Cerasela Bortos-glamthug, the perks of living in zurich

Hey! I hope you are having a great start into the week and I hope you have been waiting impatiently to bring back to life my blog.

When I started writing on this blog 6 years ago, I wanted to have it as a diary, where I can reveal special moments, even though there was the risk to become very vulnerable. Whenever something less pleasant happens or you are having a bad mood,you have to choose wisely where your energy goes: to the positive or negative side because in the end you attract what you think.

Living in one of the most expensive cities in the world isn’t that pink as it seems from my Instastories (@glamthug where I am the most active and I am overwhelmed by your positive feedback), but I can’t complain either.  There are sacrifices you have to face. For example, we live in one of the best neighborhoods, but we share a studio of 25 square meters . I can’t buy many clothes , because of the little place and very tight budget. However, it’s hard to stop myself because I am so active by participating to as many events as I have energy and every time I need to.. stand out, but most important feel confident. I don’t want to get distracted by all this apparently perfect environment where we clink glasses of Prosecco like we have something special to celebrate. To be clear, I don’t mind drinking Prosecco, but what I learnt in Denmark is to enjoy the little things and I think that helps me a lot in getting through the hard times.

Despite all these facts, I  am extremely grateful for having the chance of moving to Switzerland, to a big city life after living in Denmark for 5 years.  In less than a year, I managed very fast to expand my network, where I have met wonderful people ( for example the one who took these photos – thezurichdiaries )


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11 replies
  1. Kristin
    Kristin says:

    It may be expensive but has so much to offer that money can’t buy! And I love the lesson you learned in Denmark – appreciate the little things!

  2. Tanya
    Tanya says:

    Agreed that you have to make some sacrifices for the city life, but it’s so worth it! I was in San Francisco before coming here, loved it there and miss it. But Zürich city life is fun too, just a little quieter. Looks like you’ve made the most of your time in Zürich.

    • Glamthug
      Glamthug says:

      Oh you like to challenge people! Well.. For example, going to events and meeting people makes me feel very alive, but from time to time I can also enjoy the silence and the warm sun rays while hiking or just exploring the surroundings.

  3. Stacy
    Stacy says:

    I love living in Switzerland but I’m not such a city person, I like to choose when to be in the city as being around a lot of people can sometimes be exciting and sometimes be exhausting. So I find a lot of pleasure being close to nature but knowing I can get on a train or in a car and be in Zurich in 20 minutes. I do love to people-watch, which Zurich is terrific for, and hey, it’s totally free 😉

  4. Beth
    Beth says:

    Agreed – living in Zurich does require some trade-offs (for many of us anyway). But overall, living in Switzerland feels like a gift, especially if you have met good people.

  5. Beth
    Beth says:

    Yes – living in Zurich does require some trade-offs (for many of us anyway). But overall, living in Switzerland feels like a gift, especially if you have met good people.

  6. sheelachristyn
    sheelachristyn says:

    I totally understand your opinion! I love to live in a city. My rule is that I have to have the possibility to walk home from the city center, everything else is too far away 😉 There are always sacrifices we must make, we can’t have it all. The most important thing is that we surround our self with an environment that is making us happy, we only live once! And money isn’t that important, we will only remember the places we have been and what we have experienced, and not how much money we had.


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