In January 2017, we decided to change our 9-5 lifestyle in quite a drastic way. We quit our jobs, took our savings, left Switzerland and started a journey into the unknown with our small daughter Matilda. And instantly we became millionaires – time millionaires. How our journey turned us into millionaires. And how this affects our daily life. Find out more.
Imagine you eat just normal. You even swim twice a week and still you are gaining like 1 kg each months… Welcome to pregnancy. I am getting bigger and bigger and couldn’t be happier.
This morning I received a text message from my Swiss credit card company informing me that they blocked my credit card. Apparently, someone had tried to make a donation of USD 200 with my card. And it wasn’t me. I am relieved that this fraud was prevented. However, if you are like me an owner of a credit or a debit card, there is non-negligible chance that you also may be subject to fraud. So what can you do to prevent it? Learn more. Credit card fraud – how to protect yourself.
Have you ever seen a Cola bottle of 3 liters? And even better, a special offer of 3 bottles containing Cola, Fanta and Sprite each 3 liters? Welcome to Chile. Walking around in Chile you can’t get around the fact that a lot of people and even children are really overweight. Obesity in Chile – one of the fattest nations on earth.
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So what is the best way of getting around in Santiago Chile? It’s the capital of Chile and with about 7 million habitants, 4 million vehicles and around 640 km2 it’s one of the biggest populated cities in the Americas.
Well, it all depends if you are alone or with a stroller 🙂 No matter what, you should try to ravoid rush hours (before 8-10 am and between 5-7 pm).
Here are my personal recommendations and experiences.
I am happily 22 weeks pregnant. Which is great after the three initial months of 24×7 throughing up. I am also very grateful that we are not any longer travelling. So I can have my regular check-ups with one doctor at one hospital in one common language. Slowly, I am also getting prepared for the birth in mid March of next year. I do wish for a natural birth after my unplanned C-section of my first daughter Matilda. Not so easy apprently in Chile. Learn more about giving natural birth and how to avoid C-section in Chile.
I am sure you all have heard about no poo. There are plenty of blogs, detailed, DIY instructions, discussions, etc. which you can find online. Actually, there are almost 3 Mio results if you search no poo in google. No joke, it’s a whole science. So starting our new life and our world trip “la grande aventure”, we decided that this was the right moment to try it out. No poo, no thanks. Discover how our failure resulted in pure bliss.
I knew that this would happen one day sooner or later. Even so if you try hard you can’t prevent it. And so this week our now 20-months old daughter Matilda had her first accident. To all parents. Be prepared. It will happen and there will be blood. A lot of blood.
Yesterday, 15th October 2017 was a big day for Christian as he had his first art exposition in Santiago, Chile.
Before leaving Switzerland in December 2016 and January 2017, he had his first two expositions in independent art galaries in Zurich, Switzerland. Therefore, we are really proud that Christian was now accepted to expose in Santiago.
Let me tell you more about the Christian’s art journey until reaching his first art exposition in Santiago, Chile. And of course, what are his future art projects.
We are in deed very happy that Christian is again with us. Especially Matilda is enjoying her time with her dad. She was missing him a lot and I had to tell her that he was working on the airplane. Like that she was able to understand and she constantly repeated it in sign language which we taught her.