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Will it be easy for my family and I to adjust to life in Colombia if we only speak limited Spanish?

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Submitted by Smith on Mon, 04/16/2018 - 08:00
Destination: Colombia
Hi. My wife and I are considering moving our family to Bogotá, Colombia. I took Spanish classes in high school, but my wife and kids don't speak the language at all. Will this make it harder for them to adapt to life there? Thanks.

What should my salary expectations be as an individual contributor for a bank in Dubai?

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Submitted by amarsafy on Mon, 04/02/2018 - 15:14
Destination: Dubai
Hello Everyone, I'm expecting an offer in a bank in Dubai, it's an individual contributor job but ranked the same level as a manager position. I'm British/Egyptian working in Egypt and I wonder how much should I expect as a salary package please? Kind regards Aly

Question on Deportation from UAE - How to find Information on Ban from UAE?

Destination: Dubai
Hi Meagan, Hope you are well. My friend was deported last week (25 March 2018) from Dubai. He was working in a super market as a helper or trolley boy under for the last 11 years , recently he has started selling food which he prepares from his room at evening to earn some extra income. Unfortunately there was a CID caught him selling food and took him to emigration center jail in Aweer.

Can I homeschool my child in Kuala Lumpur?

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Submitted by Motherof2 on Thu, 03/29/2018 - 08:32
Destination: Kuala Lumpur
Is there a Homeschooling network in Kuala Lumpur? My son has specific learning challenges that are not being met by the international school system but I haven't considered homeschooling before. We're considering a move to KL and would be based near to Kota damansara are there opportunities for kids to socialise outside school i.e. Homeschooling clubs, scouts, climbing or computer clubs. I'm afraid that he isn't sporty either so misses out on these type of opportunities. Thanks

Are there any international schools in Kuala Lumpur that offer additional learning support for students?

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Submitted by Motherof2 on Thu, 03/29/2018 - 08:21
Destination: Kuala Lumpur
Are there international schools close to Kota damansara that have learning support over and above the normal ESL support? My son is currently in the British system but I'd consider other curriculums to have the right support. Thanks

Is it easy to make friends in Italy?

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Submitted by Euroguy on Tue, 03/27/2018 - 23:53
Destination: Italy
I have been living in New Zealand for 16 years and since I am European I would like to live in Italy especially since I feel so socially isolated in New Zealand because its so difficult to make friends with Kiwis. Sad to say but I've given up in New Zealand. I have tried my utmost and I speak English like an Irishman so the language is not a problem but I can't make any Kiwi friends of the same sex - Kiwi mates. Its just making me sad. The reason I would like to live in ITaly is that I speak the language well.

How do I find a reliable relocation company in Bangkok?

Destination: Bangkok
Hi all, I'm about to relocate to Bangkok soon, and I was wondering if someone could suggest a reliable moving company in Thailand. I saw there's a lot of companies there, but it's not easy to know which one I should choose lol. Would appreciate a valuable feedback from someone who had a positive experience with a moving company there :D Thanks a lot

Can I bring my dogs with me to live in Buenos Aires?

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Submitted by Smith on Tue, 03/20/2018 - 12:12
Destination: Buenos Aires
Hi. I've been offered a job in Buenos Aires and I'm planning to relocate to Argentina in a few months. I have some concerns about the move, specifically about taking my pets with me. I have two rescue dogs, one small (about 8kg) and one medium-large (about 30kg). Can I transport them by plane? Does Argentina have any specific laws about bringing dogs into the country that could make this difficult? If anyone has done this before and could give me some tips I would really appreciate it. 

Is cycling in Budapest safe?

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Submitted by taylor1 on Tue, 03/20/2018 - 09:16
Destination: Budapest
Hi all, 

I'm thinking about moving to Budapest and I love cycling wherever I need to go. 

I've heard that cycling is popular there, but smoking is popular and that doesn't make it safe. 

So my questions are: 
How safe is cycling in Budapest? 
What's the road culture like? 
Are there bike lanes? 
Also, how is cycling in winter? 

Thanks in advance.

Can anyone share their experiences of moving to South Korea?

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Submitted by syfine on Mon, 03/19/2018 - 04:34
Destination: South Korea
I've recently thought about moving to Korea, and even more recently decided I'm very serious about making a reality, and would prefer moving before I'm 22 (currently a freshman in college) so I can still be somewhat young while I'm there. I've done research on a lot of pages so far, but there are a few (probably stupid) questions I needed answered. (I'll already have finished learning Korean by the time I move there)

Is the El Raval area of Barcelona safe?

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Submitted by Anya on Mon, 03/19/2018 - 00:00
Destination: Barcelona
Hi. I'm looking to move to Barcelona with my family and I've noticed that rentals seem a bit cheaper in the El Raval neighbourhood. Can anyone explain why this is? Is it a safe area to move my family to? We are looking for somewhere family friendly, good value and preferably quite close to the city centre. Thanks, Anya

Teaching as an Expat in Saudia Arabia - do teachers wear a hijab? Are there Islamic and Arabic Studies in international schools?

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Submitted by acarten on Sun, 03/18/2018 - 19:35
Destination: Saudi Arabia
Hello to everyone, My husband and I are hoping to secure a contract and work in Saudi Arabia, and we have questions that we hope you can answer: 1) We are both Muslims and noticed that in the American International Schools, it looks as religious classes and Arabic classes are not taught everywhere. 2) I have also noticed that in the American Schools, female teachers and students do not wear the hijab. 3) In these schools, I have the feeling that there are no prayer times and Jummah on Friday for Teachers and students? Am I wrong?

Are there any implications for living/working in Dubai as a single unmarried parent?

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Submitted by 7776asher on Thu, 03/15/2018 - 20:39
Destination: Dubai
I am a UK based primary school teacher hoping to teach at an international school in Dubai. I have one child and wondered if being a single parent would hinder my prospects in any way. If I were to be offered a job in a school, do schools generally pay full tuition fees for your child as part of a benefit package? What else would I need to consider? How difficult is it to obtain a job at an international school in Dubai, I have about 18 months teaching experience, I hold a PGCE with QTS. I am in my early 40's. Any advice or information would be great. Thanks AD

How is the internet situation in Mariánské Lázně the Czech republic?

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Submitted by MsPau on Sun, 03/11/2018 - 16:21
Destination: Czech Republic
Hi, I am thinking about moving to Mariánské Lázně with my family. I am completely independent jobwise since I work online. This, of course, means that a reliable internet connection is crucial for my income, and it should also not be too slow (videochats, filesharing etc). Does anybody know if that is a problem in the area of Mariánské Lázně? I've looked at some apartments but in the description it usually only says "internt" (or not) without any further information. Thanks for your help!

Where can I find safe accommodation in Nairobi?

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Submitted by Mazhar on Sun, 03/11/2018 - 12:00
Destination: Kenya
Dear Friends, I shall soon be moving to Nairobi, most probably in April 2018. I have concerns about the housing accommodation and which areas are safe to live in. Our Company is located in Industrial area on Homa Bay Road. Is there any residential housing nearby? I shall be looking for 1+ bed room single accommodation. Is it wise to live nearby or the downtown which area is more safe and convenient? How about the transportation? Is it safe to ride public transport or need to arrange private pick & drop taxi? Appreciate if some one guide me in this regards.

When will my Oman visa ban expire?

Destination: Oman

HI, Pls can any one help me. Actually I have came from Oman in the year August 2015 and I didn't went back to Oman and my resident permit card was till December 2016, Pls can any one tell me that the 2 years ban will effect from exit date or from the resident permit card date. Why because I have got a offer from Oman now.

What salary can I expect as a Data Analyst in an Abu Dhabi Bank? - Grade P2 - Senior Specialist(Analytics)

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Submitted by yash sharma on Fri, 03/09/2018 - 02:49
Destination: Abu Dhabi
How much salary should I expect from a giant bank in Abu Dhabi as a Data scientist? I have around 7 years of experience in India? What factors mostly influence the expected salary in UAE for expats? An upper and lower limit will help greatly.

Is there anyone who has renewed the British passport to help me fill out the forms and send them to Britain?

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Submitted by Rashed on Thu, 03/08/2018 - 23:43
Destination: Egypt
Is there anyone who has renewed the British passport to help me fill out the forms for renew my British passport and send them to Britain? From Cairo Egypt

Where can I rent a pick-up or a car with a hook and trailer in Mallorca?

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Submitted by peteroom on Wed, 03/07/2018 - 09:59
Destination: Mallorca
Hi. I need to rent a car with a hook and a trailer or a pick-up in Mallorca, as I need to buy some construction material etc. Does anyone know where I can do that? Either near the airport or near Can Picafort. Peter