Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas from One Big Yodel

Winter Wonderland in Disentis

Joyeux Noel

Fröhliche Weihnachten

Buone Feste Natalizie

Legreivlas fiastas da Nadal e bien niev onn

A very Swiss Christmas to fellow yodelers in Switzerland and everywhere.


The Frau 

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Drive Crazy in Switzerland

For a country with such high fines for driving under the influence or speeding (one million franc speeding fine, anyone?), The Frau finds quite the hilarious name for a Swiss driving school. Especially since the school proudly drives around Baden with the "CrazyDrive" name on their car. Another reason to hire an English copywriter in Switzerland and another reason not to have a car.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Your Very Own Swiss Holiday Preishit

Attention Yodeler Glühwein Connoisseurs and Fellow Cheapskates,

Maybe you’ve noticed how much the Swiss hate cheapness. If not, consider that their term for a sale—Preishit—has the word “shit” in it.

This mulled wine deal has your name on it...
at least if you're The Frau.
So The Frau was pleased when a Glühwein money-saving theory was brought to her attention by a Swiss German-speaking American lawyer who buys anything he can with REKA checks.

Because REKA Lawyer can’t buy mulled wine with REKA (and he really really likes wine), he has developed a way to save at least as much money on Glühwein as he does using REKA to buy his train tickets.

Drum roll.

His theory is:

The first Glühwein stand at any Swiss Christmas market will charge you the most for a cup of the sweet stuff. If you want to save 10% a glass or more, keep walking (it’s a Swiss pastime anyway), and move further into the market.

The Frau loves saving money, especially in Switzerland, so she has tested REKA Lawyer’s theory at two markets in the last week and both have proven it correct. Last night at the Baden Weihnachtsmarkt, The Frau scored a glass of Glühwein for CHF 3 from a stand in the middle of the market. Take that, CHF 5-Glühwein stand at the front of the market!

Viel Spass with your next Glühwein Preishit, mitenand and Happy Holidays from One Big Yodel.

Thursday, December 05, 2013

3 Ways You Know You're in Switzerland

You know you're in Switzerland when...

You're landing at the country's largest airport and this is what you see...

Road delays are due more to cows than construction...

And you are always reminded that you better be punctual. Even on a bike ride.

How do you know you're in Switzerland?


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