Friday, May 18, 2012

Moving right on...

I have subscribed to an expatriate site for a while now, and aside from getting and giving advice about moving abroad, I have also made contact with my spouse's elderly sister in England (she spends half the year in the Emirates now, and we had not heard from her for a few years!).

Anyway, the site is useful, and you can ask questions and receive several different points of view back which is useful when collating information. The site is called: and I suggest a visit. I have copied some material sent by one of the founders below:

What’s Expat blog? It’s a web portal launched in 2005 by expatriates, for expatriates. Its ambition is to help people living or willing to live abroad, wherever they are from or would like to go. Expat blog is the most active online community of expatriates, with 420 000 members from 206 countries and 400 big cities.
Who is it for? For all the people living or wishing to live abroad. It is a platform of expression and exchange, an information source about expatriation.
How does it work? The website offers various tools to help expats and potential expatriates:
discussion forums
expatriate blogs directory
photo albums
business directory
New features : Jobs and Housing sections
To meet the demands of expatriates and soon-to-be expatriates in Panama, Expat blog has launched two new dedicated spaces: a jobs section and a housing section. They are aimed at helping people in their job and accommodation search, two essential steps when expatriating.

The idea is to get access to job offers in Panama everywhere in the world, wherever you are. You can have access to the Panama job opportunities, per job category and job contract. You can also create your CV and contact potential employers.

The Panama Housing section enables you to look for or to offer an accommodation: rental, sale, flat share, flat, house…it’s up to you! You can see pictures of the apartment and get in touch with the person via Expat blog.

On the building front, there has been some small progress with the house. I note that the windows at the entry are now in, and I look forward to seeing the doors soon. We both will appreciate the house being secured (somewhat), not because of marauders, but we would prefer no animals getting in there! I think if I find a snake or other creepy crawlie in my bath, I'll have a wee fit or two! I hope my boys have remembered how to hunt...

Oh, how time flies when nothing happens...

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