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Expat Voices: Alan Witts on living in Le Vaud

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British expat Alan misses cheddar cheese and tea bags from home, but appreciates Switzerland’s lack of crime.

Name: Alan Witts
Nationality: British/English
City of residence: Le Vaud
Date of birth: 22/02/1951
Civil status: Married
Occupation: Electrician
Reason for moving to Switzerland: Better lifestyle
Lived in Switzerland for: 3 years and 4 months

 

What was your first impression of Switzerland?   
Clean and efficient.

What do you think of the food?   
   
Mostly good.

What do you think of the shopping in Switzerland? 
  
Overall it’s expensive and not good value.

What do you appreciate about living in Switzerland?    
Lack of crime; being able to let our son walk in the village alone with no worries.

What do you find most frustrating about living in Switzerland?   
Lack of use of indicators by Swiss drivers.

What puzzles you about Switzerland and what do you miss since you’ve moved here?       
Nothing puzzles me. I miss cheddar cheese and tea bags

How does the quality of life in Switzerland compare to the quality of life in other countries that you’ve lived in?   
Better quality of life here.

If you could change anything about Switzerland, what would it be?   

I would lower medical insurance costs and teach drivers how to indicate.

What advice would you give to a newcomer?   
 
Integrate with your community; do not be a typical expat.



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