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Cultural traditions throughout Europe


As it’s World Day for Cultural Diversity today and European Neighbours’ Day next week, we’ve put together a list of traditions celebrated throughout some of the countries we insure in.

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Easter traditions typically celebrated in France


If you have recently moved to the country as an expat, there are many French Easter traditions to enjoy. We’ve gathered together some information for you on a few spring customs across France:

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World Poetry Day Across Europe


Poetry, like any other form of art, bonds us as humans together. Poetry, in whatever language, can convey, question and explain feelings that we may have otherwise been left wondering if we are alone in feeling. Whether you’re an office … Continue reading

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Pancake Day Around the World


With pancake day coming up on the 25th of February, we thought it would be the perfect time to share our knowledge on how Shrove Tuesday is celebrated around the world so that those of you that are travelling can … Continue reading

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Look to Le Marche for a serene Italian getaway


Our theme for this month is Italy, which may or may not have been sparked by us learning that this Sunday (9th) is National Pizza Day. When we think of pizza, our imaginations (and our taste buds) take us back … Continue reading

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Four winter festivals celebrated in Europe


Life abroad can open doors to many cultural experiences you might not have even thought about whilst living in the UK. Being brought up in Britain, we know all about Christmas traditions in England. From singing carols in our local … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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. Some continental holidays were found to be as much as £2,000 cheaper: a family of … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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