Cowbells and Chocolate

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Cowbells and Chocolate
Join me as I take a close-up, personal and often humorous look at life in Switzerland. I talk about everything from playing the lottery to doing the laundry and learning the language and much more. A potpourri of fun and adventure.
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  • Pronunciation of Written Words 5 days ago Hands down. Once you’ve learned the basic rules, the pronunciation of written words in German is easier than in English. Learning German guttural sounds may take time, but it’s doable. In English, sometimes, okay, quite often even Americans have problems… The post Pronunciation of Written...
  • Getting back into the groove in the States 1 week ago I’ve been in Switzerland a very long time. When I go back to the States I have to get used to some things again. Getting back into the “American groove” can even take a couple of days. Money The first thing… The post Getting back into the groove in the States appeared first on Cowbells...
  • Strange Swiss and American Food Combinations 2 weeks ago Strange means ‘not previously encountered’, ‘unusual’ or ‘surprising’. With that in mind, many of the things that Americans eat are strange to the Swiss. Likewise, some of the things that Swiss put on their tables are strange to Americans. I… The post Strange Swiss and American Food...
  • Where Exactly is Switzerland? 3 weeks ago Sometimes it’s difficult to know exactly where Switzerland is, especially if you are American. After all, it’s far away and “over there” in Europe somewhere. Usually, sometimes. Quite often Sweden and Switzerland are interchanged. Alas, to err is human. Here… The post Where Exactly is...
  • Swiss and American Independence Day 2 months ago Independence day for Switzerland and America are over for 2017. Taking a quick look at both, there are lots of similarities but some differences, too. Both Swiss and Americans celebrate their national holidays. Depending on which day it falls, many… The post Swiss and American Independence Day... Featured Expat Blog Badge:

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