Chalcis, sometimes called the City of Bronze, is the chief town of the Greek island called Euboea. In Ancient Greek history, it is well-documented that many of the ships built to take part in the Trojan War gathered near this city before battle. The modern town with its good railway routes to Athens relies on tourism, rather than the spoils of war, to develop economically. The castle of Chalcis, for example, is something well worth visiting, although part of it was destroyed when a swinging iron bridge was built in the 19th century. Amongst the many churches and architectural masterpieces in the town, the church of St Nicolas stands proudly - a walk around the town spotting the churches and impressive bridges can really help an expatriate gain their footing. If you struggle to learn your way around, or you lose your confidence in the transition overseas, you can look to the InterNations community to help you with living in Chalcis. If need be, you can use the private message system to speak to another expatriate in Chalcis or elsewhere on a one-on-one basis, meaning you can vent whatever traveling frustrations you may have gathered.
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Once you've packed your bags, said goodbye to friends and family, and sorted out storage for all the belongings you've left behind, you're pretty much sorted to start moving to Chalcis. Like the many thousands of expatriates that are part of the InterNations community, you might find moving harder than you think. There are all sorts of pressures on expatriates, and things can crop up even if you think you're the strongest person you know. With an InterNations membership you can use the forums to ask other expatriates about how they dealt with similar situations, or simply get information on a topic you don't know much about. Either way, moving to Chalcis can be much easier when you've got somebody to help.
If you're looking for voluntary work, you want to start your own business, or you just want some advice about starting a job overseas, you can find a solution to your queries on the InterNations website. The site has its own publication, called Expat Magazine, which contains features and articles that offer help to like-minded expatriates. This includes, but is not limited, to articles on international banking, expat insurances, culture shock and repatriation. Working in Chalcis might sound like a challenge, but with the backing of thousands of others like you, you know it's something you can overcome.