There are tons of things to prepare before moving to another country. We need visas with working permit, someplace to live, browse the market for a decent bank and a good mobile phone operator. And we need to decide what to do with our Stockholm apartment while away.
Luckily, we have the fantastic Joanne at the Hong Kong office helping us with the visas. She will also set us up with someplace to live the first month.
The Internet is invaluable, too. We can sit at home, browsing the markets, looking for deals, making lists of which banks look good and so on.