Hostels tend to set the pulses racing of those who have never stayed in one before as the media tends to portray horror stories of backpackers. Whilst hostels are not glamorous, they are a low-budget choice of accommodation for travellers. Usually, when you book a place at a hostel you are essentially paying for a bed and a communal bathroom. You may find yourself in anything from a room of four to twenty other travellers.
Pro: Hostels are cheap accommodation and, although ...
Many citizens of Amsterdam are tried of the stag-do parties and teenage revellers who descend upon the Netherlands capital. However, whilst this brings a large sum of income to city, it is another group of visitors that have residents and media outlets up in arms. Expat workers.
Back in October, Amsterdam won a competition to host the European Medicines Agency. The relocation to the Netherlands means that the number of white-collar expatriate workers will escalate in Amsterdam and locals are not happy. ...
Nigeria is the most populated country on the continent of Africa and is the engine of the land. It is both culturally and economically diverse and is home to the offices of countless large corporations. However, for all of Nigeria’s brashness, the divide between rich and poor is unbelievable.
The Legatum Institute, a London-based think tank, release their global Prosperity Index annually. The survey ranks the most prosperous countries in the world. Many assume prosperity is used in reference to the financial ...
Whilst there is still uncertainty revolving around much of Brexit, British pensioners retiring in Europe are one group who know what is happening. In September, Britain and the EU reached an agreement of expats’ state pension when the UK officially leaves the EU.
There had been fears that pensions would be withheld from expats following Brexit. However, the change earlier this year confirmed that expats living in the EU (including those which are part of the EEA and Switzerland) will benefit from ...
In an article from International Investment titled Health issues expats worry about - and what they out to, Expatriate Group's directory Lee Gerry discusses the types of protection Expats need.
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Whilst you may not be fortunate enough to jet off to one of these far-flung destinations so close to Christmas, there may be one on your doorstep that you simply didn’t know about. Christmas markets have risen in popularity over the years and have been known to make the Scrooges of the world feel even a tickle of festive spirit. We take you around the world’s best Christmas markets and we expect you’ll be planning a trip for December 2018.
Viennese Christmas ...
Despite Indonesia’s disaster migration agency cementing the volcano’s alert level at the highest it could be, most of Bali is now safe for tourists. The dense ash cloud which blanketed the area around Mount Agung after its eruption has dissipated to nothing more than a plume. However, the 10-kilometre exclusion zone still stands to keep residents safe and there are around 55,000 people living in emergency shelters.
Many airlines have cancelled recent flights to Bali, however, now that the ash cloud has ...
The Indonesian National Disaster Management Authority declared a 12-kilometer exclusion zone around Mount Agung volcano on 24th September, with the lowering of that ‘highest’ status on 29th October, after a significant reduction in activity was noted.
However, on 21st November there was a further small eruption, followed by an additional three small eruptions on 25th November, which resulted in a plume of volcanic smoke rising to 4,000m. At this time an exclusion zone of 7.5km was put in place and some flights ...
It seems that Saudi Arabia is constantly in the expat news as of late. Since May 2017, we have kept you abreast of the latest happenings in the Gulf State. Whilst the year started in a promising fashion for the country with the introduction of a green card for expatriates and the start of what seemed like a promising initiative in Saudi Vision 2030, it has been downhill from there.
With the abolishment of tax-free living, restrictions on the US-style green card ...
Whether heading overseas due to work or for a new life, countless UK residents leave Blighty every year. However, sometimes this move can be confusing for HMRC and some expats get caught in confusing tax situations.
Brits abroad still face tax obligations and it is imperative to declare earnings before the self-assessment tax return deadline of 31st January 2018. However, HMRC does not make it easy for expats to complete this, particularly if they have missed the paper returns deadline of 31st ...