What is this about?

We are two engineers from Germany, Markus and Barbara who came in 1996 from Germany to America to  finish graduate school. Upon graduation in 1997 we found work in Minneapolis, Minnesota and started our life in the US.

Fast forward to 2009, we are getting ready to take the next stage in our life by going to Switzerland. In this BLOG we will share our experiences of all aspects of life in America and the trade-offs we are making between living in America and living in Switzerland.

We want to share our impressions, because in a global economy, jobs, job assignments and opportunities in life are global and not concentrated locally as they were 30 years ago. The global aspect makes life a little more complicated, but also provides so many more possibilities. We want to share how much more complication there is for us, how we think we can resolve them, ¬†how we really resolved them and of course what added possibilities we have seen how we’ve used them.

You will not just hear from us, but we will also have gust bloggers from other global nomads, who will share their experiences and viewpoints here.

Overall, this Blog is meant to serve two purposes, prepare those who want to live life in the world and let those who stay at home live vicariously through the stories told here.

With an open mind and an open heart enjoy the world.

Markus \m/