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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 50: Meeting role model and guru, Elizabeth Gilbert

I’ve been lucky enough to see author Elizabeth Gilbert speak, not once, but twice now, after two different books yielding two different experiences. I stumbled across Liz’s (yes, I’ll call her Liz) work seven years ago when my book club … Continue reading

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2013 Week 49: YouTube, a Thanksgiving miracle

Holidays create some of the most profound imprints on our memory and recalling those memories with all of our senses brings certain feelings bubbling to the surface. We may not remember the details of our past, but for anyone fortunate … 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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2013 Week 42: Stretching my wings

If you read my blog, you’re most likely a friend or family member so you may already be aware that I have taken on a new project. But it’s time to formally announce that I’ve joined my graduate school friend, … Continue reading

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2013 week 31: Sacred Sundays, a curse and a blessing

I walked into the grocery store, picked up my basket and smiled. It was Sunday and I was shopping. Ah, freedom. This was a highlight of my summer vacation back in the United States. (Simple pleasures) One Swiss tradition / … Continue reading

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2013 Week 1: King for a day

Happy New Year! Here in Switzerland, the holiday season doesn’t end when you ring in the new year. You get to celebrate DreiKönigstag, or three kings’ day, on January 6. The day marks the Christian acknowledgement of Epiphany, the manifestation … Continue reading

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