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What can I expect living as a gay expat in Doha?

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Submitted by mrbrianhobbs on Fri, 02/21/2020 - 03:26
Destination: Doha

Hello! Just curious as to what a middle age gay man might experience living as an expat in Doha. Offered a teaching job as a primary teacher at an international school. Having lived in many international places I’m used to culture shock. Any comments? Thanks everyone!!

Should I move to London before Brexit becomes a reality?

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Submitted by taylor1 on Wed, 02/19/2020 - 14:30
Destination: London

I visited London a few years ago and fell in love with the city. I'm from Poland and from what I understand that I am from an EU member state, I can still move to the UK during this transitional period before Brexit really comes into action. In which case, it really is now or never for me and I've been weighing up this decision for a while. 

What are the positives and negatives of expat life in the city? Also, is there hostility to foreigners now? 

I'd love to get some insights from expats already living in London so I can make a well-thought-out decision. 

Are there any American naturopathic doctors practicing in the Netherlands?

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Submitted by rodnington on Wed, 02/19/2020 - 04:08
Destination: The Netherlands

I'm wondering if there are any ND's successfully practicing who had received their training from an American-accredited naturopathic medical school?  If so, I'm curious what process was required and what challenges you faced?

Thanks for sharing!


Is the Deborah International Kindergarten School in Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong a good school?

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Submitted by Siddhartha on Sun, 02/16/2020 - 09:50
Destination: Hong Kong

Hi everyone

I have recently shifted to Hong Kong from India and planning to live at Lohas Park. I am planning to put my daughter in the Deborah International Kindergarten in Tseung Kwan O. Can you guys please tell me how is the school, child care services and how about teachers. 

Thanks in advance.

Do banks in Barcelona have English-speaking staff?

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Submitted by Snapper55 on Sun, 02/09/2020 - 03:44
Destination: Barcelona

My wife and I will be leaving for Barcelona in April. While there we plan to open a bank account and find a property to rent or purchase. We have never done this before and so are wondering if anyone has had an especially gratifying experience with a bank there. Our Spanish skills are extremely limited so we would need a bank that can provide English speaking staff and a website that is available in both Spanish and English. Any help or insight is appreciated.


Do I need health insurance to sponsor my parents in Abu Dhabi?

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Submitted by iamsethi on Wed, 02/05/2020 - 14:39
Destination: Abu Dhabi

Hi ,

I am looking to sponsor my parents in Abu Dhabi. I know that the basic criteria to sponsor your parents is 20K per month salary, and a 2 Bed Room Accommodation at the minimum.I am able to fulfill both of these conditions.

Recently I found out that I need to buy their Health Insurance as well. I've checked through different companies and it is showing around 18 K AED per annum for both of my parents.

Is there anyone is this group have sponsored their parents from India? Any suggestions of what I should do?


Are there companies that help with relocation to Istanbul, Turkey?

Destination: Istanbul

Hi All,

I’m a young professional moving to Istanbul, and looking for a reputable company to work with. In the beginning, I’ll be renting, and need help finding an agency to work with. 

Since I don’t have a position yet, I’m flexible on where to live - though I do prefer the European side. I’d like to be in an area that is safe, has a nice community and close to shops/cafes/restaurants/public transportation. I’ll have my car shipped once I get settled so I’d need a parking spot soon. 

Can a non-resident open a bank account in the Czech Republic?

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Submitted by Jamester on Tue, 01/28/2020 - 05:35
Destination: Slovakia

Hi folks,

I am thinking about nomading in either Czechia or Slovakia. I already have a Germany-based nomad bank account, but I'm having trouble signing up for things such as cellular service where they want top-ups to be done ONLY using either bank account based in Czechia/Slovakia, or a Mastercard/Eurocard issued in Czechia/Slovakia.

Which country is the best for an English teacher to move to?

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Submitted by Anya on Fri, 01/24/2020 - 13:21
Destination: Asia-Pacific

Hi everyone,

I'm a qualified English teacher from the UK. I have some debts that I want to start paying off and heard that teaching English abroad is a good option to make money with. Which countries are best for English teachers in terms of money, living expenses and safety (for a single woman)? I am thinking more about Asia, but open to other suggestions. Appreciate any responses!

Are there any private bilingual primary schools in Seville?

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Submitted by alisonbuist on Wed, 01/15/2020 - 22:45
Destination: Seville

We are moving to Seville this summer and are looking for a primary school for our children. They will be 9 and 10 years old and would be in grades 3 and 5 in a US elementary school. They know a little Spanish but not much. We are looking for a school where they can learn/speak some Spanish, but where there is also English.  I presume that is a bilingual school?  Is there a list of private primary schools in Seville I can contact, and are they likely to admit two American kids?  Thanks.

What English-speaking jobs are available in Romania?

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Submitted by Wings02760 on Wed, 01/15/2020 - 00:26
Destination: Romania

I've been living in Romania for some years now, with the ability to work. I'm currently in the Alba area, though if work would be in Cluj, I would consider commuting via bus or train. Would anyone know what kind of jobs could be available as well as point me in the right direction as to applying for the job? I am willing to seek entry positions

Is 55000 euro a good salary in Sligo, Ireland for a family of four?

Destination: Ireland

We are planning to move from Hyderabad India to Sligo, Ireland. What is the best package for a professional with 10 years experience in pharma (Formulation  R&D)?

Is 55000 euro sufficient for a family of four (3 adults +1 boy(4yr).

Are there job opportunities for a registered UK paramedic moving to Hong Kong?

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Submitted by gemmacaswell on Fri, 01/03/2020 - 08:26
Destination: Hong Kong


Me and my husband are in the very early stages of considering a move to HK in August/September 2020. He will be qualifying as a teacher so will be able to get onto a international schooling programme.

I am a registered paramedic in the UK and am struggling to see what options would be available to me without speaking Chinese. I have seen there are some private health care clinics but am unsure whether they would be Western led. 

What restrictions and benefits are there for holders of a non-temporary resident visa in The Netherlands

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Submitted by Frank Formby on Sun, 12/29/2019 - 12:21
Destination: The Netherlands

This is theoretical as my EU citizenship is pending.  My partner, who has no prospect of EU citizenship, and I are planning to live in The Netherlands.  I gather it shouldn't be too difficult for her to obtain a non-temporary resident visa once I have my EU citizenship.  I've looked but haven't found answers to the following:

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