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The ten most popular posts of 2011

January 23, 2012, No comments

2011. It was quite a year. Arab Spring, London riots, Fukushima, euro crisis – and a general election in Switzerland. 

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How the Swiss sell their eggs

November 22, 2011, 18 Comments

Eggs. Such an everyday item that it’s easy to overlook them as something of cultural significance. Eggs are eggs, aren’t they? 

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Quick guide to the Swiss elections

October 18, 2011, 20 Comments

On Sunday Switzerland votes for a new parliament. But Swiss elections aren’t like most others.

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Meet Homo helveticus

October 3, 2011, 27 Comments

Last week I wrote an article for the Swiss edition of Die Zeit, one of the main German newspapers, about the typical Swiss...

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Where’s the cheapest place to live in Switzerland?

May 29, 2011, 14 Comments

There’s nothing the Swiss love more that compiling and tabulating statistics, especially when they are about Switzerland.

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Ten free things to do in Switzerland

April 20, 2011, 13 Comments

Free lunches are as hard to find in Switzerland as anywhere else. You might even think that there is nothing that’s free...

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Is this the world’s best public transport?

April 11, 2011, 16 Comments

Forget about the trains in Switzerland! Yes, they are super-punctual, (usually) clean and extremely well-used, but everyone expects that

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Aletsch glacier

Seven Natural Wonders of Switzerland

November 3, 2010, 10 Comments

Switzerland has countless beautiful old towns and the world’s best chocolate, but perhaps its biggest draw is the breathtaking scenery.

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Switzerland from A to Z

October 5, 2010, 8 Comments

A is for apple. Ever since William Tell shot one off his son’s head, the humble apple has been the unofficial national...

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Kambly: Switzerland’s best biscuits

September 27, 2010, 12 Comments

It’s a sight that will leave any sweet-toothed visitor melting in anticipation. A whole room filled with biscuits, all there to be...

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