Portugal is a friendly, welcoming country, and most of the population speaks English, which are two good reasons for moving there, whether you are retiring, or just want to live in the sun. Indeed, if the latter is the case, then you should consider the Algarve because it has 3,000 hours of sunshine every year – that’s over 8 hours a day! Yet there are cooling breezes coming off the Atlantic in the summer, so it doesn’t get over-heated. 
Spain is one of the most popular countries that British expats move to, often because they have been there for their summer holidays for years and they love the weather and the laid-back way of life. Having said that, the weather in Spain can vary considerably. Down south on the Mediterranean it is hot in the summer, warm in the winter, and the sun shines for 320 days a year. Central Spain tends to have extremes of hot and cold, while in the Pyrenees, of course, you can go skiing, as you can on the Sierra Nevada. 
Movers International is one of the foremost international shipping companies in the UK and can move anything that you want to move wherever you want to go. We have over 30 years of experience in international shipping, and as a result we know all the ins and outs of it. Wherever you are going, as long as it is not an uninhabited island in the Antarctic, it is almost certain that we have been there before. 
France is still one of the most popular countries that Brits who are planning to move abroad choose. It is a large country with big cities, bustling market towns, and sleepy villages out in the sticks. France has some wonderful coastline, especially in the south on the Mediterranean, but it also has large rural areas, vineyards aplenty, and of course, the Alps. 
If you are thinking of moving overseas, have you considered moving to New Zealand? The country is about 10% larger than the UK, but if you like plenty of space, then consider this: the population of the UK is 65 million. The population of New Zealand is 5 million! 
If you are thinking of moving to Spain, then you are by no means alone. As of 2019 there were estimated to be around a quarter of a million Brits living in Spain, and that number is steadily rising. After all, if you move to the south of the country, you will have hot summers and 320 days of sunshine a year. In the north, the climate is temperate with warm summers and mild winters, while in central Spain, away from the ocean, there is a tendency for extremes of temperature from hot to cold. 
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Many Britons who have reached retiring age choose to move abroad, and one of the most popular destinations is Portugal. The country has great food, some fabulous beaches, superb golf courses, and a large percentage of expats who speak English. Of course, it also has port! 
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If you have decided that you want a new life, and that the way to get it is to move abroad, you are not alone. Every year, many Britons opt for a new life in the sun in countries such as Spain and Portugal, although the top countries for moving overseas are Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and France. Of course, in three of those they speak English, so that means that you don’t need to learn a new language. 
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Moving home is always an exciting experience, but at the same time it is also known to be the most stressful thing that we ever do. This is largely because there is so much to do and so many things to remember that the closer you get to moving day, the more stressed out you feel. There is always the fear lurking at the back of your mind that you may have forgotten something important. 
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British people began to move to Spain in numbers back in the 1970’s as they looked for a better way of life, many moving to the Mediterranean. This developed into more and more people moving there in the 80’s and 90’s so that by 2019 there were over three hundred thousand Britons living there. 
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