Clew review: On third culture kids

A Clew review: Arrivals, Departures and the Adventures In-Between Here’s a book that is truly one of a kind on the subject matter of third culture kids. As a military kid, Christopher O’Shaughnessy understands living between worlds and cultures, while trying to figure out the identity as a third culture kid. He has a gift […]

Meet you at CityHour

Silicon Valley mobile startup CityHour now opens European headquarters in Luxembourg. This social discovery app enables face-to-face meetings with professionals. CityHour recently announced the opening of its European headquarters in Luxembourg following a successful US launch in 2014. While Europe mobilizes itself to challenge Silicon Valley’s domination, Luxembourg is simultaneously ramping up efforts to give other European tech hubs a […]

Insights from global nomads and serial expats

Each year global nomads, many of them serial expats, come together for the Families in Global Transition (FIGT) Conference to share their stories and expertise on what it means to move and live abroad. Now, an anthology – compiled, written and published by a range of 2014 participants – captures the essence of the conference. Almost […]

Add Some Music To Your Day: Snowapple

In the online music world, one click leads to another, to one discovery after the other and one coup de coeur after the other. Clew shares musical clicks: Dutch girl band Snowapple. Snowapple. The name alone makes you want to listen to the music of this refreshingly quirky girl group, and chances are you’ll keep listening. […]

Be a cartoon heart

Charlie: From Germanic “Karlaz” meaning free man. It somehow seems impossible to write about Charlie – and not to. There are no words, yet you have to speak. That is why artistic director and music journalist Joachim Roncin came up with the “Je suis Charlie” image that in no time became a world wide symbol of […]

Tuesday is Clew’s day

When I was a little girl, I couldn’t wait for Tuesday. Every Tuesday I’d run – because back then you could run both through the neighbours’ gardens and in the streets – to the local grocery store, because back then there was always a tiny grocery store near your house. I’d fling the door open and the […]

I am not one voice, I am many

Today, Pakistani activist MalalaYousafzai (17) received the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway, together with the Indian children’s rights advocate Kailash Satyarthi who has fought for children’s rights globally since 1980. Malala, who fights intensely and incessantly for every girl’s right to an education. Malala, who herself lost that right, instead the education she thirsted for became a crime. Malala, who […]

A culture shock guide for Christmas

Hélène Rybol is the woman behind the Culture Shock Toolbox, a website for expats and international students – or future ones – and travelers, filled with musings, checklists and mantras. Now she is out with an e-book on the same theme. Christmas gift idea? Culture Shock – A Practical Guide is a how-to guide that will help you […]

Gazes from the Dark

The photography exhibition “Miradas desde lo oculto” – Gazes from the dark – is special, not only because of the stories the pictures tell, but because these are also the stories of the photographers, and they are important stories. Gazes from the Dark invites you into the lives of children and teenagers growing up in […]

Beneath the Blue

Luxembourg based Dutch jazz vocalist Edith Van Den Heuvel is pregnant with a new jazz baby due on December 13th and conceived with London based pianist Frank Harrison. The name is Beneath the Blue and some of the character traits will surely be velvety, delicate, fragile and strong – a combination of two excellent jazz […]