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A Brexit dictionary for the Swiss

March 6, 2019, No comments

It isn’t easy to explain Brexit to the Swiss. For people in a country that has a referendum every three months, it’s...

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A train ride up through snow and ice

February 26, 2019, No comments

It’s one of Switzerland’s great rail journeys and it’s just as spectacular in winter. The round-trip ride from Interlaken to Kleine Scheidegg...

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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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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, 2 Comments

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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