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The long road to becoming Swiss

June 10, 2020, 1 Comment

It only took 979 days. That’s longer than the siege of Leningrad and almost as much time as the Brexit negotiations. But...

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When size matters: the biggest clock in Switzerland

May 29, 2020, No comments

It’s a simple question: what is the biggest clock in Switzerland? For a land that is famous for its timepieces, you’d think...

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The day that Bern stood still

March 22, 2020, 3 Comments

The buildings look the same but the city certainly doesn’t. Bern is empty. It’s as if its heart and soul have been...

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The Expert Guide is coming soon!

February 19, 2020, 2 Comments

One year in the making with fifteen different authors and three translators. The result? The Expert Guide to Your Life in Switzerland,...

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A fabulous festival to remember

July 31, 2019, No comments

It’s big, it’s bright and it’s brilliant. Switzerland has plenty of festivals but none quite like the Fête des Vignerons. Not because...

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Is Switzerland the best country in the world?

January 25, 2019, 3 Comments

The best country in the world is… Switzerland. Again. After being No1 for the last two years, the Swiss have made it...

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Eight delicious facts about Swiss chocolate

March 31, 2018, 1 Comment

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, 5 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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