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Hoi An snuggles into a river network on the coast of Vietnam, roughly halfway between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Romantic and magical, it’s a huge draw for tourists that come to enjoy lantern festivals, the canals, the beaches and climate. Lush green rice fields are never far away...
I’m often asked what advice I would give to would-be expats as well as to “already are” expats, so I created this “Top 10” list. This really is a favourite subject of mine and I have much advice to give (just ask my husband!), so let’s get started with these 10 “tip of the iceberg” tips...
One of the biggest expenses when traveling is your accommodation. This is especially true in popular tourist spots. But my wife Rita and I have discovered a way to save money and at the same time experience the country we’re visiting in a more intimate and exciting way...
As a soft breeze gently moves the palms around me, I gaze out across a sea of green, perfectly-kept lawn tennis courts. In the distance, where the grass courts end and the playing field begins, there’s an early morning cricket match kicking off—a gentle reminder of this tropical island’s rich colonial history...
I’m closing in on what for me is an important goal…a three-bag lifestyle. My wife Suzan and I are writers, which means we can work from anywhere on the planet with an internet connection. And for the past 15 years we’ve been doing just that…we’ve lived in seven communities in four different countries while writing for International Living about the places expats choose to live and the lives those expats lead.