How to connect and form friendships as an expat – Top Tips

How to connect and form friendships as an expat – Top Tips

Author: Ann Grandchamp, Mental Health Editor An expat is a person who lives outside his or her own country. Pretty simple and basic, as definitions go. Most expats don't plan on living in their host country long term. They are usually there for work, for a limited amount of time. Sometimes however, the situation can [...]

The Migratory Mum

The Migratory Mum

Yesterday, I woke up at the crack of dawn, made lunch, schlepped across Zurich for my 10 year old son’s German class, schlepped all the way back home, dropped my son off, picked up my daughter and travelled all the way across again in order to attend Durga Pujo - the Bengali/East Indian iteration of [...]

5 Zurich Picnic Spots

5 Zurich Picnic Spots

Author: Ipsita Barua, Travel Editor What's summer without a lazy picnic! Sprawled out in the sun with a smorgasbord of delish fare, chilled beverage in hand, cheery tunes playing on the speaker, cool summer breeze, not a care in this world... bliss, isn't it? Whether you want to lounge by the lakeside, sit in a park [...]

An Open Letter To A 9-year Old Me

An Open Letter To A 9-year Old Me

Nayana Chakrabarti, Parenting and Education Editor The author, aged 9 Hey you, I’ve thought of you often over the years, sitting, perched on the cusp of adulthood. I’ve marveled at your naivety, I’ve wanted to scold you into practicality and pragmatism. But you are a dreamer, not a doer. And here’s the strange, almost incomprehensible [...]