Category: Culture

Cities for expats

Cities with prime job prospects and an appreciation for diversity are high on the wish list for most migrants. Add an active social scene into the mix, along with compelling travel prospects, and expat life goes from good to life-alteringly, never-going-home incredible.  Using the countries that topped the Global Expat Index report for 2019 as a guide, we’ve […]

National Book Month

Take part in Bloomsday, Ireland   Every year on 16 June, literary fans around the world celebrate Bloomsday, the day depicted in James Joyce’s seminal novel Ulysses. The day is named after the character of Leopold Bloom, with the story following his journey from 8am on 16 June 1904 to the following morning. The celebration sees festivals, readings and […]

Europe’s most beautiful modern and historical libraries

Wirtschaftsuniversität Bibliothek in Vienna, Austria With its stunning Baroque details and its stately rooms, many people know the beautiful national library in Vienna, Austria. But for travellers seeking a more modern aesthetic, the library at the University of Economics and Business is a must see. Parts of the site were originally built in 1898, but the library was renovated […]

Christmas markets in Europe

Schloss Hellbrunn‏, Austria  Christmas markets glitter all over Austria come advent, but few are as magical as Hellbrunner held at Salzburg’s Schloss Hellbrunn, with carollers, handicraft stalls, pony rides for kids and the baroque palace’s 24 windows transformed into a giant advent calendar. A Christmas parade, brass bands, Alphorn blowers, nativity scenes and a veritable forest of 400 twinkling trees make […]