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Your British guide to Switzerland: an audio podcast for English speaking expats living in Switzerland and Swiss interested in Britain. Everything expats need to know about finding a job in Switzerland, how to find an apartment in Bern, Geneva or Zurich, how to find friends and get to know Swiss culture, traditions and of course, learn the language.

We will try to answer your questions and give you personal insight into what it's like to move from London to Bern. This is not just a view from the outside looking in however, we will also bring you the Swiss perspective, from a "real" Swiss, born and bred in the Bernese Oberland.

Swiss and Chips - Your British guide to Switzerland Jo Fahy, Simon Zryd

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    • 4.8 • 15 Ratings

Your British guide to Switzerland: an audio podcast for English speaking expats living in Switzerland and Swiss interested in Britain. Everything expats need to know about finding a job in Switzerland, how to find an apartment in Bern, Geneva or Zurich, how to find friends and get to know Swiss culture, traditions and of course, learn the language.

We will try to answer your questions and give you personal insight into what it's like to move from London to Bern. This is not just a view from the outside looking in however, we will also bring you the Swiss perspective, from a "real" Swiss, born and bred in the Bernese Oberland.

    Becoming Swiss, part seven: 'Crossing the Finish Line'

    Becoming Swiss, part seven: 'Crossing the Finish Line'

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    First time here? Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast! (iTunes, Spotify, Google Play Music). If you are looking to connect with other English speakers in Switzerland check out our Facebook group.
    Notes on this episode of Swiss and Chips: Your British Guide to Switzerland What happened so far: Check out our other episodes on 'How to become Swiss'. What happened since the interview What changes after becoming Swiss What's next? Learning Swiss German Our word in this episode is: 'Gschtabi'.

    • 13 min
    A 'BEA' Special: the must-see traditional Swiss agricultural fair

    A 'BEA' Special: the must-see traditional Swiss agricultural fair

    The BEA is open! This annual traditional Swiss fair is a must-see for anyone living in or around Bern and it's open until May 8 this year. From donkey displays to fairground rides and the chance to sample local beers and a staggering range of cheese, there is so much to see for children and adults. We recorded while out on a day trip in Switzerland, so there's not one, but two recommendations of places to visit in this episode. One of them is an insider tip about a slightly hidden place.
    First time here? Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast! (iTunes, Spotify, Google Play Music) And if you are looking to connect with other English speakers in Switzerland check out our Facebook group.
    Notes on this episode of Swiss and Chips: Your British Guide to Switzerland The BEA website with prices, opening hours and tickets The map to find your way around the event A hidden place for you to check out in Switzerland: Schwarzsee (Black Lake): find two on our website. Learning Swiss German Our word in this episode is: 'Zuckerwatte'.
    Hungry for more Swiss and Chips? Here's where you can find other episodes from our podcast! Why not subscribe? Subscribe on iTunes Subscribe on Spotify Subscribe on Google Play Music Download as an mp3 Other ways to subscribe

    • 11 min
    E61 St. Moritz in winter

    E61 St. Moritz in winter

    Snow, a frozen lake and beautiful mountains: there aren't many more things you need to complete the perfect Swiss winter destination. When we headed to St. Moritz in January 2022 we had high expectations for this famous ski resort with a glitzy reputation. And it absolutely lived up to them! With breathtaking winter scenery and vintage Winter Olympics sights, there is lots to do here even if you're not skiing. First time here? Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast! (iTunes, Spotify, Google Play Music) And if you are looking to connect with other English speakers in Switzerland check out our Facebook group.
    Notes on this episode of Swiss and Chips: Your British Guide to Switzerland Reasons to go (there's more to see than the ski slopes!) How to get there Where to stay What to do while you're there Learning Swiss German This episode's word is: Iischzapfä. Hint: you'll see a lot of these in Switzerland in the winter!
    Don't forget to visit our website for photos.

    • 12 min
    Relocating to Switzerland: Part 2

    Relocating to Switzerland: Part 2

    What is it really like to move to Switzerland? In the second of two episodes looking back at when Jo first relocated from the UK, we delve into some of the unexpected sides to setting up a new life among the Swiss. In this episode we cover:
    Differences in lifestyle between England and Switzerland The surprises that come with renting a flat Working in Switzerland and finding a job Previous episodes we refer to in the show:
    How to find an apartment in Switzerland as an expat How to find a job in Switzerland as an expat

    • 20 min
    Relocating to Switzerland: A personal perspective

    Relocating to Switzerland: A personal perspective

    Jo moved to Switzerland just over a decade ago, so it seemed to be about time to talk about her experience, the highlights, and what she would do differently if she would do it all over again.

    • 14 min
    How to organise a Swiss (and British) passport for your newborn

    How to organise a Swiss (and British) passport for your newborn

    If you have a British-Swiss child and live in Switzerland, like we do, how do you go about getting their first passports? In this episode we'll explain everything from organising all of the documents to taking a suitable picture of your little one. First time here? Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast! (iTunes, Google Play Music, Spotify) Notes on this episode of Swiss and Chips: Your British Guide to Switzerland Organising the Swiss passport: where to get it, what you need and how to take a picture. The British passport: The long list of documents, how to organise them and roughly how long it takes. Start with the online form. Learning Swiss German This week's word is: 'Schoggijob'

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Basel AC ,

Entertaining, informative and light

Great show that keeps us Expats in the loop of what’s going on and we wouldn’t want to miss while in Switzerland.

jzjz1001 ,

Informative and fun

Useful and funny podcast about life in Switzerland.

Güxu ,

Funny view from a Swiss and Soon to be Swiss

It is an entertaining podcast and recommendable for people interested in Switzerland or in general want to know more about the life in Switzerland.

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