Solar Impulse 2

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The Solar Impulse 2 recently landed in Mountain View, California, after successfully crossing the Pacific Ocean from Hawaii. How awesome is that?! A solar powered airplane is making its way around the world without any fuel. The Swiss have been pioneers in technology for a long time and here is just one more example of that tradition.

Here is a

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Swiss Clubs in the US

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For all of you Swiss living in the US, or those that just love Swiss culture, I highly recommend searching out and joining a local Swiss club. If you live in a decent sized city, or near one, I would bet that there is also a Swiss club nearby. Here in Arizona there are two, the Arizona Swiss Society and

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The Beautiful Bodensee

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Beautiful summer sunset on the Bodensee
I love the Bodensee. 

Today I want to write (and I confess, reminisce) a little about the area where my husband is from, and where I lived while in Switzerland. The Bodensee (or Lake Constance, as it’s called in English). Wunderschön. It is so beautiful, and big (63 km long). One of the things I found so interesting about the

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Switzerland’s Dark Side

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As much as I love Switzerland, there are some things about the country that I don’t like at all. The biggest of these is the (I think) rampant xenophobia that I encountered there and still continue to see. It is a huge issue for the tiny country. I always thought of Europe, Switzerland included, as group of very progressive countries.

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Manifesto

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I’ve just joined Jeff Goins’ 7-day blogging challenge and the first challenge is to write our manifesto. Something we strongly believe in. Something that stirs up our emotions in a way few other things do. For me, this is prejudice and discrimination related to people’s backgrounds, culture, skin color, etc. Hearing someone condemn an entire population of people based on

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