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Coping With Problems Whilst Living Abroad

Living abroad can sometimes take its toll on you and your family. Unlike living in your home country, you may experience differences of opinions that can have a strong impact on the future of your life in Greece. Whatever problems may occur whilst living abroad, it is important that you are able to cope and can manage in your situation.

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The Choice to Return Home

maturecoupleMaking the choice to return home can be difficult and emotional.  Financial problems and family difficulties are the two main reasons that force many expats to return to their homeland.  Of course there are several who are happy about returning home, especially if things haven't gone as expected in their new home. Here we provide tips on helping you make the move.

Tie up Your Loose Ends

Before leaving, make sure you tie up loose ends, pay outstanding bills and make sure that any revenue which you might have in a bank can be accessed still when you leave. Or better still withdraw any deposit and arrange transfer back into an account back home then you can close the foreign bank account.

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The History of Greece

the god zeusGreece is a country synonymous with a rich ancient history reflected in its occupation by many leading dynasties from the Persians, Romans and Byzantines to the European Crusaders, Ottoman Turks, Italians and modern day Greeks. Each Greek Island has its own unique history, which we cover as part of our island area focus. They were the basis of modern day civilisation from ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt and Turkey’s Anatolia founded in wonderful myths and legends from the birth of Zeus to the legend of the Minotaur. The occupation of the islands by Bronze age cultures, the Minoans, Mycenaeans and Trojans provided us with the history of Classical Greece, influencing even the mainland stalwarts of Athens, Sparta and.

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Greek Island Traditions

The Greek Islands, like the mainland are rooted in traditions, customs and superstitions that enthrall and fascinate the visitor. Many of the traditions and customs are rooted in religion although many pagan celebrations till exist. Whilst customs and superstitions may vary from island to island and in some cases between villages, there are some which are universal across all of the islands. We take a look at a small selection of traditions and customs still adhered to today across the islands.

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How to Move Internationally

signing paper with penHow to move internationally -moving abroad is a big step. Apart from considerations concerning family and friends, there are issues around pensions, tax and healthcare costs that you will need to be aware of. Here's a checklist to make sure you've got the essentials covered.

Tax, benefits and pensions
Before you move, you can:
• get a State Pension forecast

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Jobs on the Greek Islands

be a riding instructor on a the greek islandEvery year there are a host of summer jobs advertised on the Greek Islands. Tourism is big business here and the accommodation and entertainment industries behind this need plenty of enthusiastic staff to provide the perfect environment for their guests. Carol Palioudaki of livingincrete.net says, "Jobs are available in hotels, tavernas, bars, cafes, travel agencies and car rental offices, to name just a few. You need to have a good working knowledge of English and more often than not Greek is not essential. For most of these summer jobs in the tourist areas dealing with English-speaking visitors there is no requirement that you speak the Greek language".  Naturally competition for work is rife, but once you get your foot in the door, you can often keep the post each season. So whether you are looking to test drive life on the islands or you already live there and are looking for a means of supplementing your income read on to find out the type of work available.

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Setting Goals for the New Year

The start of 2013 is a perfect time for setting goals for the New Year. It is when most of us like to give up our vices, take up new hobbies and do something worthwhile. Unfortunately for most of us, we seem to put too much pressure on ourselves and we fail miserably and within the first week or two of the New Year, we are back to our normal overindulgent selves. However, make 2013 different from the rest and begin setting goals for the New Year and plan on sticking to them! If it is your first New Year in Greece or you are planning on spending the next year in Greece, then try something new this year and set yourselves some Greek New Year's resolutions.


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Setting up a Cleaning Business

Developing and setting up a cleaning business might be a work option for people moving abroad. It is a business that can be as cheap or as costly as you want it to be. If in case you are thinking of setting up a cleaning business here we have put together some helpful information from those that have formed succesful household cleaning companies. There is rather more to creating a cleaning company and turning it into a productive company than being a cleaning woman. Additionally there is the potential for big profit capacity than the vast majority of people presume.

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New Year and a New You!

A New Year means a new you! Forget about last year and any problems that you had because this is your chance for a fresh chance, a fresh year and a fresh start! Although we always think that every New Year is the same, make sure that this year is different and that you achieve something new and exciting.

Make 2013 different and reach that all important target.



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