The Swiss and the foreigners

one of the dark sides of life here for me has always been the Fremdenhass that one sees in society. This means hatred of foreigners. It is not unique to Switzerland of course, but it still disturbs me. Here we are in a beautiful country with a super lifestyle, and yet there is this undercurrent…

fear of foreigners and ending poverty

I have been struck of late by the contrasts and contradictions I am seeing with regard to the incredible world refugee crisis at present, combined with the UN millennium goal to end poverty. Looking at the refugee crisis first, bought about by terrible conflicts in so many countries, forcing desperate people to flee their homelands…

Day 4

Day 4 and I have a functioning laptop, plus a key for the coffee machine, the sun is shining every day and my life is my own with no housework to do in the evenings. Staying Airbnb for a month really is easy. Poor hubby gets to stay in Germany and finish the packing, and…