Holidays, vacations and wine: where’s the limit?

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Summer vacation time is here and with it comes more alcohol than usual for a lot of people – beer on the beach, seaside aperitifs then dinner with wine, parties with bright cheery drinks. Take a minute to prepare yourself by knowing how much is enough and what your limits should be. A great source […]

UN gets new web page, whew

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / EDITOR’S NOTEPAD – It’s rare for a new web page to be newsworthy, but the UN’s new web page is such a marked departure from the old one, which felt like it was created before the internet iself, that it’s worth encouraging you to take a look. You can find things and […] and ellen-books at LIF


Sunday booksigning: Vineglorious! Switzerland’s Wondrous World of Wines Join and this Sunday at the Léman International Fair. Author Ellen Wallace will be selling and signing Vineglorious! Switzerland’s Wondrous World of Wines – the first book in English in 20 years on Swiss wines by Switzerland’s only English-language wine writer and wine judge who […]

Official Swiss mapping now available offline

Swiss map after query on federal geomapping portal

BERN, SWITZERLAND – An ongoing federal government project to make official Swiss maps widely available has just made them accessible without an internet connection. “With the ability to store map data locally on mobile devices such as smartphones or tablets, maps can now also be used without internet connection. Positioning via GPS in real time […]

New gov’t web page for federal elections

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BERN, SWITZERLAND – The Swiss Federal Chancellery, working with the statistical office, has open a new set of web pages with a wealth of information for federal elections – but starting with the 18 October 2015 vote. The idea behind the new pages is to encourage Swiss voters to turn to the government for basic […]

Juskila free ski camps for kids


GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The deadline for registering 13- and 14-year-olds for a chance to take part in the week-long Juskila free ski camps is 31 October. The camps are organized by Swiss Ski and offer 600 free places to adolescents whose names are picked in a draw. The winners will take part in the 74th […]

Great collection of Swiss aerial photos

Swiss Federal Topo Office, nearly a century of aerial maps of Switzerland

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Lake Leman Int’l School open days

Experience the school in action! Lake Leman International School opens its doors to prospective parents on the first Wednesday of each month. During the open days you are welcome to visit the school for a personal tour of the premises to experience learning at LLIS.

Times: 09:00-15:00, starting 5 February 2014.

French language exams, courses for jobs

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Switzerland has 13 Delf/Dalf examination centres for students who want certificates for French language skills. The official diplomas, issued by the Centre International d’Etudes Pédogogiques (CIEP) of the French Ministry for Education (a Member of the Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE) cover seven levels of French. Geneva has 12 schools that independently offer courses to prepare students for the diplomas and Vaud has 23.

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Winter soccer camps for kids – update

Intersoccer’s football winter camps in Founex and winter course in Geneva, taking registration now. The group offers a wide variety ofcCourses & camps from 1 to 5 days for 2- to 14-year-olds throughout the year “geared towards fun & learning new skills in a challenging & safe, but not intimidating, environment”. Bonus: InterSoccer Winter Camp […]