India has the second largest population in the world, home to approximately 1.25 billion people. Famed as a destination for expats who have been moved by their employer, or are searching for an alternative way of life, the number of Westerners heading to the country is steadily climbing year on year. With many Indian nationals emigrating to other countries for better educational and work opportunities, what is drawing foreigners to the country?The Legatum Institute, a London-based think tank, release their global ...Read more
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
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
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
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There is no denying that the grandeur of the Taj Mahal is impressive, nor that the Buddhist monuments in the Ajanta Caves are not awe inspiring. Many forget that India spans a vast 3.287 million km2, meaning it is thirteen times the size of the UK, and boasts a population of 1.25 billion. In a land this immense and culturally rich, there are locations that remain untouched by foreigners. The five locations below are perfect for those seeking an experience of ...Read more
In September 2015 an Italian aid worked was murdered in Bangladesh. Cesare Tavella was jogging in the capital’s diplomatic quarter when two attackers shot him from behind. Many assumed it was a random attack of violence but the Islamic State group proudly claimed they were responsible for the death.Fast forward to the 1st July 2016. A group of five Islamic State militants killed 17 foreigners and five Bangladeshis after an 11-hour hostage situation at the Holey Artisan Bakery. Attackers were armed ...Read more
Whether on a voyage of cultural discovery, or aiming for the perfect tan on tropical beach, once the pangs of hunger hit it is only a matter of time before you sidle off to a restaurant and indulge in subsequent snooze. But, for the dedicated foodies of the world, who says you cannot plan part of your holiday around the gourmet offerings of the world? From street food vendors to Michelin star restaurants, there are unique cuisines catering to all palettes ...Read more
When it comes to deciding how much to pay expat workers, the mechanics are often complex and convoluted. Do you, for example, use the employees’ salary from their country of origin as a starting point, or the average salary for their position in their adopted country?Furthermore, once even the base salary has been agreed upon, what else must be added to create a fair and appealing expat package? Considerations can include performance-related bonuses, local living costs such as housing and transportation, ...Read more