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Welcome to Excess International’s blog for people planning to ship their goods overseas or into the UK. We regularly post tips and hints, international customs updates, moving recommendations and travel advice.

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Reasons to move to Switzerland

Switzerland is well known for it’s incredible alpine scenery and… unbelievably delicious milk chocolate! In 1875, a Swiss confectioner, Daniel Peter developed the first ever solid milk chocolate and it has been a hit, to say the least, ever since. Milk chocolate is now the most consumed chocolate in the world and people flock to

Best places to live in Italy

Italy is one of our most popular destinations in Europe and we are not surprised. Believe it or not, Italy is a pretty inexpensive place to live, especially in the more remote and rural areas of the country. But where exactly should you live in Italy? This all depends on YOU. Do you like the

The pros and cons of living in Cape Town

Cape Town is a bustling port city, surrounded by gorgeous mountains, located on South Africa’s southwest coast. This city is famous for many reasons; however, it is probably best known for being home to Nelson Mandela, the former South African president who won the election in 1994. Mandela served as the first president in South

How to move to Canada: The complete guide

No matter where you are moving to, the process of moving internationally can be quite complicated and the effects of Covid-19 have made this even worse. As well as this, finding the right material online to help you with your upcoming move can be tricky. But don’t panic… we are here to help. One of

Moving to New York: Things to know before you go

NYC is one of our most popular destinations in the United States of America, for many reasons. Being home to amazing food, constant entertainment and unbeatable job opportunities, we are really not surprised. You may have visited New York on holiday numerous times and therefore you may feel like you know the area really well,

Best places to live in Portugal

Portugal is one of the most beautiful countries in Europe and is a great place to live for British expats. The warm climate, stunning Atlantic ocean, nearby mountains, low crime rate and a generally low cost of living, are just a few reasons why it is such a popular destination. Portugal is home to a

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