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Do’s and Don’ts; Tips for Newcomers to Germany

Do you plan to visit Germany soon? Are you wondering how you, as an expat, can make a great first impression on co-workers and even strangers as a newcomer to Germany? Do you want to learn the basic etiquette, the do’s and don’ts, and the tips and tricks of Germany? …

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Europe » culture-and-society

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Food to Try in Germany

Germany’s food culture is unique to say the least. Their food culture mainly consists of bread, potatoes and meat. Germany is also popular for their beer and cakes too. There are many different national and regional dishes in Germany for you to try. If you are visiting Germany, be sure...

Food To Try In Netherlands

What better way to learn about a country’s culture and history than what they eat, right? Experience Netherlands through the myriad of different food they offer. Traditional Dutch dishes are heavy on cheese and carbs, with rich flavors for your tastebuds to explore. While they are not the healthiest, it...

Places To Visit In The UK

The United Kingdom is a destination on many a wish list. This obsession is warranted due to its rich history, its multitude of cultures and possibly our intrigue arising from the media’s coverage of the celebrated English Royal Family. It would be prudent to realise that it would be bordering...

Exploring ESPAÑA : Do’s and Don’ts

“Mi casa es su casa” which literally means “my house is your house,” is probably just one of the many manifestations as to why Spain is one of the most sought after countries to travel for. As a matter of fact, in 2019 Spain had 83.7 million visitors, which broke...

Best Places to Live in Europe for Expats

An ex-pat is a person that decides to make a positive move in life by choosing to relocate or work in a new county or decides to stay in the country for their retirement. There will be opportunities to set up new projects in the new country, face new challenges...

Food You Must Try In Italy

Food in Italy not only defines their culture, but also their people, history and tradition. While there is no ‘typical’ Italian food, each region has its own famous dish. Trying different food in Italy is a way for you to experience local culture. Regardless of whether you are visiting or...

Europe » education-and-employment

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How To Choose School; A Guide For Expats In Europe

If a son is uneducated, his father is to blame, an old Chinese proverb warned. John Dewey, a prominent American philosopher, famously declared, “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself”. The importance of education is rightfully touted worldwide. Following, it is not an uncommon sight to see...

Europe » general

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Going To France? Read These 20 Tips Before Traveling!

Have you ever dreamed of standing on top of the Eiffel Tower or sipping the finest of wines? France continues to be one of the top countries to visit. But making a social blunder might make the French say tut-tut, so be sure to read these tips to blend in!...

How to open a Bank Account and Apply for a Credit Card in the UK

Opening a Bank Account in the UK Whether you are moving to the UK for business, to study, or any other reason, a bank account is definitely something you should get done right when you arrive. While opening a bank account and getting a credit card used to be a...

Best Accommodations For Expats In Europe

Europe is a wonderful continent; its countries are full of history and dazzle with their architecture. It is one of the most visited, which makes it very well prepared for you to live in. Moving between cities and countries is very easy, and it is becoming more and more accessible....

Do’s and Don’ts; Tips for Newcomers to France

Are you planning on visiting France for a romantic getaway or a business trip? Are you curious to know the basics of French etiquette for Expats, nomads, and digital nomads? Do you want to know the best way to approach a French local and gain their respect? This article is...

Opening a Bank Account in Spain for Expats

Thinking of moving to Spain longer term? Well, you will probably want to consider how to set up a Spanish bank account, as well as any of the potential pitfalls which can occur during the process. Luckily, Spain has a pretty big expat community, and as a result there is...

Food to Try in Spain

Spanish food is unique, satisfying and just one of the reasons you will fall in love with this country. Read more to find out what dishes you need to try when in Spain. Paella Paella is a well-known dish in Spanish cuisine, made of rice and topped with different ingredients...

Europe » health-and-wellness

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Cost of Living in UK

The cost of living in the UK is relatively high, as compared to other European countries. According to Expatisan, a single person is estimated to spend around £1,940 a month. Of course, this also depend on what lifestyle you lead while in the UK too. If you are thinking of...

Cost of Living in Germany

As compared to other countries in Europe, the cost of living in Germany is fairly low. While Germany is known as one of the richest countries in the world, Germany has an average cost of living, similar to other EU countries. Germany is ranked having the 15th highest cost of...

Best Places to Live in Europe for Expats

An ex-pat is a person that decides to make a positive move in life by choosing to relocate or work in a new county or decides to stay in the country for their retirement. There will be opportunities to set up new projects in the new country, face new challenges...

Cost of Living in France

France has a higher cost of living, as compared to other countries in Europe. However, the main cause for this high cost of living is due to Paris — with the cost of living in Paris being 9% higher than the rest of France. Knowing more about the cost of...

How to Get Health Insurance as an Expat

Other than numerous critical reasons, not only is medical insurance a legal requirement, but one of the most essential needs for medical insurance is that immigration authorities might check your proof of health insurance before letting you cross the borders; for example, certain visa types in the UK and Thailand...

Cost of Living in Switzerland

Whether you intend to reside in Switzerland long term or short, it is important to get to know more about the cost of living in Switzerland before moving there. while Switzerland has one of the highest quality of life, it also has a high cost of living. Despite this, Switzerland...

Europe » housing-and-property

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Cost of Living in Spain

Comparing between the rest of Europe, the cost of living in Spain seems to be one of the lowest. In general, Spain is not an expensive country to live in, of course, this depends on where you stay and the lifestyle you lead. As with other EU countries, the official...

Best Accommodations For Expats In Europe

Europe is a wonderful continent; its countries are full of history and dazzle with their architecture. It is one of the most visited, which makes it very well prepared for you to live in. Moving between cities and countries is very easy, and it is becoming more and more accessible....

Cost of Living in UK

The cost of living in the UK is relatively high, as compared to other European countries. According to Expatisan, a single person is estimated to spend around £1,940 a month. Of course, this also depend on what lifestyle you lead while in the UK too. If you are thinking of...

Cost of Living in France

France has a higher cost of living, as compared to other countries in Europe. However, the main cause for this high cost of living is due to Paris — with the cost of living in Paris being 9% higher than the rest of France. Knowing more about the cost of...

Cost of Living in Italy

In Italy, the cost of living is dependent on where you stay. The north of Italy is known to be more expensive than the south. The cost of living also depends on which city you reside in as the cost for housing, transport and food can vary. Some of the...

Cost of Living in Germany

As compared to other countries in Europe, the cost of living in Germany is fairly low. While Germany is known as one of the richest countries in the world, Germany has an average cost of living, similar to other EU countries. Germany is ranked having the 15th highest cost of...

Europe » money-and-finances

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The Best Countries for Expats – Taxation in US Vs Europe Vs Asia

People choose to move abroad for a wide variety of reasons. It could be anything from an exciting new job, an improved quality of life, or you could just have an avid interest in other cultures. There are some significant tax implications that should be kept in mind though, which...

Cost of Living in Switzerland

Whether you intend to reside in Switzerland long term or short, it is important to get to know more about the cost of living in Switzerland before moving there. while Switzerland has one of the highest quality of life, it also has a high cost of living. Despite this, Switzerland...

Opening a Bank Account in Switzerland for Expats

Switzerland is traditionally one of the biggest players globally in the banking industry, and many Swiss banks come with a certain level of prestige. With that, you may think that it could be difficult to open a bank in Switzerland as an Expat. However, the process of opening a Swiss...

Best Accommodations For Expats In Europe

Europe is a wonderful continent; its countries are full of history and dazzle with their architecture. It is one of the most visited, which makes it very well prepared for you to live in. Moving between cities and countries is very easy, and it is becoming more and more accessible....

How to Get Health Insurance as an Expat

Other than numerous critical reasons, not only is medical insurance a legal requirement, but one of the most essential needs for medical insurance is that immigration authorities might check your proof of health insurance before letting you cross the borders; for example, certain visa types in the UK and Thailand...

Opening a Bank Account in Italy for Expats

It can be somewhat complicated and confusing for expats looking to open a bank account, no matter where they are moving to. Some countries can be more simple than others, but there is an element of walking into the unknown. The official currency of Italy is the Euro, which is...

Europe » travel-and-vacation

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Food To Try In Netherlands

What better way to learn about a country’s culture and history than what they eat, right? Experience Netherlands through the myriad of different food they offer. Traditional Dutch dishes are heavy on cheese and carbs, with rich flavors for your tastebuds to explore. While they are not the healthiest, it...

Get Mesmerized By The Country Of Romance: Best Things To Do In Switzerland

Switzerland is nothing less than a paradise on Earth and is a dream destination for every explorer. The magnificent lush green landscape, majestic alpine ranges, pristine blue lakes and charming villages makes Switzerland a wonderland. The cities provide travelers to explore many interesting places and numerous amazing things to do....

Do’s and Don’ts; Tips for Newcomers to France

Are you planning on visiting France for a romantic getaway or a business trip? Are you curious to know the basics of French etiquette for Expats, nomads, and digital nomads? Do you want to know the best way to approach a French local and gain their respect? This article is...

Explore The Eternal City: Find Out The Best Things To Do In Rome

Rome is a perfect blend of old-world charm and modernity. The city has been the epicenter of culture, art, politics and the birthplace of many icons. It is one of the most visit tourist destinations in Europe. Rome has a rich historical past that is clearly reflected in the architecture...

Food to Try in UK

When thinking of British cuisine, the first dish that may come to your mind is fish and chips. However, UK offers a much wider variety of unique dishes from traditional to modern. When visiting UK, check out some of these traditional dishes. Haggis, Neeps and Tatties This dish may sound...

Do’s and Don’ts; Tips for Newcomers to Germany

Do you plan to visit Germany soon? Are you wondering how you, as an expat, can make a great first impression on co-workers and even strangers as a newcomer to Germany? Do you want to learn the basic etiquette, the do’s and don’ts, and the tips and tricks of Germany? ...

Europe » visa-and-immigration

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UK Visa Types and How To Apply

A UK visa is an authorised documentation, allowing international citizens the right to enter, stay temporarily or reside permanently in the UK. This visa is usually in the form of a stamp on your passport, or a permit by a UK embassy in your country of residence. Having a UK...

Work Visa Types in The Netherlands and How to Apply for one

Are you a cyclist enthusiast? Maybe you’re passionate about unique urban planning that spans an entire country? Or perhaps, you’ve simply grown weary and dissatisfied with your current working conditions and crave a more desirable work-life balance? If any of the categories mentioned resonate strongly with you, the option to...

Type of work visas in France, and how to apply for one.

Are you planning on working in France but don’t know the first thing on what you need to do? Are you an expat who’s looking for a better opportunity? Do you want to know the different types of visas you can get in France? Are you looking for an easy...

What is the difference between expat and immigrant?

Expat vs immigrant – people often confuse the words expats and immigrants with each other. Like everybody else, I also didn’t know the difference between expats and immigrants until my father refused an offer to be an expat in another country. It is a bit shameful to admit that as...

Types of Work Visas in Italy and How To Apply for One

Ah. The bright and vivid sun rays penetrate your thinly drawn curtains to signal the start of a beautiful morning in Italy. You awaken to the mesmerizing smell of burnt pizza, freshly-baked bread and grounded coffee, as it wafts delightfully into your abode, making even the locals proclaim Ammazza! Can...

Work Visas in Germany

Do I need a contract? Can I arrive without knowing German? Do you need to have a lot of money to start? Am I going alone or am I going with my whole family? Obtaining the necessary visa to go to Germany will depend on many factors and is different...