We are a family from Berne, Switzerland who moved to Nashville in July 2017. Ever since we have been trying to get familiar with the American way of living and even more with working off the list of things you have to do before you can officially call yourself a Nashvillian...

 

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BECOMING NASHVILLIAN

HOW TO GET SETTLED IN MUSIC CITY

Becoming an expat is as exciting as it is frightening. A life in a new place can bring all kinds of new things and issues to deal with: cultural differences, sorting out health care, cost of living, finding proper schools for children, learning the language, establishing a social network, finding the hippest place to dine and getting to know about places where you can take your kids...

 

Becoming Nashvillian is the story of a Swiss family and their journey on how to settle in Nashville and explore Music City. It gives guidance, ideas and inspiration on how to make the most of this adventure.

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Almost everywhere else in the world, bread in some form is the centerpiece of the meal. You can get pitas in Greece, tortillas in Mexico, naan in India, focaccia in Italy, baguettes in France and pretzels in Germany. But here in America it seems not alwa...


The truth is, although I like to picture myself as an adventurous mom, I prefer to rely on basic amenities and a minimum standard of comfort. The last time I slept in a tent was 20 years ago when I was attending summer camp with the scouts. But when my daughter kept n...

It took me three attempts in order to finally fall for this seemingly boundless city. During my previous visits I was somewhat blinded by the downside of urban expansion, air pollution and heavy traffic congestion. However this February we had the chance to experience...

These days, when the weather gets warmer, the birds start twittering outside the window and spring flowers emerge from the earth, it is tempting to start thinking about a nice picnic. I think there is nothing more relaxing than spreading your blanket on a green meadow,...

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