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LiDAR Altimetry Used to Identify Endangered Species Habitat in Texas

LiDAR Altimetry Used to Identify Endangered Species Habitat in Texas | Is Becoming an Expat for You? | Scoop.it
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Panama named best place in the world to retire

Panama named best place in the world to retire | Is Becoming an Expat for You? | Scoop.it
In the 2014 edition of its annual Global Retirement Index, American magazine InternationalLiving.com places Panama at the top of the list of the best places to spend retirement.
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Add new comment | Highbrow Magazine

Add new comment | Highbrow Magazine | Is Becoming an Expat for You? | Scoop.it
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"No one says the American dream has to be within America's borders.”

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Hidden Thailand - Inquirer.net

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Hidden Thailand Inquirer.net So what else is there to see in Thailand after you've toured all the temples, seen all manner of reverence for the Buddha, marveled at the distinct Thai architecture, carted home choice handicrafts from Chatuchak and...
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Thailand reinstates 30-day overland visa-free entries for select nationalities

Thailand reinstates 30-day overland visa-free entries for select nationalities | Is Becoming an Expat for You? | Scoop.it
As of November 1, 2013 travellers holding UK, US, Japanese, German, French, Canadian and Italian passports are now eligible for a 30-day visa-free entry when entering Thailand by a land crossing, as opposed to the 14 days they were granted...
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7 New Trends in Retirement

7 New Trends in Retirement | Is Becoming an Expat for You? | Scoop.it
Your retirement is likely to be quite different from what your parents experienced.
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Food for thought "baby boomers"!

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Teresa Barton's curator insight, February 20, 2014 10:38 AM

Retirement, and what it means to the latest generation of those hitting age 65, is not what it used to be ... 

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As Thailand Fears a Drop in Tourism, Visitors Say No Worries

As Thailand Fears a Drop in Tourism, Visitors Say No Worries | Is Becoming an Expat for You? | Scoop.it
Thailand's tourism industry, a major contributor to the country’s gross domestic product, could be an obvious casualty of the current political turmoil. But for many visitors already in the country there is little cause for concern.
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Bangkok Cleans Up to Celebrate King’s Birthday

Bangkok Cleans Up to Celebrate King’s Birthday | Is Becoming an Expat for You? | Scoop.it
Thailand is celebrating the birthday of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who turns 86 today, December 5th. The celebration is a time when Thais come together, often regardless of differing political views, and honor the highly revered monarch.
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* WorkInSriLanka 2013 conference aims to attract expat professionals to country - Colombo Page

* WorkInSriLanka 2013 conference aims to attract expat professionals to country - Colombo Page | Is Becoming an Expat for You? | Scoop.it
* WorkInSriLanka 2013 conference aims to attract expat professionals to country Colombo Page The "Work in Sri Lanka 2013: Asia's Next Knowledge Hub" will bring together recent returnees, expats living in Sri Lanka as well as people considering...
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Thailand Experience

Bangkok and Koh Chang, Thailand. I do not own rights to any music played on this video. (Thailand Experience.
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FATCA prompting US expats to question citizenship @investorseurope stock brokers

FATCA prompting US expats to question citizenship @investorseurope stock brokers | Is Becoming an Expat for You? | Scoop.it

A poll of 414 of global advisory group deVere's clients recorded 68 per cent answering they had ‘actively considered', ‘are thinking about' or ‘have explored the options of' renouncing their citizenship.


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Interesting read. 

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More than Pai in the sky: A visit to the northern town - The Phuket News

More than Pai in the sky: A visit to the northern town - The Phuket News | Is Becoming an Expat for You? | Scoop.it
More than Pai in the sky: A visit to the northern town
The Phuket News
More than Pai in the sky: A visit to the northern town.
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A little sleepy community in Northern Thailand -- could be another place for me to visit and live part time!

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Turmoil in Thailand: Key Players

Turmoil in Thailand: Key Players | Is Becoming an Expat for You? | Scoop.it
Political tensions in Thailand have escalated, rising fears that the country could return to the unrest that followed the ouster in 2006 of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's brother, Thaksin Shinawatra.
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BusinessMirror - Turning tourists into residents

BusinessMirror - Turning tourists into residents | Is Becoming an Expat for You? | Scoop.it
The online version of the Philippines' leading business newspaper features virtually all the stories and statistical data available in the print edition.
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Some Boomers who are financially worse off their parents might be able to make ends meet by retiring abroad | Live in Costa Rica Blog

Some Boomers who are financially worse off their parents might be able to make ends meet by retiring abroad | Live in Costa Rica Blog | Is Becoming an Expat for You? | Scoop.it
Although retiring in Costa Rica or another country south of the border is not an option for everyone it can possibly mean the difference between having to work
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Retirees in Peril – Real Solutions and Opportunities for the Crisis at Hand

Retirees in Peril – Real Solutions and Opportunities for the Crisis at Hand | Is Becoming an Expat for You? | Scoop.it
It’s still a very serious situation for retirees. CNNMoney just reported that 46% of Americans have saved $10,000 or less for retirement. Does this seem incredible to you? It does to me. What are t...
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Thailand's top ten street markets – Chiang Mai number one!

Thailand's top ten street markets – Chiang Mai number one! | Is Becoming an Expat for You? | Scoop.it
Chiang Mai’s Sunday Night Market (Walking Street) on Ratchadamnoen Road wins best market in Thailand, followed by Maeklong Railway Market in Samut Songkhram
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Went to this market. Wow great bargains and some very talented street musicians
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The 50 Most Expensive Cities For Expats - Business Insider

The 50 Most Expensive Cities For Expats - Business Insider | Is Becoming an Expat for You? | Scoop.it
“Business Insider The 50 Most Expensive Cities For Expats Business Insider Tokyo dropped from most expensive expatriate destination in the world to 10th as a softer Yen caused several Japanese cities to be much less expensive than in 2012.”
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Lifestyle in Vietnam

Lifestyle in Vietnam | Is Becoming an Expat for You? | Scoop.it
 
Vietnam is slowly yet steadily emerging as an international city of South East Asia and is now seen as a tourist destination for many westerners and Asians as well.
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When in Thailand ! will have to check out Vietnam

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Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act: Two thirds of US expats want to give up citizenship

Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act: Two thirds of US expats want to give up citizenship | Is Becoming an Expat for You? | Scoop.it
The number of American expatriates relinquishing their US citizenship surges (Two-thirds of Americans #Expats to renounce their citizenship in response to the controversial #FATCA.

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I don't know if I can accept the number 2/3's?

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This article deals slightly with the foreign policy. Many immigrant don't pay taxes because they are illegal. This Foreign Account Tax Compliance has U.S. Citizens around the world paying taxes when they are foreign/ abroad.

 

Michael Hanson's curator insight, May 21, 2014 8:23 PM

This article is about how a survey found that 2/3 of Americans living outside the U.S want to give up their citizenship,  which is mostly a result from the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act. This relates to gov. and law because how certain laws can have a great deal of impact on a person determining if they should or should not keep their citizen rights after leaving the U.S.

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American Boomers in Vietnam - Huffington Post

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American Boomers in Vietnam
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Close to half a million Americans traveled to the South East Asian country in 2012 including thousands of war veterans. Word about all that the ...
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Why US Baby Boomers Are Retiring In Latin America - Business Insider

Why US Baby Boomers Are Retiring In Latin America - Business Insider | Is Becoming an Expat for You? | Scoop.it
Business Insider Why US Baby Boomers Are Retiring In Latin America Business Insider To a certain extent, the move south by Americans is just part of a larger trend of retirees settling in places all around the world – from France to Thailand to...
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JAMES CONEY: Retired expats whose Spanish homes may be demolished are victims of corruption on monumental scale

JAMES CONEY: Retired expats whose Spanish homes may be demolished are victims of corruption on monumental scale | Is Becoming an Expat for You? | Scoop.it
The Daily Mail's James Coney on the hundreds of Almeria ex-pats who face the anguish of losing their homes

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Special Feature: Reasons to Belize - Asia Property Report

Special Feature: Reasons to Belize - Asia Property Report | Is Becoming an Expat for You? | Scoop.it
Asia Property Report Special Feature: Reasons to Belize Asia Property Report Few places make you feel like you've stepped into a picture postcard to the same degree that Southeast Asia' s tropical islands can – but the Caribbean is certainly one of...
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Billionaire William Heinecke Hosts Elephant Polo Tournament To Save Thailand's Elephants

Billionaire William Heinecke Hosts Elephant Polo Tournament To Save Thailand's Elephants | Is Becoming an Expat for You? | Scoop.it
To protect Asian elephants,
Thai billionaire William
Heinecke combines a lifelong
passion with his considerable
powers of persuasion. But first,
how about a friendly game of
supersized polo?
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What majestic animals and a great way of placing the spotlight on the cause of saving Elephants in Thailand!

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