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This week's episode delayed.

I had a really amazing interview I was all set to share with you this week that I did with a Californian couple living in Heidelberg, Germany. They had lived abroad in Switzerland from 2010-2013 and then repatriated with the idea of making some career strides and moving back abroad afterward. Things didn't go exactly to plan, and in late 2017, they wound up in Germany with their two US-born daughters and two cats, rather than Switzerland. But in the end, it was for the best as nearly one year in, they have discovered that they prefer German life to Swiss life after all, and they're so glad things turned out the way they did.

We talked about German salaries and making finances work there compared to the US and Switzerland; about the pull to live abroad and the reality of how living abroad changes you and ruins you for your home country; and about the very real embrace of the expat community and living far away from family.

Sadly, the audio quality on the interview was unusable! I'm really disappointed because it was a great conversation that really covered a lot of information, both practical and ideological. Would you like me to redo? If this episode really appeals to you, please let me know in the comments below.

Otherwise, I'll be back next week with an interview featuring Tina Busch, a German repat who spent 5 years with her German husband and children in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

See you then. And thank you for being here!

3 comments on "This week's episode delayed."
  1. Hi Lindsey, Sorry to hear that the audio quality was unusable. I'd love to listen in if you end up doing a re-do! I've really been enjoying your podcasts. I've been listening on my way to work the past two days, and each one resonates with me in a different way. I was actually just talking about your prior shows with my Swiss husband and he's now planning to listen to them too. It's so interesting to hear others' experiences on repatriating, and how they feel about being "home". Keep up the great work!

    1. Oh, thank you, Stephanie! Timing and scheduling is turning out to be a huge obstacle. I'm just learning as I go and I plan to have lots more episodes coming at you soon. :) Thank you for taking the time to comment and I am SO happy that you're enjoying the show and recommending it to your husband - and hopefully others. More soon!! xoxo