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Caviar and coffee from Switzerland

February 25, 2014, 1 Comment

Bananas and papayas, caviar and coffee – none of them typically Swiss products.

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The Swiss boat is full

February 10, 2014, 38 Comments

Einstein, Nestlé, Hayek, Maggi. None of them was born Swiss. Even Switzerland’s newest Olympic gold medallist, Dario Cologna, was initially Italian

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The ultimate Swiss chocolate

January 30, 2014, 3 Comments

Milk chocolate and muesli: two Swiss gifts to the culinary world finally combined in one.

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TV subtitles Swiss-style

January 20, 2014, No comments

You couldn’t make it up. A sports programme with sexy subtitles for the hard-of-hearing.

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The medieval delights of St Ursanne

June 11, 2013, No comments

It has to be one of Switzerland’s prettiest little towns, and least visited.

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Swiss prices give me indigestion

May 4, 2013, 11 Comments

Headache pills and indigestion tablets. Expensive enough to cause the problem rather than cure it.

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The old ad men of Switzerland

April 7, 2013, 1 Comment

Sex sells but in Switzerland that cliché creates a rather disturbing mental image.

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Great Swiss train trips: Jungfraujoch

August 19, 2012, 3 Comments

Up through the Eiger and out on top of Europe: getting to Jungfraujoch is a journey to remember.

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The tipping point in Switzerland

July 9, 2012, 14 Comments

Do I leave a tip? If so, then how much? Two questions that plague every tourist.

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It’s rubbish in Switzerland!

May 3, 2012, 1 Comment

It’s not something you see often on Swiss streets: uncollected bin bags piled up on the pavements.

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