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Staying In The UK Legally After A Relationship Breakup

Posted by: Scar on Thursday December 20, 2018 (19:23:22)   (90 Reads)
Tales of international romance sadly don’t tend to end with the happy couple riding into the sunset to enjoy a life of loving, bureaucracy-free bliss. If Cinderella had happened to be a foreign citizen when she fell for her Prince, she would have needed a visa advisor rather than a fairy godmother to reach her happy ending.    more ...
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Where To Find The Best Sunday Roasts In London

Posted by: Scar on Wednesday September 26, 2018 (14:43:19)   (651 Reads)
Some countries are famous for their cuisine. The French have Cordon Bleu, the Italians have a rich heritage of pasta and wine, Singapore sizzles in a fusion recipe of cultural delights.

Britain, on the other hand, enjoys a global reputation for stodgy dollops of carbs, tasteless beer and an obsession with gravy. While the rest of the world may not see the charm of the Cornish pasty or the savoury deliciousness of the Scotch egg, British people ...    more ...
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Accessible London: A Guide for Expats Who Use Mobility Aids

Posted by: Scar on Wednesday August 29, 2018 (18:33:14)   (208 Reads)
London has an alarming reputation for being inaccessible, with many areas retaining the original Victorian architecture. However, in recent years a number of improvements have been made to enable those who use mobility aids to enjoy many areas which had previously been inaccessible.    more ...
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American In London? Here's Where To Find A Taste Of Home

Posted by: Scar on Thursday August 16, 2018 (07:51:28)   (666 Reads)
America is land of the free and home of the brave, according to the song at least. But what happens when Americans pack up their lives, leave the States behind and settle in the land of hope and glory?

One estimate puts the number of Americans living in the UK at 197,000. Whilst a large number of these are service personnel and their families, who are clustered around the runways of air bases in Suffolk, a great many more have settled in Londo ...    more ...
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A Vegetarian Guide To London

Posted by: Scar on Wednesday August 08, 2018 (16:39:44)   (671 Reads)
Whether you’re vegetarian, vegan, or just a healthy eater, rest assured that the Big Smoke is a veritable veggie paradise these days. England might not have the best food reputation abroad, but you’ll be delighted to know that this has changed in recent years. Gone are the days of limp lettuce served with rust-coloured tomatoes and a slice of cucumber, or bland and flavourless dishes of meat and two veg. As one of the most international citie ...    more ...
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Can You Afford To Live In West London?

Posted by: Scar on Friday July 27, 2018 (13:39:42)   (222 Reads)
There always seems to be a new list doing the rounds, running down the most expensive expat destinations. Locations in which the cost of living will squeeze every penny out of your pocket, leaving precious little to actually enjoy the sights of city.    more ...
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Living In London As A Transgender Expat

Posted by: Scar on Monday July 23, 2018 (10:40:53)   (640 Reads)
The city of London in the United Kingdom has a long history as both a world economic powerhouse and cosmopolitan cultural hub. Its primary airport, Heathrow, is one of the most important waypoints in Europe, its landmarks are recognized the world over, and it once stood at the center of the mind-bogglingly enormous British Empire. Now less a world-conquering command center and more financial nucleus of Europe, London plays host to large numbers o ...    more ...
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Chinese Expat In London? How To Settle In And Make Friends

Posted by: Scar on Wednesday July 11, 2018 (13:08:28)   (645 Reads)
As an expat, the hardest part of moving to a new country can be the ‘settling in’ phase, along with everything that goes with it. This could include any number of things, but expats often have to deal with factors such as culture shock and language barriers. These are on top of all the practical, tedious things such as getting all the correct paperwork filled out and applying for any necessary permits or licenses and so on. And that’s befor ...    more ...
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The Best Rural Locations In Britain

Posted by: Scar on Wednesday July 11, 2018 (11:24:34)   (1159 Reads)
The , which is dedicated to the quality of life within rural areas in the United Kingdom, is out – and the Orkney Islands in Scotland have come out on top.

The Halifax survey comes out annually and compares crime rate, employment and units which measure general happiness in different locations across the UK to determine which rural areas in the United Kingdom offer the best quality of life. ...    more ...
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London - City Of Love: Why The UK Capital Is More Romantic Than Paris

Posted by: Scar on Monday June 18, 2018 (08:50:38)   (232 Reads)
Paris is often referred to as the city of love, and hopeless romantics all around the world have their eyes set on the French capital. Paris is portrayed in a plethora of literature and films as the ultimate romantic getaway, the ‘it destination’ for finding love, and generally the place to be.    more ...