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Tag: Culture

Finding CHarlie

Switzerland is a dream vacation or home for most cyclists. Unfortunately, I haven't been cycling as much as I'd like because cycling gives me the crazies. Seriously. When I exercise very hard, my heart rate goes up, naturally, just like everyone else's. But unlike everyone else's, it doesn't come down after I stop riding-- for days. […]

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La Haute Couture

Yes it's what you think it is. In May, Vaud had an expo of apprentice confectioners. The theme was haute couture. Now this is my idea of good fashion.

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It's that time of year in Switzerland. The farms roll up their balls of hey and stack them neatly in the fields. I was fascinated the first time I saw it. I still am.

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Get A Room!

"Princess, avert your eyes!" I don't know what it is, but there's a high degree of PDA in Switzerland. Not just among teenagers. I didn't notice the couple making out in back of the dogs until I processed the images on the computer. This was the least explicit photo of their activities. We may be […]

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I Have Nothing to Say, And I'm Saying It

I know what you're thinking. There's no dog in this month's masthead. But like the real Europeans they've become, Loki and Juno insisted on taking this month off from working, like everyone else. Don't worry, their regular photos will back this week. I convinced them that taking time off modeling for a masthead was like a […]

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Excuse Me While I Have a WTF Moment

I love this country. If I could, or had to, I would live here forever. But every now and then, its blemishes show up.

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Ces Loups Sont Gentils

"Oh la la! Les loups," claims a woman. She was talking about us. Because it seems perfectly normal for two human beings to walk into a quiet lakeside town in Switzerland on a Sunday morning for a picnic brunch with wolves on the end of their leashes. If you aren't sporting a lap dog, a labrador or golden retriever, then […]

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Swiss Made Art

While the TravelMarx were here we visited Bern (otherwise known as Berne) in hopes of going to the Paul Klee or Einstein museum. But it was Monday and all the museums were closed. Because of the stress of having to stay open on a Sunday (seriously, that's what the books say, it's the stress of working […]

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What Price Beauty

Every day on our daily walks I'm reminded how lucky I am to be living in such a beautiful place.  But with beauty, there's always a price. Take our walk to St. Prex a few weeks ago. St. Prex is a beautiful town.

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Eight Little Lessons

Living in Switzerland has been extremely educational for Mr. Wild Dingo and I.  Unfortunately, our education is not about French or German. It's not about skiing or alpine walking. It's not even about the diverse Swiss history. Our education is much more profound than all of that. On Saturday, we started out with a laundry list of small […]

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