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About me

Travel writer, chocolate lover and Englishman in Bern.

I grew up in deepest Hampshire. A degree in International Relations from LSE and an 18-month world trip set me up for a career in travel writing, though I took the scenic route via bookselling. After ten years at Lonely Planet and Holiday Which? magazine, I decamped to Switzerland, where until recently I was manager of the Stauffacher English Bookshop in Bern.

As well as grappling with German grammar, re-learning to cross the road properly, and overcoming my innate desire to form an orderly queue, I have spent the last few years exploring the bits of Switzerland I’d never heard of before. And eating lots of chocolate.

I am now a full-time writer, occasional radio guest, member of the swissinfo Public Council and permanent expat.

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