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Is this the street where you live?

June 2, 2011, 7 Comments

   A rather different post today. A man in Texas sent me this photo and asked if I could identify the street...

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Lunchtime art in Switzerland

May 24, 2011, 6 Comments

Lunch boxes as art. These days anything is possible but this photo is real, and it says so much about Swiss life....

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Ten free things to do in Switzerland

April 20, 2011, 13 Comments

Free lunches are as hard to find in Switzerland as anywhere else. You might even think that there is nothing that’s free...

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Is Bern the haircut capital of the world?

March 23, 2011, 7 Comments

  When the weather plays along, and I’m not running late, I walk to work. It’s uphill most of the way...

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Basel, Bern & Lucerne carnivals in pictures

March 18, 2011, 11 Comments

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Richard Gere wins – but only just

March 6, 2011, 1 Comment

Three weeks ago he had a clear lead. Today that was cut to just a few thousand but it was still enough...

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Beauty vs the beast in Bern

March 2, 2011, 7 Comments

This Sunday there’s a by-election in Canton Bern that wouldn’t normally get too much coverage, even in a country that lives, eats...

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Swiss transport isn’t always perfect

January 31, 2011, 5 Comments

It has a perfect image both at home and abroad. And to be fair, it rarely goes wrong, but the last few weeks...

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Seeing Bern in colour

January 14, 2011, 7 Comments

Anyone working in Bern’s tourist sector might be forgiven for thinking ‘crisis? what crisis?’.

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Happy (Swiss) Christmas

December 24, 2010, 2 Comments

It’s Christmas Eve, it’s snowing and Bing is singing. What more could I ask for? So most Swiss haven’t ever pulled a...

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