Hop Suisse! Hopp Schwiiz! Forza Svizzera!

…or Happy Swiss National Day from Geneva! August 1 marks the anniversary of when the Swiss Federal Charter was signed in 1291 bringing together “three Alpine cantons [who] swore the oath of confederation.” That charter is also why Switzerland’s actual country name is the Confederation Helvetique or simply “CH.” All over Switzerland today you will […]

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Hopp Suisse! Hop Schweiz! Forza Svizzera!

Hopp Suisse! Today marks Swiss National Day or the anniversary of when the Federal Charter of was signed in 1291 bringing together “three Alpine cantons [who] swore the oath of confederation.” We’re celebrating by joining in the local festivities–you know, stopping by a yodeling concert and whatnot. Meanwhile, here are some of my photos of […]

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Fêtes de Genève

Over the weekend, we checked out Geneva’s annual Fêtes de Genève–a two-week festival coinciding with Swiss National Day. It felt a bit like county fairs I’ve attended back home, but with a definite Swiss flair. I mean, how cute are these refreshment stands?! Luckily, the day turned from overcast and drizzly to sunny just in […]

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Happy Swiss National Day

This Saturday is Switzerland’s National Holiday, so I’ve rounded up my favorite photos from the past ten months of living in this beautiful country. (Spoiler: Switzerland looks good from every angle.) I may only have a visa, but I’m a proud Swiss resident and feel fortunate to experience what makes this part of the world […]

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