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Why Valencia?

If anyone ever asks you the question, “Why Valencia?” after you’ve explained you have just relocated there, the simple answer is, “Why not?” Safely tucked away out of the hurley burley between Madrid and Barcelona, Valencia is comfortable in its own skin. And what a skin that is. Valencia is an effortlessly livable city, a haven for foodies, culture-vultures and night owls. Valencia has never looked back since it courageously diverted its avowedly flood-prone river around to its outskirts and converted the now dry riverbed into an illustrious verdant park twining its way through the city. On it, Valencia unleashed innovative architectural designs such as the futuristic Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias. Just as critical to Valencia’s enduring attractiveness to residents, visitors and expa...

Places that are being destroyed by tourism

People are curious about the world. This curiosity encourages the exploration of this beautiful planet to discover beyond the boundaries of our own country. Not surprisingly, tourism is the most rapidly developing industry, with over 1.1 billion people traveling annually all around the globe. With all the benefits as employment, economic growth, etc., tourism also brings negative side effects. Trash pollution, overflow of people, the lack of accommodation, and the most importantly – the threat to long-term preservation of natural wonders and historic sites. Here you can find a list of places that are already affected by tourism. Keep reading. Venice, Italy Venice is slowly sinking. It has been battling rising water levels since the fifth century. Natural and man-made factors make the city ...

What Skills Do New Graduates Lack?

Most of graduates do believe that they are ready to hit the job market. But hiring managers have other opinion. In most cases they acknowledge the gap between old-timers and fresh blood in the job market. Especially when things turn to perception of business culture and work-life balance. The latest report from PayScale shows that 87% of recent higher education institution graduates feel well prepared to hit the ground running once having their diplomas in the hands. Meanwhile, only half of hiring managers feels confident to give a chance to babe in arms. Unfortunately, the numbers reveal a challenging situation. People, who graduated in 2016 were too optimistic about future perspectives in finding a study field related job vacancy. 51 percent of those, who graduated two years ago, were an...

My Wife’s $2-Million Dollar IKEA Desk

By Ian Bond Since you’re reading this, I know I’m probably not the first person you’ve come to for retirement advice. There are a lot of so-called gurus around the web pitching one strategy or another to help you save or salvage your retirement. Everybody has their angle, and Retirement Rehab’s is this: start an online business. I know, the idea is easy to scoff at. Maybe even one of your other gurus recommended it before, and you brushed it off as ludicrous. You don’t have the capital, the tech skills, or the time to turn your retirement around by starting an online business, right? Those other retirement “experts” might not have been able to convince and guide you through the process, but I have a very good reason why you should listen to me, even if you didn’t listen to them. I used to ...

The 10 Most Unusual Hotels Around the World

By Sheena Bhattessa The choice on where to stay often dictates where you go. And competition gets tougher. There is a new breed of hotels that are becoming more adventurous, more peculiar and in more improbable locations. And there is not shortage of travellers who have to see them to believe them. From Berlin’s Propeller Island, for example, a popular choice amongst artists, or Sri Lankan eco lodge Kumbuk Hotel that looks like a giant elephant, or the TreeHotel in Sweden featuring TreeRooms and a Tree Sauna. I commend the creativity and when you can’t drag bricks and mortar, an architect, sometimes a hotelier will find a way to make it happen. From up in the trees, to deep underwater, its been a difficult list to edit, but we brought it down to our top 10. 1. CRANE HOTEL FARALDA, AMSTERDA...

Expats Move Up The Career Ladder In The UK

By Dean Blackburn There are many dreams and aspirations expats hope to realise during their time abroad: improve their quality of life, pursue a new challenge or join a partner in their overseas adventure. Many also seek to boost their job prospects, and to find greater fulfilment in their careers. For these expat ambitions, the UK emerges as one of the top destinations with each British city offering something different. HSBC’s Expat Explorer latest annual report – Achieving ambitions abroad – reveals that Singapore, New Zealand and Canada are the top three expat destinations globally. With nearly 27,000 expats from 190 countries sharing their views on life abroad with us this year, the survey is the world’s largest poll of expats. While the UK ranks 22nd overall, ...

One of a Kind Solutions

Founded in 1993, Epicenter Creative is an award-winning graphic design firm specializing in the natural goods industry, and serving clients in a broad spectrum of industries on a regional, national and international basis. Business-to-business and business-to-consumer clients alike rely on Epicenter to help successfully introduce new products and services, increase sales and provide positioning and branding. Experience in all aspects of advertising design, including creative conceptualization, photo art direction, and layout and printing supervision. Their industry diversification provides a broad base of understanding for business-to-business and consumer products and services. In fact, this diversity offers Epicenter’s clients far more “fresh perspective” than industry-specific advertisi...

The Nordic Countries are the Worst in the World for Making Friends, According to Expats

By Tom Turula The Nordic countries are popular destinations for expatriates. They continue to attract foreigners with outstanding education, childcare, and healthcare. Moreover, the highly satisfying work-life balance supports family life and allows foreign residents to enjoy a more laid-back lifestyle. These were some of the findings in InterNations’ recent study, Expat Insider 2017, which asked more than 13,000 expats about quality of life in 65 different countries. While Norway (20th), Finland (21th), Sweden (22th), and Denmark (30th) all rank slightly above average, the survey found that the Nordic region does have a dark side (beyond high living costs). Many expats find it difficult to settle in and make contact with the natives. As welcome as the cold weather Norway, Denmark, a...

Welcome to the 6th Issue of MyExpatsWorld Magazine

We are happy and proud to welcome you to our sixth edition of this magazine, the only monthly magazine for people who live or plan to move abroad. There are approximately 1200 new people connecting to MyExpatsWorld every 24 hours, truly amazing.. Reading this magazine online, reading our newsletters, following our daily updated newsblog, posting and commenting on our 112 Facebook groups and pages around the world, watching our webTV show, listening to our webRadio channel and contacting us with all kinds of questions and requests for assistance around the world. We see a high concentration of connected people in Europe, Asia and North America. We are now pro-actively starting to connect with people and companies to grow our crowd of followers in Latin & South America, Africa and China....

You’re More Likely to get Better Service on a Plane if You Sit Here

By Megan Murray From tips on how to wing your way into first class or learning when is the cheapest time to book, there are lots of ways to make the most out of an upcoming holiday. But the easiest way to improve any airplane experience is, of course, to indulge in all those little extras – after all, you are on your holidays. With that in mind, we reckon it’s of the highest importance that all of us planning to jet off for some winter sun (or a Christmassy weekend away) learn exactly how to get on the right side of the flight attendants, otherwise known as the guardians of booze and snacks. According to Oyster.com, the best place to sit on a plane to get attentive service and better access to all the treats is the rear of the aircraft. Annie Kingston, a flight attendant writing for the ‘h...

Singapore has the Richest, Safest, and Best Quality of Life for Expats

By Lianna Brinded Singapore is the best place to live in the world as an expat, according to HSBC’s 10th annual “Expat Explorer: Broadening Perspectives” survey. HSBC commissioned Britain’s YouGov polling agency to survey nearly 28,000 expats (people aged 18 or over and living away from their home country) between March and April this year, living in 159 countries and territories. Of those, 46 countries and territories made into the ranking—inclusion required a minimum sample of 100 expat respondents, including at least 30 expat parents. The survey asked 27 questions on topics ranging from personal finance, work-life balance, and overall cost of raising children, which made up three league tables: Economics, Experience, and Family. In the master league table combined from the three, Singap...

How to Deal With Language Barriers as an Expat

By Vivian Chiona Language and the spoken word is our most direct way of communicating. It’s how we connect with others and how we make sure our needs are met. So, it’s only natural to feel lost, confused or anxious when you can’t speak a local language, or struggle to speak it well. The secret is to develop a committed belief in yourself – and to be kind to yourself – as you learn the lingo. Learning the local language can be invaluable As an expat, you’re no stranger to adapting to new circumstances and thinking on your feet. But it can still come as a shock to find that you can’t order a loaf of bread, or make a doctor’s appointment, or that the quality of your conversations is limited by your vocabulary. Although it’s tempting to remain in the international bubble or to spen...