Worth the journey: a new luxury spa in Switzerland opens its doors

Thermal baths, hot springs, infinity pools spilling over onto glacial mountain vistas. Switzerland knows how to do a good spa. From luxury hotel spas, including the aptly named Grand Resort Bad Ragaz, to the oh so chic Alpina Gstaad, and more democratic wellness centers such as Sole Uno Wellness-Welt near Basel, Switzerland has it all. And now a new destination…
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Swiss culture: Don’t cut your salad and other top tips

I lived in Switzerland for one glorious year. If you’re new to the country you may question my affection for my Helvetic friend. Your neighbours don’t like you, you get told off for mowing your lawn and your work colleagues stare at you when you eat. While it may seem like any other Schengen country, and while it feels European…
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The Expater in Lausanne

I’ve written before about my love for Switzerland and perhaps I have Lausanne to thank for it. It’s not the most beautiful city in the country, although Switzerland’s zillion other instagrammable towns make that some task. It is perhaps one of the easiest places to live though. Photo by Nouhailler Ask a Lausannois about stress and they won’t mention pollution, crime, traffic or politics. If…
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