Countdown: 5 Weeks to Move Abroad

Today, we’re expats in Prague, Czech Republic, but we are planning our move to Canada. This post is one of a series to show how we’re doing it.

It’s now April 21st.
About five weeks to go.
Feeling some pressure now. 🙂

The plan:

    Will leave Prague on May 30th to Frankfurt.
    Do an RV tour for a month. Our online poll says south is winning so far, e.g. toward Croatia. You vote yet?
    We double-time it back to Frankfurt, Germany where we fly to Halifax, Canada

What have we done since our last post?

    Did a self-designed UNESCO family tour of the Czech Republic, visiting 6 UNESCO Heritage sites.
    Also did a long weekend trip to Berlin with some dear friends.
    Signed with a moving company (Interdean); they grab and run on 27 May. Whoo-hoo!
    Handling life’s not-so-pleasant duties like filing taxes (Czech on 30 March) and US taxes (15 June for expats).

I’m coming to the end of my 2-month termination work period. Remember that Czech Republic (and I believe every EU country) gives 2 months of continued work after you receive a termination notice. And then 3 months salary on top of that.

Even bigger life changes
My wife and I are going through some big changes now (leaving a beautiful country and friends). I’m not going to sugar-coat it – it’s been tough.
But we’ve also made some even bigger decisions. Decisions more longer-lasting then just moving.
I’ll write more about these in upcoming posts — stay tuned!

Again, more than anything else, we’re making the best use of our remaining time here.

-Jeff

p.s. If anyone is interested in joining this blog as a content contributor or submitter – I welcome you 100%.
Of course, you get full credits and more exposure to your own blog or site as well as my huge appreciation.
Contact me if interested at Jeff@expatyourself.com

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Jeff

An American who likes to move around. I now live on the eastern Canadian seaboard. My job? A stay-at-home dad for two cute but demanding bosses. My wife? Also cute; not so demanding. My wife and I both love travel. We met in South Korea, travelled across Australia, India, Europe and beyond. We lived in Czech Republic for four years. Many stories to tell and experience to share. If you let me, I will help you travel as we do. Enjoy.

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