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Love, Light and Laughter: Making a Home Away From Home

Love, Light and Laughter: Making a Home Away From Home

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This post is a bit of a diversion from my usual fare. I wanted to share some thoughts on what it has been like to live away from ‘home’ for the past 6 years. By the time we had made our decision to move our life and family halfway across the world, I was ready for whatever adventure lay before us. I think, though, that I had some very romantic ideas about living in a foreign land. All the research in the world was never going to replace ‘real-life’ experience.
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The Nature Festival in Basel, Switzerland (Natur Festival 2013)

The Nature Festival in Basel, Switzerland (Natur Festival 2013)

We moved to Switzerland last year and it has been a transition. We were living in Bulgaria before moving here and spent almost four years there. ¬†After a time, Bulgaria did feel like a home to us in many ways… and Switzerland is now gradually beginning to feel like home to us. Meeting people and doing the things to help us feel settled has helped in that regard.

The Swiss are very protective of the environment. There is good reason for this, because the country is really beautiful and the Swiss people go to great measures to keep it that way.  Additionally, they have great respect for their natural resources.
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