To escape the mayhem of shopping and numerous meals out, my partner and I decided to take a short trip away to Kyoto, Japan. We chose Japan for a numerous of reasons. Firstly, because Taiwan and Korea are the number one destinations to visit around the New Year, as they are incredibly close to Hong Kong and secondly, it’s a new place for us both to explore. Even though we both had to pay a fraction more than usual for the flight ticket, it was a trip well worth it.
Surprisingly enough the city is the seventh largest of Japan and was previously a capital before Tokyo slotted into first place. more ...
June, please tell us a little about yourself.
My mother was the daughter of wealthy middle class parents and my father was a Romany Gypsy. They married, despite all objections from my maternal grandparents and as anticipated, the union turned out to be a horrible mismatch. I was conceived in a Devon field and born the following June 1951 in the local midwife’s cottage next to Exmouth railway station. more ...
If you’re thinking of moving abroad, one of the main considerations is what kind of house you’ll be able to get for your money. This is determined obviously by the value of the house you’re buying, but also by the exchange rates, which can have a significant impact on what kind of property you’ll end up in.
If, for example, the pound is strong against the euro, you’ll get more for your money, and you may be able to afford more than you thought. The exchange rates can fluctuate dramatically in the space of just a few weeks or even days, so it’s always worth keeping your eye on the markets. more ...
Without question, the hardest will be saying goodbye to friends. Even leaving this old house we’ve inhabited for 30 years will be difficult. Our home feels very cozy and pleasantly lived in.
We’ve just remodeled a lot of the house in order to sell it and now are enjoying the remodel. I love my new stainless steel refrigerator, microwave, and oven. The new porcelain floors, carpets and updated bathrooms spruce the house up significantly. more ...
The US State Department states that each year millions of US citizens safely visit Mexico for tourism, business or study, and this is in addition to about one million US citizens already residing in the country. more ...
Amanda Heckart, from California, shared, “My biggest fear is looking like a tourist because it seems to lend itself to safety issues. Will I get mugged because I look like I don’t belong? If I get lost, will I be able to find someone approachable for help? Do I have adequate resources or access to resources if I need them?” more ...
Luxembourg cuisine has central European influences and bears some similarities to French and German cooking. more ...
Concert in a cave
The Kateřinská Caves were named after a shepherdess, Catherine, who, according to local legend, found the cave while looking for her lost sheep. Situated in the heart of the Moravian Karst, it is about 2 kilometers away from the Punkevni caves. The most famous part of these caves is the stalagmite ‘witch’, which is beautifully lit by colored spotlights, and the Bamboo Grove, where you can see several stick-shaped stalagmites. more ...
Matt & Niki Meeks, children Max 4 ½, Sara 2 ½ and Sofi 5 weeks and Coffee Dog
We consider ourselves a young family, only because of the age of our children.
After working 20 years for the same company, growing weary of the negativity around us, and having to set appointments for our children to play with friends, we started soul searching for an avenue to a better, less complicated way of life. We are from the great state of Texas and still proud to be Texans, but we are adventurous and love to travel so we started talking about an international move. more ...
Robin Pascoe, the Expat Expert
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