My name is Barb. I am from Canada, married for 27-some years with Fritz, who is Swiss. I have lived in Switzerland for over 30 years. People often ask where in Switzerland I am from, as I speak the language fluently, but they can’t put a name on my dialect. I would never “give up” my Canadian citizenship to “become” Swiss. Although I speak the language, know more about Swiss Geography, History, Traditions and Customs better than most Swiss, my heart and soul will always be with the maple leaf.
However, I have seen, heard, experienced and lived through good and bad times in Switzerland. I have assimilated, learned the language, learned to cook the food, laugh at the jokes, can hold my conversion in what’s going on politically and talk about the weather as well as any foreigner can in this country.
Where is home for me? Canada will always be home. Switzerland is home – is that an answer?
To visit my Blog go to http://www.barbwhite.swissblog.ch