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Switzerland is Happy!

March 6, 2014, 2 Comments

It’s the No 1 song in Switzerland and is spreading happiness across the whole country.

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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 biology of Swiss windows

October 18, 2013, 10 Comments

Are your windows innies or outies? If you’re reading this in Switzerland then most likely they are innies.

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Six Swiss ways to keep cool

August 3, 2013, 2 Comments

It’s the hottest summer since 2003 so how do the Swiss escape the heat? 

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1291 and all that

July 30, 2013, No comments

Swiss Americans are a generally modest bunch, as befits their roots.

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Swiss prices give me indigestion

May 4, 2013, 12 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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Six questions about Switzerland

March 19, 2013, 16 Comments

Eight years ago I arrived in Switzerland with a lot of questions about my new home.

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Lindt bunnies are not Swiss

March 12, 2013, 6 Comments

They are the symbol of Easter in Switzerland. But the golden Lindt bunnies aren’t Swiss.

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