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Worldwide Expat News

Keep up to date with the latest expat news from around the world.

10 Core Items All Backpackers Need on Their Travels

Chances are, you could be living out of your backpack for several months. That rucksack may seem humungous at first but it is amazing how quickly it fills up. Going overboard and packing every bar the kitchen sink is an easy mistake to make. Aside from the usual clothing and shoes, there are certain items (many of which are multifunction) that you should never leave behind. Money Belt Unlike the oh so fashionable bum bag, money belts are a discreet and safer way ... Read more

The 7 Greatest Train Journey’s in the World

Many associate train travel with discomfort, heat and the weekly commute. However, when it comes to seeing the world by train, there is an old-fashioned appeal that cannot be matched by flying or driving. More often than not, you get to clap your eyes on some of the most hidden locations in the world from the comfort of your carriage. Kenya: Jambo Kenya Deluxe The Nairobi to Mombasa line is one of earth’s greatest train journeys and the train many opt for is ... Read more

Which City Is the Best to Live in for 2017?

Mercer recently revealed its 2017 Quality of Living City Rankings. In a repeat performance of the last eight years, Vienna tops the list as the most liveable city in the world. German and Swiss cities flood the top 10, with guest appearances from the likes of New Zealand, Australia and Canada.Mercer’s study examined social and economic conditions, health, education, housing and the environment of 231 cities. The results are often used by blue chip companies to assess how much they should ... Read more

How to Take the Best Travel Photos With Just a Smartphone

Social platform Instagram has completely changed the game when it comes to travel photography. Long gone are the days of 35mm film snaps on the beach only seen by family and friends. Today, inspirational travel images are saturated, glossy and easier to achieve than ever.Smartphone technology evolution now means that mobiles are built with the kind or jargon we see on DLSR camera adverts. The latest Samsung Galaxy has a 12-megapixel camera, f/1.7 lens and Optical Image Stabilisation. It can also ... Read more

How Can Expats Get Their Children Immunised?

The World Health Organisation has reported a worrying increase of children with measles in Europe. Italy and Romania have seen the largest outbreaks and the WHO warns this is due to a drop in children being immunised.In January 2017 alone, Italy reported more than 200 cases of measles. Romania has reported 3,400 cases and 17 deaths since January 2016. Due to measles being highly contagious, the viral illness can spread between people and countries easily. For a country to be sufficiently ... Read more

8 of the Best Wild Swims on the Planet

During hot summer days, there is nothing better than cooling off in cold water. Luckily, Mother Nature has blessed the planet with some fantastic outdoor swimming opportunities, both fresh water and salty. The shock of the cool water might take your breath away, but steering clear of chlorine has got to be better. Havasu Falls, USA Many assume Arizona and the region around the Grand Canyon to be mainly rocky and dusty. However, the Havasu Falls are one of a few lush aquatic ... Read more

What Will Become of the EHIC Card Post-Brexit?

Currently, Brits travelling on the continent can use an EHIC card to receive state-funded medical treatment. The European Health Insurance Card has been a staple for any UK traveller heading to Europe and can be applied for easily online. According to the Department of Health, over 27 million people have one.Essentially, if you require medical treatment and you are in an EEA country (or Switzerland) you will be treated as a resident of that specific country. This may mean free or ... Read more

Expatriate Group Director Lee Gerry Talks iPMI Trends & Developments with Global Health Insider

After last year’s interview discussing Expatriate Group’s customer-centric business model, Global Health Insider brought Expatriate Group’s Director, Lee Gerry, back for an exclusive interview. Powered by the team from ExpatFinder.com, Mr Gerry discusses the latest developments in Expatriate Group such as the company’s improvements in customer service and the introduction of new products and benefits.In the interview, Mr Gerry explains:“Expatriate Group’s products and services are constantly evolving. We are under a continuous enhancement process, looking for all the 1% improvements and ... Read more

Expatriate Group Have Simplified Their International Healthcare iPMI Policy as a Result of Customer Feedback

Expatriate Group have simplified the way that customers can choose their area of cover under their international health insurance plan.“By reducing the number of areas from 5 to 3, we have taken another step in making our Expatriate Healthcare iPMI policy the most straight forward available in the international healthcare market” said Lee Gerry, Expatriate Group Director.“Feedback from our customers suggested that this was an area where we could do better. So we did.” he added. “The change is effective immediately ... Read more

Where is the Happiest Place in the World for Expats?

Some of us find happiness in the simplest things. The smell of freshly cut grass. Indulging in your favourite meal. For others, it is our family, or money, that brings us glee. Living a happy life is different for everybody, but are there some countries where are you most likely to experience it?InterNation’s Expat Inside Survey asked 14,300 expats living in 191 countries and representing 191 countries to give their opinions on expat life in their country of residence. Of the ... Read more
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