Swiss Expat Story: Ines in Brighton, United Kingdom

by MySwissWorld & Swiss Food Box Team

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We welcome you to our newest interview in our weekly series. Here we interview each week somebody from the community and learn a bit more about their lives. This week, from Brighton, United Kingdom:
Ines Caluori is a publishing professional based in Brighton, UK, but her roots can be traced back to the stunning mountains of Switzerland. Born and raised in Bonaduz, a small village in the heart of the Swiss Alps, Ines moved to Chur after finishing school before eventually relocating to Brighton to improve her English. When asked about what she misses most about her home country, Ines cited the winter snow and cross-country skiing, as well as summer hikes in the mountains. However, she has found a new appreciation for living close to the sea and loves the open-minded and diverse culture of Brighton. While she has no plans to move back permanently, she will be returning to Switzerland soon for her dad's 80th birthday.
What is your name and where are you living now?
My name is Ines Caluori and I live in Brighton UK. I work for a Publishing Company dealing with customers and administrative tasks and I send our magazines and books to print.

What is your connection to Switzerland? Have you been born there, or do you have some roots in Switzerland? 
I was born in Switzerland and grew up in a village called Bonaduz. After school I moved to Chur and lived and worked there until I decided to take a break and improve my English in Brighton nearly 10 years ago.
What is the thing that you miss about Switzerland the most?
Apart from my family and friends I also really miss the snow and cross-country skiing in winter and hiking in the mountains in summer. Also obviously Ovomaltine chocolate and Thomy Mustard ;-)
What do you think is better or do you like more in your new country?
I love living so close by the sea and that Brighton is a very open-minded city with its quirky shops and diverse culture, music and arts scene.
Do you have any plans of returning soon? For vacations or permanently.
I'm not planning to move back permanently yet but will be visiting Switzerland for my dad’s 80th birthday in April.


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