Home in an unexpected place

If you had asked me 18 months ago where I would like to live, Berlin would not have been on my list. We knew it was long overdue to leave Luxembourg, and different possible destinations kept coming up. Berlin was one of them and to be honest I said no to this. I am open to […]

Leaving Luxembourg: Lisa’s favourites

Like every expat who has moved countries a few times, also I get asked – so which is your favorite country so far? And my answer is always a smile and the well rehearsed: Well, every place has its ups and downs… And every country we’ve lived in has a special place in my heart. […]

Leaving the linguistic smorgasbord

It dawned on me soon after arriving in Estonia this month. We’re not in Luxembourg anymore. No siree, Sigefroid. Unlike the Grand Duchy, there’s no linguistic smorgasbord or palette of patois to choose from. Therefore, kiss good-bye any signs like this:

Should I Stay Or Should I Go?

The Desperate Expat Wife is quite an experienced Luxy expat by now, but she still asks herself –frequently – the question that is almost as famous as «to be or not to be»: Should I stay or should I go? Now, The Clash, who brought this question much fame,  partly explains why it is valid […]

Expats or lonepats?

“I think you travel to search and you come back home to find yourself there.” – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie-Nigerian author There are people “naturally born” to live abroad, and then there are some who cannot even begin to imagine a life somewhere other than in their home country. Of course, a simplistic categorisation such as this one […]

A Career in Your Suitcase

Being an expat is demanding, especially for a trailing spouse who must abandon his or her professional life to follow their partner to an assignment abroad. Often as a result of leaving behind work or career, the accompanying spouse suffers the loss of self-confidence, self-esteem and sense of identity,leaving the door open for depression and stress.

Just Arrived

The new edition of the Just Arrived guide to Luxembourg is now out – and it has an online version too with lots and lots of easy-to-find information to help newcomers settle down or not-quite-newcomers settle in or simply find information they’re looking for: The hassle of administrative procedures made easier… Finding a home, a job… […]

Luxembourgers abroad: George Reuter

CLEW talks to Luxembourgers abroad. Meet George Reuter, originally from Capellen, Luxembourg, now living in Eloy, Arizona. 1. When did you move away from Luxembourg, whereto  and why? I officially moved to sunny Arizona in the US of A in 2010. My wife is a US citizen and after one year in Luxembourg, she kinda’ was over our […]