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. […]