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Where can I get a Yellow Fever vaccination in Ghana?

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Submitted by GrahamP on Tue, 03/05/2019 - 23:58
Destination: Ghana

Hi All, can anyone advise of any private medical practices in either Accra or Takoradi that provide yellow fever vaccinations and certificates for travelling out of & back into Ghana? I know the public hospitals do this but I am not too keen on waiting half a day for a jab!!


What is the work-life balance in Kuala Lumpur like?

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Submitted by rpadurean on Mon, 03/04/2019 - 20:43
Destination: Kuala Lumpur

Hi! My family and I are thinking to move to Kuala Lumpur. We are in the mid 30s with a 20 months old baby boy. My husband and I work as Scrum Masters in the IT industry, and we are looking for similar jobs in Kuala Lumpur. We are both Romanian and currently living in Barcelona (Spain).

Before deciding to take this big step, we'd want to know what to expect from life there. We have several questions and some concerns, we hope that somebody can throw some light on them. Having the young member in our family our main concern is the life-work balance.

Can anyone recommend an English speaking international school in Stockholm?

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Submitted by bbossen on Mon, 02/25/2019 - 15:37
Destination: Sweden


We may be relocating from Canada to Stockholm and we have an 11 and 13 year old. Can anyone recommend any good local international schools where instruction would be mainly in English? Also, I've read that it is difficult to get into many of these schools and there may be long waiting lists? Is this accurate?


Finding a place in the algarve

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Submitted by mikbig on Sun, 02/24/2019 - 15:08
Destination: The Algarve


Looking for a town to spend next winter and need some advise as possible destination towns. We are an active couple, looking for near beach location with vibrant town. Restaurants, activities, golf, walkable community. Would like to see if I can work part time to become more acclimatized to local culture and people. 

Any suggestions would be welcome



Is homeschooling an option for expat parents in Czech Republic?

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Submitted by mspooh on Thu, 02/21/2019 - 02:40
Destination: Prague

Hello, can someone please help. Does anyone know if I can homeschool my 13 year old in Czechia. She has a physical disability and I would like to continue her in the program she’s been attending in the States which I am able to take the homeschool anywhere in the world. We will only be in the country for 2 to 3 years as temporary residences and I don’t know if Czech will accept a program that is not theirs.

What are the best areas for expat families in Brussels?

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Submitted by inamati on Wed, 02/20/2019 - 04:19
Destination: Brussels


I will be moving to Belgium for work in May and my office is located in Rue Montoyer, Brussels, Belgium. I was looking for an apartment somewhere in the suburbs of the city and not really in Brussels. A distance of about 10-15 KMS is also fine, could you suggest some good places where I can find affordable housing for a family of 3 with total rent+ utilities in the range of 900-100 Euros? Can somebody suggest?

What is the visa process for an Internship opportunity in Italy?

Destination: Italy


I am an Indian citizen pursuing Masters degree program in the US, in Boston, Massachusetts (F1 Visa). There is an internship opportunity in Trieste, Italy and the organization is keen to hire me for this 6 months internship. I need to inform them about the visa process they need to follow. Can you please guide me?



Questions about work-permit visas for the Czech Republic

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Submitted by RGupta on Sat, 02/16/2019 - 21:17
Destination: Prague



My name is Reena. I am Indian passport holder. I have been working in Germany for 2-3 years. My German visa expires on 28th Feb 2019. I will get a work contract in Prague in the next couple of days which will start from 1st April 2019. My question is where can I apply the visa from. Is it possible to apply from Germany or Prague? Also, can I get visa for the month of March also so that I don't need to go back to India in March and come back to Prague in April?

Can I get a work permit for South Korea if I have HIV?

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Submitted by catcher005 on Sat, 02/16/2019 - 13:53
Destination: South Korea

Hi, I plan to work in S. Korea and I wonder if (as of today) a foreigner with HIV won't have any restrictions to get a working permit in South Korea? Supposedly as of 2017 there are no restrictions but looks like no one knows for sure.

Can anyone please help on that?


Amenities in houses in the suburbs of Nice

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Submitted by sarinb on Sat, 02/16/2019 - 06:00
Destination: Nice

I am planning to move to Nice with my family (wife and 2 kids) this year for a duration of at least 1-2 years.

We are planning to look for accommodation somewhere around Antibes / Juan les Pins. For the move, I would like to understand what can we generally expect in terms of amenities in rental homes there.

1. Do houses usually come with refrigerators, microwave ovens, convection ovens, dishwashers and stoves?

2. Will there be space to accommodate washing machines for clothes? Can clothes be hang-dried or do people usually have dryers there?

Will I be able to make a living in Pakistan?

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Submitted by dperk104 on Fri, 02/15/2019 - 00:05
Destination: Pakistan

I am a newly divorce 42 year old female wanting to make a fresh start in Lahore Pakistan. I am not planning to move to Pakistan for love nor a marriage. It has always been my plan to travel the world and live somewhere outside of the USA, so what better time than now. 

I am trying to figure out the best options to take in an international move. I have minimal material wealth and am a freelancer that can work from anywhere. I only need to know what measures I need to make to make my move a lot smoother. Can anyone offer some tips, suggestions or comments that may help me?

Thinking of moving to Thessaloniki with a 5 year old & 6 year old

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Submitted by DomS on Tue, 02/12/2019 - 22:45
Destination: Greece

My husband and I are thinking of moving from Canada to Thessaloniki, Greece, with our two small children, 5 years old & 6 years old. We are Greek, and we all speak Greek, including our children. We have a place to stay, so we would not be renting or buying. We are all Citizens of Greece so we would have access to the Health Care system. Not sure if we would also need private health care?

Our dilemma mostly lies in how the current public education system is now in 2019? I have found a lot of info online but it is older information and I am not sure if things are improving? 

Looking for information on life in Oslo

Destination: Norway


I am planning to move to Norway at Oslo in the month of May this year. Following are my query.I am planning to travel along with my spouse and child ( 5 Years).

1. What is the annual fees for international schooling? How easy is to get the admission for foreign employee?

2. Apart from schooling do we need to take a Day Care separately?

3. What should be good average salary considering the living standard of Norway for 3 members family?

4. Can dependent apply for jobs at Norway?

Choosing a city in Germany

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Submitted by DanielDaniel on Wed, 02/06/2019 - 22:37
Destination: Germany

Hello there,


I've been offered a corporate job in Germany.  During the interview, they've asked a very surprising and interesting question:

"Where would you want to be located"

Apparently, it doesn't matter for them where I'll be located in any major city within Germany. Lucky me, I guess...?!

I was not expecting this, so I was a bit perplexed.  I said Frankfurt or Berlin.  But I guess they don't care, we can change that.

What can my family expect from schools in Sao Paulo?

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Submitted by faldekan on Tue, 02/05/2019 - 11:50
Destination: Brazil

Hi all,

I'm a Brit living in gloomy grey Britain, dreaming of emigrating to my wife's home town in Brazil (nr Rio Preto, SP).  She is worried about the state of the education system there and how that would impact on our two primary school age children.  She is a qualified secondary school teacher there so does know her stuff (don't tell her I said that, though!)

Drinking water availability in Dubai?

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Submitted by kite1100 on Thu, 01/24/2019 - 09:55
Destination: Dubai

What do people generally look up to for drinking water in Dubai? Can you drink the tap water? I have heard that the water supplied by DEWA is treated in WHO standards. But, is it still safe. Are there any possibilities for contamination? Do the apartment/villa owners clean the tanks regularly?

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