The skinny on VAT

August 19, 2018
The European Union has a consumption tax called Value Added Tax (VAT) similar to U.S. sales tax. The average VAT amount is 20 percent and is automatically included in the...

Helpful Italian phrases for emergencies

September 01, 2018
Whether you are stationed in Italy or exploring its world famous sites on vacation, you will need to be prepared to communicate in the event of an emergency.

Driving and riding a bike in England

August 20, 2018
Once you have gotten settled in England, you will want to start making your way around to do some exploring of your overseas duty station.

How to choose the best dog food

August 14, 2018
Dog owners are encountered with an ever-growing number of different dog foods. However, finding a good quality food that is appealing to your pup and within your budget is harder...

Be careful not to order 550 pounds of salami

August 21, 2018
While waiting in line at the local Meztgerei (butcher’s shop), an American woman in front of me ordered 250 kilograms of salami.
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