10 lesser-known facts about Scotland

by Staff Writer | Jun 5, 2014

Albion, Pictland, Pretanikai Nesoi, Cruithintuait, Caledonia – call it what you like, Scotland has as many names as it does wonders. Here, we ...

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Your six-point checklist for leaving the UK

by Staff Writer | Dec 3, 2013

If you’re about to head home after a stint in the UK, it’s hard not to feel a little overwhelmed by the amount of planning to be done. We’ve p...

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20 interesting facts about Canada

by Staff Writer | Nov 7, 2013

Following our series of interesting facts on South Africa, New Zealand and Australia, we now take a look at Canada and reveal 20 of the countr...

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How to open a UK bank account as an Australian

by Sam Hopwood | Aug 11, 2013

If you’d like your life in the UK to get off to a smooth start, sorting out your UK bank account is a must. Opening a UK bank account is noto...

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20 interesting facts about air travel

by 1st Contact | Dec 4, 2012

Maximum speeds, the longest flights, flight attendants’ weight and pilots’ meals – here are 20 little-known facts and snippets about air trave...

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For butter or wors: Your guide to South African shops in the UK

by 1st Contact | Nov 6, 2012

If you’re a Saffa who's new to the UK, you might already be missing some favourite flavours from home. But don’t fret - there are many physic...

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7 ways to beat the “Heathrow Injection”

by Staff Writer | Aug 1, 2012

The urban dictionary defines the Heathrow Injection as “a metaphor for the weight one inevitably gains when one migrates to London for an exte...

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15 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Wimbledon

by Staff Writer | Jul 1, 2011

We all know that Wimbledon is the only Grand Slam Tournament still played on grass and most of us are aware that at 17, Boris Becker was the y...

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20 interesting facts about Poland

by Staff Writer | Jun 9, 2011

Continuing our series, this month we look at fascinating Poland. A country rich in history, Poland is home to over 39 million people.

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