All that glitters is not gold. Sometimes all that glitters is just fucking glitter that gets everywhere and is impossible to get rid of leaving you feeling stupid and slightly dejected, pondering your choices in life. Which is what looking for a job in Luxembourg can feel like.
Specifically, a job for the significant other, who tagged along with their eurocrat / financial / IT / steel & metallurgy / space-mining sector-dwelling spouse. Sure, playing the desperate housewife of any gender can be fun for a while and kids do grow up so fast, but you know… there’s life beyond the post-box and the local Cactus store. So, should you give it a go?
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By far and large Canadians are so infuriatingly nice, that it’s easy to understand why they can get on other people’s nerves. I mean, even the prime minister’s motorcade signals when making a left turn. But what, if anything, irks Canadians in Luxembourg? Or, at the very least, one particular Canadian.
In this episode of Luxventures we talk to Karen Wauters, who has seen Luxembourg develop from a sleepy little place only Eurocrats and bean counters got their kicks out of to the bustling multicultural little place that it is now. Be it bureaucracy, customer service, goods available or culture events Karen offers unique and interesting insight of a veteran ex-pat. Oh, and curling, we mustn’t forget curling…
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Welcome to the inaugural edition of Luxventures, your guide to navigating life in the grand duchy. My name is Aljaž Pengov Bitenc and I’ll be hosting this thing. For the most part this means tricking unsuspecting expats into sharing their experience with Luxembourg. But somewhere along the way they’ll also be sharing with me life hacks that helped them adapt to their new environment.
Luxventures will hopefully get published at a rate of one episode per month. Be that as it may, i hope you enjoy this episode of luxventures. It features brexit, cafe atmosphere, foreign aid, meeting the locals as well as my first guest, Melissa Mahama, a native of London, webcopy proofreader, student of French language and a generally wonderful person who is somewhat struggling with her identity.
Continue reading In Search Of Identity: Melissa Mahama