Where in this big, glorious world can you find the countries with the highest quality of life? There's no single answer to that question. Mark Twain famously said, "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics." Keep that in mind when you're reviewing "best of" and "worst … [Read more...] about Countries with the Highest Quality of Life in 2014
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Expat Blogs to Enjoy
From time to time I share with you some of the blogs and websites I've found that are worth a look. It's been quite a while, so let's jump right in. Europe Enjoy Living Abroad - author Karen McCann has lived in Seville, Spain for about 10 years. She and her husband now divide their time … [Read more...] about Expat Blogs to Enjoy
Readers Ask: How do you find a Rental Home in Las Tablas, Panama?
One of the questions I'm seeing most often these days has to do with finding a place to live in Panama -- specifically in Las Tablas. We've had the pleasure of meeting several couples recently who are thinking of moving to Las Tablas, but finding a place to live here seems like a daunting … [Read more...] about Readers Ask: How do you find a Rental Home in Las Tablas, Panama?
Teach English in Japan with the JET Program: Walking through the Application Process
Guest post by Catherine Perkins As an expat, teaching English abroad is a terrific portable career. If you're a college graduate and interested in Japan, check out the JET program. New participants for the 2013 JET Program have recently arrived in Tokyo for their orientation, which means that … [Read more...] about Teach English in Japan with the JET Program: Walking through the Application Process
Travels from Bhutan: Repatriation and Reflections
Guest post by Catherine Perkins. If you spend enough time in a foreign country, things stop feeling “foreign” and start feeling normal; sometimes you don't realize just how normal until you return home. In my case, I expressed my reverse culture shock by stormily watching Americans perform tasks, … [Read more...] about Travels from Bhutan: Repatriation and Reflections
Travels in Bhutan: Living in a Buddhist Country
Guest post by Catherine Perkins You know from my earlier post that I spent almost five months living, studying, traveling, and working in the Buddhist Kingdom of Bhutan, a small country in the Himalayas tucked between China and India. It’s one of the few countries that still identifies as a … [Read more...] about Travels in Bhutan: Living in a Buddhist Country