Exploit in Ad Servers on EasyExpat Allows For Malware [FIXED]

23 March, 2010 07:40  EasyExpat EasyExpat

If you have got a warning in the past 24 hours about malware being on easyexpat.com we apologize as our ad server was attacked through an exploit in our OpenX software. (More)

   


Top festivals around the world this January

04 January, 2010 13:18  EasyExpat EasyExpat

The New Year has begun. It’s freezing cold in many parts of the northern hemisphere but that doesn’t stop people from having fun. Here’s a round up of some of the festivals making a splash from around the world this January.

Ati-Atihan Festival, Philippines
14th -16th January
Held every third Sunday in the month of January, this festival is a cross between Thanksgiving and Mardi Gras, Philippino style. It is one of the biggest events in the cultural calendar and a must visit for travellers in the region. Expect much singing, dancing, music and food.

World Buskers Festival, New Zealand
21st – 31st January
This is the meeting of the world’s best buskers. For 10 days, the streets and pavements of Christchurch are transformed into stages for the public. This open air street fest is crammed with entertainment and music for the entire family. With over 450 live shows planned for the upcoming event, you can say goodbye to a boring day at home. (More)

   


Happy New Year 2010

01 January, 2010 00:01  EasyExpat EasyExpat

 

StarWe all wish you a very happy year 2010!Star

Same time each year, the end of 2009 is a period to think about what has been achieved and what will be done in 2010.

2009 was a good year on EasyExpat's network but the growth was slower than predicted. Beside the expansion of our guides covering several new cities, we have implemented a complete new design to our expat websites.

For 2010 we have already several very exiting projects:

  • new forums: a global makeover of the forum to create a community for each destination;
  • new functionalities for the classifieds, with a better presentation and subscription;
  • more guides: Beijing, Prague, Rio de Janeiro, Seoul... etc;
  • many others including more proper translations, blog articles...etc.

And don't forget to have a look at our newest city-guide: Auckland

Our solutions:

Once again, happy new year 2010 with Easy Expat!

   


Top five New Year resolutions and tips to help you keep them

28 December, 2009 09:26  EasyExpat EasyExpat

It’s that time of the year again. Events of the past 12 months are assessed and plans for the next 12 are made. Read on to find out some of the top New Year resolutions people make every year and top up on some tips to help you keep at them.

1. “I will spend more time with family”

This tops the list of New Years resolutions. In a recent survey, over 50% of Americans took the pledge to spend more time with family this year. Call friends home instead of meeting up at the pub, leave work earlier at least once a week and then try doing it more often. (More)

   


Top New Year's Eve parties

26 December, 2009 08:51  EasyExpat EasyExpat

It’s that time of the year again…  as we usher in the New Year here are some of the biggest and most talked about parties from around the world.

New York – Times Square
New Year's Eve at the symbolic center of New York City has become more than just a celebration - it's a global tradition. The world holds its breath...and cheers as the clocks strike twelve. That’s when the famous New Year's Eve Ball descends from the flagpole atop One Times Square. Join the estimated one million people in Times Square in ushering in the New Year at one of the most watched and famous New Year’s Eve gatherings. (More)

   


Tips to make your Christmas party a hit

18 December, 2009 11:23  EasyExpat EasyExpat

Whether an intimate family gathering or one where the paparazzi is in waiting, a Christmas party can involve loads of planning. Here are some tips to plan a fantastic Christmas party.

1.    Start early:

It’s the busiest time of the year and everyone’s got some place to be. The earlier you plan your party, make a guest list and get onto people’s calendar, the more time you have to organize things accordingly.

2.    Decide on the budget:

Plan your budget and always allow for a 10 percent extra for last minute things that pop up. Once you have a budget in mind, you’ll be able to decide on a lot of other things… like are you going to cook or cater, is your friend spinning the music or are you getting a professional DJ to do that etc (More)

   


International health insurances

11 December, 2009 15:33  EasyExpat EasyExpat

Moving to a new country? Travel frequently? Need to make impromptu trips? Whatever the reason for being on the move, it’s best to be covered by an international insurance. Needless to say, navigating the murky world of insurances can be a complicated affair. Below are some of the key players in the industry to get you started. (More)

   


Doing business Indian style

01 December, 2009 17:54  EasyExpat EasyExpat

India is playing an increasingly important role in the global economic scene. More and more international companies are setting up operations in the country, Indian companies are strengthening their positions globally and its reputation as the preferred offshoring hub continues to go strong. Whatever the reason may be, if you find yourself heading for a meeting in India, here are some tips that may come in handy. (More)

   


The most popular destinations for French expatriates

23 November, 2009 09:19  EasyExpat EasyExpat

According to an article published in the French newspaper Les Echos, China is the most popular destination for French expats.

Top Destinations for French Expatriates

Rank Country Number of expats in thousands Share (%)
1st China 252 9.9
2nd Japan 223 8.8
3rd Canada 210 8.3
4th USA 175 6.9
5th UK 158 6.2
6th Turkey 133 5.2
7th Spain 94 3.7
8th Germany 86 3.4

There are 2.5 million French living abroad (1.4m officially) with 32% in Western Europ, 25% in Asia and Oceania, and 21% in North America. 13% of French expatriates have got university grades (licence level or more) and 79% have more than the Baccalaureat. The growth of the expat population is 3.6% per year. 23% of them earn more than €60k per year and 31% are between €30k and €60k. (More)

   


The most popular destinations for British expatriates

09 November, 2009 09:40  EasyExpat EasyExpat

Following last year survey from HSBC on expat existence, Halifax International has published a report on British expatriates. Their research shows that 4% of Britons already own a home abroad and a further 27% of Britons have said that they are considering the option of moving or buying property abroad in the future. Almost one third (32%) of Britons considering a move abroad are below 35 years of age and additional data have also shown that over two-fifths (41%) of those that have moved abroad have no intention of ever returning.

Most Popular Destinations for British Expatriates

Forget New Zealand or Australia: when it comes to leaving the UK to settle somewhere else, France as the most popular destination for Brits moving abroad, according to Halifax.

Rank Country Share of total (%)
1st France 16
2nd Spain 10
3rd USA 8
4th Australia 4
4th Switzerland 4
4th Germany 4

16% of British expatriates currently live in France, with Spain in second place with 10% of the total. The most popular overseas destination for people to move to outside of Europe was the USA at 8%. Australia, Switzerland and Germany came in joint 4th place at 4% of the total each.

Differences in the answers according to age

However those figures need to be considered overall. Indeed, when broken down by age category, it shows that almost one third (33%) of respondents in the survey, aged between 16 to 35 years of age, ranked Australia as being their favourite place in the world to live. When it came to Europe, the younger generation would most like to live in either France or Spain, with 6% of under 25 year olds opting for France and 6% of those aged between 25 to 35 years olds preferring Spain. Italy was voted the ideal European destination for those aged between 35 and 45 years of age. (More)

   


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