My name is Brittany Andrews. I was born and raised in Atlanta, GA in the U.S. I left behind the only place I have ever lived in December 2009.
I moved to Zug, Switzerland. It is a small town and tax haven which brings in a huge international community. It is a beautiful and quiet little town on a lake with an amazing view of the Alps.
There have been ups and downs though. Moving somewhere where you don’t speak the language causes some difficulties. I can speak some German now, but when I first came here I knew nothing more than Gesundheit and Guten Tag. Luckily, Since Zug is so international, pretty much everyone can speak English.
The Swiss people are very different than what I am used to. I am used to friendly loud Americans who like to hug and silly drunken Brits who like to tell dirty jokes. The Swiss are quiet. At first, they seem like weird, aloof people with no sense of humor, but then you grow to love them. Even though some of that may be true
I blog about my life as an expat living in Switzerland. I write about my hikes, being a mom, traveling and shopping around Switzerland, and Swiss culture.