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WeChat: The New Way To Connect While Living Abroad

Prepare to connect with friends anywhere in the world with WeChat , a mobile communication tool that features a wealth of methods that give you the option of sending photos, text messaging, video and voice calling and so much more!  WeChat is free to download and available on several different devices including Blackberry, Windows Phone, Android, iOS and Symbian. You are required to have an internet connection for WeChat to function, which m...
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How much does it cost to live in Montgomery for one month?

Montgomery is not only Alabama’s state capital and the place of the world’s first electric trolley system, but its also known for its contribution to jazz, rock, country and blues music. A nostalgic town with the charm of yesteryear, it’s a slower pace here and that’s alright in this part of the States.  The city exudes Southern hospitality whether you’re walking along the banks of the Alabama River viewing its grand, historical buildings, o...
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How Much Does it Cost to Live in Newcastle for One Month?

Newcastle can often be overlooked, with it’s proximity to the ever-popular cultural mecca that is Sydney, but this growing harbour town is not to be missed. Originally established as a penal colony where prisoners were sent to live out harsh sentences mining coal and steel, the city has a dark and tumultuous past. Market crashes have hit this industry-dependent community hard in the past, but the turn of the century has cast a new light of hope. ...
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How Much Does it Cost to Live in Sydney for One Month?

Sydney is a bustling and vibrant metropolis, making it a destination for many globetrotters.  Beginning with the aboriginal tribes that once inhabited the land, to the penal colony the laid down the foundation for the city we know today, Sydney is rich with cultural history . The region is characterized by its humid subtropical climate, making it ideal to visit any time of the year. There’s always something to do or see in Sydney. The cost o...
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Gastronomic Tour de France – The Best Specialty Dishes Across France

French cuisine is revered worldwide for its quality ingredients, succulent flavours and textures and a devoted appreciation for delicious food. With over a hundred different types of cheese, France has several regions within the country that each possess their own culinary specialties and ingredients specific to their area.  If you are a dedicated foodie, you most likely have already been or are dreaming of one day heading to France to dine ...
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How much does it cost to live in Birmingham for one month?

Founded in 1871 and following an industry and population explosion, Birmingham became know as “The Magic City” and soon grew to be Alabama’s largest. Since their tragic history, the people of Birmingham now embrace the diversity within their communities and celebrate it with their incredible food and music, which has the locals collaborating over southern style BBQs and the amongst their diverse music scene.    Making yourself at home F...
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The cost of living in Dublin for one month

The River Liffey is at the heart of Dublin , capital of the Republic of Ireland. The paths that hug its banks offer places to wander, cycle and contemplate. Set just back from its waters, to the west of the city centre, is the main brewery for Ireland’s most famous tipple: Guinness. It is estimated that ten million glasses of the dark draft, with a creamy white top, are sold around the world every day. But Dublin has a lot more to offer than just...
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The cost of living in Bath for one month

The Romans did it in fine linen towels. Ladies of the Georgian period did it in ankle length dresses. People have flocked to bathe in or ‘take’ the healing waters of Bath since this Spa city, originally called ‘Aquae Sulis’, was first inhabited around 50AD.  But it was the architects of the 18th century who, under the stewardship of Richard ‘Beau’ Nash, played the greatest part in creating the masterpieces that define the city today: Queen S...
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The Cost of Living in Brisbane for One Month

Brisbane, Australia’s third largest city, is often overlooked by travellers as they whirlwind across the Land Down Under.  The river city entwines you in her relaxed, and sometimes, fun and kooky vibe. You can embrace her small city diversity in suburbs ranging from artsy and alternative, to gourmet and uber-chic. It’s all here for the taking.  The added bonus over her more sophisticated cousins, Sydney and Melbourne, is the price of sp...
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The Cost of Living in Portland for One Month

Thinking of checking out the West Coast, but not necessarily California Dreaming? If your interests lean more toward coniferous forests, gastronomy, bike rides, and rock ‘n’ roll clubs, Portland might be the place for you.   Still situated on the “Left Coast”, but in the diverse and unique Pacific Northwest (PNW) region, Portland combines small town charm with big city excitement . Quirky enough to inspire its own comedic TV series, the...
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