We all know that old story. You get offered a high-salary position in Luxembourg, so you say, sure, we’ll live there for a little bit, save up some money, then move to another, sunnier place. But then 15 years have passed, your Luxembourgish-speaking kids are starting lycée, and you’re knee-deep in potatoes and crémant.
In a testament to this phenomenon, Jonathan and Sarah Greenley from the U.S. state of Washington moved here early last year, promising they would only stay for the duration of Jonathan’s 18-month work assignment. After all, they reasoned, their sons Jack and Ryden didn’t speak any of the local languages, and also during that time they’d certainly be able to visit most of the European destinations on their bucket list.
Wrong! By April of this year, the couple had … hey, where’d they go? Seriously? They really did move away? Aww, crap. They were fun.