costs and plenty of natural beauty which welcomes all comers, no...

Thailand to ask expats to help restore its tourism numbers

Thailand to ask expats to help restore its tourism numbers
One of the major economic issues arising from the coronavirus pandemic is its effect on tourism revenue, especially in Southeast Asian countries whose GDP depends on attracting literally many millions of visitors every year. It’s not just local businesses which rely on high numbers of incoming tourists to keep going, it’s also the...