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5 Tips for Finding Friends as an Expat

Expats love living abroad for a multitude of reasons – being able to experience a new culture, eating delicious cuisine, and living in beautiful cities. But one common problem for expats is that it can be difficult to make friends in a new place, especially if there’s a language barrier. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to meet new people. Below are some of our top tips to help you find friends as an expat. Take Hobby Classes Taking a class ... Read more

The Cheapest Cities in the World for Students

Studying abroad can be an amazing experience, giving students the opportunity to experience another culture and meet new people, all whilst studying for their qualification. But living and studying overseas won’t be much fun if you struggle to pay rent or pay for day-to-day life. So, what cities in the world are more affordable for students? We looked at the QS Best Student Cities to find the five cheapest cities for students. We then delved deeper into each city to see what ... Read more

6 Hidden Gems in Italy

Italy is a popular tourist destination for good reason – with its iconic cuisine, rich history, beautiful art and architecture, and stunning landscapes, Italy really has something for everyone. If you want to visit Italy for a truly authentic experience and avoid the tourist traps, below are some of Italy’s hidden gems. Bergamo, Lombardy Bergamo is a hilltop city in the alpine Lombardy region in Northern Italy. It’s often overlooked for the more popular Milan, which is 25 miles away, but it’s rich in ... Read more

6 Best Castles to Visit in Europe

Europe is home to many beautiful castles, which have a variety of architecture and are situated in an assortment of landscapes, from mountains to lakes. With such a rich history across the continent, the castles make for some fantastic travel destinations for those who want to learn the history and take in the culture. Below are some of the best castles to visit in Europe. Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany Neuschwanstein Castle in southwest Bavaria is instantly recognisable, as it was the inspiration for Disney’s iconic ... Read more

Business Etiquette Around the World

Business etiquette will vary hugely from country to country. If you’re conducting business overseas, it’s vital that you’re aware of the different practices and protocols, so you don’t lose out on any opportunities. Our quick guide to business etiquette can provide some information on the different business practices, from how you should greet people to what you should wear. Greetings Most countries will initiate a handshake when meeting for business purposes. However, in France and Belgium, sometimes a cheek-to-cheek air kiss is common, although ... Read more

8 of America’s Most Haunted Tourist Destinations

America is no stranger to ghost stories. If you’re interested in the supernatural, America has a wealth of haunted attractions where ghosts supposedly roam. Below are some of the best haunted tourist destinations in the USA, including haunted homes, an abandoned prison, and a relic gold mine. The Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, Colorado After spending just one night in the Stanley Hotel in Colorado, author Stephen King was inspired to write The Shining. Situated in the Colorado mountains not far from the Rocky ... Read more

The Challenges of Being an Expat in Paris

Moving to Paris can bring huge benefits. The French capital is a city full of culture, amazing cuisine, and great healthcare for expats. Around 22,000 foreigners currently live in Paris, and it’s not hard to see why so many expats want to call Paris their home. But as with any new city, living in Paris can also bring challenges to expats. Language Barrier English is widely spoken in France, and if you visit as a tourist, you’ll find that you can get around ... Read more

The World’s Best Public Transport Systems

If you’re traveling to a new place and want to explore everything it has to offer, you’ll want to be able to get around quickly, efficiently and safely.  Below are the places which have been deemed to have some of the best public transport systems in the world, with affordable buses, punctual trains and easy-to-navigate metros. Singapore A recent report showed that Singapore had the highest passenger satisfaction rate in the world, with 86% of people happy with the public transport in the ... Read more

The Pros and Cons of Expat Life in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is an exciting, lively city which has proved extremely popular with expats. It’s one of the largest business hubs in Southeast Asia, and over half the expat community have moved there for their work and career. As an international city, it can offer many benefits to expats but, like any relocation destination, there are also some drawbacks. If you’re moving to Hong Kong, these are pros and cons of expat life in Hong Kong you should consider. Pros of Living as ... Read more

Raffles Medical Phnom Penh Added to Expatriate Group’s Direct Outpatient Settlement Network

We are pleased to announce that Raffles Medical Phnom Penh has officially been added to Expatriate Group’s medical provider list, allowing customers to receive outpatient services on a cashless basis. Raffles Medical Phnom Penh is a clinic in Cambodia that is part of a 40+year-old trusted brand with more than 80 clinics across five countries. They are the leading integrated private healthcare provider in Asia, with patient-centric care supported by innovation, technology and excellent service. Raffles Medical Phnom Penh has an experienced medical team on ... Read more
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