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10 of the Strangest Traditions from Around the World

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 ... Read more

10 Best Experiences for Adrenaline Junkie Travellers

For thrill seekers, the average holiday package is simply not enough. There lies within a deep yearning for adventure, a void that has to be filled! The challenge to live life to the full is something that many dream about, yet seldom accomplish. But for those of you ready to summon that guttural courage, there is a whole world of exciting and adrenaline filled opportunities awaiting you. You just need to know where to look for them. Behold only the very best adrenaline ... Read more

Expat Safety Tips: Sinkholes

Although possible almost anywhere you go in the world, little awareness is raised with regards to sinkholes and the dangerous risks they pose. Whilst sinkholes vary in terms of size and severity, they can appear with little to no warning and in many cases can cause severe damage, injury and even death. Therefore, expats and travellers alike can only benefit from being aware of high-risk areas and how to keep yourself safe. How do sinkholes occur? A sinkhole refers to a depression or cavity in ... Read more

Expat Safety Tips: What To Do When a Hurricane Hits

Hurricanes often start life as tropical cyclones. These low-pressure weather phenomena usually have surface winds of around 39 mph and are accompanied by pouring rain. It is when this downpour stops, and winds reach over 74 mph, that they are classed as hurricanes. Not all hurricanes are deadly, however, recent years have seen some of the most catastrophic to hit the globe. Hurricane Katrina tore New Orleans and Haiti apart in 2005 and caused devastation down the Louisiana and Mississippi coastlines. In ... Read more

The 10 Best Countries in the World for Career Women

2018 marks 100 years since women in the UK were given the right to vote. Despite equality efforts worldwide since the years of the Suffragettes there are countries where women are still struggling in a patriarchal society. For example, it was only in September of last year that women in Saudi Arabia were permitted to drive. Securing a job as an expat if you have not been relocated by an employer isn’t always an easy road. However, it can be especially hard ... Read more

The Best Countries in the World for Freelancers

Many moons ago we reported on the best countries in Europe to be self employed. Whilst this still stands, we wanted to open the door to the rest of world and see what other global destinations have to offer freelancers with the urge to head abroad. In the past few years there has been an explosion in the number of jobs available for those who don’t want to head into an office every day. Working remotely has become popular, as has freelancing. ... Read more

Which Country Should You Retire To in 2018?

International Living revealed their best places to retire in the world at the start of this year. Their Annual Global Retirement Index analyses countries based on a wide variety of criteria, including residency options, cost of living, climate and property options. Transport, local governance and internet connectivity are also taken into consideration. 10th  – Peru With a low cost of living and 1,500 miles of unspoilt coastline from Ecuador to Chile, Peru is a popular choice for expats this year. It is easy ... Read more

The Most Affordable Places for Expats to Live in 2018

Many of us while away time at work daydreaming about escaping the rat race to live a simpler life. We envisage breakfast on a balcony. Daily sunshine. The coast on your doorstep. Whilst some of our perfect locations aren’t achievable yet, there are some destinations around the globe that could allow expats to work very little or retire early. Cali, Colombia Nestled just shy of Colombia’s coastline, Cali is a city that is fast becoming one of South America’s most popular with expats. Located ... Read more

8 of the Best Wild Swims on the Planet

During hot summer days, there is nothing better than cooling off in cold water. Luckily, Mother Nature has blessed the planet with some fantastic outdoor swimming opportunities, both fresh water and salty. The shock of the cool water might take your breath away, but steering clear of chlorine has got to be better. Havasu Falls, USA Many assume Arizona and the region around the Grand Canyon to be mainly rocky and dusty. However, the Havasu Falls are one of a few lush aquatic ... Read more

Where is the Happiest Place in the World for Expats?

Some of us find happiness in the simplest things. The smell of freshly cut grass. Indulging in your favourite meal. For others, it is our family, or money, that brings us glee. Living a happy life is different for everybody, but are there some countries where are you most likely to experience it? InterNation’s Expat Inside Survey asked 14,300 expats living in 191 countries and representing 191 countries to give their opinions on expat life in their country of residence. Of the ... Read more
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