Archive | October, 2013

Holy Cow!: Bovine Festivities from the “Désalpe” to the “Combat des Reinnes”

October 23, 2013

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Think of Switzerland and one invariably conjures up images of the country’s iconic spirit animal – the contented cow – languidly chewing the cud against a back-drop of alpine wildflowers and snow-capped peaks. This is one national stereotype with more than a grain of truth to it. The country is literally overrun with the beasts! […]

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Allez LUCAF! Allez les gars!: “American” Football in Lausanne

October 14, 2013

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One of the first things that our son Lachlan did upon learning that we were moving to Lausanne, Switzerland was to get on the internet in order to find out if there were any football teams that he could play for. Having recently developed a passion for the game in Toronto, he wanted to make […]

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