stories

My Paradise Called Rotterdam

September 05, 2020
There are places that I have never thought of visiting, even less to be able to call it home; this is until I found my paradise, which is called Rotterdam. How did I end up here?! Easy answer: it was all about love and the feeling I had to do more…
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How I ended up living in Utrecht

August 21, 2020
Have you ever had the feeling of wanting to change, leave, explore new places and experiences? Much more if you feel stuck in a small town where being open minded and having ambitions is not that popular. Yes, this is how I felt and why I decided to…
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Where is home for an expat?

June 14, 2020
In my early expat days, I have asked this question from myself almost once a day: Where is home? When conversing with my colleagues and local friends, I used to refer to my rental place as home: I am going home after work to pick up my gym clothes…
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Just a diplomatic spouse

May 07, 2020
Looking from outside, most of the time the diplomatic world seems privileged, glamorous and at the same time, quite restrictive. Not many people are aware what happens behind the ‘fancy curtains’, and that’s often a source of clichés, misconceptions…
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Frenchie you are, Frenchie you will stay

November 10, 2019
For some people, being an expat is the best way to live in a place which looks like heaven on Earth - you know, a place where we can drink cocktails and enjoy the sunshine every single day! Well, I’ll let you in on the secret... as an expat, my life…
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