Today is Valentine's Day, so I thought we'd start today's post with a little love story. Back in the 1600's, a young man fell in love with a beautiful young woman he saw in the bazaar. Not an uncommon event, I'm sure. They married a few years later, and lived happily together until she died while … [Read more...] about Expats, Life and Love for Valentine’s Day
Last month, the US Congress passed health care reform legislations and the President signed it. While it doesn't appear it will make much of a difference to US citizens living overseas, Global Post reports that outsourcing of jobs to India will increase because of it. The headline on the April 17 … [Read more...] about US Healthcare Reform Brings Jobs to India
A couple of days ago, Limbaugh, self-proclaimed leader of the far right, told an on-air caller he will leave the country if health reform passes. Read the article Limbaugh said he would go to Costa Rica. The only problem with that plan? Costa Rica has universal health care. [ad#Google … [Read more...] about Rush Limbaugh Threatens to Leave the USA Over Health Care Reform
EM Forster’s classic novel of India under the British Raj examines the dark side of the expatriate experience. Although not absolutely necessary, it helps to understand a little of the history of England’s presence in India, because, central to the novel’s core, is the oppressor’s fascination with … [Read more...] about Expat Experience Gone Bad: A Passage to India
In the Expat Web group on LinkedIn, a member asked recently, “As an Expat, which countries do you think have the best and worst health care systems?” Belgium, Spain, Switzerland, Canada, Malta and France all received positive comments. One poster said Japan’s was “the worst I ever experienced.” … [Read more...] about Which Countries Have the Best Health Care?