Scherenschnitte 1
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April 2, 2015, 2 Comments

It translates literally as ‘scissor cuts’ but Scherenschnitte is an art form like no other.

Globi
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March 11, 2015, 8 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.

Aletsch glacier
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November 7, 2014, No comments

If you want to see Switzerland from the air then you can without even leaving home.

Cabrio top
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September 10, 2014, No comments

It’s the world’s first double-decker open-air cable car, and it’s in Switzerland.

Lindt bunny front
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March 12, 2013, 3 Comments

They are the symbol of Easter in Switzerland. But the golden Lindt bunnies aren’t Swiss.

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  • Globi
  • Nuclear pills
  • Aletsch glacier
  • Cabrio top
  • Lindt bunny front

Recent posts

Scherenschnitte 1

Art by a thousand cuts

April 2, 2015, 2 Comments

It translates literally as ‘scissor cuts’ but Scherenschnitte is an art form like no other.

Globi

10 things every Swiss person knows

March 11, 2015, 8 Comments

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

Belle Epoque artist

Welcome to the year 1901!

January 19, 2015, 1 Comment

In Kandersteg this week it’s no longer 2015 but over a hundred years earlier. That’s because it’s Belle Époque week.

Dreikönigskuche

Twelve nights, three kings and a cake

January 6, 2015, 4 Comments

Before I came to Switzerland, January 6th was the day for taking down the Christmas decorations.

Christmas 2014

Happy Swiss Christmas everyone

December 22, 2014, 1 Comment

Leukerbad in the snow looking towards the Matterhorn.

Advent calendar

Seven ways to prepare for a Swiss Christmas

December 3, 2014, 1 Comment

December is here and there are just three weeks left until Christmas.

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