Business

Pet Sitting your Furry Friends in Copenhagen

Founded by Zuzanna Rybarczyk in Copenhagen, High Paw! Pet Sitting gives you peace of mind knowing that your pets are in trust-worthy and reliable hands of professionals. The company is the only one of this kind in Copenhagen who offer such a diverse range of services for pet parents. Additionally, they support organizations committed to rescuing and caring for animals in need, donating 5% of proceeds to care groups who work hard to improve the lives of neglected animals in the community and abroad. Inspiration behind High Paw! “I’ve always been an animal lover and the idea of opening a pet sitting company came naturally when I started walking a few dogs in my free time while studying in Copenhagen.” Says Zuzanna. “Once launched, I started taking diverse courses in order to become a g...

How to Be Happy Wherever You Live

By Fiona Maguire There are many challenges and rewards to living abroad. Experiences can either be happy, or really, really low. You might be a happy, go lucky person who thrives on adventure. Or, you may be the type who likes to stand back and play it safe. Most people imagine that the kind of person you are is what makes the challenge of living abroad easy or not. This is partly true but there’s more to the equation than your personality. What makes the biggest difference to our level of happiness when dealing with challenges is understanding how your mind really works. How Your Mind Works Your mind is a big filter, it filters information coming through your five senses and then makes representations of that information inside your mind. It does this so that you can understand the inform...

Dating Around the World

Relationships have a universal value and importance in almost every culture. Not surprisingly, dating around the world reflects differences in cultural attitudes, customs and accepted norms. So, dating success can often come down to understanding the nuances of local approaches to dating around the world. Dates can vary from freewheeling encounters to heavily supervised skirmishes through to a casual outing at the movies. Daring To Date Dating can be simultaneously frustratingly complex or simple. The differences between Western concepts of dating and other cultures can create liberal unfettered dating customs, constrained meetings, and formally choreographed gatherings. In some countries, dating is actually illegal. As if all that isn’t enough for budding Romeos and Juliette’s, along came...

The Best Start to a Child’s Educational Journey

By Aloha College First steps towards successful, lifelong learning As children enter the world of education they embark on an exciting journey of attainment and discovery. These initial years are crucial in instigating and embedding a love of learning, establishing a solid infrastructure of knowledge to build upon in future years. The Foundation Stage settings are paramount in nurturing a child’s natural curiosity, teaching invaluable social skills, enabling children to build self-confidence and develop critical thinking skills, whilst teaching them how to express themselves appropriately in day-to-day scenarios. Kathryn Edwards, the head of KS What does learning looks like in a classroom? The setting in which children learn is imperative. Classrooms and schools that create an atmosphere o...

Competent, Reliable Tax Services for Expats

Based in Bern, Switzerland, Taxbutler helps expats with various tax services such as tax returns, declaration, deductions, and other advice you may require. Taxbutler is competent, reliable and cost-efficient and their customers benefit from the company’s long-lasting collaboration with a reputable tax law firm in Switzerland. This background ensures that their team is always up-to-date with the most recent developments in Swiss taxes. Simple, online annual tax filing “Our team has long-term experience with the preparation of tax returns and giving tax planning and legal advice to taxpayers in Switzerland.” Says Alexandra Zuberbühler, Tax Expert at Taxbutler. “We noted that a growing number of taxpayers look for a simple way to comply with their annual tax filing duties without having to s...

Private Homes for Busy People

If you are in Germany and looking to rent a temporary home or want to sublet your furnished apartment or several furnished flats, for a certain period, tempoFLAT is the perfect portal to do so. Private homes are easier to find and there are better places at less expense. You can also list your residence and place ads free of charge. The inspiration behind tempoFLAT “As we have been number 1 for Furnished Apartments and Temporary Housing in Switzerland for more than 25 years”, says Nik Kleiner, founder of tempoFLAT, “we wondered if our experience and business model would also work in Germany – and it did. Germany is not only intriguing for us because it is a completely different market and rental law.  But also quite a different business culture, which makes it interesting for us. So intere...

Moving in Amsterdam is Not a Picnic in the Park

When you move to Amsterdam, you may find some challenges along the way. This city is full of waterways and narrow streets and many buildings have narrow staircases which make your move cumbersome. You must begin by getting a parking permit for the moving truck, if you would like it parked in front of your house. For this you will need a TVM. Applications for TVM’s can be made at the district office (in the Amsterdam district you are moving). There are 7 different district offices and they all have their own rules. Also, there are 2 different kinds of TVM’s. If you don’t speak Dutch, arranging the permits can be quite a challenge. Amsterdammertjes Another difficulty unique to the city are the poles in the streets. All over Amsterdam there are poles that block street entrances. These are the...

Your Next Move Is In The Thriving Costa Del Sol

The Costa del Sol is a region in the South of Spain that is often referred to as the Sun Coast, Costa del Golf and even Gold Coast. The region is part of the community of Andalucia. On the Costa del Sol you can find large cities such as Málaga, Torremolinos, Fuengirola Marbella, San Pedro and Estepona, but also has many small towns and villages including Benalmadena, La Cala de Mijas, Elviria, Los Monteros, Nueva Andalcuia, Puerto Banus, Casares, Sabanillas and Duquesa to name but a few. Many people starting their move to the Costa del Sol will undoubtedly find themselves asking at one point of another; “Where in the Costa del Sol is best to buy property?” And “How do I make sure I buy in the right area for me or my family?” Many estate agents nowadays will offer up any property and claim ...

Tax Services in Switzerland

Expat Tax Switzerland is a tax consultancy based in Solothurn, a small baroque town in Switzerland. Founder and CEO Beat Meyer and his specialised team provide Swiss tax return services and tax advice for expatriates at affordable rates. Beat is a Swiss Certified Public Accountant and qualified tax consultant. He is also the CEO of Bonfina Treuhand GmbH, a partnered brand of Expat Tax Switzerland. Quality and personal service Being a small team of qualified consultants, the company concentrates on one thing – providing optimum quality and personal service with excellent customer focus. They take their personal commitment to meet the needs of their clients to heart. Providing tax services to individuals and corporations is one of the company’s core business activities. In this field they ha...

The New Alternative to Boat Ownership

Catany Boat Club was founded by Nicolas Catany and Kerry Flannagan, both lovers of the sea and Mallorca. They founded the club to bring the world of navigation to as many people as possible in Mallorca, as well as bringing a smile to children in need by taking them on boat rides with their non-profit organisation ‘Catany Association’. Starting up the company “I started this company so that more people in Mallorca could have access to boats for a fraction of the price, saving a lot of money and best of all, saving all the headaches that a boat in ownership entails.” says Nicolas. “It hurts my soul seeing so many boats in harbour not being used, so I thought it would be good to give an alternative for boat ownership in a more efficient way. We just want people to create amazing memories with...

Interactive Learning at LanguageMasters

LanguageMasters (LM) is a language school in the heart of Zürich which offers an extensive range of language courses for adults, teenagers and children. The company specializes in providing high quality language courses with the option of daily childcare and the team are highly qualified language experts who know how to motivate students and make learning fun! Teaching method “Our teaching method is very interactive and fun” says Gosia Kubat, co-founder of LanguageMasters, “which means we don’t just use textbooks, but rather we learn outside of the classroom using everyday situations, for example sightseeing, baking, reading the newspaper or books and so on. Our goal is to help with the integration of expats through improving their language skills and helping them with living in Switzerlan...

A New Year, a New Way to Send Your Money Overseas

Source: Currency Fair At a loss over losing money when you need to send cash back home? It’s a common problem for expats who are getting stung by excessive fees and hidden charges from banks. With CurrencyFair, an online marketplace, secure transactions are made faster and far cheaper. Moving country can be an exciting time, with opportunities to learn a foreign language, taste different culinary delights and enjoy a culturally enriching experience. It can also mean leaving family and friends behind, and when it comes to money matters back home, transferring currency can leave you losing out. With family or even a home overseas, there’s a good chance you need the services of international banking and, when you are forced to transfer money at a loss, it proves to be pretty frustrating...

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