During a trip up Mt. Pilatus, we were treated to this scene. Whether it is a daily event or just to celebrate an Ironman or Triathalon which was ongoing, it was excellent.
The first worshippers of chocolate, the Aztecs, considered it a gift of the gods. Nowadays the Swiss consume more than 11 kilograms a year per head, making them the greatest chocoholics in the world. Not surprising considering the treats you find in traditional sweet shops, such as the one swissinfo visited in Bern. (swissinfo, Raffaella Rossello)
The Jungfraujoch, the "Top of Europe" and a Unesco World Natural Heritage Site, wants to attract more Chinese visitors. In a bid to do so, it organised a special event for Chinese golfers on the Eiger glacier earlier this month. The fact that Chinese visitors to Switzerland require a supplementary visa besides that demanded by the European Union is not helping the tourism industry. (swissinfo, Raffaella Rossello)
When potatoes first arrived from America, they were initially rejected by Europeans. Protestants in particular were suspicious of the new tuber because it was not mentioned in the Bible! The Swiss have a potato speciality: rösti, grated pan-fried potatoes. A demonstration of how to make real farmers' rösti. (swissinfo: Raffaella Rossello)