A new country can cause culture shock – especially if you don’t speak the language. Friends can help. Expat ladies is a group of women in Switzerland who get together once a week over coffee. Sharing stories of our lives and what bought us to this place. Building connections. Making friends.

unhappy expat wife

To the Unhappy Expat Wife

Dear Unhappy Expat Wife, You may not think anyone notices you, but that's not true. I spotted your article in the Guardian - What I'm Really Thinking: The Expat Wife - and read it to see if your experience mirrors my own. I learned you followed your husband to some foreign land, and you aren't…
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The Best Places to Get Coffee in Geneva

I have a confession to make: I am a coffee snob. This goes with the New Zealander territory. After all, the flat white - a double shot of espresso topped with velvety milk - was invented in New Zealand.  (Although Australians are trying to lay claim to it - it's like…
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Mobility Car Sharing Car in Geneva

What is Mobility Car Share?

Hello from the other side. ☺ Let’s say we don’t want to do trains, can’t afford to buy a car yet or we don’t need it all the time. May I present this cool solution service called ‘Mobility Car Share’. Basically, the name says it all, you share the car.…
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Which Bank to Choose having moved to Geneva, Switzerland?

I have a very good experience with UBS bank right from the start of setting up the account. Mind you, when I arrived, I only spoke ‘Bonjour’ and knew ‘Merci’ pretty polite words to begin life in Switzerland, don’t you think? I think you get an idea of how I…
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New Here

A new country (or even a new website!) can be intimidating. Expat Ladies wants to help ease the transition. (more…)
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Join Us at a Coffee Morning

A new country can cause culture shock – especially if you don’t speak the language. Friends can help. Expatladies is…
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About

In 2016, Patrycja was newly arrived in Switzerland, in desperate need of a coffee. Over the past 18 years Patrycja,…
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