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02nd June 2012

Brits moving to Europe or a country where the population speaks a different language will benefit from familiarising themselves with the lingo before jetting off. According to Lindsay de Feliz, marketing manager at Expat Focus, in order to make the most of the experience of living in a foreign read more ...

02nd June 2012

Hong Kong's history stretches back many, many years, but its British connection is rather recent, arguably beginning with the First Anglo-Chinese War (1839-42). In defeat, the Qing Dynasty of China, at the Treaty of Nanking, along with other costs, ceded Hong Kong to the British. After the Second read more ...

02nd June 2012

As the final celebrations of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee get underway, expats from all over the world are preparing their own festivities. The historic event, which commemorates Queen Elizabeth II's 60-year reign as the nominal head of state, has captivated the hearts and minds of people all over read more ...

31st May 2012

Many intellectuals, artists and musicians have settled in Paris over the years, inspired by the beauty of the city and the collection of likeminded folk, interspersed between the hustle and the bustle, in cafes, restaurants, and dinky little clubs. Paris: iconic, starry-eyed, and historical, with a read more ...

30th May 2012

The Royal Academy of Arts' Summer Exhibition, one of the most enduring shows of its kind, kicks off in spectacular fashion next month. Now in its 244th year, the exhibition is known for showcasing the work of both established and emerging artists across a wide range of art mediums, including read more ...

30th May 2012

Although originally written for Liza Minnelli as part of Martin Scorsese's cinematic homage to his hometown and jazz music, the Theme from New York, New York was, despite Minnelli's magnificent interpretation, perhaps best rendered by the legendary Frank Sinatra. Ol' Blue Eyes, who came from read more ...

30th May 2012

Bulgaria remains a great place for expats to set up a new life, with Brits able to get excellent value for money, according to thebulgarianpropertyfinder.co.uk. Paul Watchorn, director of the specialist company that helps people settle in the east Balkan state, noted that although his British read more ...

29th May 2012

There's a great line in William Shakespeare's Henry V that has become popular courtesy of a Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks TV miniseries: "From this day to the ending of the world, we in it shall be remembered, we band of brothers." It's a powerful passage of writing that goes some way to capturing read more ...

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