Expat Diary: What is Life Like in Vietnam During Lockdown?

Expat Diary: What is Life Like in Vietnam During Lockdown?

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March 27, 2020

Vietnam, along with several other Asian countries, had already gained valuable experience from dealing with the 2003 SARS epidemic. When COVID-19 came here, the government had a plan in place almost immediately. Within a week of the first COVID-19 case, Vietnam began building quarantine facilities and hospitals...

Expat Diary: What is Life Like in France During Lockdown?

Expat Diary: What is Life Like in France During Lockdown?

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March 26, 2020

Things in France are very quiet at the moment. We’ve had several “executive orders” which started with a strong recommendation to stay at home and a closure of all schools and universities, and ended with all non-essential businesses being closed and strict regulations on when you can leave your home...

Expat Diary: What Is Life Like In Portugal During Lockdown?

Expat Diary: What Is Life Like In Portugal During Lockdown?

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March 25, 2020

Commonly known as Coronavirus, here in Portugal the number of those who have contracted it is in flux. With the possibility of community transmission and limited testing—we don’t know quite where we stand. What we do know is what the government has done so far and how people are responding...

Expat Diary: What is Life Like in Peru During Lockdown?

Expat Diary: What is Life Like in Peru During Lockdown?

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March 23, 2020

We are now at the end of our first week of enforced total lockdown and it is now very possible that it will be extended to 90 days. We know we are much safer here in our small town of Huanchaco on the north coast of Peru than we would be in Canada or the U.S. Peru is taking the outbreak very seriously.

Expat Diary: What is Life Like in Mexico During Lockdown?

Expat Diary: What is Life Like in Mexico During Lockdown?

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March 20, 2020

Here in Mexico confirmed cases of COVID-19, aka the Coronavirus are growing but have so far been low. With that backdrop, what’s it like to be in Mexico right now? Restaurants are closing or open for delivery or carry out only. Government offices are limiting open hours and sending older employees home. Events are being rescheduled or canceled...

Where are the Best Beach Communities for Expats?

Where are the Best Beach Communities for Expats?

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December 5, 2019

Mexico has a wide range of beach communities that are ideal for expats. It’s hard to pick “the best.” But there are a few standouts that people considering Mexico should take a closer look at. Puerto Vallarta is a bustling resort town on the Pacific coast that has been drawing vacationers and expats for decades...