Expat Travel Abroad News

Latest 10 news items tagged Travel Abroad

19 Oct at 6 PM 2018

Expat voters with representatives could change the world

Over the last five decades, the number of expats living abroad has soared to 250 million, but almost all have no effective political representation back in the home country. Whilst it might seem illogical that citizens who’ve opted to spend many years overseas should have a say in the politics of the home country, the last few years have shown how necessary this is. Across the world, recent elections and one referendum have brought in disastrous changes which would possible not have happened should expat opinions and their votes...
11 Oct at 6 PM 2018

Devastating flood kills British couple in Majorca

A massive storm and torrential rain have caused devastating floods in Majorca, killing at least eight people including a British couple. Rescuers are still searching for survivors of devastating floods which hit Majorca’s eastern region during a huge storm. At least eight people are believed to be dead, including two Britons who were travelling in a taxi when the floods hit. Their bodies were found in the taxi, and the driver is still missing, but it’s not yet certain whether the couple were tourists or expats living in Sant...
8 Oct at 6 PM 2018

Expat boy invents new international Wolfenoot holiday

A South African expat mom’s seven-year old son has invented a brand new international holiday. South African author Jax Goss, now living with her seven-year old son in New Zealand, has cause to be extremely proud of her dog-loving boy as he’s invented a new international holiday. Wolfenoot is a one-day festival especially for dog-lovers the world over, and has gone viral since she posted his idea online. The holiday celebrates the ‘spirit of the wolf’ and is aimed at global dog owners and dog lovers. It’s already been...
5 Oct at 6 PM 2018

South Korea to toughen health insurance rules for expatriates

The South Korean government is to revise the rules by which expats and Korean citizens living overseas access its national health insurance system. According to the Korean government, the toughening up of its national health insurance regulations is the result of the exploitation of loopholes in the system by expats, allowing expensive treatments to be provided for small payments. The changes will take effect from early this December, according to the Korean Ministry of Health. It would seem foreigners have been taking advantage...
27 Sep at 6 PM 2018

British expat living in Siberia forced to sleep rough in Russian airport

British pensioner Steve Beard was forced to sleep rough in a Russian airport after falling foul of Russian immigration on his way to London. Ten years ago, Steve met his Russian future wife online on a dating website, fell in love and abandoned his home country for a village in the wild wastes of Siberia. He married his schoolteacher turned business owner sweetheart and they now have an eight-year old son. His problems began when he decided to fly back to the UK to attempt to get his UK state pension sent to his Irkutsk region...
20 Sep at 6 PM 2018

Expats in Shanghai prefer e-biking to overcrowded public transport

Due to massive overcrowding in Shanghai’s otherwise satisfactory public transport and on its roads, many expats are turning to e-bikes, scooters and motorbikes as a practical means of getting around. An expat survey by an internationally-focused English language newspaper in the city revealed the majority of expatriates living and working in Shanghai are now the proud possessors of e-bikes, scooters and motor bikes after giving up on never-ending traffic jams and the twice-daily crush on public buses and the metro. Several approved...
13 Sep at 6 PM 2018

Expats in rentals urged to get home content insurance

Given the soaring cost as well as the legal difficulties of owning a home in expat relocation destinations, renting is now the most popular option. Expats arriving overseas for a stint at their employer’s international office almost invariably opt for renting an apartment or house, hopefully for the duration of their relocation but more normally on a short-term lease. However, many believe the owner’s house insurance policy will cover any unforeseen damage to their contents. Unfortunately, most rental contracts in popular...
5 Sep at 6 PM 2018

British pensioners refused insurance payout after their car was stolen and torched

A British expats couple are being treated unfairly by their insurance company after they were gassed and had their car stolen and torched. After falling into an unusually deep sleep, pensioners John and Jacqueline Armitage were woken by Spanish police knocking on their door to let them know their burnt-out car had been found after having been involved in a number of robberies. The horrified couple had no idea the Toyota had been stolen and are convinced they’d somehow been gassed prior to the robbery. According to John, he’s a...
17 Aug at 6 PM 2018

Expat-led environmental group holds cleanups in Turkey

Tidy Turkey is yet another of the world-wide initiatives to clean up beauty spots and beaches covered in human-deposited trash. Environmentally-friendly and like-minded expats and citizens come together for a full day of cleaning up selected areas, having fun and meeting new people at the same time. Lucy Tooze, a well-travelled Australian expat now living in Turkey, is the founder of the group which held its inaugural event on last year’s World Cleanup Day. Since then, a further seven events have been organised. Lucy told local...
13 Aug at 6 PM 2018

Surviving the deadly Andalusian heatwave

As the scorching temperatures continue across Spain, what can expats and tourists do to survive the experience? It may well be the hottest ever summer along Andalusia’s Costa del Sol coastline, but travelling to its interior isn’t recommended as an escape. The little town of Ecija is famous for just one thing – it’s called the ‘frying pan of Spain’ as it gets so hot residents can fry eggs on the pavements. The quirky little town is just an hour by car from Seville and is famous for its geographic location which regularly...