Amy’s farewell party made us all think about our life as researchers (some of us get philosophical after a few beers).
Most science research labs have a strong international flavour with students and staff from all imaginable nationalities passing through. It is fairly rare that we stay at the same place from the start of our career to retirement and most of us have spent at least part of their studies or a post doc appointment in another country. Mobility is part of the job description and getting to know the working ways of various countries is also personally very enriching.
For my part I have lived and worked in 8 different countries around the world (9 including Tasmania). I was wondering how many places have other people lived and worked in science or other types of jobs?
One annoying side effect of the travelling life is the need to change the plugs of each and every electrical appliance after every relocation :-(