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  • Five Women Share Their Experiences Living Abroad Moving World Artwork, Heathrow Terminal in London. Photo © Jim Linwood, licensed Creative Commons Attribution.Making the move abroad is filled with practical hurdles, like finding a place to live and to work, but what about making friends, becoming part of the community, thriving in your new home? From Japan to Mexico, here are the thoughts and experiences of five women on making the cultural transition to living abroad.
  • Moon Living Abroad New Zealand Author and educator Michelle Waitzman first visited New Zealand in 1998—and she’s been hooked ever since. Now a New Zealand citizen, Waitzman outlines all the information you need to manage your move abroad in a smart, organized, and straightforward manner in Moon Living Abroad New Zealand. She offers straightforward tips and advice on how businesspeople, ...
  • Moon Living Abroad France Journalist Aurelia d’Andrea knows what it takes to make the move to France—she’s done it twice. In Moon Living Abroad France, she provides insight and firsthand advice on navigating the language and culture of this enchanting European country, outlining all the information you need to manage your move abroad in a smart, organized, and straightforward ...
  • What I Love About Paris Paris, France, the City of Light.Whether it’s mastering the myriad meanings of “oh là là” as you bask in the Parisian sunshine or enjoying classic French culinary delights, Aurelia d’Andrea shares her abiding love of living abroad in the City of Light.
  • Moon Living Abroad London Writer and adoptive Londoner Karen White knows what it takes to make the move to London. In Moon Living Abroad London, she shares her seasoned advice on transplanting to this bustling English city. From obtaining visas and arranging your finances to finding employment and choosing schools for your kids, White uses her firsthand knowledge of ...
  • Italy’s Gay and Lesbian Culture The Milan Pride Parade.All across Italy are visible and vibrant gay communities. Learn more about Italy’s gay and lesbian culture, including why travel magazines regularly rate Italy as the top destination for gay travelers.
  • LGBT Life in Costa Rica Demonstrators with Frente por los Derechos Igualitarios in Costa Rica.Gay life in Costa Rica is fairly similar to life in the U.S. in that it varies from region to region, city to city, even neighborhood to neighborhood. San José is known as a gay-friendly city, and all around the country there are pockets of openly gay culture.
  • Gay and Lesbian Culture in Paris In May 2013 it became legal for same-sex couples in France to not just marry, but adopt children together, too.Though the Assemblée Nationale didn’t vote to decriminalize homosexuality until 1982, the closet door has long swung wide open throughout Paris’s history—a tradition that is happily embraced today in legal rights, day-to-day life, and festivals.
  • LGBT Culture in Japan Rainbow flags and umbrellas at the Tokyo Pride Parade.Same-sex attraction and love has long been a part of Japanese Buddhism and samurai tradition, according to historical and literary references. Compared to the United States, Japanese society seems rather nonchalant toward gender, as far as dress and mannerisms go.
  • Living in Paris: Housing and Transportation Costs Both renters and buyers will find good housing values in France, but owning a car is tres cher.Both renters and buyers will find good housing values in France, but it’s très cher (very expensive) to own a car in France, particularly in the big cities where forking out €50,000 for a permanent parking spot is not unheard of, plus maintenance, fuel, and insurance. Alternative transportation is a must.

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