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.

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One of the first things to do after relocation to Switzerland – Mobile Phone & Internet

Let’s be honest, a mobile phone with internet is an absolute must! As soon as you arrive you will want to get organised. Now, my experience was that I couldn’t get a Swiss sim card without presenting a residence address. If you are staying in the temporary address like I…
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Getting around Switzerland -Transport and Ticketing

This post relates to getting around by public transport in the French part of Switzerland; mainly Geneva. If you have just landed you may have noticed how small Geneva really is. Most distances within Geneva can be covered on foot; however public transport is quite convenient. One piece of advice…
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Travel More with Your Swiss Half Fare Card

We all know the joke about Swiss trains running on time. But to save money as well as time, you need a Swiss Half Fare Card. Life in Switzerland is expensive, but there are a lot of different options to make travel more affordable. You can buy an annual pass (or…

Switzerland is One of the Happiest Countries in the World. But You May Not be Happy Here.

It's official. Switzerland is one of the happiest country in the world. That doesn't mean everyone here is happy.  (more…)

New Here

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

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…


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