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Old Vietnamese Bank Notes - Worthless?

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Submitted by poet on Tue, 09/11/2018 - 16:29
Destination: Vietnam

My brother was in Vietnam over a decade ago and didn't get to spend around 8 million in these 100,000 notes before he left.

They were forgotten but turned up again recently, so, I took them in case I happened to visit Vietnam.

I arrived at HCMC Airport today and, when trying to buy a bus ticket to the airport, was disappointed to be told that those notes are no longer valid.

Would anyone know if there any mechanism to exchange old Vietnamese notes, as the Bank of England does in the UK?

Are homosexual and transgender people safe in Dubai ?

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Submitted by Shizumi on Mon, 09/10/2018 - 23:42
Destination: Dubai

In 2018, is it safe for homosexual and transgender people to live there ? Do you think things are changing ? I recently heard some people saying it’s very safe and laws have changed, and some outdated articles says it’s illegal (I can’t find a recent one), so I don’t really know...

What can I expect from the job market in Cambodia?

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Submitted by jrdwyer3 on Thu, 09/06/2018 - 20:46
Destination: Cambodia

Hello,

Looking to move to Phnom Penh in the coming months. What is the process like for expats to enter the work force once they have arrived in Cambodia. Is there a job market available once a work visa has been attained?

What would be the best way to look for a job once arriving in Phnom Penh?

Thank you,

Josh

Salary expectations in Frankfurt for a family of 3?

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Submitted by divya_kj on Thu, 09/06/2018 - 05:16
Destination: Frankfurt

Hi,

I am having a discussion with an IT Company regarding an opening in Frankfurt/ Eschborn. I need to tell my salary expectations to HR. I am from India and and am unfamiliar with the living conditions in Germany.

I will be moving with my husband and 7 year old daughter. I read in multiple websites that accomodation and schooling is very costly in Germany. 

Can you people help me with an approximate figure to quote? I will be taking up the position of Scrum Master which is a managerial role.

What is the average salary for such a role in Frankfurt?

Where to find reviews for international schools in Seoul?

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Submitted by Elena1 on Tue, 09/04/2018 - 08:00
Destination: Seoul

Hi, we're a Mexican/Dutch family, planning to move to Seoul in January 2019. I'm looking for schools reviews and parents forums about life in Seoul. I haven't found so many until now. Any idea if there is a facebook group or any other site specifically for parents? thank you.

What do I need to know before studying in Sweden?

Destination: Stockholm

I'm interested in doing my masters in Sweden and I was wondering what University was like there.

Would I have time to work part-time or is the workload too demanding? 

Is there anything else I should know before applying?

Any personal tales or information you just happen to know would be greatly appreciated!

 

Is the Centrale Area in Milan safe?

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Submitted by viveca on Tue, 08/28/2018 - 11:45
Destination: ​Milan

Hi! I've got a job near Centrale and have found a lovely room at an affordable price in Via Fratelli Lumière. I wanted to know whether or not the area is safe, as I am a young woman and I know sometimes stations aren't the best places. The apartment is lovely and is 10 minutes walking from work so I'm very tempted! Any suggestions or comments would be much appreciated.

Thanks! 

Moving to Malta, where to start?

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Submitted by isobelallen on Mon, 08/27/2018 - 11:07
Destination: Malta

Hi, my husband and I are thinking of relocating to Malta next year with our 3year old. We don't know where to start: English speaking schools (I heard the Malta lang is difficult to learn), somewhere to live, jobs, cost of living! My husband will be going out next month to do research. Any help would be warmly welcome 😁

Do you need proof of employment to rent a flat in London?

Destination: London

Hi, My husband and I are relocating to London for 2 years. We are looking to rent a flat after a month of moving there. In order to rent a flat, are we able to show bank statements to show proof of savings until we find employment? We have not yet secured employment however are able to show proof of savings.

If any one has moved to the UK and found jobs and places to rent this way appreciate any advice, suggestions etc.

Thanks

What are the best schooling options in Frankfurt?

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Submitted by annacoops on Sun, 08/26/2018 - 01:08
Destination: Frankfurt

Hi,

I am moving from Australia to Frankfurt in the next couple of months with my family (husband and 3 kids) and we were after some guidance with schooling. The international schools are a bit out of our price range and were wondering what the other options were for a 3 and 5 year old. Are the public primary school zoned like they are in Australia? Also, how to the bilingual schools work? We are currently looking at the surrounding areas for living rather than in the CBD but any thoughts on that would be much appreciated also.

Is it difficult for American citizens to get Ghanaian Residency?

Destination: Ghana

I'm looking to buy beach front property in Ghana but I am concerned about the legality of buying property as a foreigner, as well as about being granted residency status.

I would not be able to live there for 10 years straight at any point what are my options if any?

Thanks. 

Is it difficult to rent an apartment in France with a cat?

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Submitted by Davmeg on Fri, 08/17/2018 - 10:41
Destination: France

We are planning to move to Montpellier from South Africa and wish to rent an apartment.  Do the landlords tend to be pet friendly and allows a cat?  This would influence our decision to move kitty across the world or not...  Advice would be greatly appreciated.

How do we choose an international school in Frankfurt?

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Submitted by Lschild on Mon, 08/13/2018 - 20:02
Destination: Frankfurt

Hi everyone! 

I have twins entering 8th grade in the USA.  We are starting to prepare for a potential move to Frankfurt.  Not this school year but starting school year 2019-2020.  

1) What are your experiences with the 3 main IB International school options in Frankfurt? 

 2) When should we start the admissions process?  How long is the waiting list for each school?  Should we be applying now for 2019-2020? 

Any advice with this is helpful. 

Thank you! 

 

Will Brexit affect my move to London?

Destination: London

I am planning on moving to London next spring, 2019 from the USA (I have dual citizenship and a UK passport). I know Brexit officially takes effect in March of 2019. Will this affect my move at all? Will it be easier or harder to find a job (I'm hoping to find a job in London before I move there)? How will the affect the economy, or is it too early to tell?

Thank you.

Will my children be able to attend an English school in Montreal?

Destination: Montreal

Hi,

I am a Canadian citizen who has been living abroad for 10 years.

I went to French High school and Cegep in Montreal and then English University. My wife is German.

I have 3 kids between the ages of 6 and 11; they speak no French.  I would like to return to Montreal, but would like for the kids to go to the english school board. Is this possible?

Cheers

Mark

How should I start my job search in Canada?

Destination: Montreal

Hi,

I am a Canadian Citizen from Montreal.  I left on an assignment to Sydney Australia with KPMG 10 years ago and progressed into succesfull career as a CFO and EGM abroad. 

I am bilingual and hold Canadian accounting licenses and university post-grad education.

I would like to return home and think have lots to offer from the experience acquired abroad. Would you have some advice where to start?

Cheers

Mark

Finding work in Poland, Warsaw

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Submitted by Janina on Wed, 08/08/2018 - 14:26
Destination: Poland

Hi everyone 

I am finishing studies in France in a year. I will have a double degree from elite universities in France and UK in Politics, Economics and Management. I have had work experience in forms of internships in finance/banking sector. 

I would very much like to move to Warsaw but I am worried that salaries are low compared to other cities in Europe. I was wondering what field/company you would advise me to try finding a job at to have the highest salary possible? I was thinking probably in consultancy/investment banking? 

Thanks for your time and help :) 

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