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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...

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...

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/...

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...

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

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

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

Paying for your milk several times over...

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Hot on the heels of this weekend's Bénichon hype is this eyebrow-raising article from The Local. "Swiss farmers continue to benefit from one of the most generous subsidy programmes in the world, second only to Norway, with almost 60 percent of their income...

Fribourg Festivals and Events

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CALENDAR OF FESTIVALS/EVENTS January * Fête des Rois February* Carnival link Salons de Modeste CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION Environmental Film Festival link March* Fribourg International Film Festival Carnival April* Easter May* Nature Festival Museum...