The Ultimate Guide to Comparing the Cost of Living- Globally!

Books like Driving Over Lemons and A Year in Provence paint a romantic picture of moving abroad, but like all big life decisions itas a good idea to engage your head as well as your heart. When youare considering a move, one of the most important things to consider is cost of living. Knowing how much your monthly bills, weekly shop, and little treats like three course meals will cost is a great way to prepare financially for the big

Expat Site of the Week: Internations

Meeting new people is hard enough at the best of times. When you move to a new country it becomes even harder: especially if you donat speak the local lingo. Thankfully thereas a lot of great websites springing up that make it easier for expats to connect and make friends, and InterNations is one of our current favourites.Itas like Facebook for Expats, with a firm emphasis on great monthly events that get people off their computers and into fun social

Using a Trusted House Sitter can help sell your overseas property

After 3 years of trying, UK couple sell their Italian property in just 2 months, with the help of house sitters.This Italian property just needed a lived in feeling from it's house sitters to make it ready for marketSelling a property overseas has become a common problem for expats in recent years thanks toA a difficult economic climate in many areas. Itas not unusual for homes to languish on the aFor Salea list for years while their owners have already

Five foods British expats miss the most

The food of your adopted country might be delicious, but at the end of the day nothing beats a taste of home. We asked our expat homeowners which foods they miss the most- and the results of our survey are in! These are the goodies that people are smuggling back in their suitcase, ordering from specialist online dealer like Britstore, and asking their friends and family to bring with them when they visit. Before we get started, we want to

How to find English speaking vets abroad

One of the first things youall need to do when you move abroad with your pets is to register with a local vet. Having a trusted vet is important. Even if your pet was in perfect health back home, you never know whatas around the corner. Your four-legged-friend could be subjected to diseases that theyare not used to, or they might find themselves exposed to new dangers such as snakes and poisonous plants. Even if this isnat the case, lots

Expat app of the week- Spotted by Locals

Reading reviews of places to eat, drink and be merry on TripAdvisor is all well and good but we prefer to get advice from people who know the destination inside out. We love hearing about hidden gems, quirky hotspots, and where to get the best example of regional cuisine: and thatas where Spotted by Locals comes in.Whether youave just moved to a new city and want to find your feet, or whether youare looking for great places to try in

Expat Site of the Week - Moonpig

If you keep in close touch with your friends and family back home, then youall know how frustrating it can be to send cards and gifts. Often it involves standing in long queues at the post office, paying an extortionate amount on P&P, and keeping your fingers crossed that it will actually arrive in time.Enter Moonpig.You might have heard of it before, but in case you havenat, Moonpig is a website that lets people design personalised cards. While we love

Keeping in touch with friends and family - a guide for expats

One of the downsides to being an expat is losing touch with the people you care about back home. Unfortunately most of us have so much going on in our new lives abroad that it can be easy for communication to fall by the wayside. Before you know, itas been months since youave had a right good catch up with your best friend.So how do you stop this from happening?Get organisedSeeing the people you care most about is effort free

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