Schlossfestspiele Hagenwil

Why we will return to the annual theater festival at Hagenwil Castle

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When I first heard about Schlossfestspiele Hagenwil, I was sure it's an event for the kids. (I was wrong.) The most interesting theatrical...
More Swiss than I thought

Oh boy! I am more Swiss than I thought...

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I recently spent the holidays back home in Canada. It is always nice to find myself back in Hockey Land. But to my surprise, I have turned more Swiss...
Happy Swiss Dog

7 Practical tips for living with a dog in Switzerland

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Living with a dog is supposed to be fun, but there are many laws when it comes to keeping a dog in Switzerland. Here are some practical tips...
Valentine's Day

Are you single? Here are alternative Valentine’s Day activities in Zürich.

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If your love life could inspire Adele to write two albums, you are probably as excited as I am about Valentine’s Day. Here are some alternative ideas...
Typical Swiss Apartment

The Swiss don't talk about their salary (but they do talk about money)

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Did you know that a cup of coffee is 20 cents cheaper at Café Müller compared to Café Meier? What sounds absurd is a regular conversation topic...
Luzerner Fasnacht - Yodel Group

A Primer for the Luzerner Fasnacht Carnival

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Not many people have heard of Swiss carnival, or what is locally known as Fasnacht. I was only familiar with the Mardi Gras, but Luzerner Fasnacht...
Obersee - Copyright EHC Arosa

These Swiss lakes have a good chance of freezing over

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There is never a guarantee that Switzerland's lakes freeze over. Because for a perfect surface of black ice, several environmental factors need to align...
Swiss Samichlaus and Schmutzli

These Swiss Christmas traditions surprised me

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I grew up in a religious home with the original story of Christmas. When I moved halfway across the world, I realized that Swiss Christmas traditions are...
Wool Selection in Switzerland

18 things that the Swiss take for granted

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Switzerland has a top-notch transportation system, an immaculate nature and a social welfare system. I've observed that many Swiss take these for granted...