"Vickipedia" - Stories that will Tickle Your Funny BoneMy battle with the language, integration failures, mishaps, victories and adventures form the basis for a “vickipedia” collection of stories. I invite you to laugh and learn from all of my endless mistakes and hopefully be saved from making the same mistakes yourself.
Some of you may not have family here so how can you respect the Swiss values, traditions and customs when you don’t even know what they are. The “Swiss Mother-in-Law You Never Had” column teaches you what you need to know about the “Swissness” way of life.
VIP’s Tips & Tricks, Stories and FavoritesIn case you tire of my catalogue of mistakes and mishaps, I have spoken to dozens of other VIP’s – “Very Integrated Persons “ and have collected their tips and tricks and stories of triumphs and struggles.
I hope that these stories will tickle your funny bone and touch your heart and always remind you that we „immigrants „ have all been there. It ain’t always easy but don’t give up. “You can” make this or any foreign place your home.
Interviews with VIP’s (Very Integrated Persons)The Media bombards us with stories about “criminal foreigners”. What about the rest of us? There are many of us that have made this our home. Not only are we integrated, but our communities have profited from our unique talents and perspectives.
Antebellum Swiss puts the spotlight on VIP’s from over 20 different nationalities that have made Switzerland their home and have each in their own way contributed to their Swiss communities.