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Hangang Blues

The day I decided to stop being a hermit and get out of my house for a little solo expedition, it chose to rain. (Note: It didn’t rain for the whole week except this day.) 104 more words


Speaking German in Zurich

I’ve only been here properly for one day, and already I’ve noticed so much about how German is spoken.

As you already know, most people here speak Swiss German (which is basically a variety of German). 346 more words

Exchange In Zurich

What does a Spaniard, Kurd, Eritrean, and an American have in common?

The answer is simple: temporary unemployment and a desire to learn German in Switzerland as quickly as possible. If it isn’t obvious I just started an intensive German class.  560 more words


Trams, trains, and the Hugo

My first full week in Zürich has quickly gone by.  Prior to moving here I was a bit concerned that I’d be bored during the workweek but that hasn’t really been the case.   649 more words


From Ikea to Uetliberg: Four days in der Schweiz

I’m here! I’ve spent four whole days in Switzerland. I do realize now that I may have brought a few too many pairs of shoes. Considering we live on top of a hill with a 10 minute walk to the train, I’m not sure how much play my 3 & 4 inch heals will get. 698 more words


Daily Prompt: Sound Right - if you know what you are talking about

This is clearly subjective, but some words really sound like the thing they describe (personal favorites: puffin; bulbous; fidgeting). Do you have an example of such a word (or, alternatively, of a word that sounds like the exact opposite of what it refers to)? 914 more words


10 things the guidebook don't* tell you about... German Switzerland!

*For the record, as my brother seemed to think I was under the impression “don’t” is the correct word to use hear rather than the actual correct “doesn’t” – I am using “don’t” on purpose as I think it has a ring to it… All right?!  664 more words

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