Here is a light hearted guide for all of those who want to travel to far-away and sometimes weird & crazy countries for your own and private reasons, while doing things your way and retaining a speck of self- determination and style.
A long time ago the author was like you, on the brink of leaving everything behind, intrigued with starting fresh in different hemispheres and cultures. Claude, a “certified” expat, who has lived in many places from Marbella, Spain via Japan and Central America, shows you in a precise but humorous way on how to become a successful expatriate, hit the reset button and make yourself comfortable in different situations and hemispheres. This practical global travel guide gives you tons of information combined with brave tales, sometimes disturbing and sometimes hilarious.
This travel book shows you how to be successful anywhere; it introduces popular countries to expatriates and helps those who haven’t made a decision on their new destination and home country yet.
Table of Contents: Foreword & About Me What is an Expat & for Whom is This Book? Excitement Rising – Making the Move, Playing it Cool & A Word About Packing The Secret and Truth Behind Successful Relocation Warning # 1 Funny Foreign Foods Warning # 2 Relocation Costs Securing your Old and New Home Attention Smugglers! Clever Hiding Places While Traveling Airports & Hassles Taxis, Cap Drivers, Negotiations & Annoyances Driving Overseas & Driving in Third World Countries Living Overseas & Interacting with the Home Front Medical Issues When Living Abroad - What You Need to Take With You Booze! – Ups & Downs When Living Abroad With the Booze Onboard Hilarious Toilet Adventures Abroad Green Living Abroad Problems of Relocation & Expat Objectives Key Considerations When Choosing Your Area A European Affair Crossing Borders - If Necessary Undetected! Finding Friends & Relationship Networks Get Yourself A New Partner Today! – Exact Hotspots - The Where & How A Word of Caution When Choosing Your Area Spirituality and Faith When Living Abroad Find A Suitable Rental Apartment Abroad & At Home – North America & Europe Shit on Your Face on a Shoestring – What’s Realistic When Living on a Budget Making Money Abroad Personal Experiences Moving from North America to Europe Some Say You Shouldn't Consider Europe Except Spain Mundane Reasons to Consider When Moving to Europe Southeast Asia - Is Thailand Still Best? Thailand – A Popular Expat Country in A Nutshell Staying Long-Term in Southeast Asia Moving to Latin America Costa Rica for Expats in a Nutshell - Central American Countries in a Nutshell Panama for Expats in a Nutshell Nicaragua for Expats in a Nutshell A Word About Mexico International Medical Insurance Providers Finding a Rental Apartment Fast Free Resource Directory: Apartments to Rent in 25 countries Resources: International Bilingual Private Schools
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