From scrambled egg festivals to monkey buffets, it’s safe to say that there are some rather weird and wonderful traditions that take place around the world.
Here’s a list of just 10 of the most bizarre cultural practices from around the globe that are still carried out today:
La Tomatina, Spain
First up is La Tomatina, the largest tomato fight in the world. It’s not quite known how it came about but there are many theories surrounding it. One of the most popular is ...
The nation’s capital is more appealing to people than ever before. With a vibrant and lively way of life mixed with fantastic career opportunities, London is an attractive city for expats to live in. However, property prices within London are extremely expensive in comparison with the rest of the country and much of Europe. With this in mind the big question on the minds of expats wanting to live in the capital is often, ‘can I afford this?’
Why do expats want ...
The UK sees approximately one in ten of its population taking the plunge, upping sticks, and moving overseas. Driven by work opportunities, sunnier climes and different lifestyle prospects, expats are continuing to make their homes across the globe; but just where do we Brits decide to settle abroad, what are the top destinations, and where should expats be moving in 2019?
There are so many factors to take into consideration when deciding on the right destination to make your new ...
Volunteering abroad as an expat is a fantastic way to integrate into the local community; meet new people, both locals, other expats and international volunteers; do something worthwhile; learn new skills; enhance your CV; contribute to your new place of residence; learn the local language; and so much more.
Volunteering overseas can give you the opportunity to try something completely new or to build on existing skills, qualifications and experience in an area you’re interested in and passionate about.
Volunteering abroad gives ...
Spain has firmly established itself as one of the top retirement destinations for British Expats, but our Mediterranean neighbours have an abundance to offer all intrepid travellers seeking a different lifestyle overseas and it isn’t only retirees who are deciding to make Spain their home.
Famous for so much more than being a retirement destination, Spain is a rich and diverse country, known for its fashion, architecture, history, food and drink, culture, music and the arts.
The beautiful landscapes of Spain continue to ...
Travelling on a budget can present the open-minded, inquisitive traveller with a truly unique and life-changing experience, opening up a different, enriching and authentic way of experiencing a country, providing some truly worthwhile aspects of travel that you may not get to experience otherwise.
Working whilst travelling
One of these aspects is working and making money while travelling. This particular aspect of travelling on a budget can be hugely rewarding and a great way to integrate into a community; meet local people and ...
The world is your oyster, as they say, and if your contemplating a move overseas but still unsure about which new country is the right one for you, it’s helpful to consider all of the aspects of life and living that are important to you. If moving with family you’ll also have the task of finding that perfect spot to call home that meets the needs and desires of all family members so a fulfilled and happy life can be found ...
Travelling with your pet in the EU in the wake of Brexit is an uncertain area and it’s looking highly likely that EU pet travel is set to experience a number of changes if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.
It’s imperative pet owners wishing to travel with their pets in the EU familiarise themselves with current rules and any changes that may occur after Brexit to ensure compliance with EU pet travel regulations.
Third country classification
When the UK exits ...
We attach stereotypes to groups of people and expats are no exception. What it means to be an expat is itself a changing concept, in terms of the many and different types of expats living and working under different scenarios, both long and short term, as residents in a country overseas. There are many myths and misconceptions surrounding the stereotyped expat and expat lifestyle, so let’s take a look at some of these, with a view of giving a more level ...
Tanzania is a beautiful country, which is why you must seek to explore it. It is home to Africa’s most stunning and famous national parks, beaches and of course Mount Kilimanjaro. The national parks are home to various wildlife and gorgeous landscapes, which can be explored by safaris that let you get close to the animals’ habitat. Tanzania’s national parks primary role is conservation. The parks conserve the country’s natural heritage, whilst providing safety to the animals that inhabit them. Discovering ...