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Have a Good Laugh in Switzerland…and in English!

Have a Good Laugh in Switzerland…and in English! March 3, 2011 | Events, Nightlife, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
You don’t have to leave your sense of humor at home because you don’t speak French, German or Italian when you travel to Switzerland. Thanks to British Guy Stevens who established an Anglo-Saxon stand up comedy culture in 2006 in Switzerland, even the Swiss are laughing! Stevens has an extensive...

International Automobile Enthusiasts: Salon de Genève

International Automobile Enthusiasts: Salon de Genève February 23, 2011 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
The 81st (yes, the 81st!) International Motor Show and Accessories is setting up now in Geneva, Switzerland at Palexpo, a gigantic convention centre located right at the Geneva Airport and Airport Train Station (a 3 minute walk). Known locally, as the Salon de Genève, everyone knows without mentioning...

Phil Collins: Geneva’s Favorite (Adopted) Son

Phil Collins: Geneva’s Favorite (Adopted) Son February 16, 2011 | Events, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
There have been many famous foreign people and celebrities living in Switzerland throughout history for various reasons. More recently, focus has been put on tax advantages for celebrities, but face it, this is a jaw-dropping-beautiful country with no Swiss Paparazzi. Discrete and awe-inspiring Lake...

Snoop Dogg in….Geneva?

Snoop Dogg in….Geneva? February 9, 2011 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Although temporarily banned in the UK and Australia, Snoop Dogg is welcome in traditionally conservative Calvinistic Switzerland  (or is that formerly conservative Calvinistic Switzerland?) at the Geneva Arena February 16, 2011 (and for a very high quality ticket price and venue). Rumor has it that...

“Why Can’t the English learn to speak?”

“Why Can’t the English learn to speak?” January 16, 2011 | Events, Nightlife, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
You may avoid playhouses while in Geneva, Switzerland believing that the performances will be in French. However, with such a large International community living in Geneva there are many opportunities to attend English speaking plays and a good one is coming up soon.  Howard Productions will be presenting...

Unplug in Zermatt: Annual Swiss Spring Alpine Music Festival

Unplug in Zermatt: Annual Swiss Spring Alpine Music Festival January 15, 2011 | Events, Nightlife, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
If you missed the annual  Zermatt Unplugged Music Festival last year, here you can see  what happens in this iconic Swiss Alpine Resort in April. To get an idea of the magnitude of this increasingly popular international Swiss music festival watch this Zermatt Unplugged TV video from 2010. In 2011...

“Line, Form and Colour”: Exhibition of Paul Klee, Bern’s Best Loved Citizen

“Line, Form and Colour”: Exhibition of Paul Klee, Bern’s Best Loved Citizen December 23, 2010 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Paul Klee, painter, scientist, musician, teacher and poet, ranks as one of the 20th century’s most significant artists. He has always been thought of as a Swiss artist although he was actually brought up in Germany but spent half of his life in Bern. But Switzerland legitimately claims him because...

A “County Fair” Unlike Any You’ve Ever Been To: Les Automanales

A “County Fair” Unlike Any You’ve Ever Been To: Les Automanales November 20, 2010 | Events, Food, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Autumn is a wonderful time to visit Geneva, Switzerland. Besides the beautiful fall colors contrasting with the early snow on the peaks of the French and Swiss Alps, there is the Geneva “County Fair”. Called “Les Automnales”. Every year in Geneva at Palexpo (a gigantesque exhibition center...

Parlez-vous Français? Part I: The Francophone Summit

Parlez-vous Français? Part I: The Francophone Summit October 23, 2010 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
No doubt the largest linguistic and cultural gathering of the planet, the 13th Summit of “la Francophonie” has been going on this last week in the idyllic Lake Geneva Riviera town of Montreux protected by the steep Swiss Alps. Of course, you already know that this area of Switzerland speaks French....

Switzerland celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the First Trans-Alpine Aircraft Flight

Switzerland celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the First Trans-Alpine Aircraft Flight October 6, 2010 | Events, Hotels, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
There’s an important historical celebration in the tiny Swiss village called Ried-Brig situated on the lower Alpine slopes of the “Matterhorn side” of the Rhone River Valley which is bordered on both sides by the Swiss Alps in the Canton of Wallis. (And you thought that the Rhone River Valley was...