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Roger is everywhere but we still love him

April 9, 2021, No comments

Just when you thought Roger Federer couldn’t get anymore ubiquitous, up he pops as the new face of Switzerland Tourism. Well, not...

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Good food and great views in tiny Gadmen

March 25, 2021, No comments

Gadmen? I’d never heard of it but apparently it’s the most easterly village in Canton Bern. It straddles the road up to...

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My yoghurt battle with big supermarkets

March 19, 2021, 6 Comments

Yoghurt is a mess right now. It’s my staple breakfast, either with fruit or as the main part of Birchermüesli (I know,...

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Honest Swiss hotel reviews that you can trust

February 27, 2021, 2 Comments

Reviews, reviews everywhere but which ones can you believe? The ones that only say good things or ones that complain? The ones...

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Swiss women won the vote 50 years ago today

February 7, 2021, 1 Comment

On 7 February 1971 Switzerland finally joined the 20th century. That was the day when the male voters approved giving women the...

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Far more than just a room with a view in Locarno

January 29, 2021, No comments

Comfortable, chic and friendly. That’s what the hotel website promised me and I’m happy to report, that’s what I got. Not only...

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Happy Christmas wherever you are

December 24, 2020, No comments

Another year over and I think we can all heave a sigh of relief about that. We will never forget 2020 but...

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How to solve a border conflict between Switzerland and Italy

December 21, 2020, No comments

It seemed like such a simple question: how long is the border between Italy and Switzerland? But nothing is that simple. A...

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The Big Swiss Quiz 2020: all the questions

December 20, 2020, 1 Comment

My Big Swiss Quiz was a big success, especially for the prizewinners. It’s too late to win any a prize but if...

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The once-essential little Swiss booklet

December 14, 2020, No comments

It was a little booklet that was always in my rucksack or back pocket. It was an essential tool for anyone using...

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