Top Swiss Expat Blogs

Chantal Panozzo
  • By Chantal Panozzo
  • September 29th, 2010

By Chantal Panozzo

What blog are you looking at?

What blog are you looking at?

One of the easiest ways to make the transition to life in Switzerland is to read a few good expat blogs. The writers can become both characters and friends, and much of the information you’ll find on blogs is entertaining, personal, and real.

Below I’ve listed some of my favorite Swiss blogs, in no particular order:

Write On This blog is sponsored by the news site, Every two months, it features a different blogger, so the blog offers a variety of opinions and perspectives on life in the land of cheese and chocolate.

ExpatCH To learn to love roesti and raclette, conquer avalanche paranoia, and stop smiling so much, read this new blog, written by American freelancer Bill Harby.

Kelly & Wojtek’s Blog Learn to speak German, go on fabulous Swiss hikes, and know just where to take a lady in Switzerland, by reading this blog, written by one of the founders of the Zurich Writers Workshop.

Musings from a Mad Cow Read this blog and you’ll benefit from lessons in adjective profanity, facts learned from reading the freebie local paper, and more. Also written by a Zurich Writers Workshop co-founder.

Twissted Swisster What happens when an American businessman moves to Switzerland? He learns to play the alphorn, he learns how to busk in the streets of Switzerland, and he just can’t seem to stop photographing cows.

From A to Z Written by fellow ACC blogger, Kristi, From A to Z is a hilarious look at all facets of Swiss living. From making fun of trolls on English Forum (oh there are many!), to living with dogs in Switzerland “yes I am THAT dog owner”, From A to Z leaves no topic untouched by sarcasm.

One Big Yodel This post just wouldn’t be complete without a little self-promotion. On my own Swiss expat blog, I ponder the lack of cheddar in the land of cheese, the 10 steps that make up a decision to move abroad (#7: check who is president—2006), as well as staying on top of the latest news (stop the press! The grocery store in Wildegg is now open during lunchtime!).

What are your favorite expat blogs?

Chantal Panozzo is a writer in Switzerland who has written for a variety of publications on two continents. She’s the author of One Big Yodel, a blog about life in Switzerland and moving abroad, and also discusses living abroad as a freelancer at Writer Abroad.

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