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Moving Abroad

Expats and Dogs

May 8, 2014 |

As an expat and a dog lover, the way that dogs and other animals are treated in Spain often distresses me. As far as dogs are concerned, with the help from expats from other countries, much has been learned about … Read More

The Big Move – Ways to make moving to the other side of the world easier

May 7, 2014 |

Be Prepared

  • Scan and email important documents to yourself so they can be forwarded on as required, such as to property agents to accompany your rental application. At a minimum: Passport (with visa proof), Drivers Licence, 1 additional ID … Read More

You are so lucky! A reality check

May 2, 2014 |

I was recently asked to speak at a meeting for expats. It was one of those question and answer forums, which provided the opportunity for established expats to bare their souls about things that they both liked and disliked in … Read More

Expats in Kazakhstan: Teaching and Living in Kazakhstan

April 30, 2014 |

Kazakhstan is offering many excellent one-year contracts to qualified teachers from around the world right now. As part of a programme to develop the education of the country, the roles combine teaching students and mentoring local teachers using English as … Read More

The Case of the Exploding Shoes

April 28, 2014 |

Expats often write to tell me of the many and varied experiences that they face when beginning a new life in the sun. Often it is about their frustrations and misunderstandings with town halls, lawyers, as well as a lack … Read More

An Interview with … Penelope

April 18, 2014 |

Tell us a little about yourself and family. I moved to Spain in 2010, when I’d just finished University. I’d travelled quite a bit before then, and had spent extended periods of time in France and West Africa.

Expat Business Owners: Gordon Ramsay Wants You for his New TV Series

March 19, 2014 |

Gordon Ramsay’s production company is currently planning and researching for a brand new television series to be filmed this summer. The show will see celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay bring his brilliance and outspoken manner to bear to save failing expat … Read More

Expats and Tyre Safety

March 14, 2014 |

Recently witnessing a nasty accident on the motorway in Gran Canaria, where fortunately all the passengers survived unscathed, made me ask some questions about the cause. Apparently, one tyre had exploded, which was due to the age of the … Read More

Are You an Expat Because it’s Easy?

March 10, 2014 |

According to a representative of Finaccord, a market research and consulting company, Britons become expats because it’s relatively easy for them to do so…

Is that your experience?

In new research carried out by the company it … Read More

All EU Expats ‘Should Have Right to Vote’

March 7, 2014 |

 The European Commission has revealed its belief that all EU expats living in other European Union countries should still be afforded the right to vote in their home country – even if they’ve lived abroad for years.

While … Read More