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How do I find executive apartments and hire a driver in Johannesburg?

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Submitted by Grafik on Tue, 01/16/2018 - 17:49
Destination: Johannesburg

Hi all. I am at the final stages of an interview process for a senior role in South Africa...based in Johannesburg (Centurion/Midrand area).

In advance of negotiations on package, I am looking for some assistance on a couple of matters:

Where can I find temporary accommodation in Dubai?

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Submitted by Philip on Sat, 01/13/2018 - 17:09
Destination: Dubai

Hi all

I am sure this question as been ask before sorry about a repeat question.

Because I will be only be in Dubai for approx 6 mts at a time I would be looking for some were to live other than hotels.

I have looked at hotel accommodation this is alright for a week or two, the other option is renting a Flat/condo but from what Information on the web the flats / Condo’s are on a yearly rental this is quite understandable.

What quality of life will I have with my salary in Durban, South Africa?

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Submitted by Sreejit on Fri, 01/12/2018 - 05:19
Destination: South Africa
I have been offered R 40 k per month salary in Durban. Food, Accommodation & Transportation provided by company. Is it a good salary? How is life in Durban? I come from India. Please advise if i should accept this offer?

How do I keep my prescriptions and medical benefits in Cyprus?

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Submitted by Panda811 on Wed, 01/10/2018 - 13:03
Destination: Cyprus

I am a Diabetic following a Motorcycle accident back in 2002 - so on a lot of medication

When in Cyprus 2017 for a 2 week Holiday, I cut my meds by half and physically felt a lot better

I am disabled because of the Accident & as weather soooooooo much better for me, I bought a place in Frenaros, Famagusta to retire early in, hoping it would be a year or 2 longer.

Sadly I had a really bad winter and work are laying me off because of my medical problems & the Doctor will sign me off Medically unfit to work

Working as an office secretary in Istanbul, Turkey

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Submitted by Alia on Tue, 01/09/2018 - 06:19
Destination: Istanbul

I'm a Indonesian lady from Jakarta Indonesia,
single mother with a son, 9 years old.
I had a career in Indonesia as a Secretary in a Big 4 Tax Consultant Company.
i earn good for it.

As i love to travel a lot, there's a time i travel to Turkey - Istanbul and Directly fall in love with this country and city.

Private kindergarten or daycare in Stockholm (before getting personal number)

Destination: Stockholm
Hello Everyone I am new in this forum, I am moving to Sweden on late February with my wife, which is pregnant, and our 2 kids (4 and 3 years old). We have been informed that getting a personal number will take 2-6 weeks. After that another 3 months until we have kindergarten. Does anybody know other options of day care for this long time? Since my wife will be in the last months of her pregnancy and I will start working almost immediately after we arrive, we are going to need some help with our children. Thanks in advance for your help! Boris

Work in Poland

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Submitted by Anclewyn on Sat, 12/30/2017 - 08:28
Destination: Poland

HI There

I am really looking at finding a employer who will offer me a job to move to Poland. What is the easiest way to go about and what Company's look at employing English Speaking poeple

I do not have a professional degree but a lot of work experience in the retail Supermarket business.

Ruwais rents?

Destination: Abu Dhabi
Hello I am a Turkish expat planning to move to Ruwais. But there is nothing on the Internet about house rents I believe almost all housing is for company ADNOC. I will not be working for them so how can I find a suitable housing for rent? Please advise

Business in Romania

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Submitted by Biabeman on Tue, 12/26/2017 - 09:16
Destination: Romania
Hello to every one, First of all, Happy New Year,I hope you are well, I am an Electrica Engineer Iranian man with Experience on Electrical Enginer(Power generation)20 years, I am going to Romania for living and working with my Family, I want start with a new business there, invest to any idea that you know I can strat, Please guide me , Regrads Ali email me:

Cost of living in Hiroshima

Destination: Japan
Please send me a ball park figure for the cost of a furnished one room apartment rental in a middle class neighborhood in Hiroshima or the suburbs. Also what would be a sample monthly budget for food, travel (300 mile radius)health insurance, utilities (heating, electricity, etc? I expect to be living in Japan for 1 to 2 years. Many thanks, David Rothauser 

Finding the right elementry school in Toronto

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Submitted by abakshi on Tue, 12/19/2017 - 16:02
Destination: Canada
We are moving to Tonronto soon. My husband and I will be working near Bloordale Village and King Street (West) respectively. We have a 5 years old kid and would like to pick a place to live based on a good elementary school. We have been looking at Fraser Institute ratings but I am a bit confused how to interpret a school that is ranked 200 when there are schools ranked at 1 and 2 in comparison. Looking for insight from people who have experience in this area. We were told that areas around High Park would be best suited for us. Does anyone have any inputs on schools in that area?

General Work Permit and visa for wife in Ireland.

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Submitted by lkj_ba on Sun, 12/17/2017 - 16:31
Destination: Dublin


I have just got a 6 months contract offer to work as an Orthopedic trauma doctor (SHO)at a University Hospital. The HR rep at the hospital has mentioned that they have submitted a General Work permit application which I should be receiving in the next few days.

Moving to London to join husband, what's the right visa for me?

Destination: The United Kingdom

Hi, I plan to marry my boyfriend, a citizen, born and raised in London and living there. We plan to marry in the States, then I will move to the London about 6 months later. I am having a hard time figuring out what and how to get citizenship, or at the very least be able to work when I move there.
I find the website very vague and difficult to navigate especially with my specific situation.

Any input would be appreciated.