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Through their content, theTCI Expat Alliance shares their real-world experiences and in-country knowledge with you. They are your source of timely, relevant and objective information. Information you need to help you transition into expat life seamlessly and successfully.

Expat living in Panama City for under $1800 a month

Expat living in Panama City for under $1800 a month

--Sponsored post-- By LP Wirth They refer to Panama as the "Jewel of Central America". It's true for Panama City, a popular expat choice. Panama is a developing country. Some areas are the envy of Central America, such as Panama City. Others lag and are underdeveloped in infrastructure and quality...

Approaching a new life phase — wanderlust

Approaching a new life phase — wanderlust

--Sponsored post -- By Cathy McKay As we come into our "latter years," we have lots of big decisions to make. One of the biggest is where we want to spend those years? It could be abroad. Well, the time is drawing near.  After working hard for what—30 or 40 years—we are approaching retirement. ...

How to obtain a Panama driver’s license as an expat

How to obtain a Panama driver’s license as an expat

By LP Wirth Getting a Panama driver's license as an Expat differs from that of a Panamanian citizen. Anyone who has driven in NYC, Paris, Berlin, or Madrid will manage to drive in Panama. Bring patience, alertness, though, and a valid driver's license. If you are in the country for over three...

Are you Globetrotters or Lifers?

Are you Globetrotters or Lifers?

By Cathy McKay Some expats choose to stay in one place. Other want the freedom to travel around the world. But no decision is necessarily irreversible. Having lived in Cuenca for over a year now, I have had the opportunity to meet and befriend many expats. They have landed here from many U.S....

A Vibrant Expat Community: San Miguel de Allende

A Vibrant Expat Community: San Miguel de Allende

By Gwen Hyatt If you are considering becoming an expat, San Miguel de Allende in Mexico might be a great fit for you. Art, food, architecture--it has it all and more. There is a reason 300,000 readers of Condé Nast Traveler rated San Miguel de Allende, Mexico as their favorite small city in the...

Cultivating a support system as an expat

Cultivating a support system as an expat

By Cathy McKay Now that you are an expat who has landed in your host country, you need to think about how to create a support system like you had back home. After spending months or even years planning and putting your move into place to get to your destination abroad, you have had hardly any time...

Seven Panama Oddities Nobody Told Me About

Seven Panama Oddities Nobody Told Me About

By L.P. Wirth No matter how diligently you read public blogs, here are some insider scoops on unusual things and more than seven oddities in Panama that caught me off-guard. When we arrive in a new country as an expat, unexpected surprises may loom; oddities. Some could be unpleasant, casting...

Colorful cultures

Colorful cultures

By Eileen Brill-Wagner Colorful expression is one thing, but it's important to know what different colors symbolize in other cultures. When I think of the role that colors play in different cultures, I am reminded of an incident that occurred several years ago when I was teaching in China. There...

Personal safety in Costa Rica

Personal safety in Costa Rica

By Román Vergara No country in the world is risk free for travelers or residents. But one Latin-American country seems to be an island of personal safety. Here are useful tips on how to visit or live safely in Costa Rica. You finally arrived in your host country. Landscapes, customs, people, and...

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