Entries by Dimitri Burkhard

Zurich Taxicab Fiasco

If you have ever waited outside Zurich's main station, you would know that we have a problem. Day and night, a ridiculous abundance of taxicabs is lined up right outside the main gate, with the problem being that they never seem to move from the spot. Apparently, the reason for this congestion is that Zurich has issued too many cab licenses […]

Gold Vending Machines Really Exist

Ok, I have to confess that this post is somewhat of a cheat. No, the picture is not photoshopped (or is it?) and the company "Gold To Go" actually exists! However, the gold vending machine is actually a German invention and should not be featured on a blog about Switzerland... The concept is simple: 1. Deposit money […]

Retire Today! (In the Swiss Alps)

Here is an interesting proposal which I recently read about. It is by a government agency and is based on two undisputable facts about Switzerland: 1. One third of the surface area is covered with mountains, but younger generations prefer FarmVille from actual farming (no brainer). This trend results in many struggling alpine villages with deteriorating infrastructures.  2. […]