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The Best Cities in the World for Art Lovers

Art is most definitely in the eye of the beholder, and when the beholder is an American considering moving abroad and wanting to combine this relocation with a love of art, there are dozens of cities, (apart from Paris or Rome), which have made it a priority to give their citizens an enriched art experience.     It doesn’t much matter what art you are talking about: classical, modern, Impressionist…even street art. Here is a list of top 7 cities for art lovers. 1.        Berlin, Germany Source: As a city for raising a family and engendering in them a love of art, Berlin offers hundreds of galleries exhibiting some of the best art in the world. Visit a few ...

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Romantic Traditions from Around the World

Love makes the world go round, so the saying goes…and people in different countries have different ways of declaring their undying devotion. From literally wearing your heart on your sleeve to sending pressed white flowers to the object of your affections, you will experience a wide range of Valentine’s Day traditions when moving abroad for international relocation. Just as we looked at holiday foods from around the world, let’s have a look at Valentine’s Day traditions from 10 different countries you might be moving overseas to: 1. Japan Japanese Valentine’s tradition switches traditional gender roles, with women presenting chocolates – “Giri Choco” – to men instead of vice versa. This does not necessarily have a romantic association as they’re given ...

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15 Holiday Treats from Around the World

If you have just moved to another part of the world (or if you are planning on doing so), you are going to notice many traditions and customs you are not familiar with. In today’s multi-cultural, connected world, the entire planet seems to be celebrating something at this time of the year, be it Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or Three Kings Day. There are a host of other holidays, religious and secular, that most people are gearing up for. Despite the cultural and religious differences between each of these feast days, and the risk of culture shock in trying to understand them, there is one thing that they all have in common: scrumptious, delicious food! Let’s dive in to a variety ...

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Around the World on the Fourth of July

To me, Independence Day has always meant parades, barbeques, fireworks, and national pride bordering on the ridiculous – with flags emblazoned on baseball caps, bald eagles proudly flaunted on t-shirts, and Yankee Doodle playing enthusiastically ad-nauseam. But around the world, the fourth day of July is no different than the fifth or the twenty-fifth . . . except to the expats whose heart still beats to the sound of “The Star Spangled Banner” even in their new homelands. Around the world, the Fourth may not be like it is at home, but there are certainly some celebrations for Americans and Americans-at-heart. London London is teeming with Fourth of July celebrations. Though a bit ironic (since the day does celebrate Independence ...

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10 Great Reasons to Move to the UK

  The UK remains a top destination for those looking to make a move, and with good reason. Whether you’re in search of nightlife, culture, or natural beauty, the UK offers all and more in spades. Here are 10 reasons to consider relocation to the United Kingdom. 1. The history Everywhere you look in the UK, you’ll be surrounded by thousands of years of history. A simple walk down the street can turn into an impromptu history lesson as you pass historic churches, homes, and even castles. 2. Culture On top of the amazing history at your fingertips, upon moving to the UK, you’ll be on the doorstep of some of the top museums, best music, and even greatest sports ...

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Immunizations for Relocation: Requirements and Validity

Before your move abroad, make sure you’re up-to-date when it comes to your immunizations Immunizations are a vital part of your health, especially when you travel to a new country or if you plan to move there. Illnesses that may not be present in your community now can be prevalent in your new home, and it’s important that you have everything covered before you go. Before you do anything else, make an appointment with your doctor. Get a general health checkup (if you haven’t had one already this year), and go over your history to check your immunization status. Some things to consider at your visit: Boosters you may need (like the tetanus shot, which is only good for five ...

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How Will Hosting the 2014 World Cup Affect Brazil. Will It Suffer From "World Cup Effect"?

Brazil, the host nation for the 2014 FIFA World Cup tournament to be held June 12 – July 13, 2014, is anticipating $11 billion USD in revenue from the popular event – an amount that is more than 20 times what was earned by South Africa when it hosted the event in 2010. The event in South Africa drew far fewer visitors than anticipated. In fact, the attendance rate in South Africa was just under 69 percent of what was anticipated. Although the event left South Africa with just $513 million in total revenue generated, tourism industry groups are estimating that roughly 600,000 people will visit Brazil during the World Cup and will spend a combined $2.6 billion. Estimates by ...

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All You Need To Know About Moving To Australia

There’s a running joke in Australia that goes (roughly): Everything down under will kill you – except for Hugh Jackman (the Australian actor)…apparently, he’s really nice. Aside from being flat-out untrue (minus the Hugh Jackman part – he is actually very nice), it’s also a touch on the funny side as there is plenty in Australia for expats to be wary of – but that’s if you don’t take the time to learn a little bit about the culture of this truly unique place. And while there’s no way to cover every nuance of life down under, there are plenty of websites and articles that can help you get even more acquainted. Here are a handful of phrases that we’ve ...

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The Best of France – From Paris and Beyond

Known as the fashion capital of the world and home of the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, and the Champs Elysees, France basks in its distinction as one of the world’s top travel destinations and favorite vacation spots. France offers something for everyone – fine art and architecture, world-class wines and gourmet cuisine, top sporting events, beautiful beaches, and a diverse geography which ranges from serene countryside to majestic Alps. If you’re headed to France, here are some of the attractions and events you can look forward to in Paris and beyond. French Art: To view the works of great artists such as Da Vinci, Degas, Gauguin, Matisse, Monet, Manet, Picasso, Renoir and Van Gogh, head to France’s array of famous ...

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