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The Swiss wedding survival guide

The Swiss wedding survival guide

Claudia List writes: “Wear jeans, you’ll end up in a field afterward.” Not something I’d usually consider when going to a wedding, but I found this interesting piece of advice on an expat forum when I was wondering what to wear to my very first Swiss wedding. The comment thread continued, with several expats agreeing […]

Trials and tribulations of a trainee tour guide

Trials and tribulations of a trainee tour guide

Former Busabout tour leader Ben Oliver writes: My body screams for sleep, my mind is a scattered mess and I’m well past the point of breathing without my eyes closing of their own accord.┬áIn a never-ending effort to stay conscious, I pinch my leg — harder this time — sending a bolt of adrenaline through […]

<em>Ivan, rapist, soon to be Swiss?</em>: the billboards of Switzerland

Ivan, rapist, soon to be Swiss?: the billboards of Switzerland

As one of a sizeable percentage of foreign citizens living in Switzerland, I'm pretty far removed from the machinations of the country's direct democracy. That being said, even to me it is still evident that, especially when compared to Australia, referendums form a central feature of the Swiss political landscape.

Slide Night: The secrets of the Swiss

Slide Night: The secrets of the Swiss

Switzerland: it's an odd country of neutrality mixed with camo dressed teenagers and nude hiking but fanatical privacy, says Crikey reader Tristan.