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15 things I've learnt about Switzerland: part 2

With just three days left before I go back to South Africa, I felt the need to pen more things I learned in the land of chocolate and cheese. 1,347 more words


Mind your language

“Never make fun of someone who speaks broken English. It means they know another language” – H. Jackson Brown Jr

Whilst I can’t pretend to know much about H. 988 more words

Expat Lifestyle

The Language Barrier

We’ve been living in Zurich/ Switzerland for quite a while now, so my husband and I decided that it might be time to give Swiss German a try, to be able to connect better with the people here. 328 more words

Zurich/ Switzerland

Etymology of the Day: Stroll


Stroll has referred to “leisurely walking” since at least 1680, but in the beginning of the 1600s, the word wasn’t quite so innocent and carefree. 221 more words


Now on Spotify!

For those of you who are interested, I just thought I’d make a shameless plug for one of my husband’s albums:  It’s taken us a while to get it up and running due to the complexities of publishing rights and Swiss-pocket-sized publishers, etc., but “ 76 more words


Swiss German Cases (Basics)


What are cases? Basically in English, you pretty much always use the word “the” as an article. So the man, the car, the baby etc. 729 more words

Learn Swiss-german

Destination: Zurich, another home.

Now may I continue my blog about our mid-year holiday (sorry backlog) from my husband’s turf this time.  From the south of Switzerland, see this for… 641 more words

My Destin(Y)ations!