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. ...
Covering 6.6 million square miles and spanning two continents and nine time zones, there is no doubting Russia’s mammoth size and dominance in European and Asian culture. Despite being home to idyllic countryside and culturally rich cities, much of the world views Russia as an unwelcoming place due to its history and political standpoints.
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 ...
Many associate train travel with discomfort, heat and the weekly commute. However, when it comes to seeing the world by train, there is an old-fashioned appeal that cannot be matched by flying or driving. More often than not, you get to clap your eyes on some of the most hidden locations in the world from the comfort of your carriage.
Kenya: Jambo Kenya Deluxe
The Nairobi to Mombasa line is one of earth’s greatest train journeys and the train many opt for is ...
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 ...
Just a few years ago Russia was the place to be for expats.
With a strong and growing economy, creating opportunities for experienced workers from around the world, life in Russia looked increasingly rosy.
Just recently, for example, Russia was cited as one of the very best destinations for expats to enhance their careers and learn new skills.
However the evidence suggests that this may now be changing, with ever more expats leaving the “motherland” either through choice or lack of employment.
There are a ...
In late summer every year the tourism industry gathers for one of the world’s most glamorous and glitzy awards ceremonies.
We refer not to the Oscars or the Baftas, but the World Travel Awards. The hotly-contested awards are designed to “acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence” in the travel and tourism industry.
But besides all the bonhomie and backslapping, the awards also provide an opportunity for world travellers to identify some of the top destinations, hotels and travel companies in existence. There are a ...
Of all the reasons cited by expats for moving abroad one of the most persistent is their career.
It seems that for the right opportunity (and commensurate salary) many of us are willing to relocate to foreign climes.
However there are many factors that need to be considered before accepting such a role.
Certainly the expat package on offer is one factor.
However it’s not just salaries that can vary by country, employer and position. As discussed before each country has their own expectations regarding ...
Last month we discussed the happiest countries in the world; perfect for finding the ideal travel destination where you can be sure of a warm welcome. This month, in order to address the balance a little bit we decided to look at the least friendly cities in the world.
These are the cities where more sensitive visitors may wish to tread carefully – or at least to approach them with the expectation of few smiles and little help. And thanks to the ...
As a major oil producer, Russia has long drawn professional expat workers from around the world. Unlike oil producers in the Middle East, however, Russia has arguably not diversified its industry quite so significantly, and as a result the recent fall in oil prices is playing havoc with the Russian economy.
This drop in the price of oil has had a significant “knock on” effect in Russia, as this money has failed to trickle down through the economy. This means that it’s ...