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    Avoid Quarantine When Moving to Japan with Your Dog

    In an effort to contain the spread of rabies, Japan has a six month quarantine period for dogs brought into the country. Just the mere thought of our poor little doggy in some government quarantine facility for six months is enough to make most would be expats change their...
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    How to Get Over Jet Lag Quicker

    Let’s just face it. Jet lag sucks! The worst part, there is no magic solution. For some it’s harder to deal and with and for others it’s easier, but no matter who you are, it really sucks. Jet lag ruins the first few days of vacation for hundreds of...
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    Lost in Translation: Benefits of Learning the Local Language

    At some point every expat is going to ask themselves if they should learn the local language. Surprisingly, there are many exotic locations around the world where you can easily get by on English alone. That’s one of the major benefits of coming from an English speaking country; it’s...
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    How to Make Your Dog Comfortable When Traveling Overseas

    Bringing your dog along for the move to another country is a scary thing. But if you think it’s scary for you, it’s worse for your dog. There are a lot of unfamiliar noises and sensations they will experience and they won’t understand exactly what is happening. If you...
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    Medical Care in Cambodia: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

    Getting sick in a foreign land is a scary experience for travelers and expats alike. The minor amusement you find being lost in translation and surrounded by people speaking a strange and unusual language quickly goes out the window when you are sick and your health is jeopardy. Suddenly...
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    Moving Abroad: What to do with All My Stuff?

    It wasn’t until I started packing that I truly realized how much stuff I had. Not only did I have a ton of stuff, but embarking on my new adventure, most of it appeared so useless now. You see, I was moving to another country; starting a new life....
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    Mussing of an American Expat in a Third World Country

    As I sit here sipping at a cappuccino at a local cafe in my little town of Sihanoukville, my mind wanders to the strange and unusual things that surround me on a daily basis. Life as an expat here in Cambodia is full of juxtapositions. I am reminded of...
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    Escaping the Humdrum of Life in America: Sam Moffett on Retiring in Cambodia

    “I found America to be too normal and predictable. Everybody is so much like me it wasn’t interesting,” Sam says. “I just like the idea of being different. As an expat life is more exciting.” Having lived and worked in Asia for the majority of his life, Sam feels...
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    Save Money on Flights the Untraditional Way

    We’ve all been there. Playing around online, maybe day dreaming about some exotic location we’d like to visit. When out of nowhere, you run across some airline website or consolidator search website like Expedia with some unbelievably cheap price. Maybe you start thinking to yourself, “hey I can afford...