In Hebrew, Bethlehem means 'the house of bread', and the bible identifies it as the city of David. The New Testament describes Bethlehem as being the birthplace of Jesus, and as such, the city has one of the oldest Christian communities in the world - the history behind the individual towns within is absolutely fascinating, and makes for an exciting place to explore. It's no surprise then, that religious people from all over the world visit Bethlehem because of its connection with the bible. Even if you're not religious yourself, Bethlehem is still a stunning and brilliant place to explore. Living in Bethlehem, however, can also be tricky if you've never visited the state of Palestine before, or if you've never lived anywhere other than your home country. InterNations is designed to make your life abroad much easier - with forums, discussion boards and articles dedicated to giving you a helping hand, expatriates from all over the world leave hints and tips to make living abroad as an expat much easier.
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Moving to any new city can be stressful, but as with anything in life the transition to your new home in Bethlehem can be made easier with the help from other like-minded people. The InterNations website currently has more than 1,000 online forums and discussion groups that cover topics you could be affected by. If you are an expat moving to Bethlehem, you could learn all about the geography and environment of your new home, local as well as international food and drinks, sport and leisure, and take part in the discussions yourself. The expats that utilize the forums and chat rooms on InterNations will be more than willing to help you out, as most of our members have gone through similar experiences.
Once you've made the big move to beautiful Bethlehem, you'll probably be looking for a new job if you've not already got one lined up. A large number of expatriates might be having an assignment deal with work, and this is why they've made the trip in the first place. On the other hand, some travelers may be looking for a fresh start, and it can be difficult to know where to look. Working in Bethlehem can be as simple and easy as working at home, and sometimes it just takes hearing advice from other expats in Bethlehem to understand that. InterNations publishes a magazine online that includes articles dedicated to helping you seek out work abroad - you can learn all about understanding foreign business etiquette, get some guidance on how to start up your own business, or learn about finding short term work abroad.