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Month: February 2019

We’re changing to Europe Plus: more benefits, same great prices!

We’re changing to Europe Plus: more benefits, same great prices!

We’re changing our name to Europe Plus, to avoid any potential confusion caused by Brexit.  If you’re an existing EHICPlus customer, rest assured your policy is not affected by the re-branding and will remain in force for the period of insurance as per your policy schedule. We’ve been hard at work, putting the finishing touches to our new Europe Plus website, and it’s now live! We’ve kept our prices the same, but we’re now including a choice of three levels of cover,…

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The easiest ways to learn the basics of a new language

The easiest ways to learn the basics of a new language

Do you want to navigate the streets of Madrid with the ability to ask for directions in Spanish? How about being able to bond over a beer in perfect German with a local? Perhaps you want to impress your friends by ordering a petit croissant with a flawless French accent? Whatever your reason for wanting to learn a new language, it can be a rewarding and fun experience. Here are some tips to help get you started. Act like a childWhen…

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Madeira: the Hawaii of the Atlantic

Madeira: the Hawaii of the Atlantic

We asked Pearl, a retired teacher, about her favourite holiday moment of last year. Could this inspire your summer holiday in 2019? Madeira is a Portuguese island in the Atlantic, near the Canaries. A friend told me Madeira was always sunny and the water always warm (he may have exaggerated a little!) Although it is pretty warm year-round, from 16C to 23C (61F to 73F), getting into the sea even in June is a lot like England. Having said that,…

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Nature’s most inspiring sight: chasing the Northern Lights in Norway

Nature’s most inspiring sight: chasing the Northern Lights in Norway

Sometimes you have to stray a little outside your comfort zone to truly be inspired. Continuing our series of more personal experiences, travel writer Julia Hammond headed to Tromsø in Norway in search of the Northern Lights and wasn’t disappointed. This was a holiday with a difference. Even getting dressed to go out was a mammoth undertaking. It wasn’t enough simply to pull on a winter jacket and some boots. Visiting Tromsø in December required thermal base layers, numerous fleeces,…

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