WHEN & HOW I USE THEM:
These sites target people who are or want to retire overseas and provide invaluable information and services.
Some also provide Forums where you can talk to expats that are actually living in a location. Making contact with such expats can be very useful and it is possible to get to know some well enough to arrange to meet them when you arrive.
Meeting and talking to expats who live in a location is an excellent way to truely discover what it is like to live there.
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