Tales & Thoughts

Aurora Borealis

All good things must come to an end – this is our last Clew edition.We will end the Clew story with some encouragement along your expat way. We all encourage you to look for light, whichever shape or colour it might take. Many thanks for reading and following us; our pictures, writings, musings and expat experiences. […]

The expat wife’s return

All good things must come to an end – this is our last Clew edition. We will end the Clew story with some encouragement along your expat way. Heidi encourages you to be patient when you repatriate and never regret your expat experiences. When you have been living abroad for quite many years and longed for the […]

Imagine it, play it & let people love it

All good things must come to an end – this is our last Clew edition. We will end the Clew story with some encouragement along your expat way. Beata encourages you to be weird and weak around your friends – inspired by Friends – and don’t forget the importance of humour. I guess everybody has […]

Carnival break

  Clew takes a Carnival break this week! Enjoy – whether you’re wearing a costume or ski wear, whether you’re on stilts or skis! Photos by Unni Holtedahl, Mardi Gras 2015

The Expat Wife App Selection

(Desperate) expat wives spend their time shopping, having lunch with girlfriends, playing tennis, driving kids around and organising the home. Oh, and they drink wine. And the occasional cocktail. As expat wives also can get lonely, it is important to get out of the house to do all these things instead of doing them at home; electronic device […]

I’ve got a word for you!

I’ve got a word for you; actually two words in English, a compound word in many other languages. Some might consider it a phrase, a title, a name perhaps. But watch out. When you hear it you might slip into a fit, a rage, perhaps — sweaty forehead, twitchy palms. You’re safe if you’re not […]

Making a living

Clew revives old posts for its 3rd anniversary this January. This is one of our first camera stories. Clew photographer Lisbeth Ganer tells the story of how some women around the world make a living…           Originally published on Clew in April 2013, revived -as it should be – in January […]

Bangkok: The Food

In a photo series,  Clew photographer Lisbeth Ganer will take you to Bangkok. People. Food. Culture. First the people. Now the food – because, in Bangkok, where there is people, there will be food: Bangkok food facts: Bangkok = street food. Check out some of the best streets and places for it here. You could […]

Bangkok: The People

In a photo series,  Clew photographer Lisbeth Ganer takes you to Bangkok. People. Culture. Food. People first:   The people of Bangkok are… …many – around 8.5 million and rapidly growing. By 2030, the population is expected to surpass 10 million and Bangkok will be a megacity. …young – about half of them under 20 …native Thais […]

A bow to Bowie

What’s on your list of things you’d really like to do but never find or take the time to do? You know, the “One Day I’ll…”-list. Read those books, watch those movies, see those places, take that class, make that playlist… This weekend I actually did one of those things, well at least I got started. […]