Oliver was put in charge of organising a leaving gift for his friend and colleague Kat who was leaving work to relocate to Miami. We spoke to him about his experience using Shareagift and the challenge he faced in collecting money from colleagues across the world.
What gave you the idea to create a page and start collecting money for Kat’s gift?
I wanted to organise a leaving gift for Kat, who is a colleague and has been with our company for 11 years, but she had been working in remote locations across the USA and in Asia.
I was faced with the challenge of collecting money from people who live across the world in remote locations. The collection scheme service that Shareagift provides was perfect as I did not have to worry about collecting money from people living in places like Singapore, where they have very complex banking transfer systems.
How helpful has this page been in collecting money together?
It was brilliant, fast and convenient for everyone living outside the UK. Also, those living in the UK contributed to the page as they are less and less used to carry cash around.
What gift will you be getting Kat?
Kat is relocating to Miami with her family. We are offering her spa treatment in one of these big hotels on the Florida Coast to relax after the relocation stress!
If you were to set up a new Shareagift page what and who would it be for?
Any friend or colleague that I want to organise a collection for, it’s so convenient!
Through Shareagift Oliver was able to collect £160 from friends and colleagues across the world for an amazing spa treatment for Kat. Shareagift helps companies across the world collect money for group leaving and retirement gifts to send colleagues off in style.
Life without good food has no spice to it. Experiment with these top 5 cities that are well-known for their street food and you will realise that good food is the best company you can have!
Head over to the Christmas Markets in Germany and you will know why Germans are so proud of their cuisine. Currywurst, crisp potatoes, hand twisted German pretzels and kebabs, are sure to turn you into a loyal patriot of Germany’s cuisine. You’ll also realise that Germany has more to its food than just sausages!
If you have underestimated Vietnamese cuisine, their grilled pork chops, savoury soups and crab stir-fry are sure to prove you wrong. Vietnamese street food offers a package of flavours, difficult to describe. With very less use of spices, Vietnam uses simple ingredients like Tamarind water and broth to elevate the flavour of food it serves.
3. Mexico City
Mexico’s street food is growing popular amongst other cuisines as well. The hot burritos, nachos, sugary churros and street corn will make you feel at home. What makes Mexican street food draw huge crowds is its level of simplicity. A favourite among vegetarians as well, Mexican street food is a sure winner!
The streets of Thailand breathe life to the food that is served with the aromatic mix of garlic, basil and spices welcoming you to the street food markets. Mango rice, papaya salad and roasted duck garnished with chillies will satisfy the foodie in you. Offering a complete meal, you can also head over for some desserts to cool down that heat!
Who knew that one of the world’s cleanest and most cosmopolitan cities offered the best street food in the world? The food markets in Singapore not only provide local Singaporean food but also food from India, Malaysia and Indonesia. Keeping up to top-class health standards, the ‘curried fish heads’ and ‘meat bone tea’ can’t be compared to anything else.
Testing the cuisines that different cities offer, also provide great travel opportunities. Why not turn your ideal vacation into one that involves great street food in one of the 5 cities? Start a page on Shareagift today and collect money online to kick start that dream vacation!