A Walk Around the World

This article was published in the Escape Artist Weekly Newsletter on November 16, 2018. If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter, please click here.

Hello readers,

I hope you have a pleasant end to your work week! Today, I’d like to keep things light and share some news from around the world that has caught my eye. This week, I found a list of the world’s safest countries. You just might spot your next vacation location within the list! Also, Paris may have big plans to fight the pollution problem in Europe. Here’s a hint, buy some comfortable walking shoes.  

As the event approaches, we excitedly remind you that the 2018 Escape Artist Conference is only a few weeks away! If you haven’t yet, don’t forget to register for our very first conference. We officially have a venue! The 2018 Escape Artist Conference will be located at the MCM Elegante Hotel in Dallas. Details can be found below.

Also, we want to remind you that Escape Artist is the number-one destination for all of your expat questions. Feel free to explore our website and drop in to ask a question. We love when you ask questions!  

Let’s get into this week’s round-up!

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Safety First!

As the temperatures begin to fall, I’m sure many of you are starting to plan your next vacation. I know we are.

One question we get is, “What is the safest country to explore?” Personal safety is a rising concern as more and more events happen around the world that make us nervous to leave the comfort of our own home. We, at Escape Artist, don’t want you to miss out on the adventures that await when you leave the borders of your home country, so we are here to report the safest countries for travel.

We found a list of the safest countries that was compiled using statistics gathered from the World Economic Fund. Statistics regarding crime rates, natural disasters, health risks, and terrorism were all used to make this list. Here are the top 15 on that list:

  1. Iceland
  2. UAE
  3. Singapore
  4. Spain
  5. Australia
  6. Canada
  7. Japan
  8. Morocco
  9. Jordan
  10. Barbados
  11. Greece
  12. Vietnam  
  13. France
  14. Italy
  15. U.S.

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It’s Never Too Late

Are you ready to turn your dreams into reality? Go beyond the web pages of Escape Artist and step into your future. With only a few weeks until the conference, we remind you it’s never too late to gain this experience!

The only way to get a hands-on experience with our experts is by meeting us in Dallas this winter. Our biggest and most exciting event of the year, the 2018 Escape Artist Conference, is coming up! Your contribution to our survey gives us a great idea of what the event will look like, what we will discuss, and how many of you would like to attend.

We now have a location, date, and an agenda for the event! December 1st and 2nd are just around the corner, so book your flights to Dallas now! We are getting excited to meet you and answer your questions!

There is less than one month left until the conference! Register today and unlock everything you need to know to become an expat the right way!

Want to join us? Contact me here. If you would like to reserve your spot, please send me a message and I will personally send you the official invite.

December is quickly approaching and there are limited seats! Register today!

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Get Your Steps In

Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, has big plans if she’s re-elected to pedestrianise the French capital city. While the plans to do so will restrict traffic in the city, the plan includes the introduction of electric shuttles.

Notable areas in which the change will take place include the Notre Dame Cathedral. Closing off popular areas to traffic could cause a lot of issues when it comes to transportation around the city according to critics, but Hidalgo’s team defended the plan by saying that the areas that will be affected are small and sufficiently serviced by public transportation.

Mayor Hidalgo is using this shift to a walking city as a tool for her goal of reducing pollution in Paris. The European Environment Agency reported 500,000 premature deaths caused by pollution every year in Europe.  

The full plan to pedestrianise the city will be proposed at a council session next week.

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Not Your Average Walk in the Park

On November 11, the Louvre opened up an offshoot in Abu Dhabi. In just one year, the institution hit a milestone of one million visitors, and understandably so! The building is incredible! Combining French and Arabic design, architect Jean Nouvel was inspired by a medina and desert-palm shading.Consumer Resource Guide

More than half of the visitors were those visiting from outside of the country, proving the attraction is drawing people in from all over the world.

The Louvre Abu Dhabi is described as a “universal museum in the Arab world,” focusing on humanity, culture, and civilization. Within the beautiful building, there are 600 pieces of art from the Louvre and an additional 300 on loan from other French museums.

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Thank you for reading this week’s round-up! If you’re interested in learning what it’s like to become an expat, don’t hesitate to ask some questions. At Escape Artist, we aim to ensure that your travels abroad run as smoothly as they can.

Whether you are planning on living, working, retiring, or investing overseas, Escape Artist can help you every step of the way. Don’t forget to check out the eBook store for the 2018 Expat Tax Guide and our wonderful country guides!

For more information on what’s going on in the international scene, check out some of this week’s newest articles!

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In order for the event to be a success, take a second to fill out this surveyBy sending us your thoughts, you can tailor the event to your specific overseas needs. We will also be supplying a 10% discount during registration to everyone that filled out the survey to make the event possible!

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This article was published in the Escape Artist Weekly Newsletter on November 16, 2018. If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter, please click here.