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Lagos may be rough and tough but friendship wins out

Lagos may be rough and tough but friendship wins out
There’s only one good reason to become an expat in Lagos. Many long-term expats are in it for the challenge, always providing the financial rewards are enough. Africa in general is recognised as challenging in many ways, but Nigeria and its capital Lagos are often presented in a manner which suggests anyone who arrives to work is either...

Exploring the cultural differences of a job interview in Japan

Exploring the cultural differences of a job interview in Japan
Every would-be expat hoping to land a job in Japan knows the cultural differences are huge, but may not realise job interviews bear no resemblance to those in the West. For many would-be expats, Japan has always held a fascination over and above the usual interest in living and working overseas. Obviously, employers in this unique corner...

Expats debate over Bangkok’s Golden Era

Expats debate over Bangkok’s Golden Era
Long-stay expats are remembering Bangkok's golden era. Nowadays, almost every world city seems to be changing so fast that long-stay expats hardly recognise the city they once knew and loved. The Thai capital is no exception to this rule, with many older expatriates expressing nostalgia for what used to be and not certain they’re at all...

Vietnam now fourth best in world for expat professionals

Vietnam now fourth best in world for expat professionals
Formerly known as Saigon, Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City is now the fourth most popular world expat destination. Over the past decade, Vietnam’s emergence into the expat world at large has been more than impressive, resulting in its present day popularity with professionals and retirees alike. This year’s InterNations poll confirms its...

Lesser known Caribbean islands make the perfect expat retirement hideaways

Lesser known Caribbean islands make the perfect expat retirement hideaways
Finding a less well known Caribbean island for your expat retirement years could be the best thing you’ve ever done. When people consider the Caribbean as a retirement destination, they normally concentrate on the more expensive, larger, better-known and far more touristy islands in the archipelago, rightly rejecting all on the grounds...

Is Mexico an escape hatch for Brit expats caught up in Brexit?

Is Mexico an escape hatch for Brit expats caught up in Brexit?
Following in the footsteps of many thousands of US expats, British retirees may find they’ve made the right decision by moving to Mexico. For decades, Mexico has been the favourite location for USA expats craving great weather, an easy trip back home when necessary and a cost of living that’s reasonable in comparison with the USA. One...

Costa Rica wins strong expat ratings in happiness survey

Costa Rica wins strong expat ratings in happiness survey
Yet again, a survey celebrates Costa Rica as one of the world’s happiest countries. Would-be expats might not realise that happiness should be at or near the top of their wants lists but, according to the World Happiness Report, it’s actually more important than a stunningly high salary and a life of luxury. Costa Rica’s ratings...

Safety is paramount for expats on a new assignment

Safety is paramount for expats on a new assignment
In this 21st century world, crime is literally everywhere, with newly-arrived expats in an unfamiliar country at most risk. Safety and security rank highly in just about every expat survey, but can’t disguise the fact that violent crime and other disorderly conduct is the norm in these days of fabulous riches for the few and deprivation...

Creating a safety net for your elderly parents as an expat

Creating a safety net for your elderly parents as an expat
With its ever-increasing numbers of migrants in search of a new life and career enhancement, the 21st century is bidding fair to become another century of diaspora. Moving overseas for whatever reason can be exciting and challenging, but it all too often means the break-up of established family units in the home country. For expats with...

Essential requirements for budding expat entrepreneurs

Essential requirements for budding expat entrepreneurs
Which are the most important requirements for budding expat entrepreneurs? When considering the best expat location for your new business, the most important issue is choosing one which fits neatly with your sector. One recent survey focused on three sectors, import/export, digital and tech and the hospitality trade as in restaurants,...