Posts Tagged ‘swissness’
SAVE THE DATE:
On June 23rd, Diccon Bewes – #1 Bestselling Author of “Swiss Watching” – will be the featured speaker at the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce/LA‘s monthly dinner held at the Beverly Hills Hotel – there’s still a few months to go, but we’re already excited about Diccon’s visit. What a treat!
Diccon Bewes is an experienced travel writer who has lived in Switzerland for four years. He is currently manager of the Stauffacher English Bookshop in Bern. As well as grappling with German, re-learning to cross the road properly and overcoming his innate desire to form an orderly queue, he has spent the last four years exploring the bits of the country he’d never head of before and eating lots of chocolate. See his website at http://www.dicconbewes.com
Swiss Watching is a fascinating and revealing journey around Europe’s most individual and often misunderstood country. From seeking Heidi and finding the best chocolate to reliving a bloody past and exploring an uncertain future, Swiss Watching (Nicholas Brealey Publishing) proves that there’s more to Switzerland than banks and skis, francs and cheese.
This book dispels the myths and unravels the true meaning of “Swissness” answers some of the most frequently heard questions – and the companion blog keeps adding new Swiss quirks to explore and giggle about.
Because we like his material so much and we don’t want to wait until the beginning of Summer to hear his presentation, Diccon has offered to be Helvetic.LA’s Guest Blogger and share some of his fun stories from the Book and his very successful “Swiss Watching” blog.
To bring the culture of Swissness closer to its Business Partners and Associates, the Swiss Bathroom Ceramics manufacturer LAUFEN is creating a series of YouTube videos, and has asked Diccon to be their “interpreter”. The series will be released in the weeks to come, but here’s a sneak preview:
LOOKING FORWARD to seeing you in a few months, Diccon – and until then, we can’t wait to read about your adventures in Switzerland!
“Across the Ocean and
over the Mountains,
there is a Place –
a Home Away From home…”