Holidays and House Guests
I was recently asked by a friend living in the UK: “Do expats still take holidays and if so where?” What a strange question and one I’d never considered!
So what’s the deal with expats and holidays? Do you return to your homeland to visit family and friends, explore your new country or are you still tempted to travel to foreign shores?
Some expats, having fulfilled their dream of moving abroad, may prefer to “holiday at home” – a perfect opportunity to explore their new country. For instance, Portugal has so many places to explore, from its outstanding beaches and cruises along the Douro River to city breaks in Lisbon and Porto. Not forgetting the numerous historic towns and villages such as Tavira, Obidos, Tomar and Evora, just waiting to be explored. That’s before you take into consideration the multitude of other styles of holiday on offer, like wine tours and activity holidays such as surfing, kite-surfing, horse riding and bird watching, to name but a few. Phew! I ask you, why be tempted to holiday elsewhere?”
However, if you’ve already “discovered” your new country, does the desire to holiday in a foreign land still beckon?…
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This is an extract from my monthly column at Expat Focus – hope you will click across and leave a comment!