Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Monaco: not so expensive for expats

Despite its glamorous reputation and sky-high property prices tax haven Monaco is not an expensive country for expats to relocate to.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

An Island And Its Music

Mention Ibiza and music and clubbing will spring to mind.

In recent years another Balearic Island has been to trying to tempt those who like the club scene, and Mallorca Rocks has successfully drawn young holidaymakers from across Europe.

But Mallorca has a history of music that goes much further back than Ibiza's - and it was the island's weather that attracted no less than Chopin to winter there.

To read more about Chopin's visit, click through to this blog

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Austerity Here To Stay?

A question most people ask today is just how long will it be before the economy improves, and gets back to how things were before 2008.

The answer depends upon who you are listening to at any given time.

Poiticans will give an electorally advantageous answer, depending on whether or not they are in office - so it might make sense to take the word of people working in the finance and banking industry as their work depends upon what the answer really is.

Unfortunately it's not great news. For example at a conference in Monaco of Hedge Fund managers and others including some who work in the Monaco banks the answer is 15 to 20 years. Twice as long as most current governments will admit to.

More details are available at Monaco News

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Travel - More Divisive Than Eton?

The British class system is perpetuated in many ways, not least through education where parents with money can afford to send their offspring to the best schools like Eton, with access to Oxford and Cambridge more likely - helping to ensure that the next generation get the best paid jobs in the private sector and hold high office in the public sector.

But while the two teir education system in Britain is often held up as a prime example of the class divide, could travel also play its part?

The issue is looked at on this blog Holidays Abroad Highlight British Class Divide