Swiss and Chips - Your British guide to Switzerland
By Jo Fahy, Simon Zryd
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Your British guide to Switzerland: an audio podcast for English speaking expats living in Switzerland and Swiss interested in Britain. Everything expats need to know about finding a job in Switzerland, how to find an apartment in Bern, Geneva or Zurich, how to find friends and get to know Swiss culture, traditions and of course, learn the language. We will try to answer your questions and give you personal insight into what it's like to move from London to Bern. This is not just a view from the outside looking in however, we will also bring you the Swiss perspective, from a "real" Swiss, born and bred in the Bernese Oberland.
||CleanHow to make friends in Switzerland||Making the move to Switzerland is the first big step for expats: starting a social life is one of the next, and it can be just as difficult. The Swiss are not known to be very open at first - luckily there are some simple steps you can take that will...||5 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSwiss German words that don't translate into English: part two||In German and Swiss German there are some words that we don't have an equivalent for in English. We think you'll find some of them quite useful! As there are so many words that are hard to translate, we split the show into two episodes: this is part...||22 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSwiss German words that don't translate into English||Today's episode is a direct challenge for you! We talk about Swiss German words, Swiss slang and German words that are hard to translate into English. Notes on this episode: Input from our listeners in our Facebook Group: Susy: Schadenfreude Seamus:...||8 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat to do on a Sunday in Switzerland?||"All" shops are closed on a Sunday in Switzerland! Well, maybe not all, but many at least. Luckily Switzerland offers many other exciting things for expats and tourists to do on a Sunday. We recorded this episode on the top of the Gurten, a 'must see'..||24 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to find an apartment in Switzerland as an expat||It's not easy to find the perfect place to live and it's even more difficult if you move to a different country. In this episode we answer the all-important questions for English speakers moving to Switzerland, who are looking for the perfect...||10 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGoing to school in Switzerland: for kids and adults||Children in Switzerland walk to school alone. They go home at lunch time and there is no security at the school. A typical Swiss school day also contains some surprises compared to other countries and can be quite a revelation for expats new to...||27 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to find a job in Switzerland||It's one of the big questions you'll be asking yourself before you move to Switzerland: how can I find a job there? Once you arrive in Switzerland it might not prove as easy as you'd hoped to find a job as an expat either. However, if you know where...||13 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat's the weather like in Switzerland?||A heatwave has been hitting Europe and while Switzerland’s not part of the EU, it’s still part of Europe! To cool down on these baking hot days, Swiss, tourists and expats alike flock to the country’s lakes, rivers and pools whenever they can....||30 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTen Swiss German phrases you need to know||There are many word or phrases in Swiss German that expats in Switzerland or tourists in the country will start to hear. The dialect varies from place to place in German-speaking Switzerland - so prepare to be surprised! There also aren't as many...||16 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWild swimming in Switzerland||Summer has started in Switzerland and with temperatures rising above 30°C, all over the country people are jumping into rivers and lakes to cool down. One more reason why Switzerland is a great place to live as an expat, right? With crystal clear...||2 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to learn Swiss German (or maybe not)||For the first time on our show, we're answering questions from our listeners in the Facebook group "Switzerland for English speakers". If you'd like to join in the discussion, network with other English speakers interested in Switzerland and share...||18 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGetting to know the Swiss over dinner: do's and don'ts||You've found your way to Switzerland and started setting up a life here. Now it's time to try and get to know the locals, and what better way to do it than over some food? But where to begin? And how to go about it without committing any major...||4 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAn utterly delightful royal wedding special||What drives someone who's not particularly interested in the monarchy to watch a full royal wedding? We found out this weekend as we switched our TV over to the BBC and soaked up the atmosphere in Windsor for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding,...||21 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFull steam ahead! Buying Swiss train tickets||There a number of different types of tickets and railcards you can buy to travel around Switzerland whether you have just moved here, or you're only visiting. We run through the discounts available, where and how to buy tickets and how much you can...||7 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA typical Swiss picnic||The food people pack for a picnic would be similar all over Europe, right? Well, as it turns out, a Swiss picnic contains some very typical items, and they're quite different to what would be found in a British picnic basket. Notes on this episode ...||1 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSwiss and Chips: Over the border||We are in Italy for the week: first at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia, and then Rome. In this episode we talk about why it's different to travel from Switzerland to neighbouring countries, than it is from England. Notes on this...||17 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe flight factor: flying in and out of Switzerland||Although Switzerland isn't a big country, it still has a number of airports and each of them has their own advantages and disadvantages. Looking for the perfect flight home can be like searching for the holy grail at first, but if you know some...||3 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat do the Swiss think about British people||Most Swiss have an opinion about everything and everyone. And that includes the English. Although the first image that springs to mind when thinking of the English might be one of Brits abroad: the red faced, football shirt-wearing, beer can-waving...||20 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFood: eat your way happy!||Chunky chips or skinny fries? And is there a place in any ham sandwich for a slice of gherkin and a bit of hard-boiled egg? There are some big differences between Swiss and British food, and the expectations on both sides. Jo and Simon talk about what..||6 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSwiss surprises - expectations versus reality||The first show is about Swiss surprises: expectations versus reality. Notes on this episode All about the Swiss and Chips podcast, why we're making a podcast in the first place and what can you expect. We want to hear from you, so get in touch!...||20 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
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Useful and funny podcast about life in Switzerland.
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