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Time to take a Vacation – 10 things to do in Malta this summer

June 30, 2010

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I fought it as much as I could, that little voice at the back of my head, calling me back. The pressures of a life in Zurich with ¾ of a proper salary was taking its toll and so were a number of other things – the grey skies, the unpredictable weather, the inability of understanding the […]

Celebrating travel – Interview with a fellow expat, Camden Luxford in Cusco, Peru

June 29, 2010

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Last week, I celebrated the beauty of international love by posting an interview with Vago about his marriage to a Morrocan. Today, I’m celebrating expat life with an interview with Camden of Brink of Something Else.  Enjoy her thoughts about moving from Australia to Peru and check out her website and my own answers to her […]

It’s all about the World Cup in Malta, but we don’t even have a participating team

June 26, 2010

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Like the vast majority of women, I don’t really see the point of football, so it was an unforgivable mistake on my part to leave the quietude of my little village in Switzerland and go for a week-long trip back to my home country Malta, where (in retrospect) inevitably, for the following 7 days, I […]

Expat Talk – Finding a job in Zurich, Switzerland

June 26, 2010

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I am extremely lucky. I’ve been in Switzerland for 10 months and I work about 7 hours a week. What do I do? I am an English teacher in a little (mostly German) language school, and while I have a B.A. and a Master in English, the fact that I don’t have a CELTA has prevented me from […]

What you need to know about food and restaurants in Malta

June 24, 2010

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In my own particular way, I love my country, but having said that, I seriously think that wandering aimlessly around expecting to find good restaurants and good food in Malta will inevitably lead to some serious disappointment. So here’s what you need to know before stepping into any eatery in the Maltese islands: Maltese food […]

Neither Here nor There

June 23, 2010

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– about Europe   I have a confession to make; I felt like slapping Bill Bryson at least half way through his Neither Here nor There.  So if this is the case, one may ask, why did you end up reading it almost at one go? The answer, at least from my point of view, is […]

On the Beauty of International Love

June 19, 2010

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Today, I’m celebrating international love, the sort that makes distances shorter and bridges cultural differences. My fellow blogsherpa blogger Vago of vagobond.com has recently started publishing a series of interviews exploring the joys and complications of having a partner of a different nationality, and you can find my interview about Ferenc, my Hungarian/Swiss partner, and I here.  […]