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Amazing Capitals Ruhr is the online location guide dedicated to the expat ecosystem in the Ruhr Metropolis. It supports local and international companies to attract international professionals to this magnificent region. Packed with holistic knowledge and valuable insights on life in the Ruhr, the resources help retain expats too by enabling them to lead better lives in their community.
A mosaic of aspects comes together on this English language eGuide published by a perpetual expat. Browse the logical navigation to discover the answers you are searching for. It is a curious, multi-facetted experience to live life as an expat. I wish you much happiness in the area of the Ruhr, whether vibrant cities, cozy towns, quiet villages or in the countryside.
About your publisher
I have spent extended periods living abroad, first and foremost in Germany. My life was, and still is, a roller coaster of magnificent experiences and surprising discoveries. Repeated periods in Finland, France and Spain especially, plus other spells during extensive travels abroad.
Born in England, I moved across my first border to Scotland at 10 months, following that with more relocations at 4, 6, 10, 11, 18, 21 and at 22 years of age. The latter commenced my expat life.
I love people, adore travelling, communication, meeting others and discovering. Spiritually inclined, I hope to leave my mark. A concept for a creative centre for deprived children is waiting to be fulfilled and I have commenced my collection of non fiction tales. Now I am in the process of adding courses for the wellbeing of expats and expanding globally with local licensees.
I have worked in corporate IT, sales and marketing, owned a film production company and later a marketing and advertising agency. The business club I created attracted consular and city interaction, through which the desire for expat support was instigated.
Life as an expat and traveller
I have experienced almost everything possible when relocating to a foreign country and pointed naively at numerous unknown items in stores. I am truly one of us.
I also know how it feels to be foreign in locations where locals are unable or unwilling to speak English. Although I’m able to communicate in fluent German, I still find the country’s cultural uniqueness fascinating and understanding it sometimes challenging. Not knowing the local system, angles of thought or the way of doing things, misunderstandings and mistakes can lurk around every corner. That holds true even more so in my far from perfect French, poor Spanish and appalling Finnish!
One day I received a fine from the authorities in Düsseldorf, for not registering a move. From then on, I accepted the value of awareness to local demands. A desire to collate and spread knowledge was born. I find it a true pleasure in assisting expats who discover themselves in similar situations in their new location abroad.
Enjoy yourself unearthing new insights, information and snippets of true knowledge on the eGuide. If I can save you from some pitfalls, then its all been worth it. If you feel more comfortable through my work, then even more so. Feel free to drop me a note to let me know. Above all, have a wonderful life in the Ruhr region, your magnificent new location.
By Vincent Green / Oct 12 2020
Anyone who has experienced the hospitality offered by this society knows that the country and its folk have changed enormously over recent years. The Ruhr is, on the whole, peaceful and its citizens are mostly generous and quite contented.
The city guide for expats
Amazing Capitals Ruhr is a fresh and informative location guide full of insights for expats. Dedicated to helping international professionals make choices, settle and participate, it presents all facets of the region that takes its name from the famous river. Helping businesses to attract and retain international talent.