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South American Destinations Beyond Brazil

South America is home to some of the world’s most jaw-dropping destinations yet when visiting many people automatically choose Brazil as their destination and overlook, or forget, about the other countries that are equally as spectacular. It’s not hard to see why Brazil captivates those who visit, its diverse country has some of the most wondrous landscapes, beautiful beaches and world-famous sights such as Mount Corcovado and Copacabana. But, what about the other countries in Latin America? Here’s exactly why you should consider venturing ... Read more

How Much Does It Cost to Live in Brazil?

An attack on all the senses, Brazil is one of the world’s top tourist destinations. The 2016 Olympics thrust the South American country into the limelight further and many have since moved to the party capital of the world to benefit from the incredible climate, good high-ranking salaries and welcoming locals. 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 ... Read more

The 7 Best Cities Around the World for Freelancers

Having the freedom to be your own boss and work on a variety of different projects is extremely attractive to some. Furthermore, the ability to access everything digitally and work remotely means you do not need to be stuck in your home office, let alone your country of birth, if you choose otherwise. Being self-employed abroad can be a financial gamble for newbies, but there are some countries where things are looking rosy for digital nomads. Lisbon, Portugal The Portuguese capital, Lisbon is creative ... Read more

7 Surprising Food Etiquette Rules from Around the World

You have nailed the basics of elbows off the table, don’t slurp your soup, and don’t talk with your mouth full. You are safe in the knowledge that you can attend a dinner party without committing too many faux pas. However, heading abroad can open up a whole new can of worms. While we appreciate that every country has their own way of doing things when it comes to meal times, a life of continental eating is a tough one to ... Read more

Zika Virus: What Travellers Need to Know

One of the most hotly-discussed topics among travellers at present is the growing threat of Zika. But what really is Zika, what are the real risks and how should you protect yourself from them? Zika is a virus carried by mosquitoes; primarily the Aedes aegypti mosquito. Rather like malaria, one contracts it mainly from being bitten by an infected mosquito. At present medical authorities are unsure of whether the virus may be passed from person-to-person such as during intercourse but current recommendations ... Read more
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