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Carnival time in Fribourg - February

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Carnaval des Bolzes 25 - 28 February 2017 - a time for letting your hair down after the doom and gloom of winter ! FRIBOURG OLD TOWN - CARNAVAL DES BOLZES The highlight of the Carnival takes place on Sunday afternoon from 14:00 in the Old Town. After...

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Tips for living in Fribourg

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SHOPPING IN SWITZERLAND Have you ever wondered whether prices in Switzerland are grossly inflated? CLICK HERE FOR PRICE COMPARISONS The website : http://www.barometredesprix.ch/ shows price comparisons for different categories of consumer goods. FOOD...

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Fall in Fribourg

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Autumn photos from the Flying Kiwi - here (external link) http://photoskiwi.over-blog.com/2016/11/fall-in-fribourg.html

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Bramble bashing in “Verdilloud”

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Have you ever tried taking a shortcut across country in this forest? My advice is “don't”.This morning, on my leisurely stroll in a quiet part of the forest, I saw a horse (and rider) coming towards me in the distance. Annoyed at this interruption to...

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A survival tip for Fribourg - giant knitting

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Make your own woollen blanket for those long, cold Fribourg winters or make a cosy bed for your favourite cat. Why not try your hand at giant knitting? No need to spend your money on knitting needles. Just use your arms, wool and a plastic bag or two....

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Recipe for vegetarian burger

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If, like me, you are put off buying meat in Switzerland because of the exhorbitant prices and the commercial methods of feeding and treating animals, here is a delicious recipe to start you off on your way. Burger végétal ingrédients 100gr de flocons...

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Wot's on? Useful websites for free events in Fribourg

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The following websites contain information on free events in Fribourg: (external links) http://keskispass.ch/ http://www.ville-fribourg.ch/vfr/fr/pub/actuel/agenda.htm http://agenda.unifr.ch/public/ http://www.centrelephenix.com/centre_le_phenix/centre_le_phenix.html...

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Fribourg event links

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http://www.unifr.ch/cafes-scientifiques/fr http://cine.ch/seances/film?forcedSite=10 http://www3.unifr.ch/jardin-botanique/fr/actuel/ http://www.fribourgregion.ch/en/news-events/events-/event-calendar.html http://www.glocals.com/things-to-do/ http://keskispass.ch/...

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Living off Nature ! what to gather when ?

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LIVING OFF NATURE - WHEN AND WHAT TO GATHER ON YOUR COUNTRY WALKS DANDELION LEAVES: MID-MARCH to MID-APRIL (avoid cultivated fields) AIL DES OURS: MID-MARCH to MID-APRIL (smell first- onion smell- do not confuse with lily-of-the-valley) NETTLES: FROM...

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Switzerland's disappearing glaciers

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Switzerland is featuring in the Climate Conference in Paris. Watch this fascinating video from the BBC for the reason why: http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-34908482

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Hot off the press

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Click here for news of the latest exciting Swiss scientific experiments: http://www.ventscontraires.net/article.cfm/5348_a_la_pointe_de_la_science_suisse.html

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La richesse cachée des nations

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The reality of today's tax havens. Obligatory reading for those who are looking for the truth. Read this fascinating book by economist Gabriel Zucman and see which countries are not “playing the game”. The book can be found in French at the Fribourg University...

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Shopping in Switzerland / or how shopping for a piano can lead to a wild goose chase around the cow pastures of Fribourg

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Follow this link for tips on how to shop for a piano in Fribourg: http://flyingkiwi.over-blog.com/2015/02/shopping-in-switzerland-or-how-shopping-for-a-piano-can-lead-to-a-wild-goose-chase-around-the-cow-pastures-of-fribourg.html

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Man cannot live on cheese alone....

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photo source: http://www.cliffordawright.com/caw/food/entries/display.php/id/34/ Here in Fribourg, with food costs being so high and meat being so dodgy, how do you survive from day-to-day and keep within a reasonable budget? Couscous is a perfect solution....

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Swiss warned to eat less bread and cheese

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Disaster strikes for traditional Swiss diet ! read more here: http://www.medicalforum.ch/fr/le-journal/article/reduction-de-la-consommation-de-sel-en-suisse-une-perspective-de-sante-publique.html

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Capital in the 21st century

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Book by Thomas Piketty Read about the long-term evolution in capital and the factors that affect wealth distribution - why are the rich rich and is the rest of the world making any progress in getting a share of this wealth? The study of economics alone...

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A good read for thinking people

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QUI SUIS-JE ET SI JE SUIS COMBIEN? "Who Am I – And If So, How Many?" Richard David Precht A best-selling book on philosophy. Read this fascinating introduction to philosophy. Step-by-step, in simple, clear language, the history of philosophical thought...

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Le Chemin Sauvage

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A novel by Fribourgeois Jean-François Haas Read this account of the harsh life of Swiss villagers in the Schiffenen area in the early 50's and their interaction with the Italian migrant dam workers. See the causes of the present-day Swiss hatred of migrants...

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Eat less red meat and dairy products - high risk of diabetes

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Go easy on those cheese fondus and juicy steaks High Acidic Diet Increases Diabetes Risk in Women of Normal Weight It has always been understood that obesity and diets high in starch and sugar are high risk factors for diabetes. In a study of more than...

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books

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FOUND IN FRIBOURG CANTONAL LIBRARY LE PEUPLE DES MOUTONS (in French) by Rémy Cosandey Why the Swiss nearly always vote against their own interests.... This recent book on Swiss politics was published in 2011. Discover the rarely discussed issues of Swiss...

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Food and food shopping in Fribourg

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FOOD SHOPPING Big savings can be made if you buy your potatoes straight from the grower. Just cruise around the Fribourg countryside on Saturday and you should come across signs for selling potatoes - in AUTAFOND/CHESOPELLOZ/GRANGES-PACCOT for instance....

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