Bettys Tea Rooms, York: An English tradition with local magic

Visitors to York would be forgiven for thinking that Bettys is a tourist trap. A review by a renowned food critic mocked Bettys for its clever marketing. Walk past the horrendous queues snaking around the square, listen to the mix of languages among its diners and you might walk straight back out in search of something more authentically local. Please…
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An insider’s take on the British National Health System

Expater friends moving to the UK with kids always ask me three things: ‘How can I find a good home in a decent neighbourhood?’ ‘How can I find a find a good school?’ and ‘Can I trust the British National Health System?’ Well I’ve run through the best neighbourhoods in London and I’ll discuss schools later, but first let’s consider the…
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Is this the most important thing to remember about expat life?

Last week I wrote about a survey of the best and worst countries to live in, as voted by Internations’ members. The comments I received were overwhelming. Some were shocked, others unsurprised, many were very, very angry. The most insightful feedback for me was about making your expat lifestyle work for you as an individual. As Rene, a Canadian in…
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