i'm not usually one to give out a lot of expat advice, mostly because i don't really consider myself an expert. i know i have lived in two different countries for almost a total of three years now but i still feel like there are things that i learn all the time about living abroad. and maybe one day i will write about all of those things that i have learned but for now i am just going to give one teensy little bit of advice.
before you leave a country, make sure you close all of your accounts whether they are banking, internet, cable, etc.
of course when i was in spain almost two years ago i didn't close one of my accounts because i was advised that it wasn't necessary. it is necessary!! i am now dealing with a such a headache from trying to pay things that were charged to me and closing my account and time differences etc. this all could have been prevented if i had just done the logical thing and closed my account when i left.
obviously i am going to take from this: everyone makes mistakes, its not the end of the world (my favorite) and at least it wasn't something more. and i think anyone thinking of moving abroad should remember that when you leave...close those accounts!!