Dealing & healing after a friend moves away

Moving through the stages of grief, expat style Grief is part of life and as global nomads we sometimes experience loss in unexpected ways. A trusted friend moving away can be one of these. There are many more tragic and irreversible things to live through but if you worked hard to find a friend, becoming close faster than you would in a non-expat context, this experience can really…

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Cookbook Collection: Emmi’s Goulash

This is the final recipe in a series covering the various cookbooks and recipe collections we have been given over the years. See here for an overview of all the cookbooks. This week I'm sharing the story of my time in Switzerland as a youngish engineer at the turn of the century with you. Switzerland: Expats and locals - bridging the divide One of the greatest culture shocks…

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The Single Expat: Understand your natural patterns, embrace them and make them work for you

For the next few weeks my sister Kate - The Single Expat - will share some of her global mobility experiences. I'm finding her insights fascinating, both the parallels to my experiences as well as the differences, challenges and perks of moving on her own. Early Memories of Moving as a Family I turned three years old just a few weeks after my family moved to Germany from…

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