Category: Very Swiss Things

The Global Window-shop for Netflix

The Global Window-shop for Netflix It seems we in Switzerland don’t get the best value for money with Netflix. While the cost is not massive, there are other countries in the world who get a better deal. Interesting reading can be found (like this). What does this mean? Well, Netflix tells us that Swiss prices …

If you think Swiss health-and-safety is average, check this out….

If you think Swiss health-and-safety is average, check this out…. A bar in the red-light district in Amsterdam.  Visit the toilets….. Wash your hands too energetically and …….

Interesting aspects of the Swiss driving licence

Interesting aspects of the Swiss driving licence Here it is: It is important to know whether your licence should has something in column 12……because if you get stopped by the police, they will ask some questions. If Roland had “01.06” in column 12 and was stopped when driving and was not wearing glasses or contact …

Switzerlanded

Switzerlanded It’s amazing what a single, funny, made-up-word can do when a news organisation is bored. Economisto coined the phrase back in 2010 as a humorous retort to someone paying lots of money for film processing.  As social communities can do, they adopt such language and it becomes a commonly-understood saying. If you’re Switzerlanded, it means …

Foreigners – out!

Foreigners – out! Seriously. It’s not going to happen.  But thanks, Switzerland, for the message.  I’d say this has been brewing since 2007/8 when everyone began suffering in the downturn of many economies – and even I’m protective about what I have. What I would welcome though is the reduction of the thousands and thousands …

Daytime Running Lights from 1st January 2014

An interesting thing driven by the Via Secura group to make the roads safer.  A second set of measures (see the PDF on the right hand side of the page) includes a requirement for Daytime Running Lights from 1st January 2014.I don’t know how they will enforce this or punish non-compliance but if you have …