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Different dating rules around the world

Different dating rules around the world

If you’re single and travelling and living abroad, the subject of dating often comes up. Expats quickly learn that dating differs from country to country – and what’s regarded as a ‘commitment’ in one country is just a casual date in another. So before you get...
7 things you need to know about living in Australia

7 things you need to know about living in Australia

Australia is a top expat destination and the preferred destination for many South Africans, who feel closely aligned with both the country and the culture. However, you might be surprised to discover that Australia has a few surprises up her sleeve:   1. You...
Affordable destinations for South Africans

Affordable destinations for South Africans

Despite the recent strength in the South African rand, it is still a currency that weighs in relatively weakly against many of the other major currencies – which is a problem for South Africans who want to travel abroad, and it becomes even more difficult if you want...
Expats are starting to choose Europe over the UK

Expats are starting to choose Europe over the UK

There is a gradual shift in expat preferences with many people choosing to relocate to European cities rather than the UK due to the British cities’ lower quality of life. The lasts Mercer Quality of Living survey identified Vienna as the top city worldwide when it...
10 Countries that welcome expats with open arms

10 Countries that welcome expats with open arms

One of the biggest challenges expats face is overcoming culture shock and integrating into their new community. “Failing to fit in” is one of the top reasons expats return back to their home country, which makes the attitude of the locals towards expats essential if...