Why China is a Great Country for Expatriates The United States, along with many Western nations, have struggled through the economic decline with high unemployment, although it has improved in the last 5 years. The United States currently has an unemployment rate of 4.9 %, Greece has an unemployment rate of 23.5%, the United Kingdom […]
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The expatriate community in the Netherlands is familiar with the 30% ruling regime which exempts temporary workers from paying taxes on 30% of their income. Initially set up to compensate workers from the additional costs incurred due to relocation, this may no longer be the case. Now, expats in the Netherlands are up in arms […]
Egypt has long been known as a major tourist destination attracting visitors from across the globe. Travelers come to Egypt to get a glimpse at the only standing original Seven Wonders of the World, the Great Pyramid of Giza. As one of the main ancient and cultural hubs, visitors can appreciate mosques and temples, mummies […]
Life in Japan as an Expatriate Back in March, as many of our readers know, Japan was hard-hit by the strongest earthquake ever recorded in this region. At an 8.9 magnitude, Japan has been struggling to reach its level of productivity since the earthquake struck. Traveling to Japan today, you will find that many people […]
Ever find yourself on a long plan ride next to a crying, screaming baby? No matter how loud you play your music, how good those noise muffling headphones are, or how deep you insert those earplugs, it may be near to impossible to muffle the noise. We all understand that children are children and that […]
Do You Prefer a Window or an Aisle Seat? I am writing you today as I just arrived in my destination country. As excited as I was, the plane ride was about 24 hours. Since this was my first trip on an airplane, I was unable to decide between the aisle or window seat. I […]
The United States embargo on Cuba in the 1960’s restricted any transaction by U.S. citizens with Cuba unless individuals obtained a license from the United State Department of the Treasury. This regulation, known as the Cuban Assets Control Regulations, limits travel since tourists cannot be issued a license and thus are prohibited from any transaction […]
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been a popular tourist destination, well-known for its extravagance and resorts. Recently, traveling has become much easier as websites are popping up with visa services right online. Currently, there are 33 countries that have an agreement whereby visitors can receive their visas on their arrival to the UAE: • […]
The United States will be implementing new visa requirements that will make the application process much less painful than before. On June 1, 2010, the US government will be integrating online services for their application process. The online form called the DS-160 for Nonimmigrant Visa (NIV) will be strictly for temporary visits including for business, […]
On April 12, 2010, the United States Department extended a travel warning in Mexico until May 12 due to the violence that has erupted particularly in the Northern region including in Tijuana, Nogales, Ciudad Juarez, Nuevo Laredo, Monterrey, and Matamoros. This extension was in part due to the bomb that was targeted at the United […]