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Saudi Arabia employers now listing expat details on jobs website

Over two thousand expat professionalsâ?? resumes have now been uploaded to a new government website as job cuts continue. The Kawadir Labor portal was recently opened as a response to the changing circumstances of employers and their expat employees due to the dramatic fall in oil prices. Both employers wishing to rid themselves of pricey... Expats Blog -

Eurostat survey reveals Spanish city with most expats

Statistics from a recently released Eurostat survey have confirmed Spain as the most popular of all European states for expat living. Itâ??s old news that Spain is and always was the hottest destination for expats, especially retirees, with the results of a new Euro-survey identifying coastal Torrevieja in Alicante as holding the highest... Expats Blog -

US expats in China using world view in vote for presidency

Americans living and working in China are finding theyâ??re viewing the upcoming presidential election with a world view rather than as a purely domestic agenda. Shanghaiâ??s Boxing Cat Brewery was the scene last weekend of a Democrats Abroad event held to register US expat voters for the upcoming presidential election. Democrats Abroad... Expats Blog -

Cycling Past Het Utrechts Archief

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Vietnam scores high for expats in Asean states survey

Itâ??s not just foreign investment thatâ??s changing the game for expats in Vietnam, itâ??s career progression, lifestyle and the countryâ??s overall charm. The recent 2016 Expat Explorer survey placed Vietnam as the second-best ASEAN country for expats after long-term winner Singapore. In addition, last yearâ??s 25th place globally became... Expats Blog -

Expat buyers rush for properties in Cyprus

The Cypriot property marketâ??s surprise recovery is being led by foreign buyers and is showing a significant increase in sales over the past months. Although interest from Cypriot buyers is still at an all-time low due to difficulties in getting loans, foreign buyers have stepped in and are behind a huge improvement in the islandâ??s... Expats Blog -

US expat voters targeted as campaigns reach final weeks

Both sides in the upcoming US presidential election are aggressively targeting American expatriates, believing the expat vote may swing the results. Republican and Democrat campaigns are both actively wooing US expats following media suggestions that the hundreds of thousands of unregistered overseas voters may hold the key to the... Expats Blog -

Too little too late repeal of 15 year UK expat disenfranchisement

After years of broken promises, lawsuits, appeals and campaigns against expat electoral discrimination, it seems UK citizens whoâ??ve lived overseas for over 15 years may yet get the vote. The millions of Brits living in EU member states and recently excluded from voting for their future security in their chosen destination may well greet... Expats Blog -

US and UK expats arrested in Bangkok after body parts found in freezer

The English language media in Thailand is reporting three expats have been arrested in Bangkok after a police raid discovered dismembered body parts in a large freezer. UK national Peter Colter together with US nationals James Eger and Aaron Thomas are in custody after a Bangkok police raid connected with forged passports also revealed... Expats Blog -

Unlicensed expat real estate brokers in Qatar to face deportation

As part of Qatarâ??s newly introduced real estate brokerage laws, any non-Qatari, unlicensed real estate salespersons will be arrested and will face immediate deportation. The new penalties for non-licensed expat estate agents have now been confirmed by Qatari Minster of Justice Hassan bin Lahdan Mohannadi, with the legal draft itself now... Expats Blog -

Reach for the Stars on the Red Carpet

Utrecht is covered in red carpets once again with the start of the Nederlands Film Festival. Everywhere you look, there are red carpets and golden calves (the prize awarded; think Oscar statuette). Charlie and I regularly see the setup in … Continue reading ?

Flash Mob, Saudi Style

This video was produced by a large supermarket chain in Saudi Arabia called HyperPanda in honor of Saudi National Day which is celebrated on September 23rd. Enjoy!

Abu Dhabi Irish school offers Gaelic classes to expat children

An innovative new school in Abu Dhabi is aimed at teaching Irish to the children of expats from the Emerald Isle. The unique Gaeliscoil Irish-language school exists to teach the children of Irish expats working on contract in the UAE, in the hope that its pupils will stay in touch with their heritage and history through the beauty of the... Expats Blog -

How to avoid expensive mistakes when buying Spanish property

For decades, Spain has been the top choice for British expats looking for second homes or retirement villas, but â??look before you leapâ?? is still the best advice. Spainâ??s sunshine, friendly people, great food, fascinating history and culture and ready-made expat communities have been attracting the British since the early days of... Expats Blog -

Switzerland social life sucks and money rules OK

According to a recent survey, expat salaries in Switzerland are the highest in the world, but the social life is a disaster. HSBCâ??s 2016 expat survey saw alpine Switzerland placed fifth in the world overall as well as scoring tops in the economics and career prospects sector of the poll. However, it seems that friendship is being... Expats Blog -

Expats love France for its quality of life

A respected online survey taking in the worldâ??s major expat destinations has praised France for its quality of life. Although France in general received brickbats as well as praise, its quality of life for expats was rated a deserved fourth out of the 45 countries surveyed. The result was far in advance of the USA at 26th and the UK... Expats Blog -

Avaaz anti Trump campaign launches in London

The latest attempt to save the world from the unthinkable prospect of Donald Trump in the White House was launched in London on Wednesday. The campaign, organised and run by registered US charity Avaaz, is being promoted as the â??October surprise which will end Trumpâ??, and seeks to mobilise the more than eight million unregistered... Expats Blog -

Totals of UK expat pensioners winter fuel payments slashed following crackdown

The recent crackdown on payment of winter fuel allowances to UK expat pensioners living overseas has resulted in the total cost of providing the benefit falling by two-thirds. The British governmentâ??s bill for winter fuel payments to pensioners living outside the UK has fallen dramatically since new rules for its entitlement were brought... Expats Blog -

Hints on healthy living in your expat paradise

Whether youâ??re a retiree, an expat professional, a backpacker or just looking for a permanent change of scenery, itâ??s wise to look out for common illnesses and their causes in your chosen destination. No-one expects to move to a new country and find themselves in an unfamiliar hospital being treated for a local bug, but it does happen... Expats Blog -

Survey suggests a city for every type of expat

The difference and diversity of the worldâ??s most popular cities means there is one perfect urban retreat for every potential expat. Expats come in all shapes, colours and desires, with finding the dream destination especially important as it ensures the expat experience is all it can be. Each world city has its own original sense of... Expats Blog -

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