There are only a few months to go before the 2015 Rugby World Cup kicks off, and there’s no better way to experience it than in person. Now is a good time to get your travel plans sorted if you want to see the games live. Here you’ll find everything you need to know about […]
Thousands of the UK’s foreign national NHS nurses could be sent home by 2020 due to the government’s new immigration cap.
The road to London, for South Africans at least, is paved with hiccups, last-minute costs and unforeseen circumstances. Keith van der Linde unpacks some of these experiences to help you plan for the big move.
On 25 April 1915 troops from Britain, Australia, New Zealand and France made a pre-dawn amphibious landing on the Gallipoli peninsula in Turkey. During the eight months of fierce fighting that followed, some 8,000 Australians and 2,000 New Zealanders lost their lives through combat, wounds or disease. This year marks the centenary of their brave […]
You’ve packed up your belongings, your passport is safely tucked away and you’re ready to start a new adventure in the UK, but where are you going to stay? Fear not! 1st Contact Kickstart has some great recommendations for hostels in and around London, as well as options for a slightly longer visit.
Staying healthy on your travels isn’t just about making sure that you’ve had your jabs. There are a host of other things that can go wrong, especially if you’re adventuring into the unknown.
Whenever you ship goods internationally it’s always a worry that they might not make it. Count yourself lucky that you haven’t had to deal with ducks, Lego, shoes and over £20 million worth of silver. We take a look at the weirdest items lost (and found) at sea.
UK taxpayers can expect an average tax rebate of around £1,250 this year and, while investing the money is always a good option, sometimes it’s nice just to spoil yourself. Here are some of our favourite holiday experiences that cost less than your UK tax rebate.
International Women’s Day encourages us to stop, recognise and celebrate the many economic, political and social achievements accomplished by women. With this in mind, we thought we’d take a look at some trailblazing modern female explorers. While we all know who Amelia Earhart is, and that Sacagawea was the brains behind Lewis and Clark, there […]
With Women’s Day around the corner we want to put the spotlight on the many outstanding female entrepreneurs in the UK. Listing them all would be an impossible task, so we’ve selected these five as ones to watch.
The UK has a long history of trade and exploration, and much of what’s on a modern menu has its origins in the far-flung places that ruddy and moustachioed Britons used to call home.
Gone are the days of over-burdened tourists drowning under maps and translation books with cameras strapped around them. These days all you need to get the most out of your travels is your mobile phone.
When you think of British food it’s usually pork pies, bangers ‘n’ mash and fish and chips that come to mind. While these are popular and traditional British dishes, there are others that are far more interesting, historical or downright weird. You should definitely give theses seven British foods a try while you live in […]
If your future travel plans include Africa, the Caribbean or Central or South America, it’s important to be aware of the risk of contracting yellow fever. In this guide we cover the history, transmission, treatment and, most importantly, the vaccination requirements for travellers.
Kiwis living in the UK don’t have to miss out on Waitangi Day celebrations.
With its rich history and interesting blend of cultures, Hammersmith is a vibey, multicultural hub with great parks, riverside walks, excellent restaurants and plenty of shopping. If you’re moving to London, or are already there, Hammersmith is a great place to call home. Here are our six favourite facts about the area.
Wimbledon – or “SW19” – may have a reputation for its eponymous tennis tournament, but it’s also home to thousands of expats from South Africa, Australia, Poland, Sri Lanka and Ghana. That means an influx of family over the festive break – family who’ll no doubt need to be entertained. Here’s our pick of seven family-friendly things […]
Whether you’re leaving the UK, arranging a work transfer or planning your family’s relocation to another country, shipping your excess baggage can be an unwanted stress. We’ve put together a neat guide to show you how to get your goods back home – safely and on time.
Whether you’re looking to make friends in Oz, seeking the best biltong in London or wanting to cheer on the Springboks with a Castle at hand, here are the best places, publications and networks around the world that bring Saffas together.
If you’re spending these holidays in the lively city of London, but find yourself on a tight budget, worry not. We’ve put together this list of completely free festive activities that will allow you to enjoy the best that London has to offer without breaking the bank.