There are Expatriate colonies all over the planet, from small to large, groups of Foreigners who talk together. The word Expat or Expatriate annoys many world travelers because it alludes to not being a patriot to ones home country, while most expats are very connected to their home country, and seldom, really never forfeit our passports. Maybe we establish residency for banking or work reasons, and retain all fallback to safety measures.
The founder of china-marbles.info has lived in 90 countries, (Andy Graham).
This page is where we have 100 Cities for Expats listed, members of the Hobo Network can log into any of them.
100 Expat Cities
Thanks, Andy Graham
Expatriate information to help you know how to live overseas and enjoy the Adventure. this is the list of annoyances that will drive you crazy.
I always say, "There are worst things than being slapped by pretty women, the worst is being ignored." Indifference is the opposite of love, not hat
List of Expat Forums to help people wanting to live overseas find real people to discuss jobs, apartments, love, and quality of life.
Interesting survey done by HSBC bank, interesting insights, but I would not say it means much.
Expatriates Help that is really trying to help, if you want to write and edit please write.
Explanations of types of expats.
"Expatriate" – I have never liked this word. I am as American as apple pie, and I have no desire to join the other team.
In its broadest sense, an expatriate is any person living in a different country from where he or she is a citizen. In common usage, the term is often used in the context of professionals sent abroad by their companies, as opposed to locally hired staff (who can also be foreigners). The differentiation found in common usage usually comes down to socio-economic factors, so skilled professionals working in another country are described as expatriates, whereas a manual labourer who has moved to another country to earn more money might be labelled an 'immigrant'. There is no set definition and usage does vary depending on context and individual preferences and prejudices.
In the 19th century, Americans, numbering perhaps in the thousands, were drawn to Europe—especially to Munich and Paris—to study the art of painting. Henry James, for instance, was a famous expatriate American writer from the 1870s, who adopted England as his home.
The term 'expatriate' in some countries also has a legal context used for tax purposes. An expatriate living in a country can receive a favorable tax treatment. In this context a person can only be an expatriate if they move to a country other than their own to work with the intent of returning to their home country within a period of no more than 5 fiscal years. This number of years can vary per tax jurisdiction, but 5 years is the most commonly used maximum period.
Expatriate is sometimes also spelled 'ex-patriot.'
Hobo Members save 1000's of dollars by joining HoboTraveler and asking pro travelers questions on the Hobo Talk Wall.