Ever tried socializing at the bottle bank? Or finding the Röstigraben? Want to improve your Swiss German in 30 minutes? Ever run into Mr. Tell looking for his son? Need to check if you are becoming too Swiss?
This collection of 15 playful and humorous stories about life in Switzerland enables you to familiarise yourself with the Swiss, their culture, traditions and peculiarities. And above all they will give new perspectives and pleasures to your life with the Swiss.
Roger Bonner, a native Swiss, was born in Geneva but grew up in Los Angeles, California. When he returned to Switzerland in his early twenties, he suffered severe culture shock. He realised he would have to live without palm trees and also learn to speak German. Over the years, however, he has integrated so successfully that he now even dreams in Schwyzerdüütsch! He worked for many years in the Basel pharmaceutical industry, first as translator and English teacher, then as editor and medical writer until taking early retirement.