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Five Reasons to Go ExpatFive Reasons to Go Expat

EasyExpat EasyExpat  Date 24 April, 2014 17:01

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People from all walks of life become expats for many different reasons. So maybe you should consider expatriating if you...

1. ...were destined for a different climate: Maybe you’re the one member of your family who doesn’t crisp in the sun, perhaps you’ve always been at home on ski slopes but were born nearer the desert, or, more likely, you’re just tired of the rain. Seeking sunnier, cooler, wetter or more temperate climes is perfectly reasonable and could even bring health benefits.

2. ...want a better job: From our earliest ancestors, to Dick Whittington seeking his fortune in London, to the first men landing on the moon, travel has been a perfect vehicle for career advancement. Aim high, apply for positions not just in your home country, ask about transferring and who knows where it could take you?  You could be walking down the streets of Manhattan, exploring Dubai or moving to Hong Kong.

3. ...need an adventure: Learn a new language, throw yourself into a different culture and take on new challenges! Life will suddenly seem a whole lot more exciting. Whether it’s swimming across Lake Windermere, trekking in the Amazon rainforest or just making yourself at home in a new city, becoming an expat will mean broadening your horizons and discovering a new side to your character.

4. ...are a hopeless romantic: Many move abroad to be with a partner – others find love after moving abroad. Whether you’re longing for something new and need a fresh start, or are embarking on an expat life with your partner at your side, moving abroad could do wonders for your love life.

5. ...have earned it: If you’ve lived in the same location all your life, retirement provides the perfect opportunity to try something new. Pick a destination with a laid back vibe and give your friends and family plenty of reasons to visit.

This guest blog post was written by Expat Explorer, brought to you by HSBC Expat.

   




Expat Twitter Round-Up: April 21st, 2014Expat Twitter Round-Up: April 21st, 2014

Erin Erin  Date 21 April, 2014 09:03

Twitter bird on globeExpats are a worldly crew, generally knowledgeable about what is happening around them from local, everyday events to major international news. We have collected the top tweets of the week for expats, travelers, and those interested in the global pulse.

Expat News

@atlasobscura
The Cartography of Sound http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-sonic-wonders-of-the-world

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Expat Twitter Round-Up: April 14th, 2014Expat Twitter Round-Up: April 14th, 2014

Erin Erin  Date 14 April, 2014 09:55

Twitter bird on globe Expats are a worldly crew, generally knowledgeable about what is happening around them from local, everyday events to major international news. We have collected the top tweets of the week for expats, travelers, and those interested in the global pulse.

Expat News

@TheTicoTimes
Ask an Expat: 5 questions about how Obamacare applies to US expats http://www.ticotimes.net/2014/04/08/ask-an-expat-5-questions-about-how-obamacare-applies-to-u-s-expats

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Job Search in The Move to AmericaJob Search in The Move to America

Erin Erin  Date 09 April, 2014 10:36

Molly joined her American husband in Ohio and is continuing to share tips on life abroad. At EasyExpat we provide the latest and greatest in expat news and resources, but sometimes a personal journey can best explain the unique challenges and triumphs involved in moving abroad. Meet Molly and follow along on her adventure in the Move to America.

job search after move to america Within this post, I aim to share a little bit about how job hunting has gone for me since I arrived in Ohio in October 2013. My experiences will be different from those who are arriving in America on a work visa, as your employment may well have been organised before you moved, but I hope to give an idea of what it involves if you are looking once you have settled.

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Expat Twitter Round-Up: April 7th, 2014Expat Twitter Round-Up: April 7th, 2014

Erin Erin  Date 07 April, 2014 09:34

Twitter bird on globe Expats are a worldly crew, generally knowledgeable about what is happening around them from local, everyday events to major international news. We have collected the top tweets of the week for expats, travelers, and those interested in the global pulse.

Expat News

@TheCultureist
From Expat to Outsider: A Turkish Approach to an American Life http://ow.ly/t7rjL

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Expat Twitter Round-Up: March 31st, 2014Expat Twitter Round-Up: March 31st, 2014

Erin Erin  Date 31 March, 2014 12:44

Twitter bird on globe Expats are a worldly crew, generally knowledgeable about what is happening around them from local, everyday events to major international news. We have collected the top tweets of the week for expats, travelers, and those interested in the global pulse.

Expat News

@IamExpat
5 financial tips for a successful expat relocation http://www.iamexpat.nl/read-and-discuss/housing/articles/5-financial-tips-for-a-successful-expat-relocation by @Aviva_Currency

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Expat Driving: Life in the Fast LaneExpat Driving: Life in the Fast Lane

Erin Erin  Date 25 March, 2014 08:11

Expat Driving There’s something few consider before moving to another country: driving or, more specifically, how important one’s mortality is versus one’s desire to (literally) hit the road. I speak from personal experience, having lived in the Greek capital of Athens for 5 years, although my observations could equally apply to many Eastern European countries, South America, Asia and Africa where, for the unsuspecting expat, driving can seem bonkers!
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Expat Twitter Round-Up: March 24th, 2014Expat Twitter Round-Up: March 24th, 2014

Erin Erin  Date 24 March, 2014 10:37

Twitter bird on globeExpats are a worldly crew, generally knowledgeable about what is happening around them from local, everyday events to major international news. We have collected the top tweets of the week for expats, travelers, and those interested in the global pulse.

Expat News

@ThoughtCatalog
8 Expat Travel Bloggers Give Us The Best Places To Live Abroad http://thoughtcatalog.com/diana-edelman/2014/03/8-expat-travel-bloggers-give-us-the-best-places-to-live-abroad/ by @DTravelsRound

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Expat Twitter Round-Up: March 17th, 2014Expat Twitter Round-Up: March 17th, 2014

Erin Erin  Date 17 March, 2014 09:40

Twitter bird on globe

Expats are a worldly crew, generally knowledgeable about what is happening around them from local, everyday events to major international news. We have collected the top tweets of the week for expats, travelers, and those interested in the global pulse.

Expat News

@Blogexpat
Are you celebrating St. Patrick's today, tomorrow or never?  

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Expat Twitter Round-Up: March 10th, 2014Expat Twitter Round-Up: March 10th, 2014

Erin Erin  Date 10 March, 2014 09:49

Twitter bird on globe Expats are a worldly crew, generally knowledgeable about what is happening around them from local, everyday events to major international news. We have collected the top tweets of the week for expats, travelers, and those interested in the global pulse.

Expat News

@MercerMobility
2014 Quality of Living worldwide city rankings – Mercer survey http://www.mercer.com/qualityoflivingpr#city-rankings

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Navigating Transportation for The Move to AmericaNavigating Transportation for The Move to America

Erin Erin  Date 05 March, 2014 07:56

Molly recently joined her American husband in Ohio and is continuing to share tips on life abroad. At EasyExpat we provide the latest and greatest in Expat News and Resources, but sometimes a personal journey can best explain the unique challenges and triumphs involved in moving abroad. Meet Molly and follow along on her adventure in the Move to America with new posts on the 1st wednesday of every month.

Transportation Move to AmericaSince moving to the U.S. in October 2013, it has become very obvious that this is a car loving nation. Certainly from my experience (be it only in one area of America), it has become clear that if you want to get around, you have to drive.

If you do not, as I have come to find out, it makes for quite a difficult time when getting out and about as public transportation is not as widespread as it is in the UK.
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Expat Twitter Round-Up: March 3rd, 2014Expat Twitter Round-Up: March 3rd, 2014

Erin Erin  Date 03 March, 2014 08:58

Twitter bird on globe

Expats are a worldly crew, generally knowledgeable about what is happening around them from local, everyday events to major international news. We have collected the top tweets of the week for expats, travelers, and those interested in the global pulse.

Expat News

@PacificStand
What Do Expats Think of America? http://www.psmag.com/navigation/books-and-culture/expats-think-america-75528/

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Same language, different ball-gameSame language, different ball-game

Erin Erin  Date 25 February, 2014 10:16

Canadian American

Before moving to Canada the only consideration I gave to language was with regard to accent; I remembered hearing somewhere that Canadians had a softer accent than their neighbors across the border and I was relieved; easing in gently sounded like a good plan. I was coming from England so it wasn’t as though I was going to be unintelligible to anyone – or so I thought.

You say tomayto, I say tomahto

I ran into problems on day two. I was staying in a hotel with my husband while we looked for rental accommodation. I had a tiny cut on my finger that kept catching on things so, on my way out to dinner one evening, I asked at reception for a plaster. The young woman at the desk shot me a blank look and shifted uncomfortably in her chair before giving a little cough and asking if I'd like an elastic band.

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Expat Twitter Round-Up: February 24th, 2014Expat Twitter Round-Up: February 24th, 2014

Erin Erin  Date 24 February, 2014 07:34

Twitter bird on globe Expats are a worldly crew, generally knowledgeable about what is happening around them from local, everyday events to major international news. We have collected the top tweets of the week for expats, travelers, and those interested in the global pulse.

Expat News

@ExpatFocus
Subtle differences between schools in the UK & Canada - Small Differences, Big Impact http://www.expatfocus.com/c/aid=1452/columnists/aisha-isabel-ashraf/school-in-canada---small-differences-big-impact/ by @AishaAshraf1

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Expat Twitter Round-Up: February 17th, 2014Expat Twitter Round-Up: February 17th, 2014

Erin Erin  Date 17 February, 2014 10:56

Twitter bird on globe Expats are a worldly crew, generally knowledgeable about what is happening around them from local, everyday events to major international news. We have collected the top tweets of the week for expats, travelers, and those interested in the global pulse.

Expat News

@GlobalLivingMag
Longtime #expat (@ExpatApple) shares her story of returning to the first place she called 'home' - Somerset Soliloquy http://globallivingmagazine.com/somerset-soliloquy

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Expat Twitter Round-Up: February 10th, 2014Expat Twitter Round-Up: February 10th, 2014

Erin Erin  Date 10 February, 2014 08:25

Twitter bird on globeExpats are a worldly crew, generally knowledgeable about what is happening around them from local, everyday events to major international news. We have collected the top tweets of the week for expats, travelers, and those interested in the global pulse.

Expat News

@amerikankius
15 Most Peaceful Countries in the World http://travel.amerikanki.com/most-peaceful-countries-in-the-world/

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What I Wish I had Known Before The Move to AmericaWhat I Wish I had Known Before The Move to America

Erin Erin  Date 05 February, 2014 08:54

Molly recently joined her American husband in Ohio and is continuing to share tips on life abroad. At EasyExpat we provide the latest and greatest in Expat News and Resources, but sometimes a personal journey can best explain the unique challenges and triumphs involved in moving abroad. Meet Molly and follow along on her adventure in the Move to America with new posts on the 1st wednesday of every month.

What i wish I had known move to america Since I moved to America (October 4th 2013 was the day), I have been thinking about what I wish I had known before The Move to America. This was partly caused by the arctic weather (care of the polar vortex that froze parts of the U.S.).

This may sound odd as what does incredibly cold and dangerous weather conditions have to do with thinking about preparations for a big move? Well, it was because I had never experienced such weather extremes that I began to think about how I could better prepare for the winters here - which led me to think about preparations in general - long winded, I know, but bear with me!
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Expat Twitter Round-Up: February 3rd, 2014Expat Twitter Round-Up: February 3rd, 2014

Erin Erin  Date 03 February, 2014 10:03

Twitter bird on globe Expats are a worldly crew, generally knowledgeable about what is happening around them from local, everyday events to major international news. We have collected the top tweets of the week for expats, travelers, and those interested in the global pulse.

Expat News

@BuzzFeed
Americans Taste Test Australian Snack Foods http://www.buzzfeed.com/video/sararubin/americans-taste-test-australian-snack-foods

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10 Tips for Living in a Developing Country10 Tips for Living in a Developing Country

Erin Erin  Date 28 January, 2014 07:45

Tips for living in a Developing Country We moved from a pretty idyllic, ‘normal’ life in Australia to Ghana, West Africa. Crazy? Perhaps. But it has been a pretty extraordinary adventure. For the first year we lived on a mine site in rural Ghana. Now we split our time between the mine and Kumasi, the second city of Ghana. We’ve experienced a culture very different to our own, seen lives and expectations and circumstances that you could never experience from a book or documentary.

While living in a developing country can be a very rewarding experience, it can also be exhausting, stressful and just plain tedious. Whether you are thinking about making the leap, or have already done so, here are some things to consider.
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Expat Twitter Round-Up: January 27th, 2014Expat Twitter Round-Up: January 27th, 2014

Erin Erin  Date 27 January, 2014 11:28

Twitter bird on globe Expats are a worldly crew, generally knowledgeable about what is happening around them from local, everyday events to major international news. We have collected the top tweets of the week for expats, travelers, and those interested in the global pulse.

Expat News

@TelegraphExpat
The two contrasting sides of Thailand – My Telegraph http://fw.to/i98MX4W by @JamesGoyder 

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Expat Twitter Round-Up: January 20th, 2014Expat Twitter Round-Up: January 20th, 2014

Erin Erin  Date 20 January, 2014 13:46

Twitter bird on globe Expats are a worldly crew, generally knowledgeable about what is happening around them from local, everyday events to major international news. We have collected the top tweets of the week for expats, travelers, and those interested in the global pulse.

Expat News

@guardiandata
Interactive European language map: how does everyone say cat? http://gu.com/p/3yp35/tw

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Become a Champion of Charity by Running the Paris MarathonBecome a Champion of Charity by Running the Paris Marathon

EasyExpat EasyExpat  Date 15 January, 2014 09:00

Article sponsored by Alvarum

Marathon - Challenge Alvarum
 

Get one of the last entries available to the Marathon de Paris by running for a charity team!

On the 6th of April, more than 45,000 people will participate to one of the most prestigious race in the world.

Registrations for the Paris Marathon are closed and no more entries are available, but Good news, you have still the possibility to enter the race by registering thanks to the Alvarum Challenges by joining the team of a charity

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Expat Twitter Round-Up: January 13th, 2014Expat Twitter Round-Up: January 13th, 2014

Erin Erin  Date 13 January, 2014 08:45

Twitter bird on globe Expats are a worldly crew, generally knowledgeable about what is happening around them from local, everyday events to major international news. We have collected the top tweets of the week for expats, travelers, and those interested in the global pulse.

Expat News

@mamamia
The life of an expat wife. http://www.mamamia.com.au/social/the-life-of-an-expat-wife/ by @shamozal

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Shipping Belongings for The Move to AmericaShipping Belongings for The Move to America

Erin Erin  Date 08 January, 2014 09:53

In this series, we have followed Molly in her quest to become an expat in America. At EasyExpat we try to provide you all the latest and greatest in Expat News and Resources, but sometimes a personal journey can best explain the unique challenges and triumphs involved in moving abroad. Meet Molly and follow along on her adventure in the Move to America.

shipping move to america I know that one of the greatest stresses in the build up to becoming an expat is the huge task of sorting through your belongings and shipping what you need to your new home. I by no means had it all wonderfully organised, but I did have a system which I stuck to, and it got me through. I will share what I did, in the hope of helping anybody else who is about to go through the same thing.
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Expat Twitter Round-Up: January 6th, 2014Expat Twitter Round-Up: January 6th, 2014

Erin Erin  Date 06 January, 2014 10:33

Twitter bird on globe Expats are a worldly crew, generally knowledgeable about what is happening around them from local, everyday events to major international news. We have collected the top tweets of the week for expats, travelers, and those interested in the global pulse.

Expat News

 @nprnews
How Language Seems To Shape One's View Of The World http://n.pr/1hPRgED

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