Monday, March 28, 2011

On Ex Pat Life

It's no secret that ex-pat life has its perks. For us Americans that means not having to pay city and state taxes come April 15 but even better, it means trying on a new life for awhile and learning how another world population spends its days. Fortunately for me this population of people enjoys basking under the mid-Atlantic sun as much as I do. And boating and diving and snorkeling and sailing. And let's not forget rum swizzling, shall we? It's all part of what makes living in Bermuda such a dynamic and vibrant experience. And apparently the secret is out. According to CBS Money Watch Bermuda is among the ten best countries in the world offering the best experience for ex-pats—number 4 actually behind Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Russia, which tops the list. The island is also rated among the top ten countries with the best work life balance, which really just means most Bermuda employers enjoy happy hour as much as its employees do. Its all part of a newfangled ExPat Navigator from HSBC Bank, which lets you slice and dice data from a 2010 survey of more than 4,000 ex-pats across 25 countries (likely the reason why Bahrain made the list to begin with; the country wasn't as, shall we say, problematic as it is now). So, what are you waiting for? Let the overseas job searching begin!

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