Cantonal tree Berne IN
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January 19, 2016, 2 Comments

Look a little bit carefully, and Swissness is surprisingly easy to find in the United States.

False Friends
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November 19, 2015, 2 Comments

A chef using a preservative isn’t quite the same as a Chef using a Präservativ.

St Ursanne
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May 11, 2015, 4 Comments

Cobbled streets and fairytale castles, decorated fountains and frescoed houses.

Globi
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March 11, 2015, 11 Comments

Rivella and Röstigraben, Globi and 1291. All of them instantly recognisable.

Nuclear pills
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November 20, 2014, 4 Comments

My nuclear pills arrived in the post today, courtesy of the government.

Rennie
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May 4, 2013, 11 Comments

Headache pills and indigestion tablets. Expensive enough to cause the problem rather than cure it.

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Cantonal tree Berne IN

Seeking Swissness in America

January 19, 2016, 2 Comments

Look a little bit carefully, and Swissness is surprisingly easy to find in the United States.

Christmas 2015

Happy Christmas from Switzerland!

December 23, 2015, No comments

It’s that time of year again, even if the weather doesn’t realise it yet.

Bundeshaus, 1902 - seat of the Federal Assembly and government

Time for another Swiss election

December 8, 2015, No comments

Another day, another vote: that is nothing unusual in Switzerland.

False Friends

Fun with False Friends

November 19, 2015, 2 Comments

A chef using a preservative isn’t quite the same as a Chef using a Präservativ.

New National Council, according to SRF projection

Things go right for Switzerland

October 19, 2015, 2 Comments

Switzerland has voted and moved decisively to the right. So far right, in fact, that it could now actually be in Austria.

Waldseemüller map

Around Switzerland in 80 Maps

October 5, 2015, 6 Comments

My new book is bigger and brighter, and also a remarkable journey through time and space.

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  • Tips
  • bin bags
  • Courtesy of Rega
  • red shoes on display
  • Carnival princess
  • Grandhotel Giessbach
  • Four eggs
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