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A wonderful winter walk in the Bernese Oberland

January 31, 2022, No comments

Blue skies, crunchy snow, bright sunshine and fresh air. It sounds perfect, especially as it doesn’t involve hurtling downhill or getting too...

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The ten prettiest small towns in Switzerland

May 11, 2015, 6 Comments

Cobbled streets and fairytale castles, decorated fountains and frescoed houses.

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Merry Christmas, Swiss-English style

December 20, 2011, 1 Comment

Now that the snow really has arrived in earnest, it’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas. At least it would if...

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A double celebration for Swiss Watching

December 9, 2011, 10 Comments

Two years old today. This blog, that is, not me. And with perfect timing the first translation of the book has been...

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Swiss elections: the final stage

December 4, 2011, 2 Comments

Switzerland swings to the left! Now that the last results of the Swiss parliamentary elections are in the final picture is clear...

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How the Swiss sell their eggs

November 22, 2011, 17 Comments

Eggs. Such an everyday item that it’s easy to overlook them as something of cultural significance. Eggs are eggs, aren’t they? 

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Discovering Swiss cheese with Style

November 8, 2011, 1 Comment

Swiss and cheese. Those two words together conjure up an instant image of giant slabs of rubbery stuff with holes in. 

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Five reasons to love Lausanne

November 3, 2011, 8 Comments

Given that Switzerland has four national languages, it’s no surprise that some of its cities have more than one name.

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Swiss elections: what happens next?

October 27, 2011, 3 Comments

Now that the last seat in the National Council has been filled (see below), attention switches to the Council of States.

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Swiss election results: xenophobia 0 commonsense 1

October 24, 2011, 19 Comments

Swiss politics became the ultimate soufflé yesterday: full of hot air and with the middle rising nicely.

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