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Is Madrid kid-friendly?

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 04/21/2011 - 08:27
Destination: Madrid
I've lived my whole live in slow, suburbia and now we're leaving the periphery of Philly (Philadelphia, USA) for the big, bustling metropolis of Madrid. As much as I'm worried about my own adjustment I'm more concerned for my kids (Kale is 7 and David is 9). Can anyone expats advise if Madrid is kid-friendly, and recommend some good activities?

How to find a job in Turkey?

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 04/15/2011 - 07:58
Destination: Turkey

Moving with husband to Istanbul later this year and wondering if I can find a job and work even though I won't have a formal work permit. I'm a writer and blogger and have read that those English speaking expats that can't find jobs in Turkey manage to do just fine by translating things, editing and doing online writing - can anybody confirm or deny?

Moving to Joburg - how bad is the crime?

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 04/14/2011 - 09:09
Destination: South Africa
I am in the process of relocating my family to Johannesburg, South Africa for a 2 year contract. Although excited about the positives of living there, we are still very concerned about the safety aspect. Crime is clearly a problem - but how bad is it, how wil it effect my wife and children's lifestyle? Any advice, feedback or personal experiences?

Is it safe to take a taxi in Bangkok?

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 04/14/2011 - 07:59
Destination: Bangkok
I'm nearly on my way to the land of noodle dishes and sex tourism and was wondering what the protocol is for taking a taxi in Bangkok? Are the rickshaw looking things safe? How are fares charged? Do you tip drivers? Any other recommended ways of getting around Bangkok?

Expat-heavy areas in Bahrain

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 04/14/2011 - 07:52
Destination: Bahrain

Dear All

I am a little nervous about my upcoming trip to Bahrain (I'll be working and living there for a year, and my family can't make the trip with me).

I'm worried I'll find the culture a bit alienating, and am scared of getting lonely all by myself!

Are there any expat-heavy areas in Bahrain, that I can request to be moved into?  I'd dearly like to meet up with some friendly, like-minded people as quickly as I can.

With many thanks

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