White Christmas – a very secret list of magic places

I love Christmas markets. That’s it, now you know my secret! But at the same time, I’m always looking for magic and uniqueness -more than just some nicely decorated wooden stalls and mulled wine. So this is not just a list of Christmas markets, this is what I’m pleased to call: My very secret list of magic places! Christmas in […]

A day in December

On this 8th of December… … the Festival of Lights in Lyon will not be as festive as before. It will be a day of lights, and of solidarity and remembrance, as people fill the streets of Lyon – just as people filled the streets of Paris, its bars and restaurants, Bataclan, some short weeks ago – to light candles in honour of the […]

Dear Santa, this is my wonderful Christmas story

Dear Santa, I haven’t written to you in a long time – but I lost your postal address while moving. I know it sounds incredible – how is it possible to lose Santa’s address? Well.. you travel a lot, you should know how crazy it is to prepare the baggage and leave… Anyway, it’s lucky that you read Clew Magazine from […]

Dear Santa

Dear Santa, I really have everything I could ever wish for, so this year I am going to ask you to bring my share of any gifts to those who really need them. I am thinking especially of those women risking their lives to bring their children to safer countries. Give them some joy and […]

RAW!

Sushi artists at work – captured by Clew photographer Lisbeth. Or… “I’m not making art, I’m making sushi.” – Masaharu Morimoto (the Iron Chef) “In Japanese sushi restaurants, a lot of sushi chefs talk too much.” -Masa Takayama (owner of 3 star Michelin restaurant Masa in Manhattan) “Kids are now eating things like edamame and sushi. […]

Discover Transylvania

Lonely Planet has recently released its round-up of  travel destinations for 2016. This may come as a surprise for some, but Romania’s Transylvania was named the no.1 region to visit. The choice comes with a justification that starts like this: “Put the crucifix away and discard that bulb of garlic- you won’t be needing them […]

Changing your home without forgetting your head. Prologue of a (crazy) move

Clew’s Silvia has moved from Luxembourg to Sweden: Moving could represent a need, a choice, a great and exciting idea, fresh air in your life – but it could also reveal an unexpected side and a real training for your body and mind. Here’s my personal –  and a bit crazy- experience.  It is never too early to […]

Getting social

When you move from one country to another without knowing a single soul, you have to make an effort to make new friends. It’s much easier for the working expat and your children as they immediately get colleagues and class mates.

Moving – a second chance

Moving is the perfect time to re-evaluate your life. Some say there are no second chances in life, but who ever said that has never moved to another continent. Starting over in a new country is actually a second chance. If you want to. I admit – the hardest part about moving can be having […]

The college vibe

There’s something missing in most colleges around the world and it doesn’t take long to realize what it is: vibrant campus life. Aside from the US, plus a small handful of schools in Canada, Europe and beyond, most colleges are strewn across sections of cities here and there without much of a central meeting grounds: […]