According to Forbes.com, Bahrain scored the top spot in HSBC's recent survey of 3,100 expats. They admit this might be a fluke -- only 31 responses came in from Bahrain, compared to 450 from the UK, for example. But it's an interesting list, nonetheless. Canada moved down from its No. 1 spot last … [Read more...] about Bahrain: World’s Friendliest Country?
A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute is multi-layered expat novel, which was made into a TV mini-series in 1981. It has been one of my favorites for a long time, not only because of the expat themes, but because it also features a strong female protagonist who overcomes some truly daunting … [Read more...] about A Town Like Alice: Expat Book Review
I thought I'd post a list of some well known and not-so-well known personal expat blogs to enjoy over the long Labor Day (in the US anyway) weekend. In no particular order. . . Bleeding Espresso, by an American who moved from Pennsylvania to her ancestors' village in Italy. Chris Winchester, who … [Read more...] about Happy Labor Day! Here Are a Few Expat Blogs to Enjoy
If your overseas move will include doing business, the World Bank has just published a list that might help you narrow your search. According to their annual Doing Business report, the countries most favorable to starting a small- to medium-sized business are: Singapore New Zealand United … [Read more...] about Doing Business Abroad
Forbes Magazine has published a list of the top 20 cities in the world to live in. Europe took the most honors, with three of little Switzerland's cities (Zurich, Geneva and Bern) in the Top 20 and Vienna, Austria at the top of the list. There were two from Australia (Melbourne and Sydney) and two … [Read more...] about World’s Best 20 Cities
What kinds of people leave hearth and home for life in another country? Here are a few categories I've come up with. I'm sure that many expats fit into more than one. I know I do! Let me know if you have a category I've missed. [ad#Google Adsense-2] Expats By Necessity We won't dwell on the first … [Read more...] about What Kind of Expat Are You?