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Swiss Watching

Forget everything you thought you knew about Switzerland. Swiss Watching is an original and intriguing read about this landlocked island, going…

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Slow Train to Switzerland

One tour, two trips and 150 years – and a world of change – apart. This is the story of the first conducted tour of Switzerland, and how…

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Expert Guide

The Expert Guide

My new book is now available in two editions, English and German. Both are packed with detailed information and handy tips….

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Around Switzerland in 80 Maps

Hand-painted or computer-generated, medieval or modern, city or country, all the maps have one thing in common: Switzerland. But it isn’t a book…

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False Friends

A chef using a preservative isn’t quite the same as a Chef using a Präservativ. Confusing a cook and marmalade with a boss and…

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How to be Swiss

The art of being Swiss isn’t an easy thing to master, even if you have a head start by being born that way but How to be Swiss…

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Le Suissologue

In the Suissologue, Diccon Bewes is both a tourist guide and a sociologist. He tells us about Switzerland through its peculiarities …

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Der Schweizversteher

Wie isst man ein Fondue, ohne sich Feinde zu machen? Warum tut man in der Schweiz gut daran, vor allen nderen Gästen zu einer Party zu kommen…

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A new Swiss podcast for you to enjoy

July 7, 2021, No comments

Here it is: a new monthly podcast featuring yours truly. And of course, it’s all about Switzerland. Every month. Yes, there really...

Historic but modern hotel at the heart of Interlaken

July 2, 2021, 30 Comments

The oldest hotel in Switzerland. Now that’s somewhere I had to stay, so I did. According to this cool map, the Hotel...

Schilthorn is a great all-rounder with views and thrills

July 1, 2021, 24 Comments

Schilthorn has one of the best 360° panorama views in Switzerland. You could say it has a view to die for, though...

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