Driving in Another Country: What Do You Need? An International Driving Permit, or IDP, is a special document that allows licensed motorists to drive in other countries without further tests or applications. It is sometimes referred to as an “International Driver’s License” or “International Driving Document.” An IDP acts as proof that the holder possesses […]
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How To Cope When Moving to a New Country Culture shock is a familiar psychological phenomenon for anyone who has studied, volunteered, or worked abroad. It is the result of facing new cultures, languages, lifestyles, and mannerisms. Culture shock manifests as feelings of frustration, loneliness, disorientation, anger, fatigue, and detachment. It comes with physical, mental, […]
Finding an Apartment or House in Singapore With Singapore ranked as the best place in the world for expatriates or international citizens living abroad, it’s little wonder that the island-state is attracting more and more bright minds from around the world. But moving to a foreign country can be a daunting task, particularly with one […]
Prepare for Emergencies Before Your Travel Even the most prepared traveler will eventually encounter some type of emergency that requires immediate assistance. Whether the situation is directly related to them, a fellow traveler or a stranger in passing, it’s best to know how to handle an emergency during travel before it occurs. Here are a […]
Tips for Purchasing an International Airline Ticket Recently, a new battle has emerged between airlines and travel agencies about how customers should purchase their international airline tickets. Over the last few years, many customers have used travel reservation websites to book flights instead of purchasing directly from the airline. These travel agencies allowed customers to […]
Expats Selling and Storing: Getting Ready to Move. Ready to pack your bags and move to the other side of the world? Who isn’t?! But packing your bags for an adventure is easy. Packing your bags, and boxes, and books for long term storage is less exciting. But the alternative, expats selling everything they own […]
Thinking about spending some time in France? The country has a large population of expats and digital nomads, especially from the UK, due in large part to its refined culture and world-class education system. The country also has an extremely rich history. Because of this history, France developed bizarre customs and stories that make it […]
Costa Rica is a Safe Place to Live With beautiful weather and an affordable cost of living, Costa Rica is one of the best retirement destinations for expats. And while expats from all over the world flock to Costa Rica every year, we hear the same question all the time: is Costa Rica safe? We’ve […]
It’s no surprise that Dubai is a popular destination for expats, where high salaries can provide you with a highly luxurious lifestyle in one of the most beautiful places in the world. Today, Dubai and other parts of the United Arab Emirates are also modernizing laws to attract investors and tourists. Recent changes in Dubai’s […]
A Guide to Eating Well and Healthy Living for Expats in Malaysia Malaysia is an increasingly popular destination with those who are looking to relocate for work and was recently ranked in the top 10 countries worldwide for expat social life and integration as well as for the quality of properties and healthcare available. Known […]