Learning about yourself through language

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. Sorana encourages you to learn about yourself through learning and speaking different languages: If you are an expat, chances are you might also be bilingual or trilingual or […]

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

Bangkok: The Culture

In a photo series,  Clew photographer Lisbeth Ganer will take you to Bangkok. People. Food. Culture. Images of a culture:   Buddhism is considered Thailand’s official religion, and Bangkok is its center with close to 95% of the citizens being Theravada buddhists. Bangkok is also home to many of the country’s most famous temples, called wats, and to […]

Insider tips to Portugal

For our third anniversary month, Clew revives old, popular posts this January. Let Rute take you to her Portugal again! Amazing sightseeing, great beaches, friendly people and the best comfort food… Where to go to get the perfect combination of these ingredients? To Portugal of course! Lisbon A city where you can find almost everything […]

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 […]

Violet edition: Living the good life in Alaska

Clew’s recent colour musings have been leading up to this magnificent colour: Violet. Violet as in creativity, poetry, flowers, mystery, expectation…and Clew. Violet is Clew’s colour, and it is often regarded as the colour of wisdom and creativity. So our 3rd anniversary edition (already!) will revive some of our old words of wisdom and creativity. This is […]

Where you going for the holidays?

“Where you going for the holidays?” is a pretty standard question this time of year. Staying put, going back to where roots are, or going someplace new. It’s one of the three for those no longer living in their homeland. I’m going back to the Chicagoland area, back to where I’m from. It’s the place […]

Ho ho – Merry Christmas from Norway!

Christmas traditions are important, especially when you live abroad as an expat. You try to make the holiday as normal as you can and simultaneously adapt new traditions. When you move back home your traditions have changed quite a bit – like hanging miniature bottles as ornaments on your tree. However, I really do miss […]