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.

One year expatsincebirth

Yes, today is my blogs’ first anniversary! It’s been exactly a year since I published my first post and I have to say that I really enjoyed writing every single post. I’ve started blogging one year ago because I had written about many topics just “for me” and […]

A summer in Ticino

If you’re planning to spend a part of your summer in the Southern part of Switzerland, in Ticino, you can find plenty of information about this region (canton Ticino) here. In Ticino you can find about 3,000 kilometres of marked paths and trails. It is a real “playground […]

The magic three for TCK’s?

Are three years a common time limit to friendships, stays etc. for TCK’s? In a recent discussion among TCK’s on a social network, a young TCK talked about her difficulty about “holding onto friendships long-term” and about tending to “start cutting bonds around 3 years into a friendship”. […]