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 […]
About Dimitri Burkhard
As the founder, editor and community manager of Newly Swissed, Dimitri owns the strategic vision. He is passionate about storytelling and is a member of the Swiss Travelwriters Club.
Dimitri loves discovering new trends and covers architecture, design, start-ups and tourism.
Entries by Dimitri Burkhard
According to a statement from his agency obtained by Newly Swissed, George Clooney has resigned from his contract as Nescafé's spokesperson as of April 1, 2o1o: Fortunately, Nescafé was able to snatch up another global celebrity with Roger Federer, who is going to be their new face. Always looking out for our readers, we have gotten […]
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. […]
There are few differences between grocery stores in Switzerland and elsewhere, except that they tend to be much smaller in size. Shopping in Switzerland...
Yesterday was one of the best TGIF's in a long time, because I had the unique chance to tour what I like to call "Google Playground"...
Before the initial "wow effect" wears off, we wanted to share some of the most surprising facts we have learned about Switzerland...
Despite a relaxing lunch at the lake, I had a headache all day yesterday. I simply had no clue who to blame until I read the newspaper this morning: It's CERN! The world's largest particle accelerator project located near Geneva, Switzerland, had broken a record by circulating two proton beams in their underground tunnel to generate 3.5 billion volts […]
The elephant in the room on a blog about Switzerland has got to be cheese. So let's get something out of the way up front: There is no such thing as "Swiss cheese". Yupp, you heard right (although technically, all cheese produced in Switzerland could be considered "Swiss cheese"). This term is actually quite misleading for American ears as outside of Switzerland, it pretty […]
It is no stereotype that Europeans drive some of the smallest and most efficient cars. Coming from the US where pickups are the size of garbage trucks, the largest cars on Swiss roads appear to be Honda Accords... Here is where it gets cool: Rinspeed, a Swiss company, is taking efficiency to the next level […]