Halloween Competition – Terms and Conditions


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What to Do in Cyprus in Autumn


Cyprus is very lucky in that during the months of September and October, it benefits from not being as cold as the surrounding European countries, but has cool enough periods to attempt activities that may be too hard in the summer heat the rest of the year. As this unique weather pattern settles in, let’s take a look at some ideas of what to do in Cyprus in the Autumn.

Kelefos Bridge. Paphos District, Cyprus.

Hiking

In the height of summer, Cypriot heat can be stifling. Too hot to even sit on the beach, but come September and suddenly the island becomes a walker’s paradise. Take a trip to Millomeris Waterfall and walk the 2.5km hiking trail that passes through the forest, following the Kryo Patamo river and enjoy the views of the valley below. 

Another option is the Artemis loop which takes you in a circle around the top of Mount Olympus. Unfortunately the peak is not accessible to the general public, but this is about as close as you can get. 

Go On an Excursion

Most of the tourist attractions are open year-round in Cyprus, but in the Autumn, you’ll find that they’re far less crowded. Visit the Path of Aphrodite, any of the famous archaeological sites or the ancient places of worship and you’ll have the freedom to roam around and get as many pictures as you like without fear of being unwittingly photobombed by other tourists. Plus, you won’t get so tired because the heat won’t be so intense!

Stay in a Luxury Hotel

Autumn is the off season, which means that hotels are looking for any way they can to get their rooms occupied. Take advantage of this by shopping around, look for hotels that would usually be out of your price range and marvel at the price difference. If you’re struggling to find something suitable, try a less official approach; call and ask if any deals can be done. You might just come out on top!

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Who’s buying in Spain and where?


The Spanish property market is alive and well, says Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España!

Who's buying in Spain and where?

It seems that this country remains a popular choice of places to settle down – for Spanish natives and those relocating from abroad. The latest Housing Price Index from Instituto Nacional de Estadistica reveals a 5.3% rise in prices over the past year.

Certain areas of Spain remain particularly popular year after year, as they tick a lot of boxes for those looking for a tranquil and comfortable lifestyle.

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It’s Official! Beach Holidays Abroad are Cheaper than Staying in The UK


Travel agent On The Beach surveyed 1,000 British families and found that UK staycations were often hundreds of pounds more expensive their mainland European counterparts.

It’s Official! Beach Holidays Abroad Are Cheaper than Staying in The UK
It’s Official! Beach Holidays Abroad Are Cheaper than Staying in The UK

Some continental holidays were found to be as much as £2,000 cheaper: a family of four Londoners holidaying in St. Ives for a week can expect to pay £2,987 for travel and accommodation in a B&B. That same family could be sunning themselves on a beach in Skanes, Tunisia for just £978.

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Why choose Spain as your new home?


There are a number of reasons why British expats choose to relocate to sunny Spain. It’s the go-to place for those looking to settle down somewhere typically drier and warmer than the UK.

Why choose Spain as your new home?
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Off the Beaten Track Holiday Destinations for 2019 – Pt. 2


Lille – France

Lille, France’s largest Northern city has in recent years, transformed from an industrial hub to a centre for culture and commerce. Close to the Belgian border, Lille has some strong Flemish influences that can be found in the architecture and the food: Brussels is a fast train ride away, and you get there via The Eurostar. 

Lille, France – November 2, 2009: Unidentified people at the Chambre of Commerce and Statue and Column of Deesse (1845) at the Place General de Gaulle in Lille, France.
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Off the Beaten Track Holiday Destinations for 2019 – Pt. 1


Porto – Portugal 

Portugal’s second city, located in the northwest of the country, some 195 miles north of the capital is rapidly becoming the quintessential Portuguese destination. Think seafood dinners with plenty of wine followed by strolls along cobbled streets and sunsets glinting off of rooftops. 

Porto, Portugal old town skyline from across the Douro River.
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Our Favourite TV-Inspired Holiday and Expat Locations


Television and travel go hand-in-hand, as many tourists take into account filming locations when looking for a unique adventure. How many of you will admit to visiting a specific area, purely because that’s where our well-loved TV characters are also located? Our hands are certainly up!

We’ve taken a closer look at some of our favourite programmes and the areas in which they were set. If you’re looking for holiday inspiration or you’re simply a fan of good entertainment, then read on!

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Spain and France in Top Ten of the ‘Good Country Index’


Good CountryIn the latest version of the ‘Good Country Index’, Finland currently has the overall top spot.

The Index measures the contributions of each country to the “common good of humanity”. It was founded by Simon Anholt, who works with Heads of State and Heads of Government to help countries “engage more productively and imaginatively with the international community.” Continue reading

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Our Top Five Holiday Picks for Summer 2019


summer 2019With summer just around the corner, we’re getting our suitcases out of the attic and stocking up on the sun cream. The office is a-buzz with talk of who’s going where this year, so we thought we’d share our excitement with our lovely readers! Here are the five destinations that must be visited this summer 2019, according to our team:

 

 

 

 

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