Schweizersiche Sportmittelschule Engelberg

The time I went cross-country skiing with an Olympian

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I recently had the opportunity to visit the Sports High School in Engelberg. There, Olympians-in-the-making told me about their motivation - and they took me...
Zürich is a runner's paradise

Why Zürich is a runner's (and triathlete’s) paradise

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As runners, what do we all hate? Long traffic lights, exhaust, or crowds of pedestrians blocking our way. Runners in Zürich have none of these troubles...
Wrting Workshop Skills

Here are 9 valuable things I learned at writing workshops

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As a writing workshop organizer, being a writing workshop attendee is part of the job. That’s why I’ve attended ten of them, and here's what I've learned...
Tram Warning Signage in Switzerland

How not to climb a mountain (and other no-no's about Switzerland)

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We sometimes forget that our missions is to keep our dear readers out of harm's way. Alas, we have dug deep to identify the top no-no's in Switzerland...
Myths about Switzerland

12 myths about Switzerland (and whether they're true or not)

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Say you're a regular Italian who happens to move to Switzerland. You start your new life and slowly learn all the habits of your new country...
The Swiss Stare

Some thoughts about this thing called the "Swiss Stare"

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As part of growing up in Canada, I learned about staring and how rude it is. Years later in Zürich, my expat students complained about the Swiss Stare...
Indoor Wire Lights (Copper)

It's here! The 2017 Holiday Gift Guide for Switzerland

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The season of giving is here and some of your stockings or gift boxes might still be empty. This year's holiday gift guide for Switzerland contains many...
EcoChair Basel Upcycled Chairs

We like ecoChair, an upcycling start-up in Basel

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From forestry conservation to creating an easier way for people to buy quality second hand furniture. Meet Kate Bottriell, the founder of ecoChair...
Alp Spektakel Prättigau

The Alp Spektakel in Prättigau is 100% living history

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As our global digital village continues to get smaller and tighter, it is nice to get out and visit the real world. At the Alp Spektakel in Prättigau...