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.
Cost of food in Perth To get an idea of the cost of food in real time you can go to the major retailers like Coles or Woolworths and do a mock shop online. Just create an account and ensure you point it to one of their outlets in Perth. Add everything to your cart […]
Live north or south of the river? The Swan River separates Perth into two zones, one being south of the river and the other north of the river. At times, especially when the media is involved, whether north or south is better is often presented as a light hearted battle between those of us living one […]
The weather in Perth The weather in Western Australia varies massively from the cool south to the tropical north and arid desert in the centre. Perth is located towards the cooler southern end of Western Australia and its Mediterranean climate is beyond a doubt one of the most appealing factors for living in Perth. The […]
Dreaming about holidaying to a picturesque Italian town that is full of good wine and food, plus has incredible views like this? Look no further than the Tuscany region and the beautiful town of Radda. The town was originally built as a fortified town, some of Radda’s original city walls and towers are still intact. […]
London is one of my favourite cities in the world! There is always something to do and explore. I still to this day have a hit list of all the places that I want to visit, it’s never ending. As this will be your first time in London, trust me, you’ll have a great time! […]
One of the most confusing things about applying for visas is the questions in the application and the evidence. What on earth do they expect you to answer and provide!? As it’s such a stressful process I wanted to make sure I could share on the information I entered on my UK Ancestry Visa. I […]
After living in London for just under 5 years I finally qualify for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR). I have been preparing for this since I first arrived! Saving all my bills, contract, payslips and whatever other documentation I thought would be useful for the application. Yes, I am a little intense thinking about this […]
After reading all the internet had to offer on the infamous Belgrade to Budapest Overnight Train I was a little worried about catching the train! I spoke to our hostel to double check that our decision was the right one and that we wouldn’t end up robbed or stranded somewhere. He laughed and mutter ahh […]
As of the 5th of November, the whole service has changed and it’s no longer the same Premium Service offering by UK Visa and Immigration (UKVI). There is a new service called UK Visa and Citizenship Application Service (UKVCAS) which is run by Sopra Steria in partnership with UK Visas and Immigration. I have searched […]
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 […]