Expat Voices: Alan Witts on living in Le Vaud

Comments0 comments

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.

Joining Expat Voices 

If you would like to share your perspective about life in Switzerland, please send an email to with 'Please send me an Expat Voices questionnaire' in the subject line.

Comment here on the article, or if you have a suggestion to improve this article, please click here.

If you believe any of the information on this page is incorrect or out-of-date, please let us know. Expatica makes every effort to ensure its articles are as comprehensive, accurate and up-to-date as possible, but we're also grateful for any help! (If you want to contact Expatica for any other reason, please follow the instructions on this website's contact page.)

Captcha Note: Characters are case sensitive
The details you provide on this page will not be used to send any unsolicited e-mail, and will not be sold to a third party. Privacy policy .

0 Comments To This Article