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10 facts about the Geneva Convention

August 22, 2012, 4 Comments

You’ve heard it mentioned countless times but how much do you really know about the Geneva Convention?

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Switzerland at Eurovision

May 26, 2012, 3 Comments

Another bad year for the Swiss at Eurovision, failing to reach the final for the fifth time in six years.

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The Swiss on board Titanic

April 14, 2012, 2 Comments

When RMS Titanic sank 100 years ago even landlocked Switzerland was touched by the tragedy: twelve Swiss died that night. 

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The United States of Switzerland?

January 16, 2012, 8 Comments

When I was in the US last summer, I couldn’t help but notice how many Swiss references there were all around me.

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Ten essential facts about Bern

September 14, 2011, 9 Comments

The New York Times recently had a great little article about 36 hours in Bern, with 12 things to see and do in...

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Switzerland is now Six-word-Land

August 1, 2011, 10 Comments

How would you describe Switzerland in six words? A creative challenge for Swiss National Day today.

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James Bond in The Swiss Connection

May 17, 2011, 5 Comments

007, the quintessential English gentleman spy. Or is he? James Bond is actually half Swiss, his mother being from Canton Vaud.

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The Swiss canton challenge

December 20, 2010, 4 Comments

How well do you know your cantons? The 26 names maybe but their shapes and places on the Swiss map?

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Rot, Blau, Grün Rivella

10 trivial facts about Switzerland

September 2, 2010, 14 Comments

Last month was trivia month but which was the most popular post? Cuckoo clocks or the Birdie Song? Nestlé or Rivella?

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Swiss Watching trivia, no 31: Records

August 31, 2010, 8 Comments

Switzerland isn’t the biggest country in the world (in fact it’s number 131 on the list), but it manages to punch above...

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