Category: Expat Life

In this section I publish posts about what it’s like being an expatriate and the cultures and traditions of the countries I’ve lived in: Italy, Switzerland, Germany and The Netherlands.
I also add some observations about places I’ve often travelled to, like for example France and the UK.

October: Buy Nothing New Month

October is the “Buy nothing new month”. It is a “global movement for collective, conscientious consumption” and the idea started in Melbourne and spreaded to the Netherlands and the USA. The challenge consists in not buying anything new – with exception for essentials like food, hygiene and medicines. […]

Expats infographic

Here is an interesting expats infographic which looks at the total expat population around the world. A few numbers: Since 1960, the number of expats triplicated: in 1960 there were “only” 73 million expats worldwide, today we are 230 million! 3.1 % of the global population are expats. […]

European Day of Languages 2013

Linguistic diversity is a tool for achieving greater intercultural understanding and a key element in the rich cultural heritage of our continent. Today,  throughout Europe we celebrate the European Day of Languages. In 2001, the Council of Europe  established to celebrate an European Day of Languages every 26th […]