Entries by Australian Expat Investor Contributor

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What are the best foods to eat when travelling on a plane?

“What’s the deal with airline food?” The question may be a comedy cliché, but it struck a chord in the ‘90s when people did indeed begin to note how bad food seemed when flying. Airlines have made real efforts to increase the appeal of their catering, but they might be fighting a losing battle, according […]

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Teaching English in China – When the Middle Kingdom Beckons

How one Australian, looking for a change, moved overseas and started teaching english in China.

What should you do as an Australian arrested overseas?

Its better to familiarise yourself with the local laws and obey them, but what should you do as an Australian arrested overseas?  We find out.

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How to protect yourself from Deep Vein Thrombosis on long plane journeys?

You may hear the term ‘deep vein thrombosis’ when flying and your airline may even recommend certain in-flight exercises to prevent it from happening to you on long plane journeys. But do you even know what deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is, and how it can affect you?

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Benefits of Doing Volunteer Work Overseas

Doing volunteer work overseas has a huge range of benefits, whether you are looking for a short jaunt a couple of months long, or a longer-term commitment.

10 Surprising things you should be aware of when moving to Latin America

Latin America is an astoundingly diverse, beautiful and dynamic region. It is packed full of stunning landscapes and vibrant cultures. It can be a wonderful area to base yourself in, but it is important to be aware that when moving to Latin America it is very different from Australia in a number of ways.

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Why you should study overseas

A period of academic exchange or study overseas can be an incredible way to enrich your Australian studies. Studying in a different country is a very immersive experience and is likely to contribute significantly to your professional and personal development. I have personally spent a semester studying in Mexico and completed an intensive subject in […]

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In What Countries are Gay Relationships Illegal?

Australians are travelling more than ever before, but it’s always important to keep in mind the fact that legal systems and cultures vary all over the world, especially when it comes to sexuality. While Aussies generally have a relatively liberal attitude to LGBT matters (even with the current same-sex marriage debate / postal survey), some […]

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Which countries allow gay marriage?

In the lead up to Australia’s Marriage Law Postal Survey and the debate about gay marriage, we thought it would be interesting to understanding what countries allow gay marriage.

Things expats in Dubai should know for a happy and trouble free time

Dubai is a great place to live. It’s easy, it’s convenient and you have a lot of freedom with how you choose to live. In fact, its such an easy place to live that you can easily forget that it is ruled in a completely different way to somewhere like Australia. 99% of the time, […]