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Eight delicious facts about Swiss chocolate

March 31, 2018, No comments

Chocolate. It’s one word that many people instantly associate with Switzerland, not just at Easter but all year round. But as you...

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What can you buy for one franc in Switzerland?

February 7, 2018, 1 Comment

One franc can’t buy you much in Switzerland. Not even a cup of coffee. But a franc a day is all it...

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An outsider’s inside view of Switzerland

May 19, 2017, 4 Comments

Being a stranger in a not-so-strange land is never dull. Sometimes challenging, sometimes amusing, always interesting. And being an outsider on the...

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What the Fooby is going on?

March 2, 2017, 3 Comments

It’s a new word that’s everywhere at the moment but what does it mean? Fooby might look English but no native English-speaker...

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How to be Swiss: an instruction manual

December 8, 2016, 7 Comments

The art of being Swiss isn’t an easy thing to master, even if you have a head start by being born that...

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Art by a thousand cuts

April 2, 2015, 3 Comments

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

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10 things every Swiss person knows

March 11, 2015, 11 Comments

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

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Is Switzerland an expat paradise?

October 24, 2014, 1 Comment

Where’s the best place in the world for expats to live? Switzerland!

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For whom the Swiss cow bell tolls

October 18, 2014, 3 Comments

Cow bells are one of the sounds of the Swiss Alps but what about the cow?

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Ten fascinating Swiss statistics

August 14, 2014, 3 Comments

One suicide every 8.5 hours is a Swiss statistic you don’t often see.

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