Insider tips from an Expater in… Algiers

Say bonjour to Charlotte, founder of Little Voyageurs. Charlotte is a reporter by trade. Her work has taken her across the globe, from challenging environments such as Syria and Yemen to the sunshine capital of Miami, and having two kids hasn’t slowed her down. The French national decided to put her love of travel with kids to use and founded…
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Hanging out with an Expater in Mumbai

Meet Richa, an Indian girl who’s lived across much of Europe and India and now calls Germany home. While all these places have contributed to her identity, a piece of her heart will always be reserved for her beloved city of Mumbai. Here she shares a slice of life in the Indian City of Dreams. Foodie fun You can never…
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Time out with an Expater in Manila

Going to the Philippines? Many travellers forego the capital for its lush islands, but it’s an opportunity wasted if you know where to look. Meet Mei, a Filipino repat who’s lived in Cambodia and Bangladesh, but now calls Manila home. Here she shares her top tips on life in the intoxicating, chaotic and wholeheartedly charming city. Manila for foodies Firstly…
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Top ten luxury adventures and retreats

Here in the UK we’ve skipped autumn and we’re well into winter mode. The nights are drawing in, Christmas parties feel oh so distant and even the childless around me are complaining that they’re exhausted. Add to this seasonal fatigue some frustrating foreign bureaucracy and I think it’s fair to say that us expats deserve a break. All in all…
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Is This The Loveliest Hotel in the World?

My mum takes a pragmatic approach to life (seating plans for lunch, precisely ironed teatowels, travel planner journals). The same pragmatism applies to death. She’s updated the will (Rolex for me, dog for my brother… score!), planned the Rolling Stones elegy (‘Mick Jagger will never die, darling!‘) and chosen her place of rest. Apparently she will be spending her final days at the Beau-Rivage Palace…
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