Entries by Dimitri Burkhard

Züri Fäscht in 60 Seconds or Less

The temperatures were as hot as ever but the thunderstorms stayed away. Germany won the quarter-finals and tens of thousands of World Cup fans hit the streets partying. There were more air shows than one could count, including helicopters doing loops and fighter jets playing soccer (one jet was the "ball" while the others were the […]

Cow Trekking in Switzerland

Switzerland is moving in a new direction by utilizing one of their most valued asset in wholly new ways... Cow trekking, anyone? I have never actually ridden a cow, but I know that they can be quite moody. Either way, I have learned that an entrepreneurial farmer in Switzerland is essentially subcontracting his cows to you […]

A Nation a Day at the World Cup

So I stumbled upon a cool blog called A Nation a Day, which features a soccer fan from a different nation each day during the World Cup. Below is the photo of Swiss fan "Andy", taken on June 16 after Switzerland beat Spain. At this point, I cannot wait to see the picture of a […]

Swiss Mail Delivery: The Future is Now

Switzerland's not too distant future sees no more physical mail whatsoever. Even though Swiss Post already offers a scan-to-inbox service today, it is still a luxury for most households. But as subscriber rates increase and mail delivery becomes increasingly expensive due to fuel and labor costs, this service is set to expand. Europe's increasingly privatized […]