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  • Journal of my journey towards Financial Independence in Switzerland (#1)
    Journal of my journey towards Financial Independence in Switzerland (#1)

    While chatting privately by email with some of you, I realized that it had been a while since I had given you any news about my portfolio, our apartment, or our building. Similarly, it's been as long as I haven't given an update on where we stand on our path to financial independence (I've been pushing back an article called "Reality check" for at least over a year). So today I'm starting wit...

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  • Dreamy Malta, Sicily & Southern Italy Itineraries That Will Make You Wish You Had A Yacht
    Dreamy Malta, Sicily & Southern Italy Itineraries That Will Make You Wish You Had A Yacht

    There are few things more exciting than travelling the world, exploring all of mother nature’s highlights and soaking up new cultures that you wouldn’t otherwise encounter. And while it can be all too easy to fall back on a standard holiday spot once you find somewhere you like, life is so much more exciting when you try something new. That’s why, for those looking to break free of their ...

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  • Gourmet Hike 6th July – Go for “une glace” in France!
    Gourmet Hike 6th July – Go for “une glace” in France!

    Gourmet Hike, Cooling of in Yvoire, Julius Caesar has left town, Rive Jazzy starts this weekend There will be a Guided Gourmet Hike on the 6th July (departure from the car park of La Givrine) from 08:00 -14:00.  A guide will lead you to a dairy in a mountain pasture, you will also get to see the […] The post Gourmet Hike 6th July – Go for “une glace” in France! appeared first on Livi...

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  • Take in the Sun on the Most Coveted Beaches in Côte d’Azur
    Take in the Sun on the Most Coveted Beaches in Côte d’Azur

    The south of France has some of the finest beaches in the world, making this region of the country a perennial playground of the rich and famous. With azure waters, powder white sand, tranquil sailboats bobbing in the distance, and the occasional celebrity cameo, Côte d’Azur has been a staple destination of choice in the itinerary of jet set tourists since the middle of the twentieth century...

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  • Keeping cool in La Dôle – Suggested walk in the hills near Nyon
    Keeping cool in La Dôle – Suggested walk in the hills near Nyon

    If are looking for a good way to cool off and get away from the hot temperatures, La Dôle could be the perfect destination if you are willing to get up early and don’t mind a walk. One Living in Nyon reader did just that on Saturday morning. Here’s his advice. “I jumped on the […] The post Keeping cool in La Dôle – Suggested walk in the hills near Nyon appeared first on Living in Nyon.

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  • Paléo timetable now out – Ticket market open until 14 July
    Paléo timetable now out – Ticket market open until 14 July

    The line up of Paléo was revealed back in April and the timetable was released this week. Music fans can now plan their afternoons/ evenings in advance (the gates open at 15:30 each day) Paléo also has a great mobile App with all the info needed on the festival. Not got tickets? The official Paléo […] The post Paléo timetable now out – Ticket market open until 14 July appeared first on ...

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  • Eight museums for just CHF 12 in the Nyon region
    Eight museums for just CHF 12 in the Nyon region

    8 museums you can enter for just 12 francs.  Compiled by Olivia Higgs (read more about Olivia here) For tourists and locals, the Nyon Region Museum Pass offers you the opportunity to discover the modest sum of CHF 12. The eight museums are: The Châteaux of Nyon,  Coppet and Prangins, the Lake Geneva Museum, the Roman Museum […] The post Eight museums for just CHF 12 in the Nyon region ap...

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  • Platform 4 now at Nyon station!
    Platform 4 now at Nyon station!

    Nyon now has a Platform 4, but it’s not a platform where you can actually take a train. It’s the name of a new public area directly opposite the the railway station. “Voie 4” was inaugurated on Wednesday night. It’s a meeting place for the public, to sit and chat and have a drink from […] The post Platform 4 now at Nyon station! appeared first on Living in Nyon.

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  • Rolle celebrates 700 years on Sat 29 June. Free A Cappella Concert in Arzier
    Rolle celebrates 700 years on Sat 29 June. Free A Cappella Concert in Arzier

    Getting the party started in Rolle. Purcell and Hoagy Carmichael in Arzier. The town of Rolle is celebrating its 700th anniversary.  Yes, that’s right, the town dates back to 1319!  There are lots of events going on in the town this year over seven months (from April to October) under the slogan, “7 centuries, 7 arts”. […] The post Rolle celebrates 700 years on Sat 29 June. Free A Ca...

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  • Discover Nyon’s Rich History on a Guided Tour – Friday 28th June
    Discover Nyon’s Rich History on a Guided Tour – Friday 28th June

    Guided Tour and Tourist Info for the Summer Nyon Tourism offers a selection of guided tours throughout the year for visitors and residents to learn about the town’s 2000 year history! The next tour will take place at 11:00 on Friday June 28th. Meet in front of the castle. Call – 022 365 66 00 […] The post Discover Nyon’s Rich History on a Guided Tour – Friday 28th June appeared first ...

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  • Learn French by the lake in Nyon with a Coffee and a Croissant

    Learn French by the lake in Nyon with a Coffee and a Croissant Starting on the 1st July, the teachers at l’Ecole-club Migros will be taking the classroom outside into the fresh air and by the lake! Morning French and German lessons will be given on the terraces of O’Les Terrasses du Lac, Rue de […] The post Learn French by the lake in Nyon with a Coffee and a Croissant appeared first on L...

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  • Dom Pérignon Rosé Vintage 2006: The Magnetic Feeling Of Natural Contrasts.
    Dom Pérignon Rosé Vintage 2006: The Magnetic Feeling Of Natural Contrasts.

    When Dom Pérignon releases a new vintage, this becomes headlines! As you may know, Dom Pérignon only works with vintage champagne which means it will never release a “weak year”. Since 1921, the Champagne brand has been produced only in 42 vintages. The first Rosé was released in 1959 and since then only 26 Rosé vintages were produced. In 1971, the Shah of Iran ordered several bottles...

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  • British Teenage Girl’s transition from Birmingham to Nyon
    British Teenage Girl’s transition from Birmingham to Nyon

    Olivia Higgs is a 16 year old British student who moved to Nyon in 2017 from Britain. She’s currently working with Living in Nyon for a week learning the ropes on publishing. She explains what it was like moving to the town and how she found settling into Swiss life.   The biggest change of […] The post British Teenage Girl’s transition from Birmingham to Nyon appeared first on Living in...

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  • Montessori School amongst fields and forests – Free Shuttle bus to Nyon for children
    Montessori School amongst fields and forests – Free Shuttle bus to Nyon for children

    Tucked away in the pretty village of La Rippe (approx 10 minutes from Nyon), the Deux Mille Feuilles Montessori school is a multilingual place of learning for children aged 3 – 12. The Montessori method views the child as “one who is naturally eager for knowledge and capable of initiating learning in a supportive, thoughtfully […] The post Montessori School amongst fields and forests – ...

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  • Music Events coming up in Nyon – Summer 2019
    Music Events coming up in Nyon – Summer 2019

    Jazz, Swing, local Bands, Sunday lunchtime concerts and more over summer. It’s Fête de la Musique in Nyon from 21 – 22 June. This is a two day festival for local bands to come and play and show their talents to the public. Fête de la Musique is setup around Nyon, in places such as in Place […] The post Music Events coming up in Nyon – Summer 2019 appeared first on Living in Nyon.

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  • Why Can We Find Soy Lecithin in Swiss Chocolate?
    Why Can We Find Soy Lecithin in Swiss Chocolate?

    Since I live in Switzerland, many people around the world keep asking me questions about the country. How is it to live here? Is it really as beautiful as we can see on TV? Do you have a secret bank account? Most of all: Is the Chocolate really good, and can you send me some! Generally, I must say I am a good ambassador for the country and no: I do not have a secret bank account (at least I wou...

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  • A Dry Sunday after a very Wet Saturday in Nyon
    A Dry Sunday after a very Wet Saturday in Nyon

    What a difference a day makes! After Saturday’s sudden *storm in Nyon, the sun came out on Sunday and apart from some debris on the road (and a few dumped umbrellas around town), you wouldn’t know there had been a deluge of rain in that area the day before. Check out our “before and after” […] The post A Dry Sunday after a very Wet Saturday in Nyon appeared first on Living in Nyon.

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