It’s never easy to leave home, especially when it means relocating to another country.
Leaving behind friends, family and the culture of your home country can be a daunting exercise but settling in to a new community and way of life can be even trickier.
Here at Ding, we're dedicated to making this transition as easy as possible allowing you to stay in touch with those you love back in Honduras.
Check out our simple tips for making the transition into your brand new life as easy as possible:
Spend your first few weeks in a new country finding your bearings.
Make sure to allocate time to explore your local area and figure out all the local authorities, businesses and people you will need to make your life run as smoothly as possible.
Reaching out to groups or societies or finding a local hangout will get you meeting the right people in no time.
Organise your phone
Whether you are looking for jobs, making new friends or trying to contact loved ones, your phone will be vital to you during this transitionary period.
As soon as you arrive in a new country, scope out local mobile operators and find a good deal for a working, reliable phone.
Not only this, but before you leave make sure your nearest and dearest are set up with mobile phones and with reliable operators in Honduras such as Tigo to make sure you will be able to contact them.
This way, you can use Ding to send fast and reliable Tigo recharge to your friends and family at home, hassle free.
Take care of your personal finances
You will have a lot to do during your first few weeks in a new country but opening a local bank account should be top of the priority list.
The quicker you have an account, the quicker you can organise your finances and start working. You will be able to effectively budget and keep on top of bills and monthly payments.
Odds are the amount of money you need to get by will be drastically different to what you are used to at home, so make sure you take the time to figure this out and set a budget.
Embrace the culture
You may be missing all the familiarity and atmosphere of home in Honduras, but in order to develop a happy new life abroad it is vital you embrace the culture.
Whether this means watching a new TV show, going to a concert or taking part in a local class, getting stuck in is a key way to make life in a new country a happy and healthy one.