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Moving To Luxembourg

26, Nov 2010

I supposed you’ve heard the old adage that¬†moving house is up there with divorce and bereavement in the¬†high stress stakes. Having just moved house myself twice in one month, I can declare that not only did my body produce enough adrenaline to power a small town but that I also became a bit of a […]

Happy Thanksgiving! As I’m typing this, not only are 300 million Americans frantically chopping, mixing and chugging bourbon (or if you’re like me avoiding the actual work and going straight to the chugging) but the 7 million living abroad are doing the same while feeling lonely for home. For the expats here the American Women’s […]

Newcomers to Luxembourg not only struggle to understand the sheer variety of languages spoken here, but also the seemingly random way that they are used: your German might get you a ticket on a bus but a blank look in a clothes shop, while English might get you an account in a bank but absolutely […]

Renting in Luxembourg

16, Nov 2010

So you’ve decided to move to the Grand Duchy. You’re not put off by its tiny size, in fact you think it’s cute and cuddly. But then you start looking into renting in Luxembourg. Suddenly the country has transformed into a vast, tangled thicket of weird names and strange terms. What do charges mean? Why […]

If you’re from a more laisse-faire country (with, dare I say it, a healthier attitude to bureaucracy) you might be surprised to learn that you’re expected to register with your local county council (known as communes) within three days of moving to Luxembourg. But luckily with a bit of forward planning, registering in Luxembourg, also […]


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