For you (us) iPod Touch & iPhone owners, here is a great list of what we should have installed on our toys, er…devices. Well, it’s at least a great list to start with. Some of my personal favorites, not listed here include the Facebook app and at least one Tower defense game.
Just a few years ago, it was too easy getting a job as a foreigner (that’s expat to you) in the Czech Republic. Finally, after the recession has hit Europe hard, the Czech Republic is trimming back the fat. And, again, that’s expat to you.
Moving anywhere, whether across the street or across the ocean, requires considerable planning. The below checklist was written by Kathy Dorf of Clements International as a helpful international moving checklist for moving overseas.
Most people live theirs lives day to day, by a routine.
Waking, working, eating, sleeping – by the clock. Sure, some people extend their daily routine with weekly or monthly ‘extras’ (swimming practice on Wednesdays, book club on the first Monday), but those quickly become routine life, too. Days, weeks, even months pass – we become robots in life -and we look back at a year asking yourself some questions:
Where was the added value? What will I remember about this year?
How would I do this year over again? Is it too late to do it now?
How will I possibly find my one, true love?
After a couple years of asking yourself (or your friends/partner/spouse) these questions, you feel a growing desire to make a change. “I need a Big Change in life.” Your answer below.
We hear this question from friends, family, friends of family and some family of friends…
Anyway, the point is, there are people who are amazed a person would become an expat (or want to become an expat). I do understand why there are such people. And that’s one of the big reasons for this website – to inform you why, and more importantly how you can be an expat, too.
So, How Hard Is It? Will I Fail?
The hardest part is not doing it. I will tell you that Regret is a bitch. It’s a whole lot easier to just try. Regardless whether you live abroad for 1 month or 10 years, there is no failure in becoming an expat. If you uproot yourself and live abroad for 1 month, you have still lived abroad – hence, Success.
But the real rewards are in living and adapting.
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