Posts Tagged ‘expat’

Have you noticed any specific concerns that expat parents in Qatar tend to have? The biggest concern I’ve noticed expat parents having is in regard to emergency treatment – ‘Who’s the best?’, ‘Where should I go if someone in my family needs emergency care?’. Expats tend to have concerns over the quality of care they’ll […]

Having your first baby can be nerve-wracking. Having your first baby in a foreign country where you don’t speak the language can be absolutely petrifying. At least, at first. In my case, when I found myself pregnant in Vienna, Austria, having my first baby there proved to be just about the best experience I could […]

The style, quality, affordability, and availability of health care were all big thoughts in my mind when my husband and I moved to New Zealand in 2010. I’m a nurse. I would be practising in this system so naturally, I had a curiosity about it. Using it as a consumer, though, wasn’t one of my […]

One frosty day during wintertime in Beijing, I absent-mindedly left the house without a hat. Not that a hat was so important, except for the fact that I had just taken a shower, my hair was still wet and it was the middle of winter. Within minutes my hair was frozen to my head and […]

Before we moved to France I had a neat list of worries. At the top, competing with ‘what to do about school’ was how to find a good doctor, what to do when we got sick and how to do it in French. If you have children you will want to find a general practitioner […]

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