Tag Archives: Bern

2013 Week 51: Bern’s Christmas market

There’s a market every week in Bern, most likely it’s very similar to markets across Europe, where you can find street food, herbs, spices, fruits and vegetables, cheese, hand-made crafts, knitted hats and scarves, didgeridoos and bongo drums. But during … Continue reading

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2013 Week 48: Watch this Rendez-vous to brighten your day … and night!

It’s not often that standing outside on a cold, dark, drizzly, autumn night for half an hour can lift your spirits. But if you take the time to watch Bern’s Rendez-vous Bundesplatz, a light and sound show on the parliament … Continue reading

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Week 49: Say hello to Samichlaus and Schmutzli

This week it’s my turn to be introduced to a new holiday tradition: the Dec. 6 feast of St. Nicholas, here in Bern, and the rest of German-speaking Switzerland, known as Samichlaus. It’s a fun celebration for kids similar to … Continue reading

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Week 23: Finished my races, ready for more

I huffed and puffed and crossed the finish lines. I did it. I set the goal to lace up my sneaks, my kicks, my go-fasters, and complete two races — to lose some baby weight, to get back into a … Continue reading

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Moving to Switzerland while pregnant

This week was my one-year anniversary of moving to Switzerland. I can hear the collective sigh of relief from those of you familiar with my moving pattern. Take, for example, the three addresses I had within as many months of … Continue reading

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Week 21: Leaving the baby with someone else

Sophie, for the first time, spent time with her grandparents and uncle without Mom and Dad. Equally as noteworthy, “Mom and Dad” transformed back into “Tara and Dominique” for a couple of hours. It was fabulous. We put the top … Continue reading

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Week 14: Three kisses

I wasn’t raised to kiss non-family members hello and goodbye. If I unblock memories of my teenage years, I suppose I might find a few random, squealy, girly hugs in there somewhere. Hugs and kisses between adults don’t seem to … Continue reading

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