Simon Zryd

Simon Zryd

Berne
I was born and raised in a small village in Switzerland. I bring the Swiss perspective to the podcast.
Jun
17
What to expect at a Swiss apéro

What to expect at a Swiss apéro

Before or instead of a dinner, at a garden party, a wedding, an office function or even a funeral, it‘
2 min read
Apr
06
Having a baby in Switzerland

Having a baby in Switzerland

There have been a few long breaks between our last podcast episodes, but we had a good reason: we have
1 min read
Feb
23
The weirdest thing you saw when you moved to Switzerland

The weirdest thing you saw when you moved to Switzerland

Setting foot in another country can mean a significant change to your lifestyle and sometimes a culture shock. We asked
1 min read
Nov
24
How to celebrate Christmas as an expat in Switzerland

How to celebrate Christmas as an expat in Switzerland

Christmas is drawing nearer but thanks to coronavirus, making plans to celebrate it this year isn't very easy. It's difficult
1 min read
Oct
27
Becoming Swiss, part four: The Swiss citizenship test

Becoming Swiss, part four: The Swiss citizenship test

We're still here and still making podcasts: not as often as we'd like, but there's a good reason for that,
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
Feb
11
Unspoken Swiss rules

Unspoken Swiss rules

We love to hear from you! Chat with us on Twitter @jofahy or @simonzryd. It can feel like there are
1 min read
Sep
03
Swiss German sayings: what they mean (and how to say them!)

Swiss German sayings: what they mean (and how to say them!)

"There's enough hay down there now" to "even his chopping block will calve": these are just a few everyday sayings
1 min read
Apr
09
Shopping in Switzerland: what do you buy where?

Shopping in Switzerland: what do you buy where?

What are the main shops in Switzerland and where do you go for specific items? In this episode we go
1 min read
Mar
26
Dealing with cultural diversity, the Swiss way

Dealing with cultural diversity, the Swiss way

Switzerland is a very diverse country with four national languages: German, French, Italian and Romansh. The Swiss also share their
1 min read