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advantages of Living Overseas: a new and refreshing way to look at Offshore
in the warm heart of the Caucasus - Click
Here - Duncan Williamson is living and working in Georgia,
a former USSR republic located in the Caucasus region between the Black
Sea and the Caspian Sea of Eastern Europe and Asia. Scenery, people, and
traditions abound. Duncan writes, "Tamadas must have a serious side, too.
During any Supra there will be toasts for everyone for getting together,
to Georgia, to parents, to children, to the dear departed, to peace, to
friendship, to any honored guests, and if someone ends a toast with alaverdi,
it means the person being toasted has to reply." Georgia is the land of
wine, churches, and legends.
Our Man in Bermuda
Here - Edel Kinsella is a PA/ Secretary from Dublin,
London, and Jersey. She writes, "I'd been looking for a contract abroad
and was offered one in Saudi Arabia and Bermuda at about the same time.
I chose Bermuda primarily to experience some hot, sunny weather for a change
– I was getting tired of freezing my butt off in Ireland, trudging around
in rain and sleet, having also been through a stormy, inclement winter
in Jersey. This, then, is my settling-in story on the lovely island of
Bermuda. For me it's always been fun, exciting, and challenging; they're
the things that make life good.”
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Santiago de Cuba to Havana in only Three Weeks - Click
Here - Linda Thalman is the director of WebFrance International
and editor of the Paris In Sites Newsletter. She has traveled extensively.
On a recent trip to the land of music, laughter, and rum, she lived Cuba
from east to west. Linda writes, "At the first step out of the Santiago
de Cuba airport on Saturday, 12 February, we salsa-ed through a receiving
line of costumed dancers moving to the beat of Cuban music. And the beat
went on and on throughout our trip from east to west in Cuba. After three
weeks of almost no TV -- CNN and even France-2 television are available
at the big hotels, no newspapers -- only the Spanish-language national
daily Granma, and no Internet -- no Internet cafe anywhere, es bueno!,
we found it actually is possible to totally disconnect -- what a fiesta!"
Narcissus in South Korea - Click
Here - Barry Walsh is wandering the world trying
to find a place between the gloom of mundane routine and the vivacity of
the new. Sometimes travel makes it happen, even on weekend getaways to
the environs of mountain hermitages of South Korea. Walsh writes, "This
is bliss. I am the only Westerner traveling today as always, but whereas
during the week I am detached, now I feel I belong. My weariness of heightened
cynicism is replaced by a tempered tranquillity, my spirit found by renunciation.
To me this is what experiencing a foreign culture is all about. I have
done nothing uniquely Korean on my journey, but my self-assurance is sufficient.
I ask the bus driver in my limited Korean how long the stop is for. I already
know – it’s always the same – but right now my self-love is smothering
my self-consciousness. While in the toilet, I observe my appearance – why
don’t I have a girlfriend?"
REPORT - Escapeartist Living in Belize Fights US Tax Indictment - Click
Here - Jay Picon (aka Joseph Ross) resides in Belize
along with hundreds of other expats who have settled there over the years.
But Ross is unique. In 1986, he was served a U.S. indictment on tax
evasion charges alleging he failed to disclose and pay taxes on savings
held in a Mexican bank account. He faces up to 20 years in prison and $2
million in fines. Gazing across the slow-moving water of the Mopan River
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Mopan River Resort -- a
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if you happen to be dressed
blistering black iron on ribbons of rail hurling down the tracks
with the momentum of a spinning universe, the clamor is awakening all.
It's time to jump that train and escape to new lands on the horizons of
your thoughts and dreams.
are writing articles from around the world. Duncan Williamson caught that
train to Georgia, in the Caucasus that is, and it wasn't the last one.
Edel Kinsella is living and working in Bermuda after trying it Dublin,
London and Jersey, proving even EscapeArtists can have a second chance.
you're worried about jobs, EscapeArtist.com has solved that problem for
you. Now there's a fully automated Jobs Listing on the site that gives
employers their own on-line access to post new listings, and with the click
of a mouse, job hunters can now find jobs anywhere in the world.
Thalman brings down the house in Cuba, and Barry Walsh brings fear and
loathing to the Korean countryside only to find himself, again.
Pankau awakens an older concept of Offshore, the real advantages of living
in another country where prices and opportunities mirror Southern California
at the turn of the century. Shhhh! Joseph Ross is on the lam with a second
passport in Belize, says The Wall Street Journal. He's finally found safe
Gary Wederspahn, that leading intercultural
business trainer, tells us how not to be an Ugly American when we jump
off that train in our own haven.
whistle's blowing, the steam is up, it can't be stopped. The clamor is
all about escape to a better, more rewarding life. It's at the station.
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of offshore, this time in terms of the real
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Savvy: Don't Go Abroad Without It - Click
Here - Gary Wederspahn is a
leading intercultural business trainer, consultant, speaker, and writer
of an acclaimed book on cultural awareness for US travelers. What we have
adopted from our culture can often work against us abroad. Wederspahn
writes, "In addition to their household items and personal belongings,
US expatriates also take with them invisible cultural baggage composed
of values, beliefs, attitudes, assumptions and expectations. How
people in their host countries perceive them and respond to them depends
largely on the contents of this intangible luggage. The advice inscribed
on the ancient temple of Apollo at Delphi to “Know thyself” is as valid
in today’s era of globalization as it was when Socrates first quoted it
over thousand years ago. You can’t avoid taking your US cultural baggage
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