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Meet Homo helveticus

October 3, 2011, 27 Comments

Last week I wrote an article for the Swiss edition of Die Zeit, one of the main German newspapers, about the typical Swiss...

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Switzerland from A to Z

October 5, 2010, 8 Comments

A is for apple. Ever since William Tell shot one off his son’s head, the humble apple has been the unofficial national...

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Swiss Watching trivia, No 26: Postbus

August 26, 2010, 4 Comments

Switzerland’s trains may get all the press but the yellow Postbuses are the real icon of Swiss transport. There’s hardly a...

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Swiss Watching trivia, No 1: National Day

August 1, 2010, 1 Comment

Swiss National Day   Switzerland’s birthday is traditionally celebrated on 1 August. Back in 1291 three men met in Rütli meadow beside Lake Lucerne...

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