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5 Factors to consider while Traveling Abroad

Did you know that New York is called the city that never sleeps? Or that Paris is known as the land of romance?The whole world is yours and you always have the opportunity to shift to a different part of the globe. But it’s really a tough decision to choose among the 195 odd choices. Each place has its own essence. For example, Italy is famous for it’s Pizza and pasta, Paris is known for one of the leading fashion country, Canada is known for cold winters, Germany for free education and fast cars such as BMW, Audi and Mercedes and the list is endless for different countries.

Each Individual has Different Needs

INTERESTS AND HOBBIES

FOOD HABITS

SKILLSETS

FINANCIAL NEEDS

Study and work abroad

So, it really becomes a difficult task to choose the country which fits in your frame. Picking the right country to move in, is as confusing as choosing a dish from a menu in which you like all the dishes. Same is the case with moving to a different place that completely suits your personality. And it’s a decision which would require your time, effort and money. So if you invest it in the wrong place, you might have to pay a heavy penalty for the rest of your life. And no harms are being done in doing a little homework about the place where you are going to make a living for yourself.We can explain it this way. Some people would like to live on an isolated island while some might like to live in a crowded city, go to pubs, chill out with friends and socialize with people. Choices vary like the colors in a rainbow but each one is complete in itself. Your personality reflects the kind of person you are and the choices that you make. So let’s have a glimpse on some of the factors which can be taken into consideration while shifting to a new country.

1. Employment Opportunities

Money is the backbone of a livelihood and financial security is one of the first things on the priority list whether it’s a job or a business.Also the skill set  that you have should match with the job opportunities available in that area. Job opportunities are ample but you need to look at the right places. For example, if you want to be an investment banker, you need to live in a big city such as New York or Boston, Ireland is famous for Audit and IT market but if you are a teacher, you have a wide variety of options to choose a city or town since education sector has a broader market. One of the best ways of seeking jobs is to apply on online platforms such as Linkedin , BNI (Business Network International) and lookout for other such platforms which are available in that local area. Once your bread and butter is secured, let us look at some other factors which cannot be avoided because all money and no fun would make life boring.

2. Culture

It is important that wherever you live, you feel welcomed and at home and particularly, if you have a craving for cultural stimulation, you can choose to be at a place that has a lot of cultural offerings. Many people would like to be at a place where they can find their traditional cultural activities, and enjoy being around a specific religious or ethnic community with same beliefs and interests. If you have a favourite hobby or any other activity, make sure you can continue to follow these interests at your new home. For example, in Los Angeles, there are concerts, operas, sports teams, plays, and musicals all the time,Vancouver is called mini Punjab and Jackson heights in America is called Mini India. On the other hand, if you are a private person and like to keep things with you, you would like to move to a place that is less crowded and more peaceful.

3. Weather

Depending upon what kind of weather you like, it will affect your decision of where you want to live. For example, if you are a person who is not a big fan of rainfall, then you wouldn’t like to move to Hawaii. If you like snowfall and winters, you can plan to move to Canada. Also, consider your health and any specific medical conditions if you have, since the weather at the new place might not suit your body. People who are asthmatic would not be advised to move to a place where there is a lot of pollution or has a dusty environment. Make sure you have an idea of the typical weather conditions of that place which suits you accordingly. Some of the useful apps that you can use for weather are:-

 

  1. Weather Timeline
  2. Weather
  3. Accu Weather
  4. Dark Sky

4. Cost Of Living

Whether you are planning to live on rent or buy a home, it should not burn your pocket. Living comfortably and within your means should be your first concern. You need to have a check on your expenses as the things of daily needs like gas, groceries, expense on travel can’t be compromised. The cost of living varies greatly all over the world — from the cost to rent or buy your home, taxes, insurance, transportation, gas, utilities, groceries, etc. All these factors need to be taken into consideration to decide whether you can afford to live at that place or not.

5. Food

One of the most important factors regarding food is whether you are a vegetarian or non-vegetarian. If eating locally and sustainably is important to you, consider whether you can pursue this lifestyle at your new place. In case If you’re a foodie, you may want to try to find a place to live near the ocean or near a metropolitan city Centre. If trying new, diverse cuisines is one of your passions, a bigger metropolitan area is going to offer more choices than small-town

Some fun facts from around the world!!

Did you know that Thailand is said to be shaped like an elephant’s head

Antarctica is the only place in the world that has only one ATM!

Bhutan is the only country to measure happiness instead of GDP (Gross Domestic Produce). The GNH (Gross National Happiness) concept, used in Bhutan since 1972, has inspired a modern political happiness movement and in 2011 the UN General Assembly placed “happiness” on the global development agenda, adopting it unanimously

Switzerland eats the most chocolate equating to 10 kilos per person per year

 

India has over 50 million monkeys

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