Jo Fahy

Jo Fahy

Berne
I'm a British journalist who has lived in Switzerland since 2010. I've experienced all the highs and lows that come with moving to a new country and want to help you find your way here too!
Jul
29
Becoming Swiss, part five: ‘One form to rule them all’

Becoming Swiss, part five: ‘One form to rule them all’

Once you have fulfilled all of the criteria to apply to become Swiss (take a look at our previous episodes
1 min read
Aug
04
Becoming Swiss, part three: 'Starting the Application Process'

Becoming Swiss, part three: 'Starting the Application Process'

After living in Switzerland for ten years, I can now formally apply to become a Swiss citizen! There are a
1 min read
May
19
What are we missing when trying to make Swiss friends?

What are we missing when trying to make Swiss friends?

Finding it difficult to make friends with the Swiss is a common complaint from expats in Switzerland. Do the Swiss
1 min read
Apr
13
Walk with us along Bern's Aare river

Walk with us along Bern's Aare river

If you can only get out outside at the moment to go shopping or for some fresh air, you might
1 min read
Mar
24
Five ways to perfect your Swiss knowledge while staying at home

Five ways to perfect your Swiss knowledge while staying at home

The coronavirus might have stopped you from getting out and exploring Switzerland, but you can still learn plenty about Swiss
1 min read
Mar
10
When to shake hands in Switzerland

When to shake hands in Switzerland

Shaking hands in Switzerland is common: children learn it at school and it seems to be a regular feature of
1 min read
Feb
25
Should you join an English-speaking club in Switzerland?

Should you join an English-speaking club in Switzerland?

Joining a club in Switzerland is a simple way to make new friends and connections. There are several English-speaking clubs
1 min read
Oct
08
How to hike to the top of a Swiss mountain

How to hike to the top of a Swiss mountain

We love to hear from you! Chat with us on Twitter @jofahy or @simonzryd. Hiking in Switzerland is a favourite
1 min read
Sep
17
This is what it sounds like in Switzerland's capital, Bern

This is what it sounds like in Switzerland's capital, Bern

Come on a walk through one of Bern's picturesque neighbourhoods, Kirchenfeld, and listen in to what the Swiss capital sounds
1 min read
Aug
20
The Swiss and Chips guide to dating in Switzerland

The Swiss and Chips guide to dating in Switzerland

Is dating in Switzerland any different to anywhere else in the world? The Swiss have a reputation for being difficult
1 min read