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Is it so bad to be close? Spotted in a puppet shop in Bern. Indeed, it was closed, which made it easy for me to snap this photo.

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Time flies in the Hall of Dreams (© BASELWORLD)

The world’s top watch and jewelry fair – featuring 1,815 exhibitors from 41 countries – has opened its doors in Basel. Now in its 40th year, Baselworld showcases the latest technology and designs over the course of a week. Click here to read the whole story.

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Oryx, January 2012

Having worked in Zurich for a few years, I was glad for the chance to write about fun things to do there for Oryx, the inflight magazine of Qatar Airways.

I wrote the piece in English and it was translated into Arabic as well. You can read the English version here: Weekend Away, Zurich.
 
If you’re curious, check out page 16 of the online magazine to see a blurb about me on the “contributors” page.

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All sorts of tasty treats are for sale in the IM VIADUKT Markthalle.

The viaduct across Zurich’s industrial neighbourhood has been a landmark for more than century. Today, its arches shelter a variety of small businesses, making it a gourmet temple, funky shopping strip and cultural meeting point. It is also home to the city’s first covered market hall.

Click here to read the whole story, published in the December 2010 issue of Swiss News magazine:

http://www.swissnews.ch/art-culture-travel/bridging-the-gaps-in-kreis-5.html

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Plastic bottles are convenient to recycle. © PET-Recycling Schweiz

Switzerland’s recycling figures for plastic drink bottles are at an all-time high, but there is no nationwide system for recycling other types of plastic. Packaging for food, cosmetics and other everyday products generally lands in the incinerator.

Read the whole story here: http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/swiss_news/Room_to_grow_in_Swiss_plastic_recycling.html?cid=18006398

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Ideal for aggressive gum-chewers

While standing in the check-out line, I couldn’t resist this chewing gum with the insistent name.  It was actually pretty good, too.

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One woman's junk is another woman's treasure.

One woman's cast-offs are another woman's treasures.

These days, many are looking to cut costs. But do wardrobes have to suffer? Find the answer in my latest article for Swiss News.

You can read a PDF-version here.

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