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10 favourite foods South Africans wish they could pack in their suitcase

10 favourite foods South Africans wish they could pack in their suitcase

South Africa is renowned for having a “rainbow cuisine” consisting of a wide variety of flavours. So much of South Africa’s food is “home cooking” made from recipes that have been passed down from one generation to the next. The origins of South African cooking...

Make a move to where the money is

Make a move to where the money is

Expats rely on surveys to help them decide where the best opportunities lie. There are countless portfolios and indexes that list all the intricate details of the expat ecosystem from where the best schools are to the highest quality of living to the countries where...

Expats can now become permanent residents in Qatar

Expats can now become permanent residents in Qatar

Qatar has just made history by becoming the first gulf nation to grant expats permanent residency. On 4 September 2018, Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani issued a decree allowing a maximum of 100 expats to gain permanent residency every year. Permanent residency...

What are the best dog’s names?

What are the best dog’s names?

“What’s in a name” is a famous quote by William Shakespeare from the play Romeo and Juliet. For dog lovers, the quote is particularly pertinent as these days settling on calling your dog ‘Rover’ is no longer the ‘done thing’. Instead prospective dog owners put a huge...

10 Expat travel hacks to save you time and money

10 Expat travel hacks to save you time and money

Every day at FinGlobal we deal with expats from all over the world and we have picked up some valuable ‘travel hacks’ that will help you feel more relaxed and in control on your travels. Make your expat journeys smoother, with these expert expat travel tips: 10 Travel...

Travelling with a newborn baby: 11 tips and tricks

Travelling with a newborn baby: 11 tips and tricks

Travelling with a newborn baby on a plane can be very stressful, particularly if it’s your first child and takes a lot of careful planning. Like many parents, you probably don’t want to go anywhere except home with your new baby. She needs lots of attention and feeds,...

Why Portugal is the best expat destination in Europe

Why Portugal is the best expat destination in Europe

You might be surprised to discover that expats have voted Portugal the best country to live in, in Europe. This has been reported by the InterNations’ Expat Insider Survey 2018, one of the most comprehensive expat reports, which is based on the findings of over 18 000...

Best islands to visit with kids

Best islands to visit with kids

The imagination of a tropical Indian Ocean island destination seems idyllic when you want to get away from it all. Thomas Cook has been making travel accessible to a lot more since he arranged his first package tour in the 1840s. The downside is that the “ideal”...

Kruger National Park for Kids: A walking safari

Kruger National Park for Kids: A walking safari

The Kruger National Park in north-eastern South Africa is one of Africa’s largest game reserves and the SANParks accommodation in the park is very affordable for visitors, including South Africans who can view hundreds of animals here from the Big Five (lions,...

Keep on the right side of the law if you are moving to Dubai

Keep on the right side of the law if you are moving to Dubai

Dubai is an attractive destination for expats wanting to maximise their salaries and save for their future. Internationally renowned as a country with no income tax, property tax, capital gains tax or sales tax it is a country that helps you maximise your earnings....

Top 10 South African olive oils from the 2018 harvest

Top 10 South African olive oils from the 2018 harvest

Olive oil is not only delicious to cook with and enjoy over salads, but it also offers a myriad of health benefits. South African’s are lucky enough not to have to rely on imported olive oils, due to our climate and conditions which allow us to produce a wide variety...

5 top retirement destinations in Australia

5 top retirement destinations in Australia

Australia is a popular destination for retiring expats – offering an excellent quality of life consisting of great infrastructure, world-renowned healthcare and first-world amenities. If you’re considering retiring to Australia, here are some of the top retirement...

Why Calgary is Canada’s top city

Why Calgary is Canada’s top city

The 2018 Global Liveability Index of the Economist Unit made Calgary the fourth most viable city in the world, making it the top city in North America ahead of any other Canadian or USA city. The Global Liveability Index of the Economist Group ranks 140 cities...

The best places for a winter family holiday in South Africa

The best places for a winter family holiday in South Africa

If you’re living in the northern hemisphere, then you will be beginning to get out your winter woollies and turning on the heating in preparation for the cold winter weather. If scraping the ice off your car and wearing multiple layers of clothing doesn’t appeal to...

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