Luxembourg, eh: Karen Wauters

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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In Search Of Identity: Melissa Mahama

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.

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Wow, you  made it. You’re here even before the first episode of Luxventures podcast was published. But fear not, Episode One is in the making.

This podcast is a basically a spin-off from, that other “Sleeping with…” site where I dabble in punditry, mostly over issues in my home country. Give it a spin if you’re into that sort of thing (but do come back).

Aside from Luxventures whici is my solo, well, venture, I’m also involved in production of Metin čaj (currently in its fifth season) and Evropska četrt, two Slovenian podcasts which have a sizeable following.

Between that and my twenty-years-worth of mileage in journalism (mostly in radio), Luxventures should be anything but boring.

Also, feel free to hit me up on Twitter.