Why you can enjoy a healthier retirement abroad

Why you can enjoy a healthier retirement abroad

Have you heard: 60 is the new 40? It certainly is for our readers, who see retiring abroad as the chance to enjoy themselves after a well-earned career. They’re more likely to be running half-marathons than playing bowls. More likely to be learning a new language, making new friends and taking up a new outdooorsy hobby than watching daytime TV and wrapping up warm in the UK. Here is why moving to the sun is your chance for a relaxing, healthy retirement abroad.
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Possible third election in Spain on the horizon

With political uncertainty in Spain, a third election in under a year may be necessary to finally decide on a government.   The political environment in Spain has been in limbo since the December 2015 elections which failed to produce a new government. Since then, leader of the People’s Party (PP) Mariano Rajoy, the largest party in Congress, has remained in office in a caretaker capacity. A second election in June saw the PP claim more seats, but still not enough to form a majority government (137 out of 176) – and the party is at a stalemate with other political parties over the p
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The Impact of the Brexit vote in Italy

How has Italy been affected by the UK voting to leave the EU? On 27th July, 2016, British Prime Minister, Theresa May, visited Rome to meet with the Italian Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi, to discuss – among other things – the UK’s planned exit from the European Union. Together they faced the press in the gardens of Villa Doria Pamphili, St. Peter’s Dome gleaming in the sunshine behind them. With 600,000 Italians living in the UK, wondering how the Brexit vote will affect them, a journalist asked Theresa May whether the rights of Italians living in the UK would be protected.
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More Good News for Portugal’s Healthy Property Market

Once again, figures from Portugal’s property market paint a positive picture for home owners and investors alike.   It seems like an awfully long time since there was any bad news about Portugal’s property market. This feeling is confirmed by figures from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) that show that house prices in the country have now been rising for 19 consecutive months.
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Portugal Weather: Record Breaking Heat

Portugal has just had its second hottest July on record. While tourists enjoy the sun, sea and sand, firefighters are hard at work contending with forest fires brought on by the heat. Many people move to Portugal (or visit there) to enjoy the fantastic climate. These people won’t be disappointed this year, with figures showing July has been the second hottest on record.
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The climate, beaches and lifestyle in the Languedoc region

The Languedoc Roussillon lies down in the true South of France, sharing many geographical aspects with its more expensive sister region, Provence. It is mainly a wine growing area – actually the largest in the world – but has so much else to offer: hundreds of kilometres of sandy beaches, historical Cathar monuments, hiking trails, rivers, mountains, skiing, proximity to Spain.   Living here, one of the first things that expats are struck by is the wonderful golden light of the sun. They say there are 320 days of sunshine here; although it is a seasonal climate and can get quite cold in t
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