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The Cook Islands, located in extreme western South Pacific, between Samoa and French Polynesia, are so far out of the way that you actually have to select it as your flight destination. There are direct flights from Auckland, New Zealand, Fiji, Tahiti, and sometimes Honolulu. Read the full article.
Learning a foreign language has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life, and I encourage anyone who is interested in communicating with other human beings to keep on working at their foreign language skills (I still have much to learn, myself). Happily, there are many helpful resources available on the internet that can be taken advantage of for free. Here are two of my favorites: Read the full article
After six month of writing articles for and about expats on a daily basis, I have identified a couple of points of possible confusion for expats and those who are trying to plan for a life abroad. These situations come up for reasons that revolve around financial matters, as well as the fact that there are two distinct types of expats – working expats and retiring expats (I have also seen them labeled as “lifers” and “silver expats”), whose needs are, in many ways, in opposition to each other – yet many people are hybrid versions of the two, and so it can be difficult to know what information that you find on the internet applies to your individual circumstances. Read the full article.
What on earth is that supposed to mean? It means expatriating without any plans is very difficult and, quite frankly, foolhardy, but those plans should be very flexible.
This title occurred to me after reading an article about how the combination of high inflation, low interest rates, poor exchange rates, and weak economies are making things difficult for many expats and soon-to-be expats. The article offered its advice, which I have distilled down to my “No Plan” Plan. Read the full article
Having just arrived in your chosen new home planet, you may feel out of place, with no friends or support, and you need help, such as how to get from Point A to Point Z in Parador, your new home away from home. The language is strange, in spite of your seven years of schooling in your home country, and they never taught you about that weird accent they speak here. Read the full article
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