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Swiss Watching has had a makeover

November 30, 2018, No comments

My family of books has a new addition. Or, more correctly, a new edition. Swiss Watching is now available in a totally...

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Seven reasons to miss Switzerland

October 31, 2018, 1 Comment

What do you miss most about Switzerland? That’s a question I’ve been asked a lot in the last few months, mainly because...

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Swiss Watching on a world tour

April 17, 2018, 1 Comment

Swiss Watching is going on tour! Actually I am going off around the world for a few months but I am taking...

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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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My top tips from a year as an Airbnb host

January 31, 2018, 1 Comment

One flat, one year, twelve bookings and a lot of experience. A year ago I hosted my first guest in my Airbnb...

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Happy Christmas and goodbye to 2017

December 23, 2017, No comments

So that was 2017. While the rest of the world was convulsed by Brexit and Trump, Macron and Merkel, Isis and Irma,...

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The ultimate doable Swiss bucket list

October 2, 2017, 3 Comments

Hike the Eiger Trail. Make your own Swiss Army Knife. Watch the sunrise from on top of Rigi. Switzerland has more than...

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Five referendum lessons from Swiss politics

June 16, 2017, 1 Comment

The Swiss understand referendums. They have to because they have one every few months not every few years. And they can be...

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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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