5 Reasons Why Retiring Overseas Was a Bad Decision

Even though it was two-and-a-half years ago, the moment is still vivid in my mind. My friend Tony accosted me at the local shopping centre. He had heard my family and I were selling our house and moving overseas. His eyes were piercing and earnest and carried a sense of urgency. His fingers were digging into my forearm in an attempt to really make his point. “Don’t do it Rachel! Just don’t do it!”...

Hunting For A Retirement Haven

Having left his high-pressure position in a mining company in South Africa, Jack Taylor, 53, was looking forward to his retirement. He pictured himself living on a golf estate, enjoying a relaxed and comfortable lifestyle. “I went to an estate on Bribie Island in Queensland and it was terrific,” says Jack, “but I felt about 15-20 years too young. It just wasn’t right for me.”...

Things to Do in Hanoi, Vietnam

Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi offers mystery around every corner. Just wandering through the Old Quarter, you’ll discover hidden temples, fantastic street food, exotic markets, traditional Chinese medicine dispensaries stocked with enigmatic herbs and beautiful French-colonial mansions coloured with the patina of age. Hanoi’s mysteries go far beyond the Old Quarter, but it’s the perfect place to begin your exploration of the city...

Toledo, Spain: At the Crossroad of Cultures

The city of Toledo, just an hour south of Madrid, is one of Spain’s biggest tourism destinations and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1986. Thanks to its convenient location close to the capital and its cultural importance, Toledo attracts visitors pretty much all year round. But don’t be put off by the hordes. Some cities deserve their hype…and Toledo is one of them...

Is It Safe to Live in Cambodia?

Ask most long-term expats if Cambodia is a safe place to live and they will likely be too busy trying to hold back laughter to be able to answer. But don’t worry; it’s just a question that seems almost absurd to expats based here. The short answer is yes, Cambodia is a safe place to live. Twenty or 30 years ago it was the sort of question people asked before even entering the country...

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