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 ...
Spain has firmly established itself as one of the top retirement destinations for British Expats, but our Mediterranean neighbours have an abundance to offer all intrepid travellers seeking a different lifestyle overseas and it isn’t only retirees who are deciding to make Spain their home.
Famous for so much more than being a retirement destination, Spain is a rich and diverse country, known for its fashion, architecture, history, food and drink, culture, music and the arts.
The beautiful landscapes of Spain continue to ...
With such uncertainty still surrounding Brexit, it remains difficult for British expats living in the EU to know for sure what the situation will be on Friday 29th March 2019. Will there be a deal or won’t there? That’s really all any of us want to know.
The situation is extremely concerning for UK citizens who have made EU countries such as Spain and France their home for many years. A number of British expats are pensioners that rely on NHS reimbursements ...
Brits living in Spain have understandably felt much uncertainty about the potential impact Brexit may have on their expat lives. Since the referendum, a large proportion of concerned British expats have even reluctantly considered returning home.
As one of the most popular countries in Europe for Brits to retire to, it is thought to be home to more than 300,000 British nationals. With so much to offer – climate, lifestyle, quality schools, relaxation and a slower pace of life – it's clear ...
Spain has long been a popular destination for many retired Brits, with more than half of the 300,000 British expat population aged over 65. And it’s not difficult to see why - the country has much to offer - affordable coastal resorts, glorious sunshine, idyllic beaches and delicious cuisine, to name a few!
With Brexit looming, the ease of retiring to Spain will of course be affected after the UK leaves the EU. However, agreements already made with the European Union on ...
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 ...
The World Health Organisation has reported a worrying increase of children with measles in Europe. Italy and Romania have seen the largest outbreaks and the WHO warns this is due to a drop in children being immunised.
In January 2017 alone, Italy reported more than 200 cases of measles. Romania has reported 3,400 cases and 17 deaths since January 2016. Due to measles being highly contagious, the viral illness can spread between people and countries easily. For a country to be sufficiently ...
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 ...
It is not just expats that are uncertain about their futures in EU countries: Spain is also preparing to feel the brunt when the UK officially leaves the European Union. Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, is predicting a vast financial loss for the country if expats leave and tourists head elsewhere.
Currently, Spain is home to over 300,000 officially registered British residents and around 68 million holidayed in the country last year. At a recent news conference in Madrid, Rajoy expressed concerns ...
InterNations Expat Insider 2016 survey is one of the most extensive expat studies and explores the general living situations of expatriates. This year, the survey targeted 14,000 expats and they were asked to rate several elements of their lives abroad, from health and personal happiness, to leisure options and quality of transport.
Those who took part in the research had their numbers for each category tallied up to give an overall quality of life score for each country. Thinking of a new ...