One Big Yodel

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One Big Yodel
I'm an American writer who moved to Switzerland in 2006 and am still pondering the lack of cheddar in the land of cheese. I'm the co-founder of the Zurich Writers Workshop
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  • Another State of Mind 19 hours ago Yodelers,Grüezi again. Without being able to grocery shop in another country on a whim or bike ride across a border for the heck of it, The Frau was suffering from a bad case of domesticitus after six months of American living. So she decided to take a trip to a foreign land: Hawaii.Maui Swiss...
  • Transport Talk 2 weeks ago The Frau can accomplish a lot from a car in America.Today, for instance, she returned books to two libraries and visited an ATM—without ever leaving her car—or NPR News.Yodelers, The Frau has gotten lazy. It only took six months after 8+ years without a car to not think twice about getting...
  • Language Learning in America 3 weeks ago The Frau spent last weekend with some expat friends who were visiting the States from Switzerland. Their daughter, Toddler S, speaks Swiss German. And when The Frau heard her speak, she couldn’t believe how much she had missed hearing the language.But the best part was that Toddler M and Toddler...
  • Enjoying life. A foreign concept. 1 month ago An American friend recently returned from a six-day trip to Belgium and France (because only an American would fly a total of 10,000 miles for less than a week’s vacation) and came back amazed.“Now I get it,” she said.“Get what?”An American with a newspaper, a coffee, and arelaxed...
  • Redefining motherhood one continent at a time 1 month ago Going from mothering in one culture to another isn't easy.Here's something that often goes unnoticed unless you move between cultures: your beliefs are shaped by them. Sounds obvious, but experiencing it can be a shock. Because The Frau became a mother in Switzerland, she gradually adopted Swiss... Featured Expat Blog Badge:

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