It will probably come as no surprise to hear that living in the Caribbean can be an absolute pleasure. But moving over permanently isn't the same as taking a long holiday, or staying for the weekend; it takes time, preparation and some serious self-confidence. To get your footing, it might be a good idea to learn a little bit more about the history of the area, which can be discovered at the Museo Del Caribe, a brilliant museum with a collection that details Barranquilla's past, as well as that of the Caribbean. There's also the historic center of 'the Sandy One', which is a sight to behold, and was declared a national monument in 1959. Living in Barranquilla can be hard for fresh expatriates, which is why InterNations has built up a network of expats who are willing to help those in need.
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The resources available to the members of InterNations can help make moving to Barranquilla a stress free, and easy experience. Barranquilla has its fair share of strange customs and cultural differences, but there might be the perfect forum entry from another like-minded expatriate that details just how you can get past the initial cultural barriers. In the Expat Magazine there are numerous articles with a host of tips and hints that are of immeasurable worth, on subjects from finance to dealing with culture shock. The articles touch on something as clear as how to prepare before moving, to other articles that are a little bit more niche, such as an article on how to move with your pets. Other expatriates have furthermore posted in the forum threads with details of their own experiences to absorb. Moving to Barranquilla doesn't have to be a stressful experience, as the other expats in the forum will attest to.
Moving to a new home in a strange and foreign land can be a daunting experience, and finding a job can be even more of a tough challenge. InterNations has a whole set of features designed specifically to help you in the world of work after you've made the move. The Expat Magazine has a huge collection of articles and features that detail priceless hints and tips that will make working in Barranquilla, or in a foreign country in general, much easier. The articles touch on subjects such as how to go about applying for a job, how to breach the cultural divides, what it's like to work from home, the financial decisions you might be faced with, and how to avoid the potential pitfalls for setting up a business abroad. The InterNations community has grown over recent years, and there are now more than 1,000 forum topics and discussion groups for you to browse, many of which relate to tips on working and career development, with posts from genuine expats who want to share their experiences. With InterNations at your finger-tips, you'll never feel completely alone - the fear of which keeps many people from making the jump to moving to and working in Barranquilla.