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Three mountains trips from Lugano

May 31, 2019, No comments

The little slice of paradise that is Lake Lugano has more than gentle boat rides to offer: there are three wonderful mountain...

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When the Swiss fought the French

April 30, 2019, No comments

On a low green hill beside the country’s busiest motorway stands a lonely memorial. Thousands drive past it every day but I...

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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, 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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