Would you try an app to find friends?

It should come as no surprise that the hardest part of being an expat is living far away from friends and family–even in the age of FaceTime, WhatsApp and email. You can invest a lot of time in keeping in touch with your stateside group, but eventually you will crave some real face time. And about […]

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Apartment hunting in Switzerland

You may have noticed over the past two months how many times I’ve mentioned that we are looking for a new apartment in Geneva…and yet, those few mentions are just the tip of the iceberg. It has been an all-consuming, ongoing, exhaustive process that has challenged me on so many levels. Linguistically, physically and emotionally. […]

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My expat shopping list

When I lived in the States you couldn’t pay me enough to spend a precious Saturday afternoon at Costco, stocking up on bargain-sized products. These days, my husband and I daydream of going to such a super store and filling an oversized cart with all the things we miss back in the States. We even keep […]

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