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  • Expat Exchange - Living Abroad - International Living - Living in Alytus, Lithuania - Advice from Expats on ExpatExchange.com
    Lucia Saudi Arabia Scotland Senegal Serbia Singapore Slovak Republic Slovenia Somalia South Africa Spain Sri Lanka Sudan Sweden Switzerland Taiwan Tajikistan Tanzania Thailand Trinidad Tob Turkey Turkmenistan UAE Uganda UK Ukraine United States Uruguay Uzbekistan Venezuela Vietnam Yemen Zaire Zambia Zimbabwe Join Sign In Home Lithuania Forum Lithuania Guide Lithuania Resources Lithuania Real Estate International Jobs Home Lithuania Forum Lithuania Guide Lithuania Resources Lithuania Real Estate International Jobs Lithuania Lithuania Newsletter Lithuania Tips Lithuania Expat Blogs Lithuania Travel Warnings Resources Expat Health Insurance Mail Forwarding Mail Shipping Relocation Auto Shipping Auto Expat Tax Real Estate Agencies Business Services Currency Exchange Education Expat Banking Expat Counseling Expat Finance International Jobs Language Cross Cultural Legal Services for Expats Pet Shipping Travel Insurance Visa Immigration Expat Advice Living in Alytus Lithuania Submitted by migleb Comments Print Tweet Create an Expat Profile for Your City or Town What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on Alytus How long have you lived there 10 years What activities clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others Hanging out at local bars and city festivals In terms of religious racial economic and cultural diversity are the people of this city or town diverse Are they accepting of differences Describe The people are very closed up There is little cultural diversity unlike Vilnius But there won t be any backlash for a foreigner People tend to accept internationals It is a very quaint town and feels very homey What are the main industries in this city What types of career opportunities commonly exist How do most people find new jobs A lot of people have been employed in the refrigerator business a couple decades ago One of the major Lithuanian refrigerator makers called Snaige was situated in Alytus Unfortunately the company went bankrupt not too long ago and many people were out of a job The job industry is weak here In the current economic crisis there is great competition for a simple cashiering job If a friend of yours was thinking of moving to this city or town from far away what other advice would you give them Living in Alytus is very cheap A simple apartment will run you a fraction of what it does in other European countries For a foreigner first moving to Alytus will cause great culture shock but after some getting used to you will really love the small details that makes this city great More Expat Advice about Living in Lithuania Living In Alytus Lithuania View all Reports Worldwide Write a Comment about this Expat Report Sign In to post a comment Comments about this Report guest Jun 18 2013 09 19 Can anyone tell me about house home prices in Palanga or Klaipeda I know they are both coastal towns on the Baltic Sea Join Today free Join Expat Exchange to meet expats in your area or get advice before your move It s FREE and takes 1 minute

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  • Expat Exchange - Living Abroad - International Living - Living in Ambergris Caye, Belize - Advice from Expats on ExpatExchange.com
    a little indulgence it is easy to do here For those who enjoy live music there are a variety of places where people hang out and listen to local bands all for free Beach bars include Crazy Canucks BCs and Fidos all near town On the north side Legends often has good music We love to dance to a live band on the beach cooled by a sea breeze Sunday afternoon lunch is a time when everyone goes out for beach BBQ and to socialize Popular places include Caribbean Villas they have plenty of water toys Crazy Canucks BCs and the Palapa Bar up north We go to Wine de Vine on Friday nights This is a smoke free environment where many expats business owners and tourists drop in for a nice glass of wine and a cheese platter There are regular festivals and fund raiser events that many expats attend It is a great way to socialize and also donate to a good cause There are more volunteer organizations than I can mention Many expats join both to contribute and to meet people The most popular are the Saga Society which is the local Humane Society the churches Lion s Club and various school organizations Some groups get together to play cards such as bridge And many of us get together for group dinners Sometimes we meet a favorite restaurant Other times we enjoy a pot luck with friends In terms of religious racial economic and cultural diversity are the people of this city or town diverse Are they accepting of differences Describe Yes although there are more Hispanics on the island than the other Belizean groups And there are also a good number of Middle Easterners who run the hardware stores and some food stores But everyone gets along remarkably well There are also a variety of religious groups It has always impressed me that in Belize there is so much diversity but in general people get along so well I have never felt that I am resented as an expat But it is very important to treat people here with respect Those visitors and expats who don t treat Belizeans with respect can have a different experience What are the main industries in this city What types of career opportunities commonly exist How do most people find new jobs Tourism is the name of the game on Ambergris Caye So restaurants shops tour companies are the primary businesses for an expat to start But there are also quite a few banks and some financial companies I always recommend that expats consider starting a business as there are many opportunities to do so But it is not easy to take a job here as the priority goes to Belizeans as well it should But expats with unique qualifications that Belizeans don t have a better chance to find a job here Also people who are running on line internet businesses do well here Our internet power and other

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  • Expat Exchange - Living Abroad - International Living - Living in Amersfoort, Netherlands - Advice from Expats on ExpatExchange.com
    Yemen Zaire Zambia Zimbabwe Join Sign In Home Netherlands Forum Netherlands Guide Netherlands Resources Netherlands Real Estate International Jobs Home Netherlands Forum Netherlands Guide Netherlands Resources Netherlands Real Estate International Jobs Netherlands Netherlands Newsletter 10 Tips for Living in The Netherlands Expat Tips Netherlands Expat Blogs Netherlands Travel Warnings City Guides Guide to Living in Amsterdam Guide to Living in Leiden Guide to Living in Rotterdam Guide to Living in The Hague Guide to Living in Tilburg Guide to Living in Utrecht Resources Expat Health Insurance Mail Forwarding Mail Shipping Relocation Auto Shipping Auto Expat Tax Real Estate Agencies Business Services Currency Exchange Education Expat Banking Expat Counseling Expat Finance International Jobs Language Cross Cultural Legal Services for Expats Pet Shipping Travel Insurance Visa Immigration Expat Advice Living in Amersfoort Netherlands Comments Print Tweet Create an Expat Profile for Your City or Town What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on Amersfoort How long have you lived there All my life What activities clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others Try sports Get a dog and walk it Hit the town on Saturday and Friday nights Get acquainted with your neighours by chatting with them while working your garden Invite them pick a date and time Bring your children to a Dutch School and chat with any other parent on the school grounds Find work at a Dutch firm In terms of religious racial economic and cultural diversity are the people of this city or town diverse Are they accepting of differences Describe You will find great diversity here but the majority is still Dutch people from all over the country What are the main industries in this city What types of career opportunities commonly exist How do most people find new jobs Smaller industry ICT Insurance Wholesale and consulting All career opportunities axist People usually find jobs just through applying for the job Unemployment is relatively low under the well educated If a friend of yours was thinking of moving to this city or town from far away what other advice would you give them Check is the area you are moving to has public transport yet If you make enough money it is not hard to buy or rent a house apartment If you don t however it may take a long time to find soemthing More Expat Advice about Living in Netherlands Living In Amersfoort Netherlands Living In Amstelveen Netherlands Living In Breukelen Netherlands Living In Haarlem Netherlands Living In Hilversum Netherlands Living In Leiden Netherlands Living In Meerssen Netherlands Living In Nijmegen Netherlands Living In Rotterdam Netherlands Living In The Hague Netherlands Living In Utrecht Netherlands Living In Utrecht Netherlands View all Reports Worldwide Write a Comment about this Expat Report Sign In to post a comment Comments about this Report guest Sep 18 2010 10 27 There are plenty of houses in Amersfoort for rent also furnished ones Look at www eervast nl

    Original URL path: http://www.expatexchange.com/advice/58/669/83/Netherlands/Living-in-Amersfoort (2016-02-11)
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  • Expat Exchange - Living Abroad - International Living - Living in Amstelveen, Netherlands - Advice from Expats on ExpatExchange.com
    Real Estate Agencies Business Services Currency Exchange Education Expat Banking Expat Counseling Expat Finance International Jobs Language Cross Cultural Legal Services for Expats Pet Shipping Travel Insurance Visa Immigration Expat Advice Living in Amstelveen Netherlands Comments Print Tweet Create an Expat Profile for Your City or Town What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on Amstelveen How long have you lived there 9 What activities clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others Has a great Sports club Special Sports They have a featured sport every night where people can just show up and play along with the group This is very well organised and features basketball badminton indoor soccer table tennis squash In the summer tennis and beach volleyball I didn t believe it either but they have two courts next to the tennis and it s popular Additionally because of the large expat community Amstelveen has the largest Japanese community in the Netherlands there is a very large International school many Japanese restaurants and a nice amateur Baseball club Cricket club too and even a Rugby club Amstelveen borders Amsterdam on its southern border so there are all the expat conveniences there too Largest shopping mall in the region In terms of religious racial economic and cultural diversity are the people of this city or town diverse Are they accepting of differences Describe FYI I got this information from the city website http www amstelveen nl Culturally diverse with many Japanese speaking residents followed by British Germans and other western Europeans Economically a wealthy city with considerably higher than average incomes Negligible unemployment Extensive city provided and subsidised facilities eg a very large public music school the best rated library in the Netherlands the National Gallery of Modern art surround the city square The locals after 9 years I feel like one are well educated open and very accepting of foreigners I m not religious myself but religion in Amstelveen is probably as diverse as anywhere else in NL Large Jewish community is second only to Amsterdam English Protestant Church No Mosque that I am aware of What are the main industries in this city What types of career opportunities commonly exist How do most people find new jobs US and Japanese companies abound Head office of KPMG Swiss life Canon Europe and Sony NL are here Additionally it s a stone s throw from the National airport Schiphol which employs 50 000 The two main Financial districts of Amsterdam Buitenveldert and Zuidoost are each roughly 7km 4miles from the city center with the head offices of ABN AMRO and ING banks SNS Bank the Amsterdam WTC etc etc etc If a friend of yours was thinking of moving to this city or town from far away what other advice would you give them You live in Amsterdam for the night life You live in Amstelveen for the family life Check the website and read this English

    Original URL path: http://www.expatexchange.com/advice/58/11000/83/Netherlands/Living-in-Amstelveen (2016-02-11)
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  • Expat Exchange - Living Abroad - International Living - Living in Angera, Italy - Advice from Expats on ExpatExchange.com
    in Milan Guide to Living in Rome Guide to Living in Torino Guide to Living in Verona Resources Expat Health Insurance Mail Forwarding Mail Shipping Relocation Auto Shipping Auto Expat Tax Real Estate Agencies Business Services Currency Exchange Education Expat Banking Expat Counseling Expat Finance International Jobs Language Cross Cultural Legal Services for Expats Pet Shipping Travel Insurance Visa Immigration Expat Advice Living in Angera Italy Comments Print Tweet Create an Expat Profile for Your City or Town Angera Castle in Angera Italy There is a huge expat community that comes from all over the world because of the Joint Research Centre in Ispra So it s easy to meet expats It s more difficult to truly befriend the locals who are polite but guarded What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on Angera How long have you lived there 1 year What activities clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others There is a huge expat community that comes from all over the world because of the JRC in Ispra There are many clubs events etc organised through the Welcome Desk JRC the Club House JRC and other groups affiliated with the research centre These are not held in Angera but in Ispra and neighbouring towns To meet locals and integrate is quite difficult There are local community programs that organise classes for Italian speakers residents for skills such as italian language painting rowing and masters swim clubs These local community programs are offered by each individual town city and must be searched for by contacting the commune or provincia In terms of religious racial economic and cultural diversity are the people of this city or town diverse Are they accepting of differences Describe The locals of Angera are quiet tolerant and private which translates to them being polite but guarded with any new comers and also with longer term residents who are not locals I m not able to comment on racial tolerance but generally they seem tolerant of culturally diverse people They are not a diverse group locals and are generally italian well off there is no community housing or lower class and there is a large percentage of seniors in the population What are the main industries in this city What types of career opportunities commonly exist How do most people find new jobs Expats mostly work at the JRC Ispra and Whirlpool near Varese Most expats come because of contracts jobs already acquired Work for partners of these expats is very difficult to find and in order to get English teaching work you must go to Milano Varese or teach privately to people in the surrounding villages I am not aware of any expats working in other fields in the area regardless of their Italian language proficiency or professional background If a friend of yours was thinking of moving to this city or town from far away what other advice would you give them

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  • Expat Exchange - Living Abroad - International Living - Living in Antalya, Turkey - Advice from Expats on ExpatExchange.com
    for Living in Turkey More Turkey Tips Turkey Expat Blogs Turkey Travel Warnings City Guides Guide to Living in Istanbul Guide to Living in Izmir Resources Expat Health Insurance Mail Forwarding Mail Shipping Relocation Auto Shipping Auto Expat Tax Real Estate Agencies Business Services Currency Exchange Education Expat Banking Expat Counseling Expat Finance International Jobs Language Cross Cultural Legal Services for Expats Pet Shipping Travel Insurance Visa Immigration Expat Advice Living in Antalya Turkey Submitted by traveller78 Comments Print Tweet Create an Expat Profile for Your City or Town What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on Antalya How long have you lived there One year What activities clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others There are many activities in which you can meet new people like dance lessons sport clubs etc The university has a lot of programs and many european students on erasmus exchanges They are always eager to meet new people and share experiences In terms of religious racial economic and cultural diversity are the people of this city or town diverse Are they accepting of differences Describe Turkey is mostly islamic but very open to other cultures religions ways of life etc And the west of Turkey even more Antalya as touristic city full of europeans and russians visiting has accepted other cultures and other beleifs and is very open and welcoming to foreigners They love people coming from abroad that come to visit their country For example in Antalya not many women wear headscarves and they are not discriminated wether they wear it or not But speaking with many turkish friends and strangers there is one thing that I reckon happens in all Turkey They are quite homophobic so if you are gay do not show it unless you know the people and you trust them What are the main industries in this city What types of career opportunities commonly exist How do most people find new jobs Most job opportunities come from Tourism Hotels restaurants travel agencies rent a car apart from that there is not much industry If a friend of yours was thinking of moving to this city or town from far away what other advice would you give them I would say come to Antalya It is a great city full of places to visit in the sorroundins People are very warm and open Life is easy in Antalya the streets are safe the weather is great and there are many activities to do But not all is good of course You have to get used to the Turkish way of living The problem yok no problem philosophy where everything is ok never seeing problems is sometimes comforting and sometimes frustrating Things are slower than in Europe or USA You will need patience and adaptation to their culture and way of living All in all Antalya is a great place to live More Expat Advice about Living in Turkey

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  • Expat Exchange - Living Abroad - International Living - Living in Arona, Italy - Advice from Expats on ExpatExchange.com
    Qatar Romania Russia Rwanda Saint Lucia Saudi Arabia Scotland Senegal Serbia Singapore Slovak Republic Slovenia Somalia South Africa Spain Sri Lanka Sudan Sweden Switzerland Taiwan Tajikistan Tanzania Thailand Trinidad Tob Turkey Turkmenistan UAE Uganda UK Ukraine United States Uruguay Uzbekistan Venezuela Vietnam Yemen Zaire Zambia Zimbabwe Join Sign In Home Italy Forum Italy Guide Italy Resources Italy Real Estate International Jobs Home Italy Forum Italy Guide Italy Resources Italy Real Estate International Jobs Italy Italy Newsletter 10 Tips for Living in Italy More Italy Tips Italy Expat Blogs Italy Travel Warnings City Guides Guide to Living in Bergamo Guide to Living in Florence Guide to Living in Milan Guide to Living in Rome Guide to Living in Torino Guide to Living in Verona Resources Expat Health Insurance Mail Forwarding Mail Shipping Relocation Auto Shipping Auto Expat Tax Real Estate Agencies Business Services Currency Exchange Education Expat Banking Expat Counseling Expat Finance International Jobs Language Cross Cultural Legal Services for Expats Pet Shipping Travel Insurance Visa Immigration Expat Advice Living in Arona Italy Comments Print Tweet Create an Expat Profile for Your City or Town What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on Arona How long have you lived there 6 months What activities clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others There really aren t any here In terms of religious racial economic and cultural diversity are the people of this city or town diverse Are they accepting of differences Describe Arona is not very diverse I believe that there are not more than 10 mother tongue English speakers living in the town of 15 000 people There are perhaps several hundred black Africans too In general pretty much everybody is white and Italian and most are local What are the main industries in this city What types of career opportunities commonly exist How do most people find new jobs The main business in Arona is tourism though in the surrounding towns there are many companies that manufacture water taps The labor demand here is generally for unskilled labor or techies mostly AutoCAD and design If a friend of yours was thinking of moving to this city or town from far away what other advice would you give them Unless you have connections or otherwise know people here Arona is a tough place to move to Prepare to be lonely for a while and you probably need a car More Expat Advice about Living in Italy Living In Angera Italy Living In Arona Italy Living In Bologna Italy Living In Cesiomaggiore Italy Living In Genoa Italy Living In Genova Italy Living In Milan Italy Living In Minturno Italy Living In Procida Italy View all Reports Worldwide Write a Comment about this Expat Report Sign In to post a comment Join Today free Join Expat Exchange to meet expats in your area or get advice before your move It s FREE and takes 1 minute List a Property free Real

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  • Expat Exchange - Living Abroad - International Living - Living in Athens, United States - Advice from Expats on ExpatExchange.com
    to create a nice atmosphere open space along with providing recreational activities In terms of religious racial economic and cultural diversity are the people of this city or town diverse Are they accepting of differences Describe The university has a high population if foreigners Because of this the community has become accustomed to different colors and religious preferences Economic diversity is definately present What are the main industries in this city What types of career opportunities commonly exist How do most people find new jobs Most jobs are focused on the university There is also construction and government jobs Farming is also present Athens is located in Appalachia Ohio which means that the unemployment rate is higher than most counties However what makes Athens so special is that it is not caught up in the business that most cities are If a friend of yours was thinking of moving to this city or town from far away what other advice would you give them To come at least for awhile If they were going to go to Ohio University it is a great school The community is wonderful and the area is beautiful Athens is close to Columbus Ohio which aids in going to a bigger city More Expat Advice about Living in United States Living In Allendale United States Living In Athens United States Living In Austin US Living In Austin US Living In Avon Lake United States Living In Basking Ridge United States Living In Bay Head United States Living In Bedminster United States Living In Bernardsville United States Living In Bernardsville United States Living In Boise US Living In Boston US Living In Boulder United States Living In Boulder United States Living In Brookline United States Living In Brooklyn United States Living In Burlington United States Living In Charlotte United States Living In Charlotte United States Living In Chatham United States Living In Chatham United States Living In Chatham United States Living In Chester United States Living In Cincinnati US Living In Clarksburg United States Living In Cleveland United States Living In Columbus United States Living In Columbus US Living In Columbus United States Living In Columbus United States Living In Columbus United States Living In Columbus United States Living In Cortland United States Living In DeLand US Living In Denver US Living In Denver United States Living In Doylestown United States Living In East Northport United States Living In Evansville United States Living In Far Hills United States Living In Fountain Valley United States Living In Glen Ridge United States Living In Gloucester United States Living In Greenville US Living In Hackettstown United States Living In Hicksville United States Living In Hoboken US Living In Honolulu US Living In Jackson United States Living In Key Largo US Living In Lancaster United States Living In Larchmont US Living In Lockport United States Living In Los Angeles US Living In Maplewood US Living In Mendham United States Living In Milford Center United States Living In Minneapolis United States

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