Hey There! I am Kat. The idea of the blog originated when I packed up my life in 2013 to move to London to start a new adventure. What a roller-coaster that was! It took me a while but I finally got there and I created Kat’s Gone Global in 2017.
On my blog you’ll find the practical information I learnt about moving to the UK, my explorations around London and budget-friendly travel tips that will help you avoid making my terrible mistakes.
As someone that has just gone through the stressful process of applying for my latest visa in the UK, I thought I would share my experience and tips for using the UK Visas and Immigration premium service. In a later post I will cover the application process and documents I provided for the Indefinite Leave to Remain […]
Sintra is probably one of the most visited spots in Portugal and for good reason! Get ready to explore the colourful Palace of Pena, marvel in the old Castle of the Moors, get lost in the beautiful gardens of Quinta da Regaleira or enjoy one of the many hiking paths. Don’t forget about the incredible […]
The Life in the UK test is a key requirement if you plan on settling in the UK. After having gone through the test I thought I would share my experience, all the questions I had, what the process was, the experience on the day of the test and some suggested ways to learn about […]
Now that you have made the big decision to move to the UK (congratulations!) you are probably thinking how much money should I save to move. I recommend bringing over £5,000 as a single person. A budget like this will help you cover three months accommodation, travel, food, six weeks’ worth of bond money, being […]
Skopje is a quaint and unusual city that is well worth either being added to your Balkans trip or as an individual trip. I have pulled together a list of things to do in Skopje as well as providing a complete guide of how to get to Skopje, where to stay and local cuisine you […]
National Insurance is simply a type of tax which employers, employees, and those who are self-employed pay money into the Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC). It is used to fund state benefits, such as the State Pension and Maternity Allowance. For those coming from Australia think of a National Insurance Number like a Tax […]
You’ve decided that you are moving! What an exciting adventure you have ahead but there are a couple of things to organise before moving to the UK to make it happen! The months before you leave you’ll have a huge number of things to do and organise. The sooner that you can get these things […]
Thought about moving to London? You have probably seen all the articles about how expensive London is as a city to live in. I tested some of the calculators that are available online to see how good they are at estimating the cost of living in my home city London. Unfortunately, I found the cost […]
When planning our bus trip from Sofia to Skopje there was more information available about the bus routes than some of the other Balkan destinations. We knew that we couldn’t book in advance and what bus we were aiming for which was the 15:00 to Skopje arriving at 19:25. Just to reassure ourselves of what […]
Kotor was one of the 9 destinations we were travelling to on our Balkans trip. I didn’t do much research on how to get a bus from Tirana to Kotor. As it was a common theme for there to be limited information about buses for most of the Balkan destinations we decided it was easier […]