Expat Twitter Round-Up: 27th February 2012

27 February, 2012 18:50  Erin Erin

Twitter bird on globeExpats are a worldly crew, generally knowledgeable about the world around them from everyday happenings to major international news. We decided to collect some of the top tweets of the week for expats, travelers, and those interested in the global pulse. (More)

   


Casablanca guide for expats in French

25 February, 2012 21:57  EasyExpat EasyExpat

Guide pour expatriés sur CasablancaWe have now fully manually translated our original guide in English into French.

The city of Casablanca is impossible to disentangle from the 1942 American romantic drama of the same name. The colonial world shown in the film, occupied by Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman is becoming a cosmopolitan city. The largest city, it is the industrial and economic heart of Morocco. Formerly an undesirable entry point into Morocco on the way to Rabat, Marrakesh, or Fez, the city is refurbishing its charm as it become an international destination for travelers and expats.  (More)

   


Expat Twitter Round-Up: 20th February 2012

20 February, 2012 08:47  Erin Erin

Twitter bird on globe

Expats are a worldly crew, generally knowledgeable about the world around them from everyday happenings to major international news. We decided to collect some of the top tweets of the week for expats, travelers, and those interested in the global pulse. (More)

   


New official blogs

16 February, 2012 17:54  EasyExpat EasyExpat

We have made changes to our blog platform and decided to use the facility exclusively for our editors and regular contributors.

From now on, all blogs hosted on BlogExpat.com (not talking about the directory of expat blogs where any expat can register its personal blog) will be managed by our team of international editors.  (More)

   


Guide to the European Health Insurance Card

15 February, 2012 12:40  Erin Erin

Zipper bag with medicines © maljalen - Fotolia.comWhat is the European Health Insurance Card?

The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) allows access to state-provided healthcare in all European Economic Area (EEA) countries and Switzerland at a reduced cost, or sometimes free of charge. The card can be used at any kind of health service, like at a general practitioner, hospital or pharmacy. Benefits depend on the country's standard of care. To find out about a specific country's standards, research the member state's healthcare(More)

   


Expat Twitter Round-Up: 13th February 2012

13 February, 2012 10:02  Erin Erin

Twitter bird on globe Expats are a worldly crew, generally knowledgeable about the world around them from everyday happenings to major international news. We decided to collect some of the top tweets of the week for expats, travelers, and those interested in the global pulse.

Expat News

@expatexplorer
Read all about The Rise of the Mummy Blogger! bit.ly/wuhQG6 there any #expat #mummybloggers that we’ve missed? (More)

   


Booking a Volunteer Vacation

09 February, 2012 10:17  Erin Erin

Volunteer group © mangostock - Fotolia.comIt can be hard to relax on a vacation when you feel you are spending all of your hard earned money. A new form of vacation seeks to heal your wallet, and your soul. A "volunteer vacation" allows you to work for a non-profit in a unique location. This combines your chance to get away with a lower price tag and the good karma of doing a good deed.

Not convinced? Here are the top 3 reasons to consider spending your vacation time altruistically: (More)

   


Expat Twitter Round-Up: 6th February 2012

06 February, 2012 14:17  Erin Erin

Twitter bird on globe

Expats are a worldly crew, generally knowledgeable about the world around them from everyday happenings to major international news. We decided to collect some of the top tweets of the week for expats, travelers, and those interested in the global pulse.

Expat News

@Gadling
Airport Carbon Accreditation program grows in Europe bit.ly/AmEt5h #travel (More)

   


British Tourists's Turned away from the USA because of Tweets

03 February, 2012 11:54  Erin Erin

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency is constantly looking for threats to the United States of America through it's use of full body scans, metal detectors... and Twitter? Time reports that the agency allegedly detained two British tourists recently after a questionable Twitter conversation. Leigh Van Bryan, 26, and Emily Bunting, 24, were surprised to be "taken aside by armed agents at Los Angeles International Airport and had their passports confiscated. They were reportedly questioned for five hours, put in a van with illegal immigrants and held overnight on suspicion of planning to commit crimes.(More)

   


Pancake Day around the world!

01 February, 2012 15:57  EasyExpat EasyExpat

homemade pancakes pile on plate © DLeonis - Fotolia.comPancake Day! Yes, it is coming. Of course you can make pancakes other days of the year, but if there is one day to choose this year, then you should pick up the 21st February 2012 (also the 2nd February when French, Belgian and Swiss celebrate La Chandeleur - Presentation of Christ in the Temple, but also Pagan feast of light). (More)

   




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