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Boys’ Toys

November 19, 2014 |

I like toys as much as the next man. Be it train sets, steam cars, remote control helicopters, iPhones or Nintendo. Other, sometimes questionable, gadgets have also come onto the market in recent years, including devices for treasure hunting … Read More

The Atlantic Travelling Butter Dish

November 18, 2014 |

It all began with a newspaper article in the online edition of my favourite newspaper, when I came across a report about the evils of eating margarine. Yes, you have read this correctly, because I seem to have read … Read More


Rights of Expat Wives in the UAE

November 16, 2014 |

There are many reasons why there is a discrepancy between how westerners see the way things are handled in the Middle East, especially with many recent developments on a global scale and the rising of radical elements there. One … Read More

Employment Outpaces Strongest Population Growth

November 13, 2014 |

Rising employment is more than keeping up with our growing population, while unemployment has fallen to 5.4 percent, Statistics New Zealand said this month.

“Due to strong migration, we have had the largest annual rise in the population in 10 … Read More

Your Guide to studying Abroad

November 11, 2014 |

As an EU citizen, you are entitled to study at any EU university under the same conditions as nationals, although entry conditions vary in each country. You may also have the chance to do part of your studies abroad … Read More

Useful Job Hunting Tips for Expats moving to Australia

November 10, 2014 |

So you’re looking for work in Australia, fortunately unemployment in Australia is at a very low 6.10%, one of the lowest in the world riding off the wave of a solid economy and significant foreign investment. With unemployment levels expected … Read More

Keeping the Vote

November 8, 2014 |

I recently received an email from a fellow blogger, urging me to encourage all expats who read my blogs to vote in the next UK General Election. Apparently, only 30,000 of the 2.5 million expats who have the right to … Read More

When things go wrong – Healthcare abroad in the EU.

November 6, 2014 |

Advice on unplanned treatment abroad

When travelling to another EU country, be it on holiday, for business or to study,  should you fall ill or have an accident you have the same rights to healthcare as people insured … Read More

Population in Auckland and Canterbury regions grows fastest

November 5, 2014 |

Of New Zealand’s 16 regions, only Auckland and Canterbury’s population growth rate was above the national average, Statistics New Zealand said last month. In the June 2014 year, Auckland’s population grew by 34,000 (2.3 percent), while Canterbury’s grew by 11,400 … Read More

Driving on the Wrong Side of the Road

November 4, 2014 |

Whether you are a Brit relocating to the US or anywhere in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, or Northern Africa, you will need to get used to driving on the opposite side (or, as they call it, the … Read More