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A Warning: Digital Certificate Scam?

I would like to share my experience with SERASA EXPERIAN, a digital certificate company in Brazil. I think they have a way of doing business that is…

Social transformation through art in Rio de Janeiro

The favelas, or communities as they are also referred to, are inextricably bound up with Rio de Janeiro, and I think it would be fair to say that the…

Meet the Expat – Lena Strang, living in the Algarve

Lena Strang is a Scandinavian now living in Portugal after over 30 years spent living and working in the UK. And she's also won the Judo World Masters title…

Meet the Expat – Keith Van Sickle, living in Provence

Keith Van Sickle is a "part-time expat" who divides his time between the highly charged lifestyle of California's Silicon Valley and Provence, with it's more relaxed and leisurely pace.…

Here’s a chance to join Emma flying high above Lake Annecy

Emma Casanova works in the Lake Annecy area of southern France as a Leggett estate agent. But as well as being a property agent, Emma is a…

10 Workshops to Attend in Singapore

Singapore is known for shopping and eating, but locals will tell you that there is a lot more to do than just that... The city’s mishmash of…

An expat’s guide to buying property in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a one-of-a-kind place. Being formerly part of the Qing dynasty, the British Empire, the Japanese Empire, and now a financial leader, its rich history…

Things to consider when buying property in Australia

So, you’re buying a home in Australia. Fantastic! We’re sure you’ve considered the ‘big questions’ like where you’d like to buy a house, when you’d like to…

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