Alexa, What’s The Weather In Luxembourg: Max Amordeluso

In this episode of Luxventures wa talk to Alexa. Well, not Alexa as such, although we’ve heard of people talking to the artificial assistant as if it were a real person, which is kind of sad. Rather, we speak to Max Amordeluso, EU Lead Evangelist for Amazon Alexa, who landed in Luxembourg about three years ago on a really cold spell in mid-July and had about a week to get his head around the place he now calls home. Or, to be exact, one of his homes.

What brings a man from Florence to Luxembourg via Florida, how much of a bubble do expats live in and is there a bubble inside of a bubble. And last but not least, if moving to Luxembourg is in the cards, what are the 3 things you should be prepared for.

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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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