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An American expat, mom, people watcher, and “The Sound of Music” enthusiast who loves to “climb every mountain” in her spare time. More Info

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The Hills Are Alive with the Sound of Cowbells

The Hills Are Alive with the Sound of Cowbells

At the Top of Fribourg

June 1, 2012 by Brittany

Fribourg (Freiburg in German, not to be confused with the Freiburg in Germany) is a nice little day trip, 2 hours by train from Zug with a change in Zürich. … Read more…

Categories: Language, Travel

Missing the Tastes of Home

May 10, 2012 by Brittany

I went with my son a couple of weeks ago to Oreill Fussli, the English bookstore on Bahnhostrasse in Zurich.  It is so nice to go in and browse the… Read more…

Categories: Expat Experience, Food

Preparation and Research Before Your Move

May 10, 2012 by Brittany

Before moving here, I never lived more than 20 miles away from where I was born.  I have always been excited about the idea of moving abroad and was ecstatic… Read more…

Älplermagronen Recipe

May 10, 2012 by Brittany

Along with Fondue and Raclette, a  staple in Swiss cuisine is Älplermagronen or Alpine macaroni.  It’s the Swiss version of mac & cheese. Quoting Wikipedia: “Älplermagronen: (Alpine herdsman’s macaroni) is… Read more…

Categories: Food, Swiss Culture

Swiss German and German are NOT the same

May 7, 2012 by Brittany

Grüezi mitenand This is the Swiss German version of “Hey, y’all.” Swiss German and German are NOT the same.  When taking German lessons you are taught Hochdeutsch or high German… Read more…