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Australia Using Brexit to Get Brits Down Under

The Australian government has put plans in action to capitalise on Brexit uncertainty by luring young Brits to the country with a new visa. Travellers can now work in Australia up to the age of 35 on a working visa; boasting the highest post-tax wages of any visa scheme on the globe.We reported, back in June, that many expat pensioners were returning to the UK as they could no longer afford the high living costs of the country. It seems that ... Read more

Unveiling the Mystery Surrounding the World’s Lost Cities

The world is rich with historical cities echoing the ancient civilisations of times gone by. Machu Picchu, Pompeii, Petra, and Cairo are all coveted sites that offer outstanding insights into world’s that are so different from what we know today. However, there are also a handful of locations in the world that have been forgotten, due to natural disaster, sieges, and economic and political downturn. Set aside some time to immerse yourself in some of the world’s lost cities. The Gedi Ruins, ... Read more

How Much Does It Cost to Live in Singapore?

Singapore’s 5.5 million strong population is dominated by non-citizens. Around 40% of the country’s residents are expats; students, workers, and travellers. In HSBC’s Expat Explorer report, Singapore was ranked in the top spot – the best place to be an expat. Singapore is rumoured to be expensive, so what is it that is drawing foreigners to the country every year?The Legatum Institute, a London-based think tank, release their global Prosperity Index annually. The survey ranks the most prosperous countries in the ... Read more

Top 3 Unique Gap Year Destinations Around the World

Having the freedom to explore the globe on a gap year can be a life changing experience. Those before you have become diving instructors in Thailand, or worked in a lively bar on Australia’s Gold Coast. Although the usual gap year haunts are extremely beautiful countries with well-established traveller amenities, wouldn’t it be fulfilling to experience something truly new?We all have a vague idea as to what it would be like to travel to the stereotypical traveller destinations, but why not ... Read more

A Guide to Buying Property in Cape Verde

Many foreigners have experienced serious problems when buying property in Cape Verde. Those seeking a holiday home in the sun, in the past, were entering into a precarious world that was fraught with long delays, incomplete builds, disputes over ownership, and non-delivery of project management contracts. However, it appears the property market has turned over a new leaf on the volcanic archipelago, and confidence is slowly returning. Where Should I Buy in Cape Verde? Cape Verde is made up of two groups of ... Read more

5 Travelling Gripes Globetrotters Are Sick Of

In 2015, the ultimate traveller faux pas was the use of the infamous selfie stick. Getting that all-important holiday shot has become an addiction, with personal safety and common courtesy going right out the window in the quest for the perfect photo. In Japan, they have even had to implement ‘Danger! No Selfie Sticks’ signs on their train platforms due not only to complaints from station users, but injuries, and even deaths.This year, travel-dating website Miss Travel decided to survey travellers ... Read more

Expats Get ‘Vote For Life’ as British Government Scrap Limit

In David Cameron’s Conservative manifesto in September 2014, he pledged to abolish the 15-year voting limit currently set in place for British expats overseas. However, this never came to fruition. Fast forward two years, and all eyes are on the Conservative Government in the UK to step-up to the plate and correct what is considered an injustice to British expats.Currently, British expats who have lived overseas for more than 15 years are banned from voting in general elections in the UK. ... Read more

The Best Countries for Unique Halloween Celebrations

The USA is the undisputed champion of Halloween, with the UK not far behind. However, the reasons behind the traditions and customs have evaporated over the years. Although people of all ages revel in the spooky celebrations, there are locations around the world that have their own unique ways of doing things.From spirits visiting the earth for feasts, to psychic readings and the planting of wheat, the locations below may inspire you to indulge in something a little different this Halloween.Day ... Read more

How Much Does It Cost to Live in Spain?

Spain, particularly for British expats, is a no-questions-asked destination to migrate to. The simple joys of Spanish living draw many to the sunny destination which boasts cultural cities, picturesque beaches, and a relaxed way of living. Furthermore, with the cost of living in Spain lower than that of the UK, it seems like a wise move for a better life.The Legatum Institute, a London-based think tank, release their global Prosperity Index annually. The survey ranks the most prosperous countries in the ... Read more

5 of the Most Haunted Locations in the World

For the superstitious amongst us, Halloween is regarded as the most paranormally active night of the year. With this year’s celebrations just around the corner, it is an opportunity to take a look at the spooky phenomenon happening in five of the world’s most haunted locations. With dark histories spanning centuries, and tragedies at every turn, prepare to feel a chill as you uncover the unnerving truths associated with these globally renowned sinister locations. The Ancient Ram Inn, Gloucestershire, UK An idyllic British ... Read more
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