Perth is one of the most isolated capital cities in the world. Growing up there, on the west coast of Australia, I saw it as normal for my Sydney-based family to live in a different time zone and for long-distance phone calls to take place on reduced-rate Sundays. A move to Switzerland meant even longer distances: it takes about a day to fly home and I’ve developed love-hate relationships with dodgy Skype connections, missed FaceTime calls and group WhatsApp chats that ping through the night. Last year I became friends with Katia Vlachos – an expat transition coach based in Zurich – and discovered that there is an entire field of professionals focused on supporting families making global moves. Because she is herself a global nomad, I’ve asked Katia to share her top tips for staying in touch with loved ones across the globe.
Read the full article here. Written for Family Matters Switzerland.