An American expat, mom, people watcher, and “The Sound of Music” enthusiast who loves to “climb every mountain” in her spare time.

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At the Top of Fribourg

Fribourg (Freiburg in German, not to be confused with the Freiburg in Germany) is a nice little day trip, 2 hours by train from Zug with a change […]

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Missing the Tastes of Home

I went with my son a couple of weeks ago to Oreill Fussli, the English bookstore on Bahnhostrasse in Zurich.  It is so nice to go in and […]

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Preparation and Research Before Your Move

Before moving here, I never lived more than 20 miles away from where I was born.  I have always been excited about the idea of moving abroad and […]

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Älplermagronen Recipe

Along with Fondue and Raclette, a  staple in Swiss cuisine is Älplermagronen or Alpine macaroni.  It’s the Swiss version of mac & cheese. Quoting Wikipedia: “Älplermagronen: (Alpine herdsman’s […]

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Swiss German and German are NOT the same

Grüezi mitenand This is the Swiss German version of “Hey, y’all.” Swiss German and German are NOT the same.  When taking German lessons you are taught Hochdeutsch or […]

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