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5 Interesting Facts about Chernobyl

Thirty-four years later, the Chernobyl disaster continues to be a topic of great discussion. It has come to the forefront once more, thanks to the HBO series released in 2019 and the burgeoning tourism industry in the area. Here are five interesting facts about Chernobyl

4 Reasons your should visit Stockholm during Midsummer

Stockholm is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe (maybe even the world), and Midsummer is an ancient celebration that captures the imagination of those who participate in it.  Combine those two things, and you’ve got yourself the perfect recipe for summer weekend getaway! It doesn’t get bigger than Midsummer Midsummer is so big in Sweden, there have been talks before to make it ...

Is it safe to visit Chernobyl?

When you think about visiting a place like Chernobyl, the primary and immediate question on your mind is: Can I safely visit an area where nobody is allowed to live? The short answer is, yes, provided you take the necessary precautions. Here are some very important things to consider before you visit Chernobyl's Exclusion Zone.

Top 11 things that can go wrong in Venice

Venice is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, but it's also one of the few that can bring about many holiday irritations. Here are some of those pesky little details that can spoil your Venice experience and how Expat Club takes that worry away!

There’s no party like a Venice Carnival party

The Venice Carnival is a celebration unlike any other. Elaborate costumes and masks adorn the streets of the fabulous destination once a year. We love the colourful display and that's why we choose to travel there during that period of time. Here's a snapshot of one of the activities during our trip, the masked gala ball!

Four essential expat tips for a better life in Belgium

When I first arrived in Belgium over 15 years ago, I found myself in a fascinating country. I knew little about Belgium beforehand, and I was amazed by many things. Then it all came crashing down. That culture shock curve is a real thing. You’re riding on a high of new discoveries. Then it hits you: You’re in a foreign country where many things are different from whatever you called ho...

The one activity you can’t miss in Tromsø

When you begin your arctic adventure in Tromsø there is so much to see and do, but there is one activity you cannot miss. The beauty of the Northern Lights is already enough to entice many to join this fantastic experience. But this one activity we’re talking about will make you feel warm and fuzzy. 

Everything you need to know about the Northern lights

This natural phenomenon always manages to capture the imagination. The lights can be unpredictable and ever-changing, but one thing is absolutely sure: they will always be a fascinating sight! Here's everything you need to know about the Northern lights (and how to increase your chances to see them!)

Remember the Fallen

War site trips are excellent opportunities to not only understand what took places on those sites but to also experience them and pay respects for the fallen. For us at Expat Club, these trips are very special. Every single one of the war site trips we host has proven to be an incredibly rewarding and humbling experience. Here are 6 war sites we believe are a must for every traveller. 

How to dress to impress at Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest is a party, after all; therefore people will dress for the occasion.  It may seem those traditional Alpine outfits are likely just a stereotype, but people do take their Oktoberfest garb very seriously.  Here’s our speedy guide to Oktoberfest fashion. Let’s begin with the basics The traditional outfits, in general, are called “Tracht,” the word used to describe ...

The ultimate Oktoberfest Playlist

The “biggest folk fest in the world” is expected to have an equally impressive playlist, and trust us; it’s one that does not disappoint. The music of Oktoberfest is almost as important as enjoying some beers and delicious Bavarian food at their world-famous beer tents. It is what brings all those elements together into one incredible atmosphere. 1. The one you absolutely must kn...

5 things to consider before your trip to Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest is the biggest folk fest in the world and a definitive expat bucket-list destination.  Expat Club has been traveling to Munich for Oktoberfest for 3 years, and so we have learned a few things along the way. Here are a few you have to consider when planning your trip to Oktoberfest. There will be crowds It doesn’t get to be the biggest folk fest in the world without huge crowds de...

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