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6 reasons to move to sunny southern Switzerland


If the relaxed Swiss way of life combined with a dose of Mediterranean culture appeals to you, then look no further than the Ticino canton.

Cheers in other languages

How to say ‘cheers’ in 50 other languages


When you can say cheers in other languages, you'll quickly make friends no matter where you go. Here's how to say cheers in 50 other languages.

Switzerland living cost

What to do about Switzerland's eye-watering living costs?


Switzerland remains in a price league of its own – with Swiss living costs 61 percent higher than EU averages – driving a continual flow of thrifty shoppers over its borders. But is it all about to end?

Private health insurance

The Swiss healthcare system pros and cons


Expat Jessica recounts her experiences of healthcare in Switzerland and concludes that the system is an impressive one, though paying upfront and compulsory health insurance fees can hurt.

Swiss billionaires

The richest people in Switzerland: How they became Swiss billionaires and m...


How did the richest people in Switzerland become Swiss billionaires and millionaires? We take a look at Switzerland's richest – and how they made their fortunes.

Moving to Switzerland from the US? A little unsolicited advice


Are you an American moving to Switzerland or Zurich? Expat blogger Kathy lists the things to think about before relocating to Switzerland from the USA.

The grey area of 'legal' tax evasion and tax avoidance in Switzerland


Swiss tax advisors promote 'legal' ways to evade taxes in Switzerland, but how far should they go in helping clients with tax evasion and tax avoidance?

Switzerland millionaires

Swiss wealth: Seldom the result of hard work and innovation


Switzerland has the highest density of millionaires in the world. But this is not something to be proud of, says one Swiss sociologist.

Swiss reformation

How a couple of sausages triggered the Swiss Reformation


The less-known history of the Swiss Reformation: how did a roast and a few sausages become catalyst symbols in sparking the Swiss Reformation, or the 'Zwingli reformation'?

Moving house in Switzerland

How to survive moving house in Switzerland


How do you find a dream apartment in Switzerland? What do you need to know to get a lease and avoid the biggest rental mistakes? A Russian journalist who survived the experience offers advice on navigating the challenges.

Daylight saving Switzerland

The Swiss century-old fight over Daylight Saving Time


Even Swiss cows have entered the debate over whether to keep daylight saving in Switzerland or abolish it, like in the past.

Swiss cartoon

How do you draw a country like Switzerland?


It is not easy to sum up a country with four linguistic regions in a Swiss cartoon and ensure it makes sense to an international readership in 10 languages. That was the task given to cartoonist Marina Lutz.

Happiest people in the world

What makes the Swiss the happiest people in the world?


Who are the happiest people in the world? The Swiss, it seems, when combining three leading global reports. But what makes the Swiss so happy?

History of Valentine's Day

The tragic, unromantic history of Valentine’s Day


The true meaning of Valentine's Day takes a different light when you learn the history of Valentine's Day. Who was St Valentine anyhow? Here we look at Valentine's Day around the world.

America first Switzerland second

America first, Switzerland second: the hidden facts


Switzerland's Trump video swept the internet with its satirical view of why Switzerland should be number one – after America, of course. Just how true are the facts?

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