The Himalayas are a rich tapestry of cultures and landscapes, spanning six diverse countries. The 1,500 mile stretch of majestic mountain ranges are home to some of the most inspiring sites in the world, starting in Afghanistan, before descending upon Pakistan, Indian, Nepal and China, before ending in secretive Bhutan.Come with us on an enchanting journey through some of the most sensory destinations on planet earth and discover the hidden gems of the Himalayas.Afghanistan to Pakistan: Khyber Pass
Our voyage starts at ...Read more
South Africa’s 53 million strong population has its fair share of expats. While many revel in visiting the Rainbow Nation for a holiday, the thought of living in a country still bearing the scars of apartheid is a challenge. South Africa has high levels of poverty and racial disparity is still extremely prevalent but there are aspects of expat life in the country that are extremely appealing.The Legatum Institute, a London-based think tank, release their global Prosperity Index annually. The survey ...Read more
Many of us dream of heading to sunnier climes for the festive period. However, there are some spectacular locations where the idea of a white Christmas is a reality beyond your imagination. The concept of Christmas on the beach can seem appealing but, what if there were locations where you could truly live in the moment and take in the wonders of the world? If you have always dreamt of a Christmas escape away from the usual haunts, one of the ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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