Tag Archives: Switzerland

Essay : Seeing is believing ?

Recently, I met up with an old friend for afternoon tea in a hotel in central Tokyo.  She arrived at our usual meeting point with a shopping bag.  She had just been to a department store nearby where she had … Continue reading

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Essay: When in Rome, do as the Romans do!

In the middle of this past September my friend from Tokyo and I visited Grindelwald, our favorite Swiss resort, popular among visitors from all over the world, to enjoy a few days’ of hiking.  We had a delightful view of Wetterhorn, … Continue reading

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Essay: Ode to my hometown

I regularly drive across the Swiss border from Ferney-Voltaire in France.  Rather than taking the national route connecting my town with Geneva, I prefer to take the back road through fields to avoid heavy traffic. On both sides of the … Continue reading

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Essay: Food poisoning: Hygiene control and staff training

Food processing plants and catering establishments must always be thorough in handling and conserving food ingredients because goods produced in factories with poor hygiene standards or meals served in such restaurants can cause food poisoning.  Both must always be extremely … Continue reading

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Essay: On Euthanasia

At the end of April this year, I had a sad experience when I had to euthanize Malice, my feline companion for nine years.  I wrote the details of this painful event in an essay, “Euthanasia for Malice”, which I … Continue reading

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Essay: The Swiss are early risers

It is 29 years since I first arrived in Switzerland when I was recruited by a Geneva-based U.N. specialized agency.  In those days, the housing market was as tough for new arrivals as it is today, taking a considerable amount … Continue reading

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