Ah, the change of the seasons! The time when resilient expats in the southern hemisphere dust off their wind-breakers and warm socks and prepare for the wind and rain autumn may bring. Those who live on the other side of the equator, though, are probably done with the cold by now and can’t wait for spring to come. In Munich, this is the time when the first ice cream places open their doors after the winter break, when the outdoor seating areas of local cafés are filled to the brim with business people, hipsters and tourists, soaking up the sun.
Whether or not the weather allows you to enjoy the sun, our communities around the world are celebrating the change of the seasons in their own special way. Why don’t you join in?
Spring Has Sprung
Spring has sprung in our community in Bristol. Come around and meet expats and global minds at a lively and popular venue at the Harbourside on Friday, 18 March. Our Bristol Ambassadors have booked the top floor of the bar exclusively for this spring fling, so grab your favorite drink and mingle with the crowd.
Our community in Strasbourg will get an exclusive visit from the Easter Bunny on Friday, 18 March. Between welcome drinks and hidden chocolate eggs, you will have the opportunity to enjoy some great company. Please wear something colorful or Easter-themed for the occasion.
Members in Sofia will welcome spring with a get-together at a traditional, yet modern, venue on Thursday, 24 March. We’ll enjoy the traditional Bulgarian cuisine and the unique interior, while getting to know each other and spending a nice, relaxed evening in great company.
InterNations members in Casablanca are invited to climb up to the sky for the coming of spring. On Friday, 25 March, you can enjoy the panoramic view of the city while getting to know other expats and global minds in your community. Bring your smile and a sense of humor!
Spring is nature’s way of saying “Let’s party with InterNations Vancouver!” Come meet other expats at a cool, chic venue in downtown Vancouver on Saturday, 26 March. It’s the perfect opportunity to welcome spring and party with our Ambassador team at their very last event.
Mainz, the self-proclaimed wine capital of Germany, is the best place to celebrate spring with a glass of wine in hand. On Thursday, 31 March, the Wiesbaden-Mainz Community is meeting at a historical wine tavern in town. Make sure to be there early for a welcome drink and an exclusive presentation of the wines by the owner herself.
Golden Leaves and Frost
Are you on the other end of the world, waving summer goodbye and mentally preparing for slightly less comfortable weather? Never fear, we have something for you in store as well.
Autumn in Canberra, for instance, comes with a lot of great local activities and experiences you should not miss, from the National Folk Festival, to the Canberra Balloon Spectacular and the Night Noodle Markets. There is so much to do, in fact, that our members will get together at the end of the month, on Wednesday, 30 March, to catch up, talk about their experiences, and share stories of how they spent this month. Make sure to join the crowd and tell your own story of welcoming autumn!
The motto in Johannesburg, on the other hand, is “Keep calm and welcome winter!” On Friday, 1 April, InterNations members in Johannesburg meet up in Sandton to celebrate in a stylish and warm atmosphere. Use this opportunity to meet expats, locals and global minds, enjoy a drink and dance the night away, all in the spirit of the season approaching.
A coffee in the sun or a cocktail by the fireplace? There are many ways to celebrate the change of seasons. Let us know how you are spending this time of the year!
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