An outsider’s inside view of Switzerland

May 19, 2017, 4 Comments

Being a stranger in a not-so-strange land is never dull. Sometimes challenging, sometimes amusing, always interesting. And being an outsider on the inside often gives you a completely different viewpoint, so together with swissinfo I’ve been looking at Switzerland through a camera lens. A very small lens that’s part of my smart phone.

Every so often for the past few year I’ve been creating short vlogs about life here in the Alpine Republic, covering everything from languagesflags and postboxes to Lenin and Rütli.

For some vlogs I went further afield, to search for the Swiss in London or in Wisconsin; with others I travelled back in time to see how the Victorians saw Switzerland.

All of the vlogs can be found on the swissinfo website, but here are four of my favourites.

The Swiss alphabet:

Swiss army knives:



4 Comments on "An outsider’s inside view of Switzerland"

  1. Corinne Saturday May 20th, 2017 at 12:11 AM · Reply

    Where do we find the whole playlist of all video chapters? Is it on youtube? Is there one page that shows all chapters?


  2. Stella Saturday June 10th, 2017 at 05:36 AM · Reply

    You forgot the subtitling.

  3. Paul Burkhalter Monday June 12th, 2017 at 10:52 PM · Reply

    Brilliant videos Diccon, well done! Love your books as well, allows me to stay in touch with the family ancestral country from glorious Devon!

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